Early learning jumpstarts children's future - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Early learning jumpstarts children's future

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

August 26, 2006

Albany -- You may have heard the old saying you learn something new everyday. A new pre-school academy in Albany wants to start that learning right away.

Springs Little Citizens Learning Academy opened today, and takes a hands-on and spiritual approach to teach young citizens of Dougherty County.

Two visionaries dreamed up an innovative learning center for young people.

Bennatta Caldwell is a retired educator with a dream. Pair that with her minister husband Andrew, and the two came up with this.

"Knowing that there are so many children that fall through the cracks, they are not properly trained and we thought that we could do something for the community to assist parents," said Bennatta Caldwell.

It's not a brand new concept. It's basically a pre-school for 3 to 5 year-olds, but different from the average daycare. At the Caldwell's school the importance of hands-on, moral, and academic learning is stressed to the children.

"We want them to be able to play some, but still have a structured curriculum where in they can learn," said Bennatta Caldwell.

Glenda Brown has been an educator for 13 years and is director of the school. She places an emphasis on teaching children from a very young age because young minds retain information well.

"They're more receptive because they're just exploring. They're inquisitive and it's just easy to catch on and learn a lot of things and explore," said director Glenda Brown.

And the school wants other young minds to be able to explore too. That's why the school held it's Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for community members.

One thing the children learn about is about is future careers and jobs. It's part of Bishop Andrew Caldwell's vision for the future with the new school.

"We want them to feel, even at a young age that they are citizens of the community," said Andrew Caldwell.

The Caldwell's hope the school can help the little citizens find a place in the community, that becomes deep-rooted for the future.

Classes officially started at the SLCLA on July 31st. Ten children are already or in the process of being enrolled at the Radium Springs Road School.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=NewSchool/NJ


Powered by WorldNow