Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
We are teaching earth friendly behaviors at Five Forks Academy. We have a garden of fruits and veggies to encourage the children to plant, tend, eat and enjoy. We water our garden using rain harvested from our roof. We fertilize our garden with composted material from our cafe. We are recycling metal cans, cardboard, plastic and paper. Join us in going green.
We have a natural "wildlife" area around our garden beds. Bird seed and nector feeders are placed within view of windows so that the children can see a variety of birds come and go. A pair of Eastern Blue Birds feed in our playground and nest in the box we set out in hopes of attracting them! "Bird Watchers" notify the class and keep track of visits to the nest box. Our garden plants attract rabbits and ground squirrels! The children love watching them eat the fresh veggies. The children learn about Earth Friendly behaviors often at our center.
At Five Forks Academy we take safety seriously. We have recently made a purchase of 24 new cribs. The cribs comply with the safety standards set forth in ASTM F-406 which has been adopted throughout the USA. Our cribs are Juvenile Products Manufactors Association certified. They are nice looking too! Come see them in our infant rooms.
From infancy, your child will participate in a variety of teacher-directed activities designed to build their emerging skills. Our teachers are trained by an accomplished certified professional who holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education along with countless years of experience in the education profession.
Our front door is secured with a keypad entry which is only given to parents/guardians. ID codes are given to identify who is checking in and checking out a child. We have upgraded our database with the state of the art finger print identity for ID verification.
We enroll infants as young as 6 weeks, Toddlers ages 12-36 months, Preschool for 3 years old, Private PreKindergarten for 4 years old, , the Georgia Funded PreKindergarten as well as summer camp programs. We provide before/after school care for students who attend Brookwood Elementary, Craig Elementary, Gwin Oaks Elementary, and R.D. Head Elementary.
NOTE: Students who attend Gwin Oaks Elementary are picked-up and dropped off at our academy by public school transportation.
We are licensed by Bright from the Start, an organization that monitors childcare centers in Georgia to ensure the safety and academic development of children are being met. We follow their rules for health and safety, teacher/student ratios, transportation and criminal record checks. Please be certain the childcare facility you chose for your child/children, is licensed or has exemption documentation from Bright from the Start. Numerous centers caring for children are not requiring their staff to have criminal background checks. The children are transported in vehicles that may not meet safety standards and the entire group (young and older children, combined) maybe supervised by an only one individual.
We take the safety of the children at Five Forks Academy seriously and continuously stay abreast of regulations set forth by Bright from the Start. We contract with Northwest Exterminating for pest, fire-ant, and mosquito. NorPest green is an innovative program that uses what Nature has given us to protect homes and businesses from pests. NorPest Green utilizes botanical and Earth-based products to specifically target insects, making it friendly to people, pets and our natural environment.