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Preschool and Daycare in Newnan, Georgia

Welcome to The Nest Schools of Newnan, Georgia! We are proud to offer Newnan families the highest quality childcare and preschool programs. Our curriculum and program design incorporate the most current research in early development to best prepare children for their future in and out of the classroom. At The Nest, we work every day to create a culture of kindness, build the foundations for wellness for life, make learning fun, and continually take our best and make it better. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour!

We offer before and after-school care for Newnan Crossing, Welch and White Oak Elementary Schools.

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The Nest Difference

At The Nest, we take every precaution to ensure your child’s health and safety when they spend their day with us. Our schools provide layers of security measures to protect the children in our care.
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Our curriculum and program design incorporate the most current research in early development to best prepare children for their future in and out of the classroom. Each element of our Nest Play curriculum shares one goal: to help children love to learn.
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Communication with our families is a top priority at The Nest Schools. Everything from the face-to-face interactions during pick up and drop off times, individual conference times, school e-newsletter, daily reporting app, and interactive displays outside every classroom allow for parents to be fully involved and in the know on their child’s learning and progress.
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At The Nest Schools, we hire teachers who have a genuine love for young children and share our vision of raising a world of kind, healthy, and inspired kids. All of our teachers are highly-trained youth developers who are dedicated to bringing out what is special and unique about each child.
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At The Nest, we set out to create outdoor environments that entice children to engage with nature. Our playgrounds are rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment that was created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.
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Our Newnan Leadership Team

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Tanika Clardy

Director

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Tanika Clardy is a dedicated professional in the field of early childhood education, bringing over a decade of experience since she embarked on this rewarding journey in 2009. Holding an Associates degree in Applied Science, Tanika has consistently demonstrated her commitment to fostering a positive and enriching environment for young learners.

Throughout her career, Tanika has served in various roles, including as a preschool and pre-k assistant, as well as taking on responsibilities as an assistant director and director. What draws Tanika to the early childhood education field is the opportunity to care for children and actively contribute to building a bridge between their formative years and a joyful learning experience. Her passion is evident in her belief that education can be both enjoyable and fundamental in shaping a child’s future.

Outside of her professional life, Tanika cherishes moments spent with her family and finds joy in listening to music. Her personal motto, “Be the change you want to see,” reflects her commitment to making a positive impact not only in the lives of the children she cares for but also in the broader community.

Tanika’s radiant personality is described in three words: energetic, caring, and compassionate. She finds happiness in making children smile and laugh, reassuring them that they are loved and safe in the school environment she helps cultivate. Inspired by her grandmother, Tanika learned the true definition of love and the importance of education as a key to success.

On Sunday mornings, you can usually find Tanika engaged in quality time with her family, participating in activities such as dancing, outings, movie time, and playing board/card games. For Tanika Clardy, the heart of her work lies in creating a positive and loving space for children to thrive, embodying the change she wishes to see in the world.




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Jenny Weston

Assistant Director

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Jenny Weston has been immersed in the realm of early childhood education since 2014, embarking on a journey that has seen her traverse various roles within the field. Beginning with Pre-1 and advancing to GA Pre-K, Jenny currently thrives as the Assistant Director and Pre-K project director, where her passion for nurturing young minds finds its fullest expression.

Drawn to early childhood education by the profound joy of witnessing children evolve mentally, emotionally, and physically, Jenny’s commitment extends beyond the classroom. When not immersed in educational pursuits, Jenny’s time revolves around her three children, whose extracurricular activities keep her engaged and fulfilled. Amidst the whirlwind of parental responsibilities, Jenny finds solace in the soothing art of crochet and the captivating world of literature, with a penchant for the thrill of a well-crafted horror movie.

Her unwavering dedication to her family, coupled with an indomitable spirit forged through life’s challenges, inspires admiration in those around her. Jenny finds happiness in every aspect of her work, believing in the transformative power of resilience and determination. Her personal motto, “When you fall, don’t stay down,” encapsulates her ethos of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.

On Sunday mornings, amidst the tranquility of the day, you’ll find Jenny Weston busy at the stove, preparing a hearty breakfast for her cherished trio. Strong, independent, and trustworthy, Jenny embodies the qualities she instills in her young charges, shaping futures and nurturing dreams with boundless dedication and unwavering resolve.
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Courtney Morgan

Regional Director

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Courtney Morgan, an experienced leader in early childhood education, serves as the Regional Director of the Nest Schools in Georgia. With a passion for nurturing young minds, Courtney entered the field in 2012, armed with an associate degree in early childhood education. Her journey through the ranks includes roles as a Teacher, Assistant Director, Director, and District Manager before assuming her current position.

Courtney’s commitment to early childhood education stems from her belief in its pivotal role in shaping children’s futures. She sees early educators as architects of the foundation upon which children build their learning and success. For Courtney, being a part of this crucial phase of a child’s development is a privilege she cherishes.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Courtney finds joy in family time, especially by the beach with her husband and son. Embracing the balance between work and personal life, she thrives on the connections she fosters both in and out of the classroom.

Our Newnan Educational Programs

Hummingbirds

We understand that infants need nurturing, and parents need to feel secure knowing their child is in good hands. Our infant teachers are hand-picked natural caregivers who focus on meeting the individual needs of every child. While your child is in our care, you can rest assured that they will receive the attention and interaction they need and deserve.

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Ducklings

We recognize that your young toddler has the capacity to learn so much in the first few years of their life by simply having opportunities to explore and play amongst peers. Our teachers encourage learning through daily routines and experiences involving health and physical development, social-emotional development, language and literacy development, and so much more.

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Cardinals

Our Cardinal program supports older toddlers and their increased independence, exploration of emotions and feelings, and fast-developing use of language. We also understand and support their continued desire to explore everything about their world. We believe our play-based philosophy and learning center structure gives them the best opportunity to do this.

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Penguins

The early preschool years are nothing short of amazing! Children at this age have an overwhelming eagerness to learn and you will notice that their ability to experiment, explore, and focus on set activities begins to change rapidly. Our Penguin program supports young preschoolers and their need to be challenged, engaged, and encouraged in their learning and personal interests.

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Robins

The older preschool years consist of so much learning and development! Their peer relationships are strengthening, they have a more complex understanding and use of language, and their overall motor skills have developed rapidly. Our Robins program continues to provide for preschoolers and their need to be challenged, engaged, and supported in their learning and personal interests.

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Pelicans / Before & After School

Our School Age program provides children with opportunities for exploration, creativity, and fun challenges to support them in becoming their best selves. Our program consists of a mix of guided activities planned by the children and teacher-guided activities.

Summer Fun for Your Child

Summer is one of the things children look forward to the most. School’s out, and children are ready to get back to their much-awaited playtime. But instead of letting your child become glued to TV screens, computers, or mobile devices watching cartoons or playing video games, this may be the perfect time to encourage them to engage in activities that offer the right balance between learning and fun. This is where summer camps come in!

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What Our Families Are Saying

“We are so grateful for The Nest Schools! We have had amazing teachers so far, and our son loves every minute of school! What I love is that even the teachers that our son hasn’t had yet all know him by name, and treat him like he is one of their own students. We would (and do) recommend The Nest to anyone that asks.”

Amanda Lacks

“The things we like best about our child care experience at The Nest Schools are that we’re always greeted each morning with the staff’s friendly smiles and positive attitudes. Both of our children feel welcomed and have developed wonderful relationships. We are also impressed by the level of safety and the daily curriculum.”

Stephanie & Ryan Briggs

“To us, The Nest Schools has meant more than just childcare; they have been our partner in the development and success of our kids! ”

Stephen Starr

Schedule Your Tour

Scheduling a tour does not guarantee availability.
The School Director will be able to confirm space in your child’s program during the tour.

Self-scheduled tours are currently available for the following programs.
If your program is not listed, please contact the school for more information on availability and waitlist options.

Nest Rebrand Timeline

Classroom Furniture & Materials

Every classroom will be transformed with top of the line, solid maple craftsmanship pieces including tables, chairs, shelves, toys, and every day classroom supplies.

Big Brave Blocks

Our jumbo blocks will ignite children’s imaginations encouraging learning, social development, movement, and of course fun! Click here to learn more about children’s development through big block fun. 

Paint

All walls within the school will receive a fresh new coat of paint!

Flooring

Easy to clean vinyl-plank flooring will be installed throughout the school.

Outdoor Play Spaces

Our outdoor play spaces will be rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.

Interior Signage/Artwork

Beautiful artwork, classroom signs, and signs emphasizing our core values will adorn the interior of our school.

Exterior Signage

New exterior signage will ensure we can’t be missed!

Digital Signage

Never miss a beat! Our digital displays outside classrooms and in our lobby will keep you up-to-date on weekly curriculum activities, school announcements, events, menus and more!

Security

We will be installing state-of-the-art security systems at the entrance and throughout our school to keep our children safe and provide parents peace of mind that their children are safe in our care.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers using ActivePure Technology® will continuously clean and protect air and surfaces 24 hours a day, reducing 99.96% of airborne SARS-COV-2 viral partials as well as other viral contaminants.

Click here to watch a short video with more information on how this technology protects your child while in our care.

Interior Renovations