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Smart Start Early Learning Academy, Middlesboro, Kentucky, childcare, daycare, preschool
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Early Childhood Learning

Your child’s experience at Smart Start Early Learning Academy will prepare them for a lifelong love of learning. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to offering each child opportunities to learn at their individual developmental level. Find out why families in Middlesboro, KY, and the surrounding areas choose us to care for their children.

The Smart Start Philosophy

It is our mission to provide childcare of the highest quality, stressing a safe, secure environment; a nurturing, professional team; and the finest educational experiences. We are committed to providing a fun-filled, rewarding program that balances each child’s intellectual, physical, social, creative, and emotional needs. We passionately care for the unique, inquisitive, and fascinating infants, toddlers, and young children entrusted to us. At Smart Start, we believe that early care and education make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families, and our community. Educating and caring for children is our passion and privilege. We are honored to be trusted by parents to be such an important part of the lives of their families.

Preschool children, Middlesboro, Kentucky
Preschool, Middlesboro, Kentucky

Our Facility

All visitors to our facility are checked in using our Kangarootime Childcare Software Manager. We maintain continuous surveillance and on-site monitoring for the safety of our students.

We prepare all of our healthy, great-tasting meals on-site daily. Our kitchen keeps track of food allergies and dietary restrictions.

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Kidabilities

Next door, our sister program offers free developmental screenings and consultations with parents upon request.

Classrooms & Programs

Baby Suite: Infants

With our nurturing classroom environment, we ensure that your baby will feel loved, safe, and happy. In addition, the private entry/exit of our baby suite provides babies and parents with an added sense of security and peace of mind.

Our milestone-based curriculum, Frog Street Infant, is designed around the latest scientific early brain development research to build strong foundations for little ones ages 0-18 months. With stimulating toys and environment, we provide even the youngest bundles of joy with immersive learning experiences.

Our unique Kangarootime software and parent app furthers each parent’s experience and peace of mind by allowing regular updates throughout the day about their child’s mealtimes, diaper changes and exciting moments.

Caterpillars: Toddlers

Energy and excitement are a natural part of growth and learning. In our toddler room, we channel that energy into positive learning experiences. Our large classroom sizes, as well as indoor and customized outdoor toddler play spaces, give your child the tools they need to move and explore.

With nurturing guidance, each toddler is stimulated by our Frog Street Toddlers skills-based curriculum, educational toys, and activities to ensure they master emerging milestones.

Our Kangarootime software and parent app are available to keep you up to date on your child’s day.

Wiggle Worms: 2 Year Olds

With lots of energy and an innate curiosity about the world around them, our two-year-old classroom is sure to provide your child with a stimulating and engaging environment. While fostering each child’s sense of independence, we offer opportunities for them to explore growing their individuality.

Our stimulating curriculum, Frog Street Toddlers, is designed around the latest scientific early brain development research, with a year-round program that focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while nurturing curiosity through exploration. In addition to indoor and outdoor gross motor opportunities, and a variety of engaging and educational toys, we help to ensure your child will flourish educationally, physically and socially.

Our Kangarootime software and parent app are available to keep you up to date on your child’s day.

Bookworms: 3 Year Olds

With curiosity and desire to learn and grow, your little one is discovering more and more each day. Our approach to teaching this age, as they navigate their world, uses music, art, and movement while nurturing their progress toward developing pre-literacy and pre-writing skills.

In addition, the Frog Street Threes curriculum provides intentional instruction in key areas of development so children in this age group can effectively continue on the path to preschool readiness. With activities developed around early brain development research and a well-rounded scope of activities that address all developmental domains, we provide intentional instruction that optimizes key windows of opportunity for growth and development.

Our Kangarootime software and parent app are available to keep you up to date on your child’s day.

Fireflies: 3 Year Olds

The perfect stepping stone to preschool is our Fireflies classroom. By facilitating pre-literacy, cognitive, physical, and social skills, we recognize our rapidly developing three-year-olds are significantly different from other ages.

With the Literacy Express curriculum, your child will experience the positive effects on oral language, print knowledge, and phonological processing. This classroom provides activities developed around early brain development and provides a well-rounded scope of activities that address all developmental domains with intentional instruction that optimizes key windows of opportunity for growth and development.

Our Kangarootime software and parent app are available to keep you up to date on your child’s day.

Butterflies: Preschool

Our preschool classroom is designed as a learning community to engage and nurture your child by providing a balance of freedom and instruction. Your child not only builds skills vital to success in kindergarten but also gains the social skills necessary to learn respect for others and to develop a strong sense of confidence. Our preschool program fosters the skills of cooperation, communication, literacy, number concepts, problem-solving, and responsive listening.

By utilizing the Literacy Express Curriculum, your child will experience the positive effects on oral language, print knowledge, and phonological processing. In addition, the Get Set for School curriculum brings Pre-K to life through active, cross-curricular lessons, and specially-designed manipulatives that challenge children’s fine and gross motor skills.

Our Kangarootime software and parent app are available to keep you up to date on your child’s day.

Kangarootime

We utilize the Kangarootime software management system that has been carefully designed to enhance the connectivity between parents and childcare professionals by way of an appealing and user-friendly digital experience. Through the easy to use parent app, Kangarootime allows parents to receive updates throughout the day regarding their child’s mealtimes, learning activities, diaper changes and center updates. It also allows the parents the ease of sending and receiving private message from their child’s teachers, as well as provides a quick and easy mode of payment through the portal.

Call 606-302-5373 for information on enrolling your child in Smart Start Learning Academy.

Smart Start Early Learning Academy, childcare, daycare, Middlesboro, KY

Hours

Monday – Friday
7:15 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone

606-302-5373
606-752-1222 (Fax)

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