Five Forks Academy

(770) 982-2000 www.fiveforksacademy.com »

3079 Five Forks Trickum Road SWLilburn, GA 30047   map »

Business overview

Curriculum

  • Academic Development
  • Activity-Based Learning
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Computers
  • Creative Development
  • Field Trips
  • Foreign Languages
  • General Child Care
  • Math
  • Motor Skills
  • Multicultural
  • Music & Dance
  • Physical Education
  • Planned Play
  • Reading
  • Social Skills Development

Age Groups

  • 3 - 4 Year Olds
  • 5 Years and Older
  • Infants - 2 Year Olds

Features

  • Camera Surveillance
  • Certified Teachers
  • Child Care Agency
  • Fenced
  • First Aid Certified
  • Infant Care Consulting
  • Meals
  • Open Observation Policy
  • Play Areas
  • School Transportation

Sessions

  • After School
  • Before School
  • Full Days
  • Summer

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 6:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • TUE
  • 6:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • WED
  • 6:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • THU
  • 6:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • FRI
  • 6:30am
  • 6:30pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Average Experience, 5/14/2013

We have been taking our kid to FFA for about a year. The learning environments are pretty good but the turnover is really high. I suspect the teacher pay is pretty inadequate and the teachers stay... there long enough to get some experience and then find a better paying job. Many times, the front desk is unoccupied. This is not good when a parent or grandparent shows up, uses the code to get in the door and scoops up the kids. There is no visual check by anyone to make sure that the person getting the child is authorized to do so. The codes for the door should be changed any time an employee leaves. I really hope that they will install cameras so we can see our kids online at any time (like many other daycares have.) I will continue to use this daycare because it's the best we could find within our budget and we don't want to make a lateral move to another daycare of similar quality.

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Response from the owner, 5/14/2013

I would like to address the statements of the review by stout71. The turnover rate overall in our center is below average. A review of the Staff bio's on the website will indicate the majority of... the employees are long term. Several staff have relocated due to travel time and gas prices. Several employees have been reassigned classes due to their strength with a particular age group. I pay average to above average wages for this industry. The front desk is unoccupied at times because we do a head count hourly and on the half hour. We physically go room to room. The administative staff will assist with classroom managment as necessary. The door does have a security code to keep out those not allowed in without permission. In fact the code was changed on 5/12 due to an employee who was fired for threatening another employee. I will not install internet access to the camera system due to the fact that the security of such a system is extremely time consuming and expensive to insure that "creepy" people do not get access to the live feed. I do appreciate the opportunity to clarify the statements made by stout71. Please come visit and tour our center. Thank you. Ann Weeks, BSN, Owner/Operator of Five Forks Academy.

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stout71

Reviews: 17

Average Experience

We have been taking our kid to FFA for about a year. The learning environments are pretty good but the turnover is really high. I suspect the teacher pay is pretty inadequate and the teachers stay there long enough to get some experience and then find a better paying job. Many times, the front desk is unoccupied. This is not good when a parent or grandparent shows up, uses the code to get in the door and scoops up the kids. There is no visual check by anyone to make sure that the person getting the child is authorized to do so. The codes for the door should be changed any time an employee leaves. I really hope that they will install cameras so we can see our kids online at any time (like many other daycares have.) I will continue to use this daycare because it's the best we could find within our budget and we don't want to make a lateral move to another daycare of similar quality.

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owner2004

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Response from the owner

I would like to address the statements of the review by stout71. The turnover rate overall in our center is below average. A review of the Staff bio's on the website will indicate the majority of the employees are long term. Several staff have relocated due to travel time and gas prices. Several employees have been reassigned classes due to their strength with a particular age group. I pay average to above average wages for this industry. The front desk is unoccupied at times because we do a head count hourly and on the half hour. We physically go room to room. The administative staff will assist with classroom managment as necessary. The door does have a security code to keep out those not allowed in without permission. In fact the code was changed on 5/12 due to an employee who was fired for threatening another employee. I will not install internet access to the camera system due to the fact that the security of such a system is extremely time consuming and expensive to insure that "creepy" people do not get access to the live feed. I do appreciate the opportunity to clarify the statements made by stout71. Please come visit and tour our center. Thank you. Ann Weeks, BSN, Owner/Operator of Five Forks Academy.

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Momma2Cam

Reviews: 1

One of a Kind, Truly AMAZING experience!

Five Forks Academy, both facility and staff set themselves aside from every other daycare I’ve heard about or visited. They are definitely without a doubt #1 in our books. Our son, who will be 2 years old in November, has been with Five Forks since 8 weeks old. He has grown in so many aspects of his life. The care and learning experience given to him from infanthood through to toddler surpasses anything we could ever imagine. Growing up,I always wanted to be stay at home mom because I was terrified of the idea of leaving my child with anyone else. The staff at Five Forks has completely put my mind at ease and now I could never imagine my son anywhere else. He has been given so much and we have the peace of mind that day to day he will be in wonderful hands and protected to the max all while learning and growing his knowledge and imagination to the extreme. What’s even more, Ann, Teri, Carol and each teacher on the staff interact, play and read with each of the kids on a daily basis. The kids learn to be respectful and courteous to others all while learning to sing their ABCs and count in Spanish! In our opinion, Five Forks should be at the top of everyone’s mind when choosing a daycare for their child. We absolutely love Five Forks Academy and God-willing will NEVER go anywhere else. We recommend this school to anyone wanting to provide their child/children with the utmost top notch education and care possible. Nothing comes close.

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jdav5656

Reviews: 1

Disappointing

Very unprofessional and rude people at front desk. Staff was decent in certain rooms and inadequate in others. Overall, would not recommend.

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rickpam

Reviews: 10

home away from home

Our eight-month-old son is in the care of these kind people, attending the five-day program for the wee ones. As any parent can probably relate, finding daycare to nurture your child as you do can be overwhelming. We feel we've found more than we could have hoped for at Five Forks Academy. The employees there, as well as the owner, create a warm and welcoming environment. The teachers in the infant room are cheerful, attentive, gentle, and try to listen and be accommodating to the best of their ability. The room is refreshingly organized, with the teachers maintaining a system to try to help keep the little ones, and parents, happy. The teachers also seem to work very well together. And, even at this young age, the babies are continuously involved in activities, including creating wonderful artwork (that really makes us feel special, too). We also absolutely love that they have a bit of outdoor time, when possible. The facility is quite clean, inviting, and comfortable. The tuition is reasonable for the area, and is, in fact, less expensive than similar programs in the area. From our experience, we can recommend infant care at Five Forks Academy as truly exceptional.

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