Education and Childcare Resources (Feb 2021 Update)

One of the most important decisions we make as parents and caregivers is who takes care of our kids when it isn’t us. Luckily, Rome has plenty of great options to choose from.

*Note: Each * is a recommendation from our community member, and comments are also listed.

I am always updating, and this list may not be perfect. Please message us or comment below to add input.

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Full Time Childcare

Infants to pre-k.

ABC Learning Tree Preschool*

“We LOVE it! My son will be starting Pre-K4 at Unity Christian School this fall and we are very excited to join the Lion family but will really miss ABC.”

Bright Horizons Academy – Closed Permanently 

The Children’s Academy* – Currently has an extra room for ages 5-7 until August 2020.

Kiddie Corral

Kids Stop (East Rome, West Rome, Cartersville)

Kids Town Learning Center

Kids World Learning Center

Oak Bridge Academy – Closed Permanently

Rebecca Blaylock Child Development Center

Superkids Early Learning Center

Westminster Christian Academy

Wiggles & Giggles Childcare Center North

Preschools

Part-Time

Garden Lakes Baptist Preschool

First Baptist Weekday Preschool*  ***Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on February 3, 2021. Want more information? Email mwood@fbcrome.org or call 706.295.1150. Visit our website (fbcrome.org) for a Registration Form and more details. We have stringent COVID-19 policies and procedures in place to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

Ready to send your child to preschool NOW? We have limited openings in some of our classes. Come see why FBWP has been providing exceptional early learning opportunities in our community for 53 years!***

1-yr (by September 1st of the current school year) – Pre K 4/5 years
9am-1pm
Monday-Thursday

“First Baptist Weekday Preschool. We love that staff. They have become family. I like the structure, Christian curriculum and the love they receive.”

PALS – Trinity United Methodist Church  ***We start registration for Fall 2021 on Feb. 17 for families currently enrolled at PALS. On March 3, registration opens to the public.***
Babies-Kindergarten
9am-1pm (1-4 day options)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Read more about PALS…

“PALS at Trinity UMC was amazing! My daughter went there two years and we loved it so much. I was a full time stay at home mom at the time so there 9a-1p four days a week wasn’t a problem for me.”

“Pals. LOVED it all but could have added more days!”

Rome First School Preschool & Kindergarten ****
1 year-Kindergarten
9:00 am through 1:00 pm  (Optional early drop off at 8am)
Monday – Thursday *1-4 day options depending on age)

“Rome First School: great community, great teacher to child ratio, seems like overall a safe/fun/bright environment for my kid.”

“Loved all the staff!”

Public School/Full Day (free)

Head Start

Kids Stop (East Rome, West Rome, Cartersville)

Floyd County Schools

Alto Park

Armuchee

Cave Spring

Garden Lakes

Glenwood Primary

Johnson

Model

Pepperell Primary School

Rome City Schools 

Anna K Davie

Elm Street

Main

North Heights

West Central

West End

Private Schools

Berry College Elementary & Middle School

Darlington School

Montessori (Secondary) School of Rome

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Unity Christian School

Westminster Christian Academy

 

Elementary Schools

Rome City

Anna K Davie

East Central***

“Both of my kids are at East Central and we love it there.”

Elm Street

Main

North Heights

West Central

West End**

“West End, Rome Middle. Love everything about West End but Rome Middle is poorly managed.”

 

Floyd County

Alto Park

Armuchee*

“We love the attention each student receives.”

Cave Spring

Garden Lakes

Glenwood Primary (Pre-k – 2nd grades)***

“Glenwood Primary School- LOVE/great teachers, involved principal, safe and clean, great education.”

“Loved all the staff!”

“We love the attention each student receives.”

Johnson

Model*

“Model Elementary. It’s like a family. Great teachers, great administrators who love the kids”

Pepperell Primary School (Pre-k – 2nd grades)*

“Pepperell primary. Love the staff!!!”

Pepperell Elementary

 

Georgia Cyber Academy

“It is public school at home so I enjoyed the flexible schedule and the curriculum support. Homeschool – flexible schedule, ability to dig as deep into a subject as they want too”

Private

Berry College Elementary & Middle School (Pre-k – 8th)** – Reopening plan can be found HERE.

“Berry College Elementary has been great for my children.”

Darlington (Pre-K – 12)Darlington’s Covid Updates page.

Montessori School of Rome (Pre-k – 12)

St. Mary’s Catholic School (Pre-K – 6th)*

“Small, very friendly, appreciate you, great learning environment and teachers. Dislike the cost.”

Unity Christian School (Pre-K – 12th)Return to School Updates

 

Middle/High School

Floyd County Schools

Armuchee Middle School

Armuchee High School

Coosa Middle School

Coosa High School

FCS College and Career Academy

Model Middle School

Model High School

Pepperell Middle School

Pepperell High School

 

Rome City Schools

Rome Middle School

“West End, Rome Middle. Love everything about West End but Rome Middle is poorly managed.”

Rome High School

“Rome High, My child was bullied to a point to where they shut down and stopped doing everything and anything. It took very intensive, long counseling and therapy just to have a verbal conversation with them again. Bullying is just as much if not more by teachers! END IT ALLTOGETHER!!! #STOPTHEHATE”

 

Georgia Cyber Academy

“It is public school at home so I enjoyed the flexible schedule and the curriculum support. Homeschool – flexible schedule, ability to dig as deep into a subject as they want too”

 

Private

Berry College Elementary & Middle School (Pre-k – 8) – Reopening plan can be found HERE.

Darlington School (Pre-k – 12)Darlington’s Covid Updates page.

Montessori (Secondary) School of Rome (Pre-k – 12)

Unity Christian School (Pre-k – 12)

 

Academic Help/Tutoring

Sylvan Learning Center of Rome (also available in Cartersville)

Resources:

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning  Visit DECAL to review licensing, ratings, Covid related closures and more for child care and pre-K providers with state funding.

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