The Frazer Center is a high-quality early education program like no other in metro Atlanta. With credentialed and loving teachers, the nationally-acclaimed play-based Creative Curriculum, an inclusive philosophy that brings together children with and without disabilities, and a stunning campus nestled in an urban forest, Frazer truly is a magical place for children to play, learn, and grow.
Families who choose Frazer value diversity and a world where every person’s gifts are celebrated. Approximately 70% of Frazer’s 189 children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years old) are typically developing, and 30% have a diagnosed special need or are at-risk for developmental delay. With an Inclusion Specialist on staff and staff-to-child ratios that exceed NAEYC standards, children with special needs are fully included with their peers. All the children at Frazer benefit from this inclusive setting, developing into compassionate people and creative problem solvers. Children also broaden their world view by interacting with volunteers from Frazer’s program for adults with developmental disabilities.
“From Spanish to art, the playground to the Five Senses Garden, I am constantly amazed by everything the children do during the day.” – Ande Schroeder, Parent of Hoyt
Enrichment activities (examples may include: music therapy, sign language, pet therapy, Spanish, dance, and sports) and a nutritious meal program keep children healthy, happy, and inspired. Parents love Continuity of Care at Frazer, where young children have the same teacher and playmates for three years. Parents also love the online portal that keeps them abreast of their children’s progress using research-based developmental assessments. A vibrant parent group provides many formal and informal ways for families to connect and to support the program, from a fall festival to weekend playdates and camping trips to regular parent-teacher conferences.
Housed on a historic estate and garden in the midst of a 39-acre mature forest, Frazer’s “city kids” learn to love nature. They hike the forest trails with their families, romp on our shady, accessible playground, and explore our Garden of the Five Senses and our outdoor environmental classroom. This beautiful setting is just part of what makes the Frazer Center so special… a place large enough to offer diverse learning opportunities for children, but small enough to feel warm, welcoming, and nurturing.
Awards & Accreditations
- Georgia Pre-K Program – Licensed by Bright from the Start Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning.
- Teachers Trained by the Atlanta Speech School Rollins Center for Language and Literacy.
- Founded in 1949 by mothers committed to educating children with special needs at home in their community… not in an institution.
- 501c3 nonprofit supported by United Way of Greater Atlanta and many other metro Atlanta corporations and philanthropic foundations.
Thank you so much for your interest in our Child Development Program! Please see below for a list of helpful resources as you consider joining our Program.