Great Expectations Prep Academy

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
Feliz Viernes mis amigos! πŸ₯° Tener un buen fin de semana! β€οΈπŸ¦‰
πŸŒ€πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ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! πŸ’ž We are so proud of our book selection this month! Every March, Great Expectations celebrates the amazing contributions women make to the world! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš–οΈπŸ’žπŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸš€πŸ’žπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš•οΈπŸ’žπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ«πŸ’žπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸ’žπŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸš’πŸ’žπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸš€πŸ’žπŸ§‘πŸ»β€βš•οΈ
Today was a good day! β€οΈπŸ¦‰
Happy Birthday Ms. Jasmine! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
A Day in the Life of a Great Expectations Owl! β€οΈπŸ¦‰
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!

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

Thank you for visiting Great Expectations Preparatory Academy! Call 901-300-6959 to schedule a tour We accept DHS certificates.

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 activit

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If you need a preschool to prepare your child for elementary success, we have the prescription! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

πŸŽ‰ Great Expectations Prep Academy is thrilled to announce registration for the upcoming 2023/2024 school year is now OPEN! πŸŽ’πŸ«

πŸ¦‰Why Choose Great Expectations Prep Academy?

🌟 Innovative Curriculum: Our dynamic curriculum sparks curiosity, fosters critical thinking, and ignites a passion for lifelong learning.

🌟 World-Class Faculty: Our experienced teachers are dedicated to nurturing each child's unique talents, helping them reach their full potential.

🌟 State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our campus boasts cutting-edge facilities, creating a stimulating learning environment for our future leaders.

🌟 Fostering Creativity: At Great Expectations, we believe in cultivating imagination, encouraging children to explore and express their creative genius.

To register your little one for the 2023/2024 school year, visit our website or call our admissions office at 901-300-OWL9 Spaces are limited, so act fast to secure your child's place in our esteemed academy! πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Remember, it's never too early to start nurturing your child's dreams. Together, let's inspire greatness and shape a bright future! ✨🌟

2759 Colony Park Dr. 38118

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 07/06/2023

🫧 This is our FUN in the β˜€οΈ Sun Week! Great Expectation’s Anniversary is 7/7 and we are having BIG fun ALL WEEK! You know we specialize in HAPPY KIDS πŸ™ŒπŸ½ and creating great memories! The smiles and laughter 🀭 of our students fuels us!


πŸ’” We deeply regret to inform our community that our beloved director, Pauletta, has suffered the loss of her husband Elliot β€œPete” McGoughy. In this difficult time, we stand together to offer our support and love. Please join us in honoring his memory and providing prayers to Pauletta and her family. If you would like to send flowers RS Lewis & Son’s 2944 Walnut Grove is taking care of the arrangements for the funeral. Monetary gifts can be sent by Cashapp to $paulettemcgoughy. We stand with you in love McGoughy family!


Dinosaurs visited Great Expectations Prep Academy today and our brave little explorers calmed the savage beasts! What a fun summer day because THAT’S the GE way! πŸ¦–πŸ¦–πŸ¦–πŸ¦–β€οΈ


πŸ”₯πŸš’ Fire Safety Tips for Parents of Preschool Children! πŸš’πŸ”₯

πŸ”Ή Create a Fire Escape Plan: Develop a clear and easy-to-understand fire escape plan with your family. Teach your preschooler how to safely exit the house in case of a fire, identifying primary and secondary escape routes.

πŸ”Ή Practice Fire Drills: Regularly practice fire drills with your child to ensure they know what to do in an emergency. Make it a fun and educational activity by using a stopwatch to time their escape and reward their efforts.

πŸ”Ή Teach "Stop, Drop, and Roll": Teach your child the essential technique of "Stop, Drop, and Roll" in case their clothes catch fire. Practice this motion so they know how to respond instinctively.

πŸ”Ή Install Smoke Detectors: Place smoke detectors on every level of your home, especially near bedrooms. Test them regularly and replace batteries twice a year to ensure they are working properly.

πŸ”Ή Educate on Smoke Inhalation: Teach your child about the dangers of smoke inhalation and the importance of staying low to the ground during a fire. Explain that crawling helps them breathe cleaner air and avoid harmful smoke.

πŸ”Ή Keep Matches and Lighters Out of Reach: Store matches, lighters, and other fire-starting materials in a secure location out of your child's reach. Explain the dangers of playing with fire and the importance of leaving them for adults to handle.

πŸ”Ή Establish a Meeting Point: Designate a safe meeting point outside your home where everyone should gather in case of a fire. This helps ensure that everyone is accounted for and away from danger.

πŸ”Ή Teach Emergency Numbers: Teach your child how to dial emergency numbers, such as 911, and when it is appropriate to call during a fire or emergency situation. Make sure they know their home address, too.

πŸ”Ή Keep Fire Extinguishers Accessible: Place fire extinguishers in easily accessible areas of your home. Teach older children how to use them responsibly, and emphasize that their primary focus should be on getting to safety.

Share these tips to help spread awareness about the importance of fire safety for preschool children. Stay safe, everyone! πŸ”₯β€οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Free Smoke Alarm Application - City of Memphis - Memphis, TN 05/31/2023

Free Smoke Alarm Application - City of Memphis - Memphis, TN

🚨 Did you know if you live in Memphis and have children you qualify for a free smoke alarm? Please complete this application to help avoid tragedy and keep our kids safe! πŸ”₯πŸš’

Free Smoke Alarm Application - City of Memphis - Memphis, TN Section 14-106 "Smoke alarm devices" of the City of Memphis Code of Ordinances requires that smoke alarms be installed in residential properties and

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Some tragedies can be avoided. 😒 Parents, did you know that using a car seat is one of the most important safety measures you can take for your child while driving? It's not just about strapping them in - the seat needs to be the right size and properly installed too! Make sure you choose the right car seat for your child's age and weight, and double-check that it's securely installed in your vehicle before you hit the road. 🚘
Tennessee has specific laws regarding car seats for children. It's important to be aware of these laws to ensure the safety of your little ones. For children under the age of 1 and weighing less than 20 pounds, a rear-facing car seat is required. Children ages 1 to 3 and weighing over 20 pounds must be in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. For children ages 4 to 8 and measuring less than 4'9" tall, a booster seat is required. Remember, these laws are in place to keep your child safe while traveling in a vehicle. Let's make sure our little owls are always protected and follow these laws every time we hit the road! Great Expectations will be reaching out to our parents to ensure everyone is protected. Contact Ms. Amiee or Ms. Paulette if you are in need of a car seat πŸ’Ί or how to properly install them.


Teacher appreciation week is a special time to recognize and thank educators for their hard work and dedication. It's a chance to celebrate the positive impact they have on students' lives and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a difference in the world. Today we are giving our teachers a note of thanks! Thank you, teachers! GE teachers deserve every good thing they receive this week! πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡½Our world is growing increasingly diverse, so it’s important that our children understand the difference between cultural appreciation and appropriation. Appreciation involves learning about and respecting other cultures, while appropriation involves taking aspects of a culture without understanding or acknowledging their significance. Let’s teach our children to appreciate and celebrate diversity while avoiding appropriating it. We invited Mariachi Fiesta to visit for Cinco de Mayo. My preschool takes great pride in providing authentic and meaningful experiences for its students. We make sure to stay away from stereotypes and ask for guidance throughout the way! Mariachi Fiesta-Tennesse-Memphis


Join us today for the National Day of Prayer at 11:00 am! We will be praying together with our students and our community! Thank you!

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Today was absolutely amazing! I surprised the staff with lunch from our favorite food truck, the kids with an ice cream truck visit but I was the one really surprised! 🀣 My staff dressed up like me and some of my friends from the Senior class did as well! I am still smiling! Thank you for the birthday love! πŸ₯°

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We wanted to make sure our Owls experienced the Spring Fling Egg Hunt the right way! Let’s just say they had an EGGcellent day!!! 🐰πŸ₯šπŸ°πŸ₯šπŸ°

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/10/2023

🦁🌴🐘 Calling all Great Expectations explorers! Our theme for this month is β€œOut in the Wild African Safari” and we couldn’t be more excited! πŸŒπŸ†πŸ¦“

Our little learners will go on a journey through the African savannah, encountering majestic creatures such as lions, elephants, and giraffes! πŸ¦’πŸ¦πŸ˜

Through interactive and hands-on activities, we’ll learn about the various habitats, climates, and cultures of Africa. Our little ones will also have a chance to make their own African-inspired crafts and engage in imaginative play as they create their own safari adventures! 🌿🎨🐾

Stay tuned for updates and don’t forget to follow us for more fun themes and activities! πŸŒŸπŸ‘

Photos from Great Expectations Prep Academy's post 04/06/2023

We had to postpone β›ˆοΈ our outdoor Color Explosion activity due to the storms but we brought the Artsy 🎨Thursday fun indoors! Our students spent the morning painting together! Today make sure you pickup your Egg Decorating kit in the lobby! We can’t wait to see what you create for Family Friday!

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Today the students of Great Expectations Prep Academy had a traditional Japanese πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ lunch and learned to eat with chopsticks! πŸ₯’ They had Chicken Ramen 🍜(ramen noodles,grilled chicken, green onions,boiled egg, bamboo shoots, corn,seaweed, narutomaki(fish paste cake), Edamame, Vegetable Spring Roll, Mandarin Oranges.


Today we kicked off Week of the Young Child by having a Party like a Rockstar 🀩Dance Party! We told our parents to dress students like ROCKSTARS and they DEFINITELY understood the assignment! πŸ™ŒπŸ½



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Happy kids πŸ₯° It’s what we do best!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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Cutie Patootie Alert 🚨

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β€οΈπŸ¦‰Every child deserves a GREAT start in life, and that's why we at Great Expectations Prep Academy believe in the power of quality early childhood education. Research shows that children who attend high-quality early childhood programs are more likely to succeed in school and life. Our experienced teachers and engaging curriculum provides a GREAT foundation for young minds!

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A Day in the Life of s Great Expectations Owl! πŸ¦‰β€οΈ


One of our sweetest moments! Baby started walking unassisted at school so we surprised dad at pickup. πŸ₯°


🌬️Join us this month for Arctic Chill! We will discover animals of the Arctic and their habitat! Our literary companions for the month are 🐧Penguin Problems, Snow Leopard and Living in the Arctic! This theme is going to be cold so bundle up and get ready for 🧊ICEY FUN!!!

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Merry Christmas to the best childcare staff this side of heaven! Thank you for all you do and for keeping our Owls happy and safe!


Join us in wishing our FUNTABULOUS leader Happy Birthday!! Happy Birthday Ms. Paulette!!! We love you! Have a GREAT day! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³


Happy Birthday Ms. Glenda! We hope you had a GREAT day!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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Just another day in dramatic play! πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš•οΈ ❀️

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! πŸ˜πŸ¦‰β€οΈ


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! πŸ€’


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!

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A Day in the Life of a GE Owl! πŸ¦‰β€οΈ


Join us in wishing Ms. Vera Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³β€οΈπŸ¦‰


Happy Birthday to Ms. Robbie!!! Let’s give her a GREAT BIRTHDAY SHOUT!!! Enjoy you day’ πŸŽ‰β€οΈπŸ¦‰


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! β€οΈπŸ¦‰


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! β€οΈπŸ¦‰

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More 🫧Bubble Pics! 🫧❀️

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


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2759 Colony Park Drive
Memphis, TN

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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