Eagle’s Nest Children’s Center
We strive to provide a nurturing environment where children ages 6 weeks through 4 years can receive developmentally appropriate care during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are open Monday through Friday all year long.
The center is a non-profit ministry of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, a connectional, faith-based ministry of the United Methodist Church. Accreditations include: Quality Rated, Council on Accreditation (COA) and Eagle.
PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The goals of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) are to engage parents and caregivers, strengthen our families and build community amongst the families.
To meet these goals, the PAC:
- Meets quarterly
- Plans family engagement activities such as Fall Festival, Grandparents Brunch, and much more
- Supports activities to promote literacy within Eagle’s Nest such as special guests and Dr. Seuss’ birthday
- Acts as a representative of all parents and a sounding board to the Director for any new ideas or existing challenges
Each month, the Eagle’s Nest Newsletter is published for parents and families. It includes information about upcoming events, birthdays, nutrition and wellness tips, as well as information on what the children are learning in the classrooms. Check out a sample newsletter here!
We offer video observation for parents to observe our classrooms during the day.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- Food Program: We offer a well-balanced menu with each meal meeting all required components of the YES (Youth Educational Services, Inc.) Food Program.
- Children are provided ample opportunity for physical activity daily and are supported as they grow in their motor skills.
WHAT WE LEARN
- Learning is based on developmental domains: physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language.
- Each classroom designs weekly lesson plans which meet the individual needs of the children.
- Lesson plans are developed using the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards.
Pinnacle® Curriculum is used in our Toddler A, Toddler B & 3K classrooms. It:
- Is research-based off works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson.
- Offers developmentally appropriate activities which support Quality Rated.
- Is faith-based learning and is incorporated in a developmentally appropriate method.
- Clearly states learning objectives to help facilitate learning in all domains.
- Offers flexible programming to accommodate varied learning styles.
Read more about Pinnacle here.
- Animated Literacy
- Animated-Literacy™ is a highly motivating, multisensory approach to beginning reading, writing, and oral language instruction that moves students from the earliest stages of literacy to fluency and independence in reading and writing at a third-grade level.
- Animated-Literacy™ provides explicit, systematic instruction in foundational skills while also incorporating 30 years of program research and development with recent research in language acquisition and brain research on memory, movement, emotion, motivation, and creativity.
- DIG (Develop. Inspire. Grow.)
- As educators, we all believe in the importance of developing, inspiring, and growing young minds. Yet, amid changing standards and increasing expectations, many struggle to find the appropriate path to kindergarten readiness.
- When it comes to preparing young children to succeed amid increasingly rigorous standards, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between play and instructional skills. Yet DIG does just that. By offering an array of developmentally appropriate activities, instructional approaches, and components, DIG supports the whole child.
Read more about the GELDS here.