Anchors St. Fort Walton Beach

Anchors FWB

This Location Offers Childcare
for 12 Month – VPK Age

The teachers at Grow With Us Learning Academy at Anchors St. in Fort Walton Beach, take the time to recognize the many differences among our students and appreciates each child as a unique individual. We teach through age-appropriate activities while believing children learn best through hands-on experiences. All the while, we must remember that because children are different, they will all learn differently, and at different rates.

Contact Information:

648 Anchors St. NW, Unit 3A
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-586-7897

One Year Old Child Care in
Fort Walton Beach

Our Fort Walton Beach child care facility offers your one-year-old the perfect environment for early learning. At just 12 months, your little one has already learned so much. At Grow With Us Learning Academy, we teach age-appropriate activities geared to the best in hands-on learning.

By the time your baby has reached their first-year milestone, there is so much they have already accomplished. Most children are walking or are ready to walk at this time, they love looking at picture books and coloring with crayons. Identifying shapes and swaying to the music is just some of what makes up their day.

Because we recognize that all children learn differently and at different rates, our Fort Walton Beach child care curriculum is always geared toward being creative, positive, reassuring, and enthusiastic. Every child has great potential – we see it every day in those who join us – and that is why we have created a curriculum designed around letting children grow and learn to the fullest.

Once your child has reached their one-year birthday, it’s time to transition to a Pre-Toddler curriculum. This is where our Fort Walton Beach child care comes in. There is so much to learn here, and new activities for your child. Our Fort Walton Beach child care facility offers curriculum-based lesson plans are never the same week to week – and there is much to explore daily.

At Grow With Us, learning is always fun and includes:

  • A nurturing and encouraging environment. We incorporate guided play for our one-year-olds, and there is a safe place for them to discover new things and try new experiences.
  • Fine and gross motor skills are enhanced. We offer specific activities just right for one-year-olds guided by our age-appropriate curriculum.
  • A sense of routine is developed through a strictly structured schedule. This is so important and is learned at an early age for optimum results.
  • Our Fort Walton Beach child care curriculum includes activities such as painting, coloring, short stories, picture books, music, dance, word recognition, identifying shapes, language, and vocabulary building, matching numbers, counting, and developing fine motor skills.

There are many discoveries to be made, and the joy of learning is almost second nature to them.

Join us for a lifetime journey of discovery for your children. It begins at Grow With Us Learning Academy. Contact us to learn more.

Two Year Old Child Care in
Fort Walton Beach

Children are unique, and at our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility, we are dedicated to helping every child to succeed. We have created a safe environment for every little one, where they learn through hands-on interactions as they play at their own pace. There is so much for young children to take in, and our activities are all age appropriate.

Even though all children are different and learn in different ways, they all benefit from how they learn. At Grow With Us, we offer them activities in an enthusiastic, positive, creative and reassuring manner. Nothing is left to chance where your child is concerned.

Each child has great potential, and it is the duty of our instructors to unlock that potential. Our childcare curriculums are age-responsive, as we let children learn and grow fully. We are also on set schedules, as this is the best way to take advantage of their internal clock.

Two-Year-Olds Discover Everything New at Our Fort Walton Beach Child Care Center

Learning is Conversational. Children practice speaking in 2 to 3-word sentences at this age and begin to remember what they have done throughout the day. They learn and recite simple songs and rhymes. This is the age when reading short stories is a joy, as each child will have a favorite book or a favorite sentence.

Simple Instructions Are Learned. Two-year-olds love to follow simple instructions as they are guided through curriculum activities at our Fort Walton Beach child care center. Their growth and motor skills are refined as they run, throw, catch, and kick. This is the age when they will grasp crayons and writing tools to begin making marks on paper.

Development of Cooperative Play Skills. Children at this early age learn to process feelings and love empathizing with others as they gain respect for those in their play set. Even though they focus on “me” and “mine,” this is the beginning of each child finding their best versions as they continue to discover each day at our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility.

Why Grow With Us Is Best For Your Child

It is a discovery every day. Done right, it becomes a way of life. With our help, your child will develop all the skills they need as they grow more fully by themselves and with their families.

Learning is a hands-on exploration, and your child is in a social setting where they engage with others as they learn all there is to know about their ever-expanding world. Our early childhood development professionals guide your little one through learning, enhancing what they already know and have yet to find in their world. Every child benefits from what they learn with us as we promote their blossoming independence and social skills and create self-confidence in each two-year-old.

Join us, won’t you, with your child, and discover how learning is achieved in our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility. There are many types of intelligence, and we recognize your child learns effectively through each. Contact us for more information.

Three Year Old Child Care in
Fort Walton Beach

It seems at this age; they are ready to take on the world. And they will, in fun and creative ways, when they are a part of Grow With Us Learning Academy. We know that every child has potential, and we love helping them to discover for themselves just how much they can learn.

Like every curriculum at our child care center in Fort Walton Beach, our three-year-old curriculum builds meaningful interactions. A greater emphasis is still on the power of play, with an additional emphasis on high-quality instruction from our certified teachers. One of the ways children learn best is through productive free play at our childcare facility.

Learning and Development for Your Three-Year-Old

Social Skills Are Enhanced. One of the first benefits of childcare in Fort Walton Beach is having your child be a part of a group and learning from there. When your child spends time with others, they naturally learn how to interact and cooperate with others. In doing so, they will make better decisions the older they get and rely on others to be a part of their ever-widening world.

Self-Help Skills Are Developed. Small tasks such as handwashing and cleaning up play areas are taught to every three-year-old at our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility. These skills inevitably lead to greater independence for your child. In time, your child will learn how to take care of themselves, and with the skills, they learn while being three years old, they will continue to grow into the years ahead with confidence.

Structured Learning. By the time your youngster turns three, structured learning through curriculum-guided lesson plans makes all the difference in their learning. Children from the age 3 onwards benefit from a wide array of multi-sensory activities. We make the best use of thematic units that have been researched, stylized, and proven to encourage growth and will guide them through not just play time but into new discoveries as they learn new things every day.

The world is a big and confusing place. Shaping the future of the world starts with the young. They can discover what will help them grow. Let independent thought and sound reasoning begin now at our childcare facility in Fort Walton Beach.

Children learn every day, and as they do, it’s up to their families and us to see that what they learn will develop into a lifetime of self-development. Join us on their journey as we bring enthusiasm, creativity, positive reinforcement, and reassurance to each child who passes through our doors. Contact us for more information.

Four Year Old Child Care in
Fort Walton Beach

Watching your child grow year to year is one of the greatest joys of your life. They learn so much when they are ready for kindergarten, and you want to help them achieve their fullest potential in those early years. At Grow With Us Learning Academy, our programs are designed to help your child grow.

Every program at our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility, whether for infants, 1-2-year-olds, or older, is taught using age-appropriate activities. We understand that children learn best through hands-on experiences. We also know that all children are different and learn at different paces.

Our Fort Walton Beach childcare teachers recognize the uniqueness of each individual, and we offer all of our classes steeped in enthusiasm, positive reinforcement, creativity, and assurance that they are always in the right place. Here at Grow With Us, the best way for children to learn is to set the schedule. Our curriculum keeps your child happy and engaged throughout the day. And we always keep you informed about what they learn.

Our commitment to combining play with development means your child receives optimum childcare. They begin to learn about math, literacy, and science. At the 4-year-old level, these are always paired with play as well as social-emotional development.

One of the most critical aspects of the 4-year-old year of learning is that it is rooted in curriculum, giving your child the confidence that they need as they approach kindergarten. Our teachers know just how to safeguard the fun of learning by engaging your child’s curiosity and their love of play.


The 4-year-old curriculum includes:

Improving upon social-emotional skills. Children at this age love to interact with one another – they may have special friends with whom they gather for play each day. Respect and sharing are vital to a good understanding as each year progresses.

The curriculum at our Fort Walton Beach childcare facility includes instructed learning. It’s never too early for your child to begin discovering all there is to know. Literacy and math skills are started in this pre-K year, and children gain a greater grasp of simple reading and numbers.

Developing self-help skills. Children will surprise you at 4 years of age with all they know how to do. They can help getting themselves dressed, opening food packages when at breaks and lunch, and cleaning up after themselves. These are vital skills as each child begins to understand how they learn and how exciting the world around them is.

At Grow With Us, it is all about allowing your child to flourish. Teachers, administrators, and parents all recognize the need for a well-balanced youngster. We want every child to succeed and when they have a safe and welcoming environment to do that in, there is no limit to what they can do.

We are happy to hear from you. Please contact our Fort Walton Beach childcare center today for more information.

VPK in Fort Walton Beach

Now that your little one is old enough, it’s time to think about VPK or Voluntary pre-kindergarten in Fort Walton Beach.

Children who turn four or five years old by September 1st are eligible. This is the year before kindergarten, and your child will learn so much when enrolled in Grow With Us Learning Academy.

Our VPK program provides ample opportunities for children 4 or 5 to be creative problem-solvers. Here they will learn to build critical social and language skills, which will give them the boost they need to be successful in school and throughout life.

We know every child has great potential. The best part of learning through Grow With Us is our hands-on approach. Each of our curriculum programs will keep them organized and engaged every day.

Just what makes preschool so important? These early years of childhood are so important – in fact, they form the foundation for a lifetime of learning. There is so much more than the alphabet and numbers in a VPK class.

Here children develop creativity, problem-solving, persistence and the ability to partner with others. This is all done through caring, experienced teachers who give every child the care and attention they need to be successful in kindergarten and the years ahead.

There are specific daily lessons. Subjects include science, math, social studies, early literacy, and social-emotional growth activities. Learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom, where real hands-on problems and challenges are met by our students daily. Learning is done best by doing, not just seeing, and our kids have that opportunity in each class.

We offer continuous assessments of all our students. We are continually monitoring our students to ensure they understand all the learning. Our lessons combine play with development, giving children the best ways to accomplish what is set out in front of them.

Individualized lessons. Our Fort Walton Beach VPK teachers know that each student is different, so we plan our curriculum to benefit each child’s learning style. We create lesson plans with Gardner’s Theory of Intelligences in mind to ensure that the lessons are geared toward each student. These lessons go beyond the basics which means all students get the most from their VPK experience.

We invite you to come and see what we are all about. Here there is a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Contact us to learn more.


Our toddlers use hands-on exploration and social interaction in engaging surroundings to help your one to two year old learn about their expanding world.

Preschool & VPK

This classroom setting fosters independence, cooperation, and communication skills.

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