Great Expectations Prep Academy

Great Expectations Prep Academy

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Do you know a phenomenal person who loves children? Send them our way! We have an amazing culture and a wonderful team here at GEPA! Call 901-300-OWL9 for more info! 901-300-6959
Feliz Viernes mis amigos! 🥰 Tener un buen fin de semana! ❤️🦉
🌀🙋🏽‍♀️It's Pay Day so it's time to SPIN THE WHEEL!!! All educators who have been at work the whole pay period get to spin for bonus prizes! It's just another way we pour into our staff and keep things FUN! 🤩




Give them a variety of food and make it super yummy! That’s how you cure picky eaters! Lasagna day is always a hit!
Happy International Women’s Day! 💞 We are so proud of our book selection this month! Every March, Great Expectations celebrates the amazing contributions women make to the world! 👩🏽‍⚖️💞🧑🏽‍🚀💞👩🏽‍⚕️💞👩🏼‍🏫💞👩🏽‍🎨💞🧑🏽‍🚒💞👩🏽‍🚀💞🧑🏻‍⚕️
Today was a good day! ❤️🦉
Happy Birthday Ms. Jasmine! 🎉🎉🎉
A Day in the Life of a Great Expectations Owl! ❤️🦉
Every March, Great Expectations celebrates Women’s History Month! We are so proud that many other programs have followed us because this is one of our most important themes. Join us as we shine the spotlight on women in science, the arts, sports and education!
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Our Owls are 2️⃣Cute 2️⃣day!!!! I hate that the rain canceled the surprise carnival 🎡 we planned but we will make the best of TWOday! Our lunch consists of 2️⃣ choices between chicken and beef on their Taco TWOSDAY bar! We will have a party at 2️⃣:2️⃣2️⃣complete with face painting and balloon animals! Make TWOday special! You know we will make it GREAT!!! ✌🏽 #22222
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Thank you for visiting Great Expectations Preparatory Academy! Call 901-300-6959 to schedule a tour Great Expectations Prep Academy a academic preschool serving children 6 weeks- 12 years old.

We believe education begins at birth and the goals capable of being accomplished are beyond our expectations. Each child should be treated as an individual with unique talents, strengths and learning styles. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will introduce your child to challenges and activities that awaken their senses and spark imagination. We desire that your child gain scholastic

Operating as usual

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 09/07/2022

The excitement in the air today was infectious! It’s something about those uniforms! 😍🦉❤️

08/05/2022

We work hard at cleaning and sanitizing our school. Please make sure you follow your school’s illness policy to protect the families in our community! 🤒

07/28/2022

Grad gifts for our kiddos headed to kindergarten are in the lobby. Make sure you take it home or pick it up if your child is out for the summer!

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 07/25/2022

A Day in the Life of a GE Owl! 🦉❤️

07/17/2022

Join us in wishing Ms. Vera Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳❤️🦉

07/13/2022

Happy Birthday to Ms. Robbie!!! Let’s give her a GREAT BIRTHDAY SHOUT!!! Enjoy you day’ 🎉❤️🦉

07/08/2022

Our fearless leader is such an inspiration! Pauletta did not have the need for any college classes. She taught elementary school for years before she retired. She knew our push for this year was NAEYC accreditation, teachers going back to school and setting an example for new teachers we would be onboarding. She wanted to prove it could be done and she did JUST THAT! Thank you for continuously raising the bar and setting the example! ❤️🦉

07/08/2022

If you have a child in any TN childcare program your Smart Steps/DHS certificate parent fee will be waived until the end of the year starting August 1st.

Make sure your provider stops your automated billing at this time. You should ONLY be paying for overages if your provider charges more than the full reimbursement rate.

Please share! ❤️🦉

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 07/02/2022

More 🫧Bubble Pics! 🫧❤️

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 07/02/2022

🫧 Bubbles, bubbles and more BUBBLES!!! 🫧 You know Great Expectations is SUPER FUN all year round! 🫧 Can you spot your owl? 👀

06/07/2022

The best way to apply is to stop by our facility and complete an application. Our address is 2759 Colony Park Dr. Memphis, TN 38118. Call when you are on your way. 901-300-6959. We have an immediate need so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

06/06/2022

Great Expectations is hiring! Apply in person at 2759 Colony Park Dr. directly down the street from American Way Porter Leath. We offer competitive pay, bonuses, fun staff trips & outings. We also help you obtain your CDA and early childhood degree! Call today 901-300-6959!

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 06/01/2022

Teaching diversity creates empathetic students! Thank you Jay Kumar for teaching our students about India! 🇮🇳❤️

05/25/2022

Way to go Trinity! ❤️🦉

05/25/2022

Dr. Stan Thompson visited GE today and the children were so engaged! These Little Owls are wise beyond their 3-5 years! They will be excellent doctors, nurses, educators and leaders!

Dr. Thompson is the Chief Clinical Officer for ! He oversees 70 contracts in emergency medicine, hospital medicine & anesthesia within Lifepoint Health system across the country! We are so proud that he pours into our students annually! 🏥🚑

Keep inspiring us Dr. Thompson! 👨🏽‍⚕️❤️

05/20/2022

Great Expectations Prep Academy

I came up with this list several years ago. I post these tips as reminders every June to warn others of the dangers of high temps in the south. Unfortunately we already experienced our 1st death of a toddler child here in Memphis.

Please keep these tips in mind so we can prevent vehicular heatstroke deaths. Make sure you take steps to ensure your child’s safety while being transported by a childcare center or someone new.

1. If your morning routine changes please make sure you call to check if your child made it to school. Ask for a name to face check. It will remind the person the child is in the car.

2. Use a childcare program that uses an app to update you throughout the day. It should let you know when the child has been checked in and give you picture updates. Look at your app daily.

3. Set a daily alarm on your phone that says "Is the baby ok at school?" that is set to go off around your drop off time.

4. If you are the one dropping off a child, leave your briefcase, purse, cell phone on the back seat with baby. The sad reality is some people will forget a baby before they forget their cell phone. Especially if they aren’t the one who usually transports.

5. Childcare center staff call or text parents when children are absent. If parents left them in the car at their job it will remind them.

6. Childcare centers please add an extra layer of protection to ensure all the children are safely off of the vehicles by adding an additional person to check behind the monitor. This is a DHS rule many do not follow.

7. Slow down! We are always in such a rush. We have so much on our minds and if one thing in our routine changes it throws us off. Plan your day accordingly so last minute changes don’t leave us flustered and forgetful.

8. Childcare center owners FOLLOW THE RULES IN PLACE TO PROTECT THESE CHILDREN! Do NOT allow staff members to pick up students in their personal cars! Do a face to name check on all the students. Triple check these vans and buses!

Don’t think it could never happen to you! Our lives can be ruined by one mistake. If we all take little steps we can help end pediatric car deaths associated with heat. This is 100000% preventable!!! Our children are depending on us to keep them safe! ❤️

Great Expectations Prep Academy Thank you for visiting Great Expectations Preparatory Academy! Call 901-300-6959 to schedule a tour today! Make sure you follow us on IG as well! www.instagram.com/GreatexpectationsMemphis

05/07/2022

Spanish with our Sophomore toddler class! ❤️🦉

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Thank you so much for the kindness you have shown this week! This has been such an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week! It made my heart smile to see the ladies who pour into our students daily get their cups filled by our parents!

Thank you for that!

Mrs. Brandy

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Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 05/03/2022

$2 for Tuesday is dedicated to my late grandma Minola! She loved this song! Every year, I have this event during Teacher Appreciation because it reminds me of her. One of my closest friends Vondrea recently lost her mom and I would also like to dedicate this day to her mother Rose as well. The last slide is my Grandma Minola and Rose at a Mother’s Day brunch) I do not own the rights to this music

05/03/2022

This is our playlist for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 05/02/2022

It’s time to show our ladies some LOVE! ❤️🙌🏽 You have NO IDEA how special it is to have worked with these ladies for years!

Ms. Paulette, Ms. Amiee and Ms. Delois started working with me before I was an owner at the IRS childcare center as early as 2006! That is so special because this industry is known for high turnover. All of my staff have been in early education for years! They have cared for the children of some of their former students! Those parent’s eyes light up when they realize they have a teacher who cared for them! Children never forget how you made them feel! The staff also always remembers them and their families!

I’ve watched these ladies go through the pandemic caring for our students when NOTHING was certain! That’s why I show them how much they mean to me! I see what they do behind the scenes daily! No one could beat me showing them appreciation but this week I want our parents to try!

Ladies of GEPA I salute you! I honor you! I will forever love you! Thank you for all you do!

Leave a sweet note here for our team today! ❤️

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/28/2022

Today Great Expectations was honored to have Ms. Tanisha with Opera Memphis at our school! Representation is so important! I want our Owls to know anything is possible! It’s so cool to help children learn to appreciate all types of music! 🎶 We do not own rights to this music.

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/27/2022

Today is Admin Professionals Day! My admin staff are top tier! I was out today chaperoning my nephew’s Zoo trip so my staff executed their lunch today! I am so blessed and proud of my team! We are family and I try to spend my career showing them how much I value them! I’m able to be away from the building because we have systems in place and a strong support staff! I couldn’t do this without Ms.Pauletta and Ms. Amiee! ❤️Thank you both for all you do! 🦉

Get ready for your pamper day compliments of Ms. Brandy! 😘

04/19/2022

Happy Birthday to our fierce and fearless leader! Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your day! ❤️🦉

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/15/2022

🐰❤️🐰❤️🐰❤️🐰❤️ Spring Fling 🥚 Hunt

04/13/2022

Happy Birthday Ms. Amiee! We hope your day is filled with all of your favorites! Enjoy your day!

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Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/05/2022

WOYC Tasty Tuesday 🍽😋-African lunch catered by Bala's Bistro African Restaurant 4571 Elvis Presley - Lamb Saka, Fufu, Rice, Chicken and Fried Plantains.

04/04/2022

Music Monday with Mark Baker 🎷❤️🎷

Happy ! 🎷Every year, we celebrate The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Week of the Young Child with fun filled themes and activities! Local Celebrity Saxophonist Mark Baker serenaded each child and teacher as they entered school this morning. He spent time in their classrooms educating them about his instrument and all the wonderful opportunities he has through music. What a beautiful way to start our week! ❤️🎷❤️🎷❤️🎷❤️🎷❤️🎷❤️

04/01/2022

Great Expectations Prep Academy

Do you know a phenomenal person who loves children? Send them our way! We have an amazing culture and a wonderful team here at GEPA! Call 901-300-OWL9 for more info! 901-300-6959

Great Expectations Prep Academy Thank you for visiting Great Expectations Preparatory Academy! Call 901-300-6959 to schedule a tour today! Make sure you follow us on IG as well! www.instagram.com/GreatexpectationsMemphis

04/01/2022

Friday Circle Time with the Seniors! ❤️🦉

04/01/2022

Happy Friday Friends! 🥰 Have a nice weekend!❤️

Feliz Viernes mis amigos! 🥰 Tener un buen fin de semana! ❤️🦉

03/25/2022

🌀🙋🏽‍♀️It's Pay Day so it's time to SPIN THE WHEEL!!! All educators who have been at work the whole pay period get to spin for bonus prizes! It's just another way we pour into our staff and keep things FUN! 🤩




03/10/2022

Lunchtime with the Toddlers 😋

Give them a variety of food and make it super yummy! That’s how you cure picky eaters! Lasagna day is always a hit!

03/08/2022

Happy International Women’s Day! 💞 We are so proud of our book selection this month! Every March, Great Expectations celebrates the amazing contributions women make to the world! 👩🏽‍⚖️💞🧑🏽‍🚀💞👩🏽‍⚕️💞👩🏼‍🏫💞👩🏽‍🎨💞🧑🏽‍🚒💞👩🏽‍🚀💞🧑🏻‍⚕️

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 03/05/2022

Today was a good day! ❤️🦉

03/04/2022

Enjoy your day! 🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️🦉

Happy Birthday Ms. Jasmine! 🎉🎉🎉

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 03/04/2022

A Day in the Life of a Great Expectations Owl! ❤️🦉

03/03/2022

Every March, Great Expectations celebrates Women’s History Month! We are so proud that many other programs have followed us because this is one of our most important themes. Join us as we shine the spotlight on women in science, the arts, sports and education!
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Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 02/22/2022

Our Owls are 2️⃣Cute 2️⃣day!!!! I hate that the rain canceled the surprise carnival 🎡 we planned but we will make the best of TWOday! Our lunch consists of 2️⃣ choices between chicken and beef on their Taco TWOSDAY bar! We will have a party at 2️⃣:2️⃣2️⃣complete with face painting and balloon animals! Make TWOday special! You know we will make it GREAT!!! ✌🏽 #22222

02/14/2022

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02/01/2022

🚨 🚨Calling all Superheroes!!!! 🚨🚨

Your assistance is needed this month as we learn about past & present African American heroes! 🦸🏽‍♂️

February is jammed PACKED full of FUN and excitement!!! 💥 Put your mask on and iron your cape! It’s time to save the day!!!! 🦹🏿‍♂️❤️💙💛🦸🏽‍♂️❤️💙💛🦸🏻❤️💙💛🦹🏽‍♀️❤️💙💛🦸🏼❤️💙💛

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Photos from Nature Chronicles's post

01/28/2022

What do we do on the last day of our Chilling in the Arctic theme?

🗣SNOWBALL FIGHTS!!!! 🙋🏿➰⚪️

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01/22/2022

Some skills are as important as learning your ABC's! Such a sweet moment caught by their teacher. 🙏🏼 ❤️🙏🏼❤️



01/16/2022

Beginning January 19, every home in the US can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. There will be no shipping costs and you will not need to enter a credit card number. Visit covidtests.gov on January 19 to order.

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01/10/2022

Chilling in the Arctic 🥶❄️🥶❄️🥶❄️

Get ready to stamp those passports! Great Expectations will travel to the Arctic 🥶 to learn about the habitat, animals and the Inuit people who live there today! 🐰❄️🐻‍❄️❄️ 🦭❄️ 🐰❄️ 🐻‍❄️❄️ 🦭❄️arctic

01/04/2022

BRRRRR!!!! It’s cold in here! 🥶 There MUST be some Owls in the atmosphere! Are you ready to travel to The Arctic with us for the New Year? 🐻‍❄️❄️🐇❄️🦭❄️🐃. Come chill with us!

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DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK‼️Today is our official 1st day back to our academic schedule! ⏰ The ladies in the place greeted...
Join us in wishing Ms. Delois a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🥳🥳🥳🥳
👶🏽 ATTENTION NEW PARENTS! The State of TN has FREE cribs available for residents in their 9th month of pregnancy or up t...
Today one of my assistants called me and calmly said “Brandy I’ve called an ambulance because one of the students in the...
Join us in wishing Ms. Vera Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳❤️🦉
Music Monday with Mark Baker 🎷❤️🎷
Friday Circle Time with the Seniors! ❤️🦉

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2759 Colony Park Dr
Memphis, TN
38118

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7am - 5:30pm
Friday 7am - 5:30pm

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