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Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy on Johnson Ferry Rd.

505 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

(770) 565-2220


Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta is East Cobb's only nationally and state accredited preschool. We are an extended day preschool serving children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Included in your tuition are enrichment programs such as Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, yoga, and music education. Also included is Internet camera access which allows you to view your child's classroom via camera in our classrooms giving you piece of mind as a parent. Our average Lead Teacher tenure is well over 10 years. Come see why our preschool is different than all the rest!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We offer a safe, nurturing, and educational environment focusing on your child`s unique developmental and learning needs. It is our stated goal to set the standard for quality education in developmental learning centers and after school care in the East Cobb County area. We are not a "daycare" facility. We are an extended day preschool offering quality care with an educational focus. What makes our center so special? How are we different from others centers? Our teachers! For every 100 resumes we receive, we hire only one person. We have an exhaustive and comprehensive approach to hiring only the best, most qualified and caring teachers and staff. It is truly what separates us from all our competitors, and why our parents give us a 99% satisfied rating each year in our annual parent surveys. Most of our lead teachers hold a four-year degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field, or they have a large amount of experience commensurate with a degree. Our average Lead Teacher tenure is over 10 years, a rarity in any preschool! We are one of only two preschools in all of Cobb County to be both nationally accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and a Center of Distinction as designated by the State of Georgia, the highest quality designation awarded to preschools. Kids 'R' Kids is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI, SACS/CASI and NWAC) accreditation seal.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Extra Curricular Activities The following Enrichment programs are included in the price of your tuition AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU! Watch Me Grow Internet Classroom viewing Mandarin Chinese Spanish Children's Yoga Music ABC Mouse access Extra curricular activities available for an additional nominal fee are: Tumble Time Gymnastics Happy Feet Soccer Playball Ballet and Tap Dance

From the Director:

We are an award winning, NAEYC Accredited extended day preschool and child care center for children 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten that utilizes an accredited curriculum. We are unique in that we offer the following enrichment programs at no extra charge: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Music, and Yoga. Our emphasis on language and literacy means that many of the children who graduate from our Pre-Kindergarten program are reading when they enter Kindergarten. We also offer a high quality after school and summer camp program for school age children. Learning Best Through Play As demonstrated by the renowned psychologist, Jean Piaget, children learn best through play, so we have developed hands-on learning experiences for all levels of learners. Our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, while remaining fun and flexible for every child. Self-Discovery Beginning with infant child care and preschool children, Kids 'R' Kids encourages Smart Fun for self-discovery. Our classrooms include developmentally-appropriate learning centers, which are designed using our unique Kids 'R' Kids curriculum based enrichments. These enrichments are introduced and explored within each lesson, helping your infant, toddler, child and pre-adolescent make concrete connections through play.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We are extremely proud of our excellent staff of teachers and directors! Most of our lead teachers hold a four-year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or they have experience commensurate with a degree. Our average lead teacher tenure is over 10 years! No other extended day preschool in our area can claim that. We only hire the best teachers, and its the primary reason our school is different from others in our area. For every 100 resumes we receive, we hire only one person. We have an exhaustive and comprehensive approach to hiring only the best, most qualified and caring teachers and staff. It is truly what separates us from all our competitors, and why our parents give us a 99% satisfied rating each year in our annual parent surveys.
We recognize the special nature of a person who gives 100% of themselves to the children in their care day in and day out. To attract and retain only the best, we treat our staff very well, and pay above market salaries. We offer excellent benefits as well, including health and dental insurance, a savings plan where we match employee contributions, a paid health club membership, generous paid vacation (many of our staff enjoy 3 or 4 weeks vacation a year), an annual bonus plan, etc. Twice a year, we have teacher appreciation weeks where we recognize the hard work our staff does by treating them to nice dinners, employee massages, car washes, gifts, etc. As a result, we have long tenure and low turnover amongst our teachers and staff. Parents like that. Kids like that. We like that. Low turnover = high quality! It is simple really - happy teachers means happy children and happy parents.

All Kids 'R' Kids faculty and personnel are required to follow state regulations that apply to training, and our staff undergo both criminal background checks and drug tests before being hired. Our staff is trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provide the staff with skills needed to create a quality learning environment.

The staff are encouraged to further their education through CDA and CCP programs and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy on Johnson Ferry uses the Creative Curriculum, a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum for pre-schoolers. Using this framework, our teachers are able to teach in the ways that best match the way in which we know young children develop and learn. Children learn best by doing, and the Creative Curriculum uses a developmental "hands-on" approach built around weekly or monthly themes. During each week we address all areas of development: social, emotional, physical (large and small motor), cognitive and language development. Lesson plans are usually prepared weekly and posted in each classroom. There is a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Our classrooms are set up in a learning center configuration, which allows each child to choose his/her activities in the different classroom areas. The activities in each learning center are planned by the teachers to facilitate discovery learning. Our daily schedule includes large group, small group, and individual activities as well as learning center times. The children are guided and encouraged to learn new self-help skills, think for themselves, make choices, experiment, explore, make mistakes, and have a lot of fun in the process.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We handle issues like separation anxiety on a case by case basis. It has been our experience that once a child experiences the stimulation of learning and socialization in our classrooms, the children no longer experience separation anxiety. In fact, children at our school do not want to leave.