Pride & Joy Children's Academy

What types of payment do we accept?

We accept payment in the form of cash, check, or money order. 

​Do we offer any discounts?

If you have more than one child at Pride & Joy we do offer a sibling discount of $5 off for the second child. 


In addition to giving a second child discount, we also offer an individualized program for all Knox County Teachers. If you are a teacher, we would consider your child's calendar year to be from August-May. Because your child will be out during the summer, all you pay in May is a re-registration fee to hold your child's spot until August. Also, after one year (August-May) with us you will receive the two weeks of vacation or sick leave.




Do we have part-time rates?

In order to keep our ratios and prices low, we do not offer part-time rates. We must staff each classroom according to the amount of children that may attend on any given day.

When are we closed?

We are only closed on the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Black Friday, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, & July 4th. We are always open for Knox Co. inservice days, Fall Break, and Spring Break! 

What is our snow day policy?

Because we are a private center, we do not follow Knox County snow days. In the event of severe weather conditions we will announce by 7:00 a.m. the intent to close or delay opening. This announcement will be made on WIVK 107.7 FM, WBIR-TV 10, WVLT-TV 8, and on our answering machine. If a public announcement is made that Knox County Schools are closed, and we will be opened, school-age children should not arrive before 8:30 a.m. to allow us to prepare for the additional children.

Do you receive any vacation time?

After one year of continuous enrollment of each child at Pride & Joy, you will be given two weeks to use for vacation or sick leave. Vacation and sick leave must be used in a one week period, not individual days . Please notify us two weeks prior to vacation.