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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 Arbor Springs, Brooks, Canongate, Poplar Road, White Oak and Willis Road 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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Kendra Adan

Director

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Kendra Adan has been a dedicated figure in the field of early childhood education since 1991, bringing over three decades of experience to her role. Holding a Child Development Associate (CDA) degree, Kendra has worn various hats throughout her career, spanning from caring for infants to overseeing afterschool programs, and from administrative responsibilities to managing housekeeping tasks.
What draws Kendra to the early childhood education field is her deep love for children. Witnessing the joy on their faces when they grasp new concepts is the most rewarding aspect of her work. Kendra finds fulfillment in being an integral part of their early learning experiences.

Outside of her professional life, Kendra leads a diverse and fulfilling lifestyle. She manages a small farm, finding joy in gardening and embracing the outdoors through activities like hiking. A book enthusiast, Kendra also values quality time with her family.

The smiles of people, especially children, bring immense happiness to Kendra. She attributes her admiration for kindness and generosity to her maternal grandmother, who lived to the remarkable age of 98. Her gentle spirit and tireless efforts to support those in need left a lasting impression on Kendra.

On Sunday mornings, you’ll likely find Kendra in her element – either tending to her garden or sipping coffee on the porch, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the farm and forest. Described by her team as chatty, positive, and humble, Kendra’s happiness at work stems from being a valuable resource to the families and teachers in her school, embodying her commitment to fostering a supportive and enriching educational environment.




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April Speer

Assistant Director

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April Speer has been in early childhood education since 2014. Holding a TCC degree, she has navigated through various roles within the educational landscape, ranging from nurturing infants to overseeing afterschool programs, alongside administrative training.

What draws April to early childhood education is her profound passion for nurturing young minds and witnessing the blossoming of their unique personalities. Her commitment extends beyond the classroom as she cherishes spending quality time with her own children, often indulging in gaming sessions on her Switch during her spare moments.

Reflecting on what brings her joy, April’s face lights up at the mention of her children, who never fail to bring a smile to her face. She attributes her strength and resilience to her mother, her lifelong confidante, who consistently saw the best in her even during moments of self-doubt.

Come Sunday mornings, you’ll likely find April unwinding on her couch, savoring moments of tranquility amidst the bustle of life. Shy yet stubborn, April embodies resilience and dedication, traits that have fueled her journey in shaping the minds of tomorrow.
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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