Premier Academy Inc. one of Atlanta’s leading early childhood education centers received the distinct honor of being inducted into the Atlanta Business League’s 2011 Hall of Fame. This honor, presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 confirmed what fifteen thousand low income children in Atlanta have already experienced; Premier Academy prepares children for academic success. This organization’s mission is clear in that it aims to provide a quality education program that fosters the development of children and youth through a planned learning environment that aims to enhance them physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.
Premier Academy, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1971 in Atlanta’s Bedford Pines Community. The need for early childhood education existed and Premier supplied the demand in preparing the city’s children for school. The organization has grown from a research and demonstration project into two thriving Child Development Centers (CDC). Since 1995, Premier has maintained the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation, an achievement held by only 18 other centers in Atlanta.
Parental involvement and community engagement are one of the key ingredients to Premier’s success. Premier works collaboratively with community and governmental agencies to provide comprehensive supports to each child’s family. Over fifty percent of students live below the 200 percent federal poverty level. Yet when each child walks through the doors of Premier, hope is restored.
On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Premier Academy Inc. will be celebrating success in service with the 40th Anniversary Legacy Gala at the Loudermilk Center. This fundraiser will benefit the lives and future of Atlanta’s most vulnerable population. In the spirit of education, this year’s Legacy Gala honorees will be Robin H. Ferst, Founder, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy; Pat Willis, Executive Director, VOICES for Georgia’s Children; and Elaine P. Draeger, CEO and President of Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers. Participation and contributions to this event are welcomed in this season of giving. For more information on this event visit http://premier-academy.org/news_and_events.html.
Angier Avenue CDC
444 Angier Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
Minnie Howell CDC
399 Macedonia Road
Atlanta, GA 30354