Why Choose Us
At Legacy Academy our mission is to serve our children, families, staff, and communities in a manner that positively impacts their lives. We believe in so doing, our programs will set the standard for early childhood care and education. We are committed to providing ongoing professional development for our staff, for they are a key ingredient in the quality program at Legacy Academy. Their positive nurturing sets the basis for the high standard of care we expect for our children. We are committed to providing our children and families a cutting edge, enriched learning environment that encourages physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. We are committed to providing the individualized attention that encourages each of our children to grow and develop to their fullest potential.
The Legacy Academy Curriculum, Framework for Their Future®, was designed
by a team of child development and childcare experts and copyrighted
for the exclusive use of Legacy Academy for children. This framework is
grounded in current early childhood and recent brain development
Learn more about our Early Childcare Curriculum >>
Current Brain Research
In general, early childhood programs that are NAEYC accredited have demonstrated a commitment to providing high quality programs for young children and their families. The accreditation process requires each school to meet specific quality standards in areas such as interactions among teachers and children, staff to child ratios, developmental appropriateness of the curriculum, staff qualifications, health and safety, and administration. It also requires schools to undergo a validation process to verify their compliance with NAEYC guidelines which may be more stringent than state licensing requirements. Fewer than 10% of the programs in the United States meet accreditation standards. Legacy Academy strives for all of our schools to be NAEYC accredited. Accreditation is granted on a program by program basis and a program is not accredited by NAEYC until it has successfully completed the entire accreditation process, including an on-site visit and subsequent review by NAEYC.
Partnership with Parents
At Legacy Academy we know that it takes families and teachers, and our management teams working together to provide quality care and education for the little Legacies who come through our front door. We value your input, your support, and your confidence in us. We encourage you to partner with us in a variety of ways.
Arrivals and Departures - Share important facts about your baby’s health, temperament, or emotional needs. This allows the teachers to provide optimum care and nurturing. Visits - Share a talent or family tradition with the class. This will help you carry on Legacy Learning.
Become Involved - Read our lesson plans, Parent Newsletter, and attend Legacy special events.
One of the goals of Legacy Academy is to provide a safe environment for children and to give parents a sense of security when their children are in our care. We take this commitment seriously and have systems in place to ensure this goal is carried out.
Classrooms and common areas are equipped with closed circuit cameras to allow constant monitoring by parents and management.
The entry of each school is equipped with a magnetic lock and coded key pad for added security. A staff person is centrally located to screen visitors upon arrival.
A fence surrounds all of our playgrounds and gates remain secured.
Staff are First Aid/CPR certified and trained in Fire Safety. Fire drills are conducted monthly and severe weather drills are conducted quarterly.
The Legacy Academy staff respects the developmental stages of each individual child. We understand that each child possesses a dynamic continuum of development. We work closely with families to ensure that the child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional needs are met. A wonderful blend of experience, enthusiasm, knowledge, training and skill-Legacy teachers create the perfect nurturing and safe environment for infants and young children. Their commitment to quality care reassures parents each day that children are special at Legacy. On-going training, educational conferences, workshops, and videos keep our teachers up to date with current research and educational requirements. We encourage and support all staff to reach for the stars in their educational and personal goals.