Foundations is a nationally accredited child care center and private elementary & middle school in Kennesaw, GA, with a strong focus on integrated STEM, brain-based learning and child initiated project work. Foundations' campus includes two buildings designed from the ground up to enhance the learning environment and "Move to Learn" philosophy, with many spacious classrooms and extra learning spaces, natural outdoor exploration areas and an indoor gym with an in-ground trampoline, foam pit, rock wall and multi-sport court. Child care curriculum balances care and nurturing with engaging activities built around the children's interest. The school curriculum uses a balance of technology, movement, creativity and focused topic times to meet academic goals through in-depth projects and hands-on exploration.
When children are motivated naturally through their own interest, their.. learning is more comprehensive and concrete. Everything we do at Foundations is aimed toward developing each child's internal curiosity and motivation to learn. This is the foundational platform that will propel your child toward success and we believe it's never too early to begin the progress.
Foundations opened in 2004 and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary of outstanding contribution to Kennesaw & Marietta GA families. Please call today to learn how your child can get the best care and education in the Atlanta area!
Awesome place for my daughter to attend. She loves attending school here and I love all the activities they provide for her. I feel my daughter is given great attention and has such a positive day.
Posted: 10/17/2016 • Link to this review
I have been a teacher in this school for just over a year. But I really feel lucky to be a part of The FFTF community. I love the teacher/student ratio. The teachers understand that all students learn differently. Trust between parents, students and staff is built through clear, open and honest communication. The staff are constantly being provided with trainings, new technology, and better ways to handle classroom behavior. There is an ample opportunity to grow within the school and much more. Many teachers have been here for a lot of years, with no intention of leaving, and enjoy a great life skills and great teaching. It is an excellent school. I will recommend to anyone who wants to be part of a great school.
Posted: 10/14/2016 • Link to this review
We have been at Foundations for over a year and both of my boys LOVE going to school. They ask me to get there early and to be the last ones to leave! They are definitely learning a lot and I love the gym! My 4 year old can do flips on the bar and swing from the rope. I also love the daily emails from each class.
Posted: 12/11/2015 • Link to this review
My daughter just began the Pre-K program at Foundations this year and we are absolutely in love! She comes home everyday excited about the new things that she discovered that day. We get daily emails with photos of our daughter in different activities. This is one of the only schools that I know of where the children are constantly moving which is critical for the development of that age. The teachers are wonderful and talk to the children on their level in such a loving learning manner. The facility is absolutely gorgeous!! The learning is based on what the children are interested in as well. They are excited to learn and not forced to learn.
Posted: 12/10/2015 • Link to this review
We have been bringing our soon to FFTF for 6 months now and it is incredible. He has grown and developed at a tremendous rate in the short period of time that he has been at the school. When he first started he was barely talking and now he is speaking in full sentences and he had learned all of his shapes and numbers. He is constantly coming home and telling me of all the fun things he did at school. The teachers are incredible and very sweet. I truly feel that he is being well taken care of. Every morning they are very warm and welcoming and every evening they are eager to share his accomplishments for the day. Overall, I would highly recommend Foundations for the Future. It was the best decision we have made for our son.
Posted: 12/01/2015 • Link to this review
Both of my children have attended since 8 weeks. We have been at Foundations for 3 years now, and we are very happy. The kids love going to school. Every teacher knows them, not just theirs. They have learned so much, the teach; music, spanish, sign language, and art, they have gym weekly. We have been overall very happy. Any hiccups we have had have been addressed by the teachers and owners quickly, and with follow up. Wouldn't recommend any other daycare/school.
Posted: 11/05/2015 • Link to this review
My daughter has been at Foundations for a year and loves it. She is challenged and busy every day. She smiles and runs to the other kids in her class when I drop her off. Would not consider sending her anywhere else.
Posted: 10/20/2015 • Link to this review
My first child has had a great 4 years at Foundations. My second child has had a very lackluster experience in the last 1.5 years. There has been an extremely high teacher turnover in the classroom this year. I've had a few discussions with the owner this year regarding my second child's learning and was basically told they do things their way only. Yes they have lots accreditations, but my child was not challenged in his learning and my feedback as a parent wasn't given any value.
Posted: 5/14/2015 • Link to this review
Both my son and daughter have attended Foundations since 12 months of age throughout their preschool years, and I have been delighted with the level of care and education that they have received. They have had wonderful teachers who have effectively engaged them in a broad range of activities. The philosophy and approach to teaching and learning, as well as the friendly, nurturing environment at Foundations has allowed both of my children to thrive, despite their very different personalities. My daughter will be leaving to start Kindergarten this year, and we will be so sad to say goodbye to Foundations, where everyone knows her. However, we will move on feeling confident that they have indeed provided her with the very best Foundation for her Future.
Posted: 4/06/2015 • Link to this review
We have been part of the Foundations Family for 4 years and can not say enough good things. Our daughter went from the time she was 2- preK and is now excelling in kindergarten. My little guy started when he was just 8 weeks old and is now almost 3.The low ratios, consistent staffing, and learning through play are just a few of the great things about Foundations. We love our school!
Posted: 3/26/2014 • Link to this review
My daughter has been attending FFTF for almost a year and a half. Now our infant son attends as well. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. The administrators and teachers are fabulous. They know every child (and most parents) by name. The staff is genuinely caring, compassionate, responsible, and hard working. They do everyrhing possible to make the kids feel comfortable, loved, and safe. I would recommend this daycare to anyone in the area :)
Posted: 2/24/2014 • Link to this review
Foundations is the only place I would send my daughter! As a first time mom, I had so many worries but the staff and administration at FFTF has worked with me through all of my "moments" with understanding and support. My daughter has yet to have a day where she displayed any anxiety about my leaving. There are days she pushes out of my arms reaching for her teachers or just to get down and play. Another HUGE benefit of Foundations and the most important one to me is they are a breastfeeding friendly school. I have been able to breastfeed my daughter at lunch and before I take her home for the day. They have comfortable areas where we can enjoy being together for a feeding. I have never felt uncomfortable or anything but support from the staff about breastfeeding. Foundations also provides wonderful services to document everything! They send daily Discovery Reports with pictures of what they are doing in class. Now that my daughter is getting older, it is amazing to be able to look through my email and see her first days. I also registered for a Scrapbook service they provide, where I receive a scrapbook page each month including photographs from a professional photographer. Being a working mom, Foundations has saved me by taking so many pictures of my daughter and sharing them with me! Thanks to these services no moment is going to be missed!
Posted: 2/19/2014 • Link to this review
I can't tell you enough how much joy we get with our son be apart of this school! He surprises us daily with things he has learned, and the daily discovery reports are the highlight of our day! I know that the social environment, personal teacher relationships, and creative curriculum really stimulate his creativity and excel his learning, even at such a young age. Simply put, we LOVE this school!
Posted: 2/10/2014 • Last edited: 4/18/2015 • Link to this review
Low student/teacher ratios, instruction and group projects based on abilities and interests, no kids forced to sit in desks, lined up in rows, being lectured to. Instead, they sit comfortably on the floor in a circle and discuss the material and learn experientially, integrating it into other subject matter.. The classes have multi-age groups, which allows for better learning and socialization. The young ones learn how to act from the older ones and the older ones take responsibility for being role models for the younger ones. They all learn to interact well and appreciate the other age groups. The best thing of all is the incredible gym with the rock climbing wall, the trampolines and the big pit of foam blocks with the rope swinging into it. These kids start off the day with physical activity to get out their restlessness, which is not only fun for them, but helps them to sit and focus in class. This is especially helpful if your child is very energetic and not so calm and focused. They teach the kids how to think not just remember by rote. These children are so happy and so smart because things are set up to encourage that. The icing on the cake is that the price is much more affordable than most other private schools. I am so thankful I found this place for my children. They love it there! Thank you Foundations for your revolutionary vision and for your loving creation
Posted: 8/19/2013 • Link to this review
Our 2year old loves going to school! He has developed wonderful friendships and loves his teachers. He knows how to spell his name, count to 20 in English (and up to 10 in Spanish), and can easily recite the alphabet. His favorite day of the week is Popcorn Friday when popcorn is freshly popped in the lobby for all the families to enjoy!! The staff keeps us informed on daily progress, conducts parent-teacher conferences, and has always been extremely quick to respond to any need.
Posted: 11/05/2012 • Link to this review
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We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and SACS-CASI (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools). We are also members of the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children.
Foundations Elementary School was awarded the Cobb County Green School designation in 2009. The Green School Initiative recognized schools with an active environmental education program. The primary focus of the program is conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment. Foundations was recognized for offering activities and projects that promote good environmental stewardship.