2709 Gresham Rd S.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
To educate each student to succeed through higher learning with a program designed to promote and further enhance our students learning ability.
"A Proven History that Leads to a Bright Educational Future"
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First Day of School
Teacher Work Day-Kindergarten Students Do Not Report
28th - 29th
20th - January 3
School Re-Opens from
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday School Closed
Teacher Work Day-Kindergarten Students Do Not Report
6th - 10
Last Day of School (Kindergarten)
Early Release ~ 12:00 pm
Class of 2019 Graduation
Summer Enrichment Camp Begins
Dear Parents and Students~
My wife and I are Atlanta natives, products of the Atlanta Public Schools and Historically Black Colleges. For more than a decade we served in administrative and support roles in higher education, but upon our return to Atlanta, we saw the need for child care in our South DeKalb community and set out to address the need. At the outset, and through the present day, teaching young people has been the goal at JOHNSON'S LEARNING CENTER (JLC).
Our years in the higher education environment prepared us to recognize and realize the potential for our young people. Developing a tough curriculum and identifying teachers committed to the principles of early learning has been the "guiding force" in this important endeavor. We look forward each year to the new class of students beginning this rigorous journey and we rejoice each year at kindergarten graduation when we witness the one year evolution of the combined efforts of students, teachers and parents. This ceremony affirms for all, the true ability of young people to grow and evolve at an early age, Our mission statement refers to the "unknown world of tomorrow. At any given time in history, the "world of tomorrow" was unknown, but somewhat predictable.
Today the world around us changes at such a rapid pace that we must, at the very least, attempt to prepare our students for any and every situation, predictable or otherwise, for the world in which they will live and work. Preparation and effort along with many other skills and experiences are combined here in one wholesome, challenging learning environment.
Patricia & Wesley L. Johnson Jr.
In August 1980, a small house on Gresham Road became the home of Johnson's Learning Center. Johnson's Learning Center opened its doors with a staff of three, thirty-seven children and two classrooms. In 1981 the carport was enclosed to add another classroom to accommodate increasing enrollment. Two years later, three additional classrooms were built. What began as a small two room center now encompasses a separate facility for toddlers, six classrooms for children ages 2 – 4 years, two portable units for 65 kindergarten students, an off-site facility (Christine-Elizabeth Academy) for grades 1 – 3 and a staff of forty. The driving force behind Johnson's Learning Center’s growth and development has been its owner/director. With a fierce determination and guided by a belief that all children have the potential to achieve success, Mrs. Johnson developed a program whose basic premise is that with nurturing, guidance, and a strong educational foundation, our children’s horizons are limitless. Johnson's Learning Center and Christine Elizabeth Academy have earned a strong reputation, not only in the South DeKalb area but also throughout the city of Atlanta for providing quality childcare and education to students.
Our education program is a
nurturing environment that will provide developmentally- appropriate activities.
Learning takes place in whole and small group instruction, along with active-learning activities. Your child will learn tools to ready them for their educational years to come.
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Johnson's Learning Center Parents Connection is a group of parents on a mission to add to this outstanding legacy that has been established in this community by Johnson's Learning Center. Our goal is to improve overall parental involvement and support Johnson's Learning Center. We believe that your involvement will enhance its success and your child's experience here. You can contribute to the phenomenal foundation Johnson's Learning Center provides, by offering your time and talents to further enrich the center for current students and for future generations to come. Working together, we can make a difference!
Want an easy way to help your school? Clip your Box Tops and turn them into your child's homeroom teacher. Box Tops are one of the easiest ways you can give back to your school because they are found on many of the items you already purchase for your home. Each Box Top is worth $0.10 (10 cents) for JLC. All monies received will be used on various school improvements.
Don't have a Publix Partners key ring? Stop by the Front Office or see your child's teacher for one. Each time you shop at Publix please ask the cashier to scan your card. This way a portion of your sale will be given to the Johnson's Learning Center. All monies received will be used on various school improvements.
There are many things you can do to give back to your school and it won't cost a penny. JLC appreciates the support received from our corporate partnering programs. If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Johnson's Learning Center there are several events and activities planned where your time would be greatly appreciated by leading or serving on a committee. We encourage parents to share any special skills, talents, or resources you are willing to contribute throughout the school year. If you are interested in partnering with other parents to help make a impact on our schools, please contact the Front Office or the JLC Parents Connection.
Johnson's Learning Center accepts students from 18 months through kindergarten.
Johnson’s Learning Center has a non-graded group from 18 months through pre-kindergarten and a graded kindergarten group.
Yes. You may schedule an appointment to visit our school by calling the Front Office. Our number is 404-243-1041.
No. While we do observe most of the same holiday's, we do not follow their calendar in its entirety.
Yes. All field trips are selected to enrich and enhance learning for all grade levels. We typically go once a quarter throughout the school year. All students are encouraged to participate.
Yes. We have a mandatory uniform policy which is strictly enforced. Students are expected to wear their uniform in its entirety Monday through Friday unless informed otherwise of dress-down days by the Front Office. Parents are notified when to change from spring/summer to winter/fall uniforms. For more information on uniforms, please contact the Front Office.
All kindergarten students will be required to take standardized test. Please see the Front Office for more information.
No. All students must be picked up from the school by an authorized individual listed on your child’s emergency contact card.
Our hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The academic day for kindergarten begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Preschool begins at 8:30 a.m.
Yes. After school care is only available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for full time enrolled students and this fee is included in the tuition.
Yes. Breakfast is served every morning from 6:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
No. Students are only allowed to bring in outside food if they have special dietary needs. Medical documentation has to be on file.
We observe most major holidays. Please visit the school calendar page for the official school closings.
Yes. Potty training is done in our 18 month old classroom. Our teachers work closely with the parent and child to meet their needs. No potty training is offered in the pre-school building.
We follow the State of Georgia guidelines for ratio per classroom. (please see the Teacher-Student Ratio Graph Below)
18 months 8 to 1
2 years old 10 to 1
3 years old 15 to 1
4 years old 18 to 1
We will contact all parents by mass email and/or text. Information will also be posted on the school website home page or by tuning into the local radio station or WSBTV Channel 2, 11alive or Fox 5 Atlanta news station for school closing.
Parents must complete the medication form located in each classroom and the Front Office.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
2709 Gresham Road S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, US
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment