College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center values the impact that early childhood education has on a child’s future success in school. College Heights’ vision is to cultivate an atmosphere where children take their first steps in building an authentic love of learning through developmentally appropriate practices in an environment that fosters family and community involvement.

College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center (CHECLC) offers comprehensive services as a public school for children birth to age five. The school was founded for the purpose to close the achievement gap by providing a high quality early childhood program for all children. The importance of early intervention and a supportive learning environment in the early years along with the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive setting to provide this intervention are priceless benefits for the children that attend College Heights, as well as their families and the community as a whole.

College Heights has 335 students enrolled using multiple funding streams (general fund from taxpayers, tuition from parents, Head Start, Early Head Start, federal special education, Decatur Education Foundation scholarship funds, and Georgia lottery for pre-K). CSD partners with Child Developmental Institute (CDI)(Head Start) to provide forty-five (45) slots to economically underserved and/or children with special needs in learning environments that ready children for their transition to kindergarten.

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