NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. NAEYC Accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. Today, over 7,000 programs are NAEYC Accredited.
NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families. Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.
It is for this reason that parents and families are seeking out NAEYC-accredited programs. Parents choosing an early childhood education program can be overwhelmed by trying to find the highest-quality program for their child. NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality that families are looking for. NAEYC Accreditation gives families the chance to make the Right Choice for Kids.
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Frank Turner is President of Legacy Academy, Inc. and of our affiliate, Commercial Contractors, Inc. Frank has been actively involved in the construction business for over 20 years and personally oversaw the design and copyright of our building. Frank oversees the site selection and building of each Legacy Academy schools. A successful real estate investor and developer, Frank graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia with a degree in business information systems. Prior to his development of Legacy Academy, Inc., he had a successful career in the high tech industry focusing on telephony and videoconferencing.
OwnerMelissa is Vice President and partner of Legacy Academy, Inc. In her role as VP, she has successfully overseen the development and opening of every Legacy Academy for Children early care and education center throughout several states. Melissa is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and has had a successful career in banking, managing a billion dollar wholesaler of mortgage loans. She has successfully overseen SBA loan applications with her franchisees. Melissa received Governor Sonny Purdue's appointment to the Georgia Early Care and Learning Board in 2005.
Melissa and Frank served as the owners of Legacy Academy for Children in Oakwood, Georgia from 1997 to 2002. Under Melissa's leadership as the Director of this school, they successfully achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2000. This hands-on operational experience has proven to be a huge asset as they support new owners. Melissa and Frank are ongoing sponsors of the Autism Georgia Golf Tournament, AFLAC Cancer Center and Dare to Share. Frank and Melissa are the proud parents of two children - two huge reasons for their decision to commit to the early care and education industry.
Afrika Scott joined Legacy Academy in 2002. She began her career in Early Care and Education as a teacher in the preschool classroom and later moved on to become the Curriculum Coordinator. After six years, Afrika became employed as a part time office manager while also working at a loan company. As co-director, this fall, she plans on completing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Afrika is extremely excited to be back with our Legacy Academy family where her professional goal is being realized; that is, to provide an environment for the children that includes: love, understanding, plentiful learning, laughter and a high level of safety.
Tonya has been a part of the Legacy Academy Snellville family since 2007. She began her career in Early Care Education as a teacher in the infant classroom and later moved on to management. Tonya is passionate about ensuring the development and growth of our students.
Tonya recently completed the National Credential Program and obtained a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. She is married with two children of her own and understands the importance of having a relationship with each family as their children continue to grow at Legacy Academy.
Dianne BakerQuality Assurance and Education Program Specialist
Dianne brings an extensive background in the field of Early Care and Education. She comes to Legacy Corporate with a wide range of experiences spanning the course of two decades, which include various roles such as Operations Consultant, Curriculum Developer, NAEYC Support Consultant, Georgia Level II trainer, Center Director, and Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher. Dianne attended Guilford College in North Carolina and holds a B.A. in Elementary Education. She has worked in the childcare industry in North Carolina, Florida and Georgia. She has the passion and drive to provide ongoing support to the Legacy Academy system of schools. Her individual style of collaboration and creative drive provide all of our centers with the guidance to ensure continued succes
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Snellville, Georgia 30078
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