With our outstanding staff and commitment to early childhood learning and development, Children’s Academy Of Hickory Flat stands out from other institutions. We offer a specialized preschool, pre-K, before/afterschool program and Summer camp for children between the ages of one and twelve years.
Children are encouraged to learn how to solve problems, release their creativity, and build social skills. Our curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
We adhere to the highest standards of educational and child development. What’s more, our dedicated staff has the experience and know-how to put these principles to work for each and every child. Children’s Academy Of Hickory Flat carefully screens and interviews all teachers to ensure that they meet our high standards.
God compares us and trees throughout the bible and we see a connection there. We believe God created us and he knows the best way to grow us, take care of us and heal us. We believe in nurturing the entire person; their mind, heart and body:
Mind- Truth, education,
learning and social skills.
Heart- Soul & Spirit, emotions/cares, will/desires, morals
Body- fine and gross motor skills, active healthy lifestyle
We see the growth of a tree as it starts as a seed in a safe place needing water and nutrients then it breaks out and becomes a tender green shoot growing and needing light now too. It will keep growing as long as conditions are good. Removing rocks so the roots can spread out. Making sure it gets light and water and the nutrients from the soil then it becomes a mature tree hopefully establishing in good soil with strong roots to protect it from storms, high winds, droughts. We know that humans are much more complex than that but we understand the message that was being sent.
We want to help you establish and grow and nurture your kids to be strong, secure, smart, and softhearted.
We also understand the times we are living in. Families are busy, parents have to work, and you have a lot on your plate. We want to be here for you and see the benefits “fruits” shall we say of choosing us to invest in your child and their future. We want them to be successful but we know this world is full of many sad journeys and our goal is to do everything we can to prepare and equip them for them to have a good successful journey.
Parents have come to us to aid them in the education and care taking of their children. We encourage parents to be involved in the decision-making process as it is their ultimate responsibility to raise their children. Because “school” and “childcare” involve many families, we must find a common ground for all our decisions.
We believe that humans were not meant to be alone and that social skills are as important as academic skills. God has relayed to us in the Bible and in our very nature that relations with others is of utmost importance.
In our world culture the family is the most basic form of human relationships. A family can be large or small. A family overreaches bloodline. God views us as one large family, here to take care of each other and help each person to develop into a useful and happy human being.
When making policy and operational decisions, we ask ourselves, “Is it best for the children or is it just easier for the staff or teachers?”
Children learn in different ways. Some learn by seeing and listening. Some learn by doing. We observe and learn how each child learns best. Although we use a planned teaching curriculum for the different age groups, we also consider the mental and social development of the child to decide what group the child is best suited for.
We use positive encouragement in social and behavioral teaching. We praise good behavior often to encourage all the children to behave properly. At the earliest age we teach the Golden Rule and share pro-actively rather than wait for improper behavior to teach children to be kind and share with each other.
Childcare and teaching are very trying work, but the rewards of seeing children discover their talents, achieve skills, gain knowledge and confidence, and get along with their classmates is well worth our efforts.
We at Children’s Academy of Hickory Flat (CAHF) believe that we offer an innovative approach to daily childcare. We have built a facility that will surround each child with excellence. CAHF depends on each staff member to help us uphold and implement our philosophy on a day-to-day basis.
Children’s Academy of Hickory Flat aids Christian families in raising their children and reflecting on God’s presence in their daily thoughts, words, and actions. We focus on the whole child’s well-being by nurturing their minds, hearts, bodies, and souls.
Our core values are at the foundation of everything we do at Children’s Academy.
The Kids – Nurturing one’s entire emotional nature and understanding. Developing their mind, heart, and body within a loving caring environment.
Purpose- Coworkers seeing their positive impact on the lives they connect with. (Kids, parents, coworkers) Kids know they are not a mistake and have a purpose (Coworkers too!).
Integrity– Telling the truth, hard working, focused while here, honest when calling in, unity, wholeness, cohesion.
Humbleness– Willingness to improve, to view others as important, always a learner.
Safety and Cleanliness- Picking up stuff, smell, neat and tidy, toys get put away especially at night, kids and employees safe, kids faces/nose, sanitize toys every night, attention to detail.
Communication– How family day is, how employee day is, keeping staff and families informed, not being scared to talk to families, having difficult conversations with integrity and purpose, don’t just talk – connect, tone, body language.
Family – Give parents that “good” feeling, us being an extension of our families home, supporting our staff like family, genuinely caring for each other.
Children’s Academy Of Hickory Flat carefully screens and interviews teachers to ensure that they meet our high standards.
Our educators regularly participate in advanced training sessions and continuing education classes to ensure that they are always up-to-date with fresh ideas and sound teaching principles.
We’re proud of our staff members and all that they do.
Parents play a key role in a child’s early development. Nonetheless, the significance of parental involvement is often underestimated at the preschool and pre-k level. That’s why at Children’s Academy Of Hickory Flat we encourage regular communication among parents and teachers.
We invite parents to join regular meetings where we discuss the overall development of our students. The progress of your child can be discussed in scheduled one-on-one meetings.
We look forward to your participation!