​Kristen: Part-time floater who has experience in every classroom.

Brittney is our cook and works in our Toddler/Two Year Old classrooms. She also has her CDL license and helps pick up after school students. She is going on her 7th year at PJCA.

Four Year Old I & II

The Four year old classes aim to ready each child for kindergarten. We use more of the a beka curriculum for this age group:
  • Classroom habits
  • skill development
  • phonics & Reading
  • writing
  • numbers
  • language development

to further their kindergarten readiness each child will participate in reading groups, learn to write lowercase and uppercase letters, and begin doing simple math.

​we integrate fun learning centers, art projects, and activities that are relevant to the subject material. 



Explore Our Classrooms


Two Year Old I & II

At Pride & Joy we have two separate two year-old classrooms in order to meet each child's specific needs. 

In these classes the children will learn many things about God's world. The art projects focus on the development of fine motor skills. Stories, poetry, and music assist in the development of comprehension, language and thinking abilities. We place great emphasis on special activities that will help the children identify numbers and letters. 

The structure of these classes provides a perfect environment for Potty training. this process is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child. 



Toddler I

In this classroom, the children begin to participate in more learning opportunities and activities. Circle time is held at 9:00 each morning. During this time they read, sing, teach simple finger plays to enhance motor skills, and utilize different visual aids to assist in verbal skills.

At lunch, the children begin learning to sit at the table and feed themselves more independently. Starting in this classroom, the children begin napping only once per day. 

After nap time, and weather permitting, they will engage in outside play time with peers. children often learn best from their peers. we believe this playtime is essential to their development.

Creeper Room

The Creeper Room is a transitional room where your child will begin developing from an infant into a toddler. Children move into this classroom when they begin to crawl.

​This room is designed to provide the nurturing environment that they need, as well as encouraging independent play. 

This classroom has Circle time WHICH consistS of reading books and singing songs. They begin teaching fine motor skills through art and finger play. THEY TAKE TWO NAPS PER DAY AND SERVE PRIDE & JOY SCHOOL LUNCH UPON PARENT'S REQUEST TO ASSIST IN THE TRANSITION BETWEEN FOODS.




Infant Room

We begin taking infants as young as six weeks old. 

In the infant room we understand that bringing your baby to daycare for the first time can be very intimidating. We aim to make sure that transitions ARE as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your CHILD.  We take up to 8 infants and have 3 full-time employees, and a part-time employee.

Because all infants are different, our infant classroom abides by each individual schedule rather than having a set schedule for the whole class.

We spend a lot of time interacting and nurturing each child to help them develop their sensory and gross motor skills. 

Pride & Joy Children's Academy

​Nikki is our floater. She has experience in every classroom.

Additional Staff

After School 

IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HERE AT PRIDE & JOY WE BELIEVE THAT EACH CHILD IS AT A MOMENTOUS POINT IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT. FOR THIS REASON, WE PLACE A SIGNIFICANT EMPHASIS ON INDEPENDENT DECISION MAKING AND PEER INTERACTION. 

AS SOON AS THE CHILDREN ARRIVE AT PRIDE & JOY WE PROVIDE A SNACK & JUICE, FOLLOWED BY AN ART PROJECT, ACTIVITIES, AND OUTSIDE PLAY. OUR DAILY ART PROJECTS ARE ENCOURAGED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.

HOMEWORK HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED.

elementary Schools for pick-up: sequoyah, bearden, west hills, rocky hill, northshore, A.L. Lotts, and Bluegrass.



Three Year Old I & II

IN these classrooms we begin using the a beka ​curriculum. This curriculum takes a christian based approach. for this age group we utilize the following subject areas:
  • Numbers and Skills 
  • Letters & sounds
  • Arts & crafts 


We use a mix of traditional A Beka worksheets along with supplemented materials to meet the needs of each individual child. Every week we incorporate exciting games and activities that are specific to that week's letter and number. 

We encourage independence throughout our daily schedule.



Toddler II

Our Toddler II classroom provides a very busy and exciting environment. The low Student to teacher ratio is beneficial for this age group. On average the ages usualy vary between 18-24 months.

Lesson time begins with flashcards, books, simple sign language and songs. In this class we begin to implement more structured play time while still allowing time for free play. The children play outside in the morning and the afternoonDaily art projects and special activities allow for hands-on learning.

This Classroom focuses on each child's specific needs in order to help them gain social skills, improve their vocabulary and their understanding of simple instruction while providing a fun and safe environment.