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Small Blessing Learning Academy

We believe as a tree begins as a small seed, so does a child. With the help of nurturing and care, the child begins to grow in all dimensions to explore and experience new opportunities. Our goal is that our students experience growth spiritually and academically.

Small Blessings is an extension of the ministry of First United Methodist Church of Bryant. Our program will provide a quality early childhood education through experiences that allow for children to begin their development socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. 

Educational Aims

The learning experiences offered by Small Blessings are planned and evaluated in terms of specific goals for the development of each child. The educational aims of the school include:

  • To enrich the child’s social development by providing group stimulation and participation.
  • To enable the child to recognize the needs and feelings of others; to learn to get along with children and adults; to find acceptable ways of solving problems.
  • To develop a degree of self-confidence, responsibility, and independence reasonable for the age.
  • To develop habits of courtesy and thoughtful behavior.
  • To make and enjoy friends, to share responsibility for care of the room and equipment, and to find real joy in belonging to a group.
  • To develop an appreciation for home, school, church, and community, and to recognize God’s plan for us to live happily together in the world.

Our comprehensive curriculum includes exposure to:

  • Dramatic play
  • Creative arts
  • Math readiness
  • Music and movement
  • Science and the natural world
  • Religious concepts (weekly Chapel) 
  • Manners

Concepts that enhance:

  • Positive self image
  • Language development
  • Large and fine muscle development
  • Listening skills

Program Details

  • Small Blessings Learning Academy now offers early childhood education classes for infants through Pre-K. These classes meet 3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Hours are from 8:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. Child pick-up begins at 2:15 and ends at 2:30 p.m.
  • A child qualifies for an age group by reaching that age on or before August 1st and their developmental stage. Children in the three-year-old class MUST be toilet-trained completely before entering.
  • Small Blessings operates on a nine-month basis beginning the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September. Holidays and snow days will be observed concurrently with the Bryant School District.
  • Registration OPENS in February for the following year.
  • 2018-2019 registration OPENS on 2/20/18 at 8:30am. Registration fee ($75) and FORM are due at this time. 
  • Your child’s immunization record must be current and in our file in order to attend school.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email director, Torri Jacobs or call her at (501) 847-0226 Extension 106.

Small Blessings Learning Academy
508 North Reynolds Road
Bryant, AR  72022