Hi! My name is Mrs. Caroline Jarvis and I am excited that you are interested in Strong Foundation Academy.
I was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi. After I graduated from high school, I joined the Army and spent time in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Germany before making my home in Oklahoma. After 23 years, I retired in 2011, and became a teacher in 2013 because I hope to make a difference in a child’s life the way so many of my teachers did in my life.
I taught 4th grade in the spring of 2013. In the fall of 2013, I began teaching Kindergarten. I love seeing the light bulb moments and knowing that I am helping build their foundation for learning. In the spring of 2016, I decided that I would love to have a smaller class size to help increase my effectiveness in meeting my students' needs and took the leap of faith to start Strong Foundation Academy, LLC. I have a Certificate of Mastery in Early Care Education and implement learning through dramatic and creative play environments.
I am married to a wonderful man. We have 3 children and two dogs. When I am not at school, I like to read, watch crime shows, and work on stained glass. I enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader for my oldest daughter, and am now sharing that experience with my youngest daughter as well.
I look forward to meeting you!
I believe Early Childhood Education is the foundation for a child’s education. Skills that a child learns (or fails to learn) at this stage are critical to future success. We will not rush through objectives. We will take our time to master the skills. Repetition is our friend. However, that does not mean boring. There are many games and activities to practice the skills. Often a child is only vaguely aware that they are actually doing work.
Strong Foundation Academy uses a combination of curriculum such as ABC Mouse, Frog Street Press, Growing Up Wild, Pocket of Preschool, and a variety of other resources.
Our classroom behavior will be guided by Great Expectations and includes the following expectations:
Our classroom will use positive discipline with natural consequences. There are not predetermined punishments. The child’s choices will determine the consequences. (When you can listen respectfully, then you may rejoin the group.) They will learn responsibility by being accountable for their choices.
We will use kind words, kind touch and smiles. When in class, we will practice the habit of answering in complete sentences. Please encourage this at home as well.
Don’t be surprised to hear your child singing songs because I love to teach through music and art. Anything I can do to get them excited and to enjoy learning is a possibility.