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Dacula Academy, an early childhood educational facility, is committed to education that supports young children ranging in the ages of 6 weeks to 13 years of age.  By focusing on the needs of the whole child, we offer a program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning based on the social, cognitive, emotional and physical skills of the child.  Our goal is to work with young children and their families in our community by providing a nurturing environment, which is essential for elementary school readiness.  We will assist in developing a child’s unique qualities while supporting families through strong partnerships..

WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CHILDCARE, Just come in and experience the difference for YOURSELF!!!

Dacula Academy is currently the only center in the state of Georgia holding these accreditation’s simultaneously.  We strive hard to maintain the high quality of standards our children, parents and staff have come to expect!
We are proud to be a 2 STAR quality rated establishment. We are committed to work continuously to improve the quality of care we provide to children and families


From December 1,  2005 thru present day Dacula Academy earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

On October 1, 2007, Dacula Academy earned their CENTER OF DISTINCTION recognition from Bright from the Start Child Care Licensing Agency.  


On October 12, 2007 Janna Rookis received recognition as Care Giver of the year by The Georgia Association of Young Children 

GA association of young children

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Pre-K Program

We are currently taking registrations for the 2017-2018 School Year


Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia’s four year olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.


Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents are eligible to attend Georgia’s Pre-K Program during this school year. Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for families and for providers.

Because participation in Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for public schools and for private child development centers, there may not be enough spaces in every community for all four year olds who wish to participate. Every effort will be made to contract with eligible centers to create enough spaces for children who want to attend OR to match children with available spaces in other Georgia’s Pre-K Program providers in the area.

For additional information about eligibility and enrolling a child in Georgia’s Pre-K Program please visit the Enrolling in Pre-K page.

Click here for FAQ around GA Pre-K Program



Georgia has a long history as a leader in promoting early learning and development outcomes for children. Over the last decade, Georgia has worked to extend the standards down to birth and to align them to the K-12 system. In 2013, Georgia introduced its latest set of high-quality, research-based early learning standards for children birth to age five called the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS). The GELDS are the result of a two-year alignment study and revision project that began in 2010. The purpose of the GELDS is to promote quality learning experiences for children and address the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?” They are a set of appropriate, attainable standards for Georgia’s youngest learners and are designed to be flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.

The standards are written as a continuum of skills, behaviors, and concepts that children develop throughout this time of life. They are divided into age groups for convenience and serve as a framework for learning. The GELDS take the place of the Georgia Early Learning Standards (GELS) for birth to three and the Pre-K Content Standards, creating a seamless system of standards in Georgia for birth to five. The GELDS are aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, the CCGPS for K-12, the Work Sampling System Assessment.

For more information, visit www.gelds.decal.ga.gov.

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After School

The children have free choice time everyday from 4:30pm-6:30pm and are able to participate in the following programs.  The children switch classrooms every 30 minutes so that they are able to participate in a variety of activities. 



We offer free tutoring to all our school aged children who are interested in extra help.
Tutoring is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Our tutor, Brook Jordan, is a 1st grade teacher



Art Class

We offer an Art class Monday through Friday from 4:30pm-6:00pm for all school aged children.  This class is free to all after school children. 



Music Class

We offer music classes Monday through Friday from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  The children will learn the basics of music as well as how to play songs on the piano. This class is free to all after school children.  Our music teacher has a Bachelor of Arts from Clarke University.


Physical Fitness

One of our classrooms is designed as a indoor gym with large padded floor mats for physical fitness activities.  We have a certified physical education teacher on staff that teaches the children the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and staying active.  They play games, do yoga, watch and follow fitness videos and even take physical fitness tests! 

game room

One of our classrooms transforms into a game room in the afternoons for our after school program. The children can play a variety of board games and card games as well as the Wii, Fuse Ball, Air Hockey & Table Tennis.  This is always a favorite room for our after school children to unwind in after a long day at school!