Dr. Shirley Watts, Executive Director

Welcome to Heavenly Kids Academy, an outreach ministry of Community Praise Center, Inc., serving children and their families since August 2001. Heavenly Kids Academy is dedicated to providing quality Child Care, Preschool, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), Afterschool Programs including Tutoring, as well as seasonal enrichment camps with strong emphasis on Math and Reading all year long. Our aim is to help to foster social, emotional and educational development in a wholesome Christian environment. We utilize at least three curriculum builders including ABEKA, High Scope, as well as a Creative Curriculum.

We suggest that you and your child visit the Academy together prior to attending, which may help them adjust to a new environment more easily. Then, when the time comes that you are ready to leave your child/children in our care:

1) kiss your child/children good-bye, letting them know that you will be back;

2) encourage your child/children to have a great day at school;

3) release your child/children to our loving and professional staff; and

4) leave without looking back.

Some children may act out their feelings by demonstrating one or more of the following behaviors, including but not limited to, clinging and refusing to let you go, tantrums, toileting accidents, bed wetting, not eating, wanting to stay home, thumb sucking, waking-up at night, bad dreams, crying loudly and/or whimpering. However, after about two-weeks, your child should become more confident and eager to explore the opportunities that await him/her at Heavenly Kids Academy where learning is fun!


Dr. Shirley A. Watts

Executive Director

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Hours Of Operation

Monday – Friday, 6:00am-6:00pm--10 hours maximum per day.

Special situations must be approved by Director along with additional fees being applied for extended care.