For 50 years, Souls Harbor DayCare has been dedicated to providing childcare services to families in North Alabama. Since its establishment, this organization has played a vital role in nurturing and caring for children, ensuring their well-being and development. Souls Harbor has become a trusted and reliable source of support for parents, offering a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow, learn, and thrive. Through its years of service, Souls Harbor has created a lasting impact on countless families, providing them with peace of mind and the assurance that their children are in good hands. This remarkable history of commitment and dedication has solidified Souls Harbor's reputation as a leading childcare provider in the region.

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Plenty to do for your kids
Plenty to do for your kids
Education Program

Ask an employee about our education program for your children. Souls Harbor DayCare has top-of-the-line Christian Educational materials to teach your children. We use the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum.

Since its beginning, V.C.A. has used the A.C.E. curriculum and program. A.C.E was started in 1969 and has been providing quality academic material with a Christian theme since then. The A.C.E. program is the best available because it meets each student right where they are at in there education. The Educational Philosophy of A.C.E. is based upon the 5 Laws of Learning which state:

  • The student must be placed on a level of curriculum where he can best perform.

  • The student must set reasonable and appropriate goals that he can be expected to achieve in a reasonable and prescribed period of time.

  • The student must receive motivation through encouragement and support and achieve control through guidance and discipline in order to assimilate, use, and experience the educational material.

  • The student's learning must have appropriate measurements applied to the results.

  • The student's learning must receive recognition and reward for its value, effort, and significance.

​ Based upon this philosophy A.C.E. has set out to better help students learn the material. Learning is the constant, not time. The A.C.E. program has certain distinctives and they are:

Individualization

  • Each student who is enrolled at V.C.A. will be given a diagnostic test to identify their academic performance level. This test will also identify any learning gaps that a student may have developed in their academic career. When the student has completed their diagnostic testing they will be assigned curriculum to first fill their learning gaps and then they will proceed from their learning level. Each student progresses through the curriculum at their own rate.

Goal Setting

  • Students at V.C.A. are taught to set achievable goals that they can complete within the time that they have available. These goals are both long-term (yearly and quarterly) and short-term (weekly and daily). The ability to set and achieve personal goals prepares students for college and to succeed in life.

Motivation and Control

  • Every Student must be motivated to accomplish the task before them with privileges that they will enjoy. We attempt to provide these motivations through a variety of positive events and opportunities for the student to participate in. Students must also be controlled. It has been wisely stated that "you cannot teach a child that you cannot control." The staff of V.C.A. attempts to guide and discipline their students as needed to help them learn. We have more information concerning the motivations and controls that V.C.A. implements in a later section.

Measurement

  • How do you or I know what a student has learned unless their learning is measured? The measurement begins with the proper diagnosis of a student's learning. This measurement continues as the students work through the curriculum with Checkups, Self Tests, and PACE Tests. V.C.A. also participates in the standardized testing provided by the Stafford Achievement Test which the students will take in the spring of each school year.

Self-Instructional and Mastery-Based

  • Students work through the curriculum independently under supervision in the Learning Center. The staff of V.C.A. is not responsible for teaching. The staff provides the academic assistance that is necessary to facilitate student learning. Students must demonstrate mastery of the material before they are permitted to proceed. Learning must take place before a student can advance.

Care, regardless of color 

Since 1975, Souls Harbor Daycare has been dedicated to providing care for children regardless of their race, creed, or religion. We firmly believe that every child is a creation of God and deserves to be treated with respect, love, and nurturing in accordance with the teachings of God. Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment where children can grow, learn, and thrive. We strive to instill values of equality, acceptance, and compassion in our little ones, promoting a sense of unity and understanding among all. At Souls Harbor Daycare, we are committed to embracing diversity and ensuring that every child receives the care they deserve, regardless of their color or background.

Care, regardless of color or race.
Care, regardless of color or race.
Education Program
Education Program
Plenty to do for your kids

Ask an employee what all kids can enjoy in our education program. Kids find plenty to do in our daycare. We watch DVD Christian Content, Eat hearty meals, and receive Christian Care that is geared to shape us into all that God would have us to be.

We strive to provide a Christian environment conducive to student learning and growth. Our desire is not to reform anyone, but to mold and train young people to be all that God has for them to be. To accomplish this purpose, it is of a necessity that the students, as well as their family, be faithful members of a Bible-believing church and in total agreement with our statement of faith and practices. V.C.A. reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone whose practices and beliefs are not fundamentally in agreement with our stated beliefs and practices.

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DayCare Manager: Mrs. Hannah Hamby