Quality Care Meets Educational Excellence
We Create Confident, Successful, Life-Long Learners
A Proven Preschool Curriculum
Georgia introduced its latest set of high-quality, research-based early learning standards for children birth to age five called the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS). GELDS standards are age-appropriate, attainable, and flexible enough for every child’s approach to learning. We uphold these standards and believe that play-based learning is the best way to support your child’s individual rate of development as the basis for their bright future and education.
A Wonderfully Rich Educational Environment
State Of The Art Security Features
Children’s Safety is Our Top Priority
A Streaming Camera Service and Parent Communication App for Your Peace of Mind
Family-Owned Within Our Close-Knit Community
A Passionate, Talented Group of Core Teachers
Lead Teachers that are Educated and High Standards for All of Our Staff
Referrals from Pre-K and Public Schools for Kindergarten Readiness
Mixing in Fun with Christian-Themed Values
Enrichment Program as Part of the Curriculum, Included in Tuition
Chef-Prepared Organic Meals And Snacks
Outside Garden with Garden Educator Visits Once a Week
Brain-Boosting Early Language Program
Extra Large Playground That is Double Capacity to the Center
Free Summer Transition Program
Free Daycare to Qualifying Parents
In-House Visitors Bring Their Magic To Us
Lower Child to Teacher Ratios
“Bright from the Start” Quality Rated Programs
Partnering with Walton Wellness
“Grow a Row” Gardening Program
My name is Shannon Smith. I am the Owner/Director of A Kid’s World. I have been married to my husband, Tony Smith, for 22 years. Tony is a retired Fire Chief for The City of Covington Fire Department. We have 4 beautiful daughters. May of 2019 my oldest daughter gave birth to our first granddaughter, Nora Kate! My husband & I were raised locally, and it is such a great community we have also stayed and raised our children here in Walton County!
I have an Associate Degree in Psychology and an Early Childhood Education Degree from The University of Cincinnati. In addition, I possess a National Administrators Credential and a Technical Childcare Certificate. In my spare time, I enjoy running. I began running in 2009. I have run 2 full marathons (26.2 miles) 80 x ½ marathons (13.1 miles) and too many 5Ks to count! In 2012, I ran 12 ½ marathons in 12 months (1 Half marathon a month for every month)
I opened A Kid’s World in 1997 with a vision to make high-quality child-care available to all families in Walton County. Over the years we have stayed true to this vision. AKW chooses to participate in numerous grants and programs that allow our center to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable price.
Our family looks forward to continuing to provide this level of care for many generations to come!