Early Learning Academy

The Early Learning Academy (ELA) provides quality and affordable childcare for children ages six weeks old to five years and from various socio-economic levels. The ELA provides age appropriate activities that stimulate a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. This program provides hands on life experiences that enhance the children awareness of current events in the community and the world. 

Where children thrive

The YWCA’s quality and affordable childcare program provides a comprehensive child development program (ages six weeks through five years), which facilitates the maximum possible growth and development of each child socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Program activities are age-appropriate and address the infant, toddler, and preschool developmental stages of a child’s life.


The best development of children requires a mutual respect between the YWCA and parents. Open communication and parent participation are encouraged through an “open door” policy, frequent informal chats and reporting, parent/teacher conferences and parent participation when possible. It is equally important for children to develop desirable personal and social values, to exercise reason and to develop the ability to choose and make decisions. We believe children learn through life experiences and play.


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The ELA is designated as a Center of Distinction- the highest state recognition for quality from Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning, Bright from the Start