About Rome & Rockmart Children's Academies
Rome Children’s Academy was originally established as a state licensed daycare facility in 2001, and was created to assist low-income families in their efforts to become self-sufficient. Rome Children’s Academy transitioned to a Montessori-based early learning center in 2010 under a partnership with the Montessori School of Rome. In the summer of 2014, NWGHA opened Rockmart Children’s Academy in order to serve the residents of Rockmart. Rockmart Children’s Academy also utilizes the Montessori philosophy in its classrooms. It is the mission of both Academies to provide a nurturing, safe and caring environment in which the program participants will learn and grow developmentally, fostered by a trained and loving staff. Both centers are subsidiaries of Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA).
Rome Children’s Academy and Rockmart Children’s Academy are open to the residents of NWGHA and the public. NWGHA residents can participate in the ROSS Family Childcare Assistance Program and receive financial assistance while they work towards obtaining and/or maintaining employment, attend GED classes or technical school program, or participate in a job training program. Program participants can work towards becoming self-sufficient while their children grow developmentally at Rome Children’s Academy or Rockmart Children’s Academy.
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.
Infant Program 6 weeks - 18 months
The infant program incorporates language development, music, exercise & stimulation, and gross & fine motor skill development.
Toddler Program 18 months - 3 years
In this program, the child will develop his ability to concentrate, to be independent, to exhibit self-control, and to socialize with others.
Primary Program 3 years - 5 years
Students in the primary program work on practical life activities to develop a sense of self and the environment. They develop classification and expression of color, size, and weight skills. Students work on math, language, reading, science, and writing skills.
Benefits of the Montessori Philosophy
Traditional methods of education decide the curriculum and the instruction pace is set by the group. Teachers at the Academies explore other styles of learning, from musical to kinesthetic.
Montessori education accommodates all learning styles and encourages students to learn at their own pace. Academy students are active participants in their learning. Students in the Primary Room have learned all the continents and planets in the solar system.
Children who receive a Montessori education are well prepared academically, socially and emotionally. They often perform very well on standardized tests.
According to the American Montessori Society, “Montessori students become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners.” Students in the Toddler Room are learning to count to five (5).
Hours of Operation
The Academies are open year round from 7:15am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
For current prices, please contact the Academy directly. Both Academies serve the public.
Students are served breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily. Both Academies participate in the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Contact us at:
Rome Children's Academy
141 E. 14th Street
Rome, GA 30161
Rockmart Children's Academy
1030 N. Piedmont Ave.
Rockmat, GA 30153