“Love will find a way because we are more than a daycare.”
Welcome to the GBT (Growing and Building Together) Children’s Academy …an environment where your child will receive the best possible care, coupled with an atmosphere that fosters children’s love of learning, and encourages creativity and fun. We are proud of what we do, and invite you to visit us, so we can show our clean and child-centric facility, age-specific classrooms, and personal play areas.
You will meet our knowledgeable, experienced and nurturing teachers, see classrooms filled with happy, healthy children, and enjoy children’s art work throughout the facility. Our goal is to link together with your family, your child, and our staff in a balanced-approach to learning. We are committed to exceeding your expectations when you entrust us with the care of your most precious possession!
- Christian foundation
- Create a Safe and Secure Learning Environment
- Establish Partnerships with Parents
- Provide Certified Teaching Staff
- Promote Character Development
- Exercise Effective and Efficient Use of Time
The GBT (Growing and Building Together) Children’s Academy mission is to meet the needs of parents, children and staff by offering a balanced, value curriculum that develops the whole child. Our objectives are to create a safe and secure learning environment, establish partnerships with parents, provide certified teaching staff, promote character development, & exercise effective and efficient use of time.
Ms. Rhonda has served as the Program Director on our Administrative Team since August 2010. She has over 17 years of experience working with families and children. She worked for Omaha Public Schools as a Classroom Paraprofessional and OPS Liaison between students, parents and the school. She held a volunteer position as Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Club and was the Program Coordinator for the Presbyterian Outreach School of Arts Program, both contracted through AmeriCorps VISTA. She also worked within the social service field for Salvation Army MASS Family Services, where she was the Adopt-A-Family and Rent Assistance Coordinator. While her experience also includes nearly 10 years in the insurance industry, she has most enjoyed her roles that served families and children in close, personal ways. Ms. Rhonda leads all aspects of the day to day operations of the Academy, including planning of the yearly calendar of events for family nights, special programs and field trips. We appreciate you, Ms. Rhonda!
The GBT Children’s Academy has a hands-on approach to learning. We do not watch television, unless with permission, as we feel that children learn BEST through activities and real-life situations! All children, including the shy, outspoken, energetic, and quiet, needs to be integrated in everyday learning. The teachers and other adults (parents, strangers, actors/actresses) are key examples in children’s lives.
Psalms 127:3 states that children are a gift from God. The GBT Children’s Academy has a mission to nurture and develop children to their FULLEST POTENTIAL. The GBT Children’s Academy is a place for GROWING in four key developmental areas: Spiritual, Social, Cognitive and Physical. We will strive to meet the individual needs of every child in our educational program.
The GBT Children’s Academy is a place for BUILDING. For children to be successful, we place a focus on building a child’s character by nurturing and fostering self-esteem and developing positive relationships with others and they will learn that their relationship with God centers on the relationships they form with adults, parents and peers.
The GBT Children’s Academy is a place for parents, teachers and children to work TOGETHER. Children who graduate from our ACADEMY will continue on with a good sense of themselves and others in the world and possess a solid academic foundation in which to continue their education. You can take confidence in knowing that at GBT Children’s Academy, your child will be GROWING, BUILDING, and we will do it TOGETHER.
Experience & Training
- Extensive Child Development Courses
- CPR & First Aid Training
- Our Lending Library: Visit our website to find out more about our take home reading program.
- Happy Feet Soccer is an onsite soccer training program available to children ages 2-6 years old. Classes are every Wednesday starting at 3:30 p.m.
- Dance! Dance! Dance! is a new enrichment program being offered every other month starting October 2012. Classes are held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
- Little Yogis is a yoga exercise program for ages 3-8 years old. These playful workouts let kids pretend to be cobras, bears, butterflies, and bridges as they stretch and strengthen their growing bodies. Look for offerings of this class in the near future.
- Free registration currently offered
- Multiple child discount
- Tuition vacation days available
- Immunization preferred
The GBT (Growing and Building Together) Children’s Academy mission is to meet the needs of parents, children and staff by offering a balanced, value-based education through implementing a diverse curriculum that develops the whole child, Growing and Building Together.
Students enjoy field trips and family events. Parent participation welcomed.