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Mrs. Stacy Wilbanks
It is a very exciting time in Marion County for our youngest learners! We are entering year two of our consolidated early childhood center! The Academy of Early Learning is Marion County School District's public 4K program. We serve students from all three attendance areas; Marion, Mullins, and Britton's Neck.
Our school has 14 classrooms, each staffed with a certified early childhood teacher and an instructional assistant. We have three Montessori preschool classrooms, eight traditional preschool classrooms, and three preschool with disabilities classrooms. Our Montessori classrooms are multi-aged and will have 4 and 5 year olds for the 2018-2019 school year.
Starting school is a big transition for children and parents but rest assured that the faculty and staff of Academy of Early Learning works very hard to make it a smooth transition for everyone. Research shows that a quality early childhood education can make all the difference in student success later down the road. Parents can choose between Montessori curriculum and the traditional research based preschool curriculum for classroom placement. The learning environments have been carefully created and stocked with ample learning materials to ensure that students will have a positive and productive learning experience.
If you have any questions about your student, 4K, early learning or would like a tour of the center please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate all of your support and can’t wait to meet your children in August!
Stacy W. Wilbanks
Academy of Early Learning
Things to know:
Uniform: Red shirts (can be collared or a t-shirt)
Khaki bottoms- shorts, pants, or skirts
School Start Time/End Time: School begins at 7:50, although children may be dropped off as early as 7:00. Dismissal begins at 2:20.
Supply List: Students will not need book bags! See our supply list on the main page.
DIAL Screening: If you have not been contacted regarding an appointment for DIAL screening Ms. Lewis will contact you soon to make your appointment!