Opening June 1, 2013: The Amory Early Learning Academy, formerly French’s Childcare & Development, 1212 A Avenue, Amory, Mississippi. 662-256-9000
ENROLLMENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!!
What’s different at the Amory Early Learning Academy?
- Every lead teacher at the Amory Early Learning Academy holds a minimum of an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
- Children at the AELA have access to the latest educational technology through our partnership with Hatch Early Learning Corporation.
- Offering the highest quality curriculum, the AELA is a part of the GELI Promise School network, the largest childcare provider network in Monroe County.
- At the Amory Early Learning Academy, children will be provided educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. The AELA program will provide a variety of both child and t teacher-initiated learning experiences. We believe children learn best by doing and being actively involved in the learning process.
CALL TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AMORY EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY!Read More
For those who have picked up application forms for the 2013-2014 school year….
If you have not returned your application, please do so as soon as possible. Parent meetings will begin April 29, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the Gilmore Foundation Conference Center, 203 Gilmore Drive, Amory, and will observe the following schedule:
Monday, April 29th: Amory applicants
Tuesday, April 30th: Hamilton applicants
Thursday, May 2nd: Hatley applicants
Friday, May 3rd: Smithville applicants
If you have any questions concerning your application or these parent meetings, please call Beverly at 257-5437.
It’s hard to believe, but our first class of GELI Promise School children will graduate in May! See the information listed below and call us at 257-5437 with any questions.
All graduations will be held at the Gilmore Foundation Conference Center, 203 Gilmore Drive, Amory, Mississippi.
Children should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. on the evening of their class’s graduation. Children will put on caps and gowns just prior to graduation.
There is no limit on the number of family members a child can invite. Each graduation ceremony will be followed by a small reception.
Smithville GPS: Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Hatley GPS: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Hamilton GPS: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Amory GPS: Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:00 p.m.Read More
Rosetta StoneIf you are interested in learning a new language, there is no better way than with Rosetta Stone. The Center, at 115 N. 6th Street, Amory, offers you the chance to learn a new language FREE! The program is designed for your convenience by allowing you to participate from the comfort of your own home. Go see Lesley at The Center today to get registered!Read More
All GELI Promise School classrooms will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Classes will resume as usual on Tuesday morning, January 22nd.Read More
There will be a GELI Promise School parents meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Gilmore Foundation Conference Center, 203 Gilmore Drive, in Amory.
The topic, presented by Dr. Cathy Grace is “Ways to Teach Literacy at Home”.
Amory parents should come at 6:00 p.m.
Monroe County parents should come at 7:30 p.m.
Please note: There will be no play area for children, nor do we have access to child care.
If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please call 256-5437.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you!Read More
26 colorful wooden puzzle sets with real pictures to help with word recognition, letter recognition, and image association.
Each alphabet letter puzzle contains 4 wooden pieces that connect together to join the upper and lower case letter with a related picture and word. Includes activity guide to help meet key learning goals, plus additional fun ways to play the game. Stores in a sturdy wooden box and available today at:
The Center, 115 N. 6th Street, Amory, 256-4673Read More
The purpose of the GELI Promise Schools and OWL is to prepare pre-k students for kindergarten. OWL offers weekly Success Predictors in all areas including literacy. Promise School teachers will monitor children’s progress on Success Predictors provided by OWL that have been identified by research to be predictive of success in kindergarten and beyond. The literacy Success Predictors for Unit 1 are:
- Segment Sentences
- What is a letter?
- Blend and segment two-syllable compound words
- Uppercase letters
- Blend and segment familiar two-syllable words
- Lowercase letters
Promise School teachers prepare students for success in literacy by building background knowledge, introducing and modeling concepts, providing guided practice, and expanding concepts. GELI Promise School students are on their way to K, with OWL!Read More
Simply fill out the information below to enroll your baby in the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative (GELI) Lasting Memories Program
GELI preschool program shows impressive results in first year
AMORY — Preschoolers in Monroe County have an advantage that not many other children across the country have.
GELI, the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative, has for one year now through its Horizon program been working with preschools throughout the county to upgrade their programs and to see that their teachers are adequately trained in order to prepare children to begin kindergarten