Our Child Care Programs
Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you will make in your child’s life. The care they receive in these foundational years sets the stage for the duration of the education process. Research shows that children enrolled in high-quality learning environments experience greater success in school, college and as adults. We are committed to your child’s success from her first step to her first spelling bee; we are your partner.
JLS Childcare Team Mission & Philosopy
It is our mission to provide a quality environment for the social, emotional, intellectual and creative development for all children.
Our goal at JLS Childcare is to help each and every child feel good about themselves by building their self-esteem!
We believe children to be literal-minded, which limits the concepts they are able to understand and to be active learners who learn at different rates due to their ages and stages of growth. For this reason, we offer them spiritual, emotional, social and mental concepts that they can understand, in their daily lives.
Formative assessments will be completed on each child twice per year to ensure the child is developing at a proper rate. Teachers use lesson planning in conjunction with Pinnacle and GELDS to which helps to make appropriate assessment decisions.
Children learn through play. At the Jacob’s Ladder Childcare Centers we place value on providing an educationally stimulating, entertaining and a positive, playful environment that will allow each child to progress at his or her own pace.
The Jacob’s Ladder Childcare Centers use the Pinnacle Curriculum for all ages and follows the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS). GELDS are guidelines that tell us what children should know and be able to do from birth to age five. The Pinnacle program offers: Bible stories, art, math, reading, writing, science, safety, music and much, much more. Our daily curriculum offers each child physical independence and mental growth. We strive to provide activities that encourage; personality building, honesty, friendship, kindness and cooperation. In our efforts to provide your child with a quality Christian Education, we will keep learning lively, interesting and memorable. We will provide daily prayer, Bible stories, religious songs, pictures and Bible verses. Parents may find more information on GELDS at www.gelds.decal.ga.gov
As of August 2018, Sunshine Children's Academy has Ga. Lottery Prek.
Infants through 12 months
Your child’s day will include music, story time, tummy time and more to ensure physical and intellectual development. Using Pinnacle the teacher will ensure that all aspects of the GELDS are met so the child can meet their full potential.
Toddlers Ones through Three Years (12 months – 36 months)
Using the Pinnacle curriculum and GELDS, your child’s day will include music and movement, learning through play and exploration while ensuring that all five domains of learning (physical development & motor skills, social & emotional development, communication, language & literacy, cognitive development, and approaches to play) are met.
Four Year/Pre-Kindergarten (48 - 60 months)
Using the Pinnacle curriculum and GELDS, your child’s day will include music and movement, learning through play and exploration while ensuring that all five domains of learning (physical development & motor skills, social & emotional development, communication, language & literacy, cognitive development, and approaches to play) are met. Children at this age will be focusing on proper writing skills, letter formation and spacing.
Ga Lottery Pre-K **Sunshine Children's Academy only** (4 years old)
As of August 1, 2018, Sunshine Children's Academy will offer the FREE Ga Lottery Pre-K. Children have to be 4 years of age on or before September 1. Slots are limited to 22. Hours are 8:30-3:00. lunch & snack is included
School-Age (60 months – 12 years)
Using the Pinnacle curriculum, our teachers plan and execute lesson plans that will offer opportunities in; character building, good citizenship, constructive use of materials, friendships, social behavior, physical fitness and outdoor activities.