A Resource for Athens Area Families

Family Resource Guide
Online information updated as new information is provided
Area codes are 706 and addresses are Athens unless otherwise noted
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Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau

Babies Can't Wait
1077 Baxter St, Suite H, 369-6101
A statewide service delivery system for infants and toddlers with documented developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Internet activity monitoring service that provides parents with detailed reports and alerts about potentially dangerous and risky behavior.

Bright from the Start
Searchable site of childcare and PreK providers (includes ages, services provided and inspection reports).

Community Connection and Childcare Referral
Dial 211 or 353-1313
Information and referral service of public and private childcare providers and community resources.

Family Watchdog
Searchable list of sex offenders.

Hands On Northeast Georgia
Family volunteering opportunities http://www.handsonnortheastgeorgia.org/AboutUs/index.php/Family.htm

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
1-800-4PD-HELP (4357)
WIC is for women and young children from moderate and low income families. It provides healthy food, support for breastfeeding moms, information about how to eat healthy, a visit with a Health Dept Nurse, and referrals to other health services.

Website directory for Athens, Bogart, Hull, Watkinsville and Winterville

 Public Schools

Barrow County (770) 867-4527

Clarke County (706) 546-7721

Jackson County (706) 367-5151

Madison County (706) 795-2191

Oconee County (706) 769-5130

 Private Schools

Athens Academy
Address: 1281 Spartan Lane Athens, Georgia 30606
Mailing address: P.O. Box 6548 Athens, Georgia 30604
Phone: (706) 549-9225
Web site: www.athensacademy.org

Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational day school for 3-year-olds through 12th grade. A challenging curriculum prepares students for college and life-long learning. The faculty and administration encourage creativity and critical thinking, as well as integrity and responsibility. Service and leadership opportunities abound and are embraced by students in all grades. Comprehensive programs in arts and athletics complement Athens Academy’s goal of educating the whole child.

Athens Christian School
Address: 1270 U.S. 29 Athens, Georgia 30601
Phone: (706) 549-7586
Web site: www.athenschristian.com

ACS is an inter-denominational, college-preparatory institution founded to work hand in hand with the family concerning the mental, physical, social and spiritual development of their most priceless possessions: their children. The objective of ACS is to equip each young person with a Christian world-view, the finest academic training available and the scriptural character traits necessary for each student to reach their maximum potential in life for the glory of God.

Athens Montessori School
Address: 3145 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Georgia 30605
Phone: (706) 549-8490
Web site: www.athensmontessori.com

Blending the strong training traditions of both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori International, the staff of Athens Montessori School collaborate regularly to sustain plans for continuous improvement and enrichment of the school curriculum and environment. Today, with the support of a learning specialist and expert guides in music, creative movement, Spanish, drama and physical education, the staff continues to strive for the whole development and individualized learning, which are trademarks of Montessori education worldwide.

Freedom to Grow UNschool

Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School
Address: 590 Lavender Road, Athens, Georgia 30606
Phone: (706) 433-0223
Web site: www.mdchs.org

The mission of Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School (MDCHS) as a Catholic college-preparatory school is to develop leaders with the competence, conscience, compassion, confidence and courage who, out of love for Christ and others, will radiate Christ in their lives. MDCHS is a college-preparatory school dedicated to providing opportunities for the development of the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth of each student.

Prince Avenue Christian School
Address: 2201 Ruth Jackson Road, Bogart, Georgia 30622
Phone: (678) 753-3000
Web site: www.princeave.org

From pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, Prince Avenue Christian School provides a comprehensive, quality college-preparatory education with a Christian worldview. We desire to honor God, pursue excellence and disciple students through academics, athletics and the arts.

St. Joseph Catholic School
Address: 958 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, Georgia 30606
Phone: (706) 543-1621
Web site: sjsathens.org

Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School is a pre-k through 8th grade school focused on whole child education in a Christ-centered environment. SJS boasts a brand new campus showcasing a science lab, performance stage, gymnasium, large classrooms, athletic fields and much more. At Saint Joseph Catholic Parish School, students and faculty strive “To Encounter Christ” while maintaining a high level of academic excellence.

Timothy Christian Elementary
1900 Timothy Road (706)549-0762

Waseca Learning Environment
Address: 295 Tallassee Rd. Athens, Georgia 30606
Phone: (706) 543-4473
Web site: wasecaschool.org

Waseca School offers diverse Montessori learning environments for ages six weeks to 12 years old. The program offers opportunities for self-discovery, independence and connections with respect to the natural world.

Westminster Christian Academy
Address: 1640 New High Shoals Road, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Phone: (706) 769-9372
Web site: www.wcalions.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ WestminsterChristianAcademy.Lions

For nearly 25 years, Westminster has provided a local and affordable option for a high-caliber education interwoven with strong values and principles by partnering with Christian families in the spiritual nurture and academic training of students. Westminster strives to develop students who are Christian thinkers, who hold a Biblical worldview, who have acquired the knowledge and skills to master advanced studies and who possess the tools necessary to become lifelong learners.

Also see decal.ga.gov for Pre-K programs and www.communityconnection211.com for local public and private childcare options.

Area codes 706 unless otherwise noted

A Children's House
570 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605

Athens Academy
1281 Spartan Lane 549-9225

Athens Christian School
1270 Hwy 29 N. 549-7586

Athens First United Methodist Church Weekday Preschool
Address: 327 N. Lumpkin Street
Phone: (706) 543-2427
Web site: athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool/

Our preschool and pre-k school day is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Our program abides by the Pre-K Georgia Leaning Standards. We provide effective teaching practices and a challenging age-appropriate curriculum. Additional, we teach our children about God, His Word and His Son, Jesus! Our students benefit from a balanced education, academic and Biblical.

Athens Montessori School
3145 Barnett Shoals Road 549-8490

Bethlehem First UMC
(770) 867-3724

Bright Beginnings Preschool of Athens

Building Blocks I

Building Blocks II

Champions for Children
810 Olympic Drive 546-9446

Childcare Network Inc.
1145 Cedar Shoals Drive 543-1104

Cornerstone Christian Preschool
2150 Lexington Road 549-0000

Downs Preschool Pre-K4 Program
Address: 3831 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: (770) 725-1020
Web site: www.downspreschool.com

We believe that all children have the right to an education that best meets his/her individual needs. All students need to experience the joy of learning, becoming physically fit, learning responsibility and feeling good about themselves each day. We want each child to develop to his/her fullest potential. We will ensure that all students are provided with a safe and caring environment where the individual needs of the students are met. Oconee Pre-K at Downs Preschool is a Georgia Lottery funded pre-kindergarten program.

Emmanuel Episcopal Day School
498 Prince Avenue, 706-543-1294 ext. 207

Our school provides a warm, nurturing environment for our most precious gifts: young children. We offer a comprehensive early childhood program for children 20 months through 4 years. Following the Creative Curriculum Model, our 3 and 1/2 hour day includes Art, Science, Social Studies, Literacy and Math taught during small and large group time, 45 minutes of outdoor play time on one of our two playgrounds, free play to explore centers, lunchtime learn social skills and Music and Spanish on Fridays with our Kindermusik certified teacher. Our goal is to promote all areas of development: social, emotional, physical intellectual and spiritual in order for all children to reach their potential. We do this through small class sizes and a highly qualified teaching staff.

Faith Presbyterian Church Mom's Morning Out Program
Watkinsville 769-8315

First Presbyterian Weekday School is a Georgia Accredited Preschool serving Athens for almost 50 years. Offering classes from infants to three months to walking, and toddler through pre-k, Monday through Friday until noon. Tuition includes Spanish. Other enrichment opportunities offered include Lunch Bunch, Ballet and Kindermusik .Regular school hours --8:45 a.m. to noon. Enrichment classes offered until 1 p.m. and Early Drop Off available at 8 a.m.

First Baptist Preschool
Jefferson 367-5226

First Presbyterian Weekday School
185 E. Hancock Avenue 549-8677

Freedom to Grow UNschool

Friendship Presbyterian Preschool
8531 N. Macon Hwy. 546-1693

Galillee Christian Church

Green Acres Baptist Preschool
2085 Barnett Shoals Road 549-1925

Inspiring Minds Montessori
150 East Rutherford Street 543-0200

Jack & Jill Educational Child Care Center
540 Hawthorne Avenue 543-4959

Just for Wee Ones
37 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville 769-1005

Kiddie Land Day Care Center
1941 Hog Mtn Rd, Watkinsville 769-6596

Kidettes Dayschool
115 KnobLick Drive, Athens, 30605 706-612-4550

Kids R Kids
1471 Jennings Mill Rd, Bogart 546-9400

Learn N Play
(770) 867-4996

Legacy Academy
2400 Daniels Bridge Road 613-1224

Lifespan Montessori of Athens
1860 Barnett Shoals Road, Suite 103, Athens,GA 30605
(706) 424-3861

Little Angels Daycare
895 Oglethorpe Avenue 543-2001

The Little Cherubim Early Learning & Development Center
3569 Atlanta Highway Athens, GA 30606 706-552-0515

Little Ones Academy
Eastside - 1555 Barnett Shoals Road 354-4442
Westside - 3180 Atlanta Hwy 354-0636

Little Prodigies Child Development Center
170 Park Ave. Athens, GA 30601

Live Oak Morning School at First Baptist Church
355 Pulaski St. 546-0669 www.liveoakmorningschool.com

Magic Years of Learning
575 N. Harris St. 548-5503

Mars Hill Preschool Academy
2661 Mars Hill, Watkinsville 548-6962

McPhaul - Child Development Lab at the University of Georgia

New Freedom Christian Academies

New Moon Learning Environment
228 Robert Hardman Road, Winterville, 310-0013; Ages 2-5

Oconee Preschool Academy
1890 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville 769-5437

Prince Avenue Christian School
New campus at 2201 Ruth Jackson Road in Oconee County 353-1993 www.princeavenuechristian.com

A trusted online resource that connects families with babysitters and nannies in their area.

The Preschool Academy
2800 Atlanta Hwy 353-8183

Timothy Christian Academy Preschool (see Bright Beginnings Preschool of Athens)

Tiny Tot Learning Center
490 Clover Street, 543-6479

Trinity Lutheran Daycare Center & Preschool
2535 Jefferson Road 546-0670

Tuckston Learning Center
4175 Lexington Road 548-8400

Waseca Learning Environment
Tallassee Road 543-4473

Westminister Christian Academy
1640 New High Shoals Rd., Watkinsville, 769-9372

Winder First UM Preschool
(770) 307-2089

Winterville First Baptist Church

Area codes 706 unless otherwise noted

Athens Area Homeschoolers
Contact: Georgette Bruce 789-2159

Athens Cooperative Experience (ACE)
Group meets each Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm. For more information please contact Stephanie Jordan at 706-543-4474 or ksjordan@earthlink.net

Athens GA Homeschooling & Athens Creative Expression
Stefanie Jordan ksjordan@earthlink.net

Cordis Academy of Athens for grades K - 12
Offering a complete course of study for homeschooled students, by providing academic classes in a creative learning environment. For more information, see www.athens.mafa.net  or call 706-296-6329. 

Fellowship of Christian Home Educators
Lisa Fields 353-2207

Freedom to Grow UNschool

Georgia Home Educators Association
770-461-3657 www.ghea.org

Masters Academy for the Fine Arts
Dax Sullivan 296-6329

Heritage Academy
(Middle and High School)

Oconee County Parks & Recreation Department
769 3965 www.ocprd.com

Home Education Information Resource (HEIR)

Discount curriculum and e-mail consultant

Athens Area Multiple Sclerosis Family

Athens Professional Tutoring Center
191 E. Broad St., 543-4950

Athens Tutorial Program
440 Dearing Ext., 354 1653

Clarke County Mentor Program
549-6800. Non profit organization that pairs adults as mentors, with public school students who benefit from this one to one interaction from a caring friend.

Club Z! In Home Tutoring Service

Communiversity at UGA, 542 6396
Big Brother, Big Sister program as well as Adopt a Grandparent program

Cordis Academy of Athens for grades K - 12
Offering a complete course of study for homeschooled students, by providing academic classes in a creative learning environment. For more information, see www.athens.mafa.net  or call 706-296-6329. 

Elizabeth Higginbothom Educational Foundation
Discovery Program at Westminster Christian Academy
769-9372. Benefits children with learning differences.

Gad's Educational and Tutoring Service
480 N. Thomas St. 546-6904

Kaplan Education Center
225 N. Lumpkin St., 800-527-8378

Learning By Delivery
102 Westchester Lane, 548-5508

Made for Kids, Inc
Educational and Developmental Assessment and Treatment
182 Ben Burton Circle, Suite 100, Bogart GA 30622
Phone: (706) 995-3160  www.made4kids.org

Pathways to Learning
1551 Jennings Mill Rd., 543-9409

Sylvan Learning Center
1691 Meriweather Dr., 353-8306

Athens Area Alliance for Bipolar Kids

Athens Area Mothers of Multiples
Meet with other mothers of twins, triplets, or quads the second Tuesday of every month at local area restaurants. 7:00-9:00pm, Gretchen athensmoms@aol.com, http://athensmoms.blogspot.com

Athens Cooperative Experience (ACE)
Homeschool co-op meets Thursdays through 11/15, 10:00am-2:00pm, (706) 543-4474

Athens Mothers’ Center
Moms can participate in discussion, craft, parenting, and exercise groups in a non-judgmental, non-denominational setting. Tuesday and Friday mornings (dads are welcome on Fridays) 9:30-11:30, St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, (706) 552-8554 http://athensga.motherscenter.org/

Athens Single Parent Network

Green Acres Playgroup
GAP is a group of moms and their young children who get together for FUN, FRIENDSHIPS and ENCOURAGEMENT. Everyone is welcome! 2007/2008 Schedule  
playgroup@greenacreschurch.com  www.greenacreschurch.com

La Leche League Meeting
Breastfeeding support group, babies welcome, 3rd Tuesdays, St. Stephens Anglican Church, 10:00am & 7:00pm (email ksjordan@earthlink.net for evening meeting location)

P.A.C.E. Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders Acceptance through Compassion and Education
PPD Peer Support Meeting - Informal peer group meeting for women with PPD; no childcare available at this time but breastfeeding infants 6 months and under are welcome. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month, Nuci's Space, 7:00-9:00pm, free. (678) 661-0016 or email compassion@ppdacceptance.org

Athens-Clarke County Library 2025 Baxter St., 613-3650

Bogart Library 200 S. Burson Ave., 770-725-9443

Madison County Library Highway 98, 795 5597

Oconee County Library Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville 769-3950

Piedmont Regional Library System 189 Bell View Street, Winder 770-867-2762

Jefferson Public Library 379 Old Pendergrass Rd., Jefferson 367-8012

AKF Athens Martial Arts

AKF Oconee Family Martial Arts

Athens Little Playhouse 208-1036

Athens-Clarke Leisure Services 613-3625

Athens Little League

Athens YMCA 543-6596

Athens YWCO 354-7880

Athens Bulldog Swim Club

Athens Clarke Tennis For Life 613-3625

Athens United Soccer Association 425-9843
ausaregistrar@yahoo.com or tamichiu@bellsouth.net

Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail (Zoo) 613-3616 293 Glen Ellen Dr.

Ben Burton Park 616 Mitchell Bridge Rd.

Bishop Park 613-3589 705 Sunset Drive

Dudley Park/Educational Dance Center 613-3624 100 Dudley Park Rd.

East Athens Community Center 613-3593 400 McKinley Dr.

Georgia Aquatics Center Oconee County scheduled to open fall 2006 548-7284

Holland Youth Sports Complex 613-3604 250 Vincent Dr.

Lyndon House Arts Center 613-3623 293 Hoyt St.

Memorial Park 613-3580 293 Gran Ellen Dr.

North Oconee River Park Martin Luther King Pkwy.

Oconee County Little League

Oconee County Recreation Dept. 769-3965

Sandy Creek Nature Center 613-3615 205 Old Commerce Rd.

Sandy Creek Park 613-3631 400 Holman Rd.

Satterfield Park 613-3589 3028 Cherokee Rd.

Southeast Clarke Park/Skate Park 613-3871 4440 Lexington Rd.

Thomas Lay Park 613-3596 297 Hoyt St.

Winder Barrow Brad Akins YMCA 770-868-2917

World of Wonder Playground 353-7437 Whit Davis Road near Lexington Hwy.

Youth Activity Sports 369-8056

Baby Resource Guide
As printed in the special baby issue
Click here to visit the Baby Resources page

Searchable listing of Party Resouces

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