Welcome to our organization
Through years of teaching at a pre-school, Sunday school classes and various other children's programs, Heather recognized a need that was not being met. Many children are unable to retain information being taught because of the WAY it's being taught. A great deal of children require movement-based learning. For a lot of children, one-on-one attention is a must. Neither of these needs has historically been met for most. The reason, cost. It is very costly to have classrooms with one teacher to 4 or 5 children. However, this is what is necessary to equip these learners with the necessary tools, skills and basic education for them to have a happy and successful learning career. This is how Great Foundations was born.
Nearly every aspect of learning at GF is unique, and most of it looks like play. Sensory-based learning helps the children develop calm, focus, self-regulation, balance and more. When these skills are evolved, children feel more comfortable and are better-able to retain information. The children at GF use the skills they have learned and apply them to social situations. This is a new venture! We are learning and changing as we go. Each new child brings additional needs to the program, and we adjust to see that those needs are met. Our goal at GF is to "graduate" each child with the coping skills, self-confidence and academic skills to succeed in everything they face when they begin their young careers as students.NEW BUILDING UPDATE!!! The new building is moving along quite nicely. The outside has been painted, landscaping has been cleaned up and the new windows and doors have been put in. The back building is being cleaned out and cleaned up. We have been meeting with different playground surfacing companies to look at options for our playground. I can say NO MULCH!!! (I know you'll miss dumping the lovely pieces of wood out of your children's shoes everyday) We have met with the Health Department and The Fire Marshall to determine the best floor plan arrangement. The next step is the new roof on the front building. Things are moving along quite nicely. Please watch our facebook page for picture and updates.
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You can reach Great Foundations at 903-881-5754.
Great Foundations is an excellent alternative to traditional childcare centers for those kids that need it.