Belvoir Christian Academy Now Offers Child Care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Belvoir Christian Academy is expanding its presence in the community by offering child care. The Christian Children's Center will be opening at the community institution on August 4, officials said. The center will be open to children ages six weeks to 3-years-old in the new center.

For more than 125 years, Belvoir Christian Academy has been dedicated to educating children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The new program will extend services to families in the community by offering child care for infants and toddler. The program is designed to offer the convenience of child care and school on one campus, officials said.

Center Director Melissa Swafford said the child care and school option will benefit families who are looking for one place to drop off and pick up their children each day. "We've had a pre-school program as well as a morning and aftercare program here at the school for many years, but more and more, people are seeking one place to send their school-age child and their newborn or toddler for convenience," she said.

In addition to child care, the program will incorporate age-appropriate academic curriculum into the daily mix of activities, including Bible lessons. "One of the main missions of BCA is to teach Christian principles to our children, and we plan to incorporate 'Jesus time' into our daily schedule," Swafford said.

The center is based on the BCA campus, with space dedicated to these age groups, officials said. The program will be offered year round, opening weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Chattanooga State Offers Limited Residential Contractor Licensing Class

A 30-hour Limited Residential Contractor Licensing class will be offered at the Kimball Site, 2100 Main Street, by Chattanooga State’s Economic and Community Education Department for two consecutive weeks on Fridays (June 3 & 10) and Saturdays (June 4 & 11) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Cost is $449 and class size is limited to 20 students. The course includes the license ... (click for more)

Lee Hosts Annual Ollie J. Lee Symposium

The Lee University Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences held its sixth annual Ollie J. Lee Symposium. Anthropology, psychology, and sociology students presented their original research at the event, held to honor Dr. Ollie J. Lee, Distinguished Professor of Sociology.  “The symposium is a spectacular venue through which many dedicated students present their culmination ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Pledges $6 Million For New Recreation Center At Avondale

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that he plans to include $6 million in his upcoming budget for a new Recreation Center at Avondale. He said at a press conference at the current center on Dodson Avenue, "We want to make an investment in Avondale." Mayor Berke said the current center by Wilcox Boulevard was built in 1949 and last remodeled in 2002. The new center, which ... (click for more)

Developer Plans Single-Family Homes, Townhomes, Apartments, Retail On 7.5 Acres At South Broad Street

A developer is planning single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and retail on a 7.5-acre South Broad Street site. The development by South Broad LLC and DEW LLC is located within several blocks between South Broad Street, W. 26th Street, Long Street and W. 27th Street. It would include a 3-story U-shaped apartment building with ground floor retail at the north end of the ... (click for more)

Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Bad Ideas Never Work

When the Chattanooga City Council gave Kevin Muhammad, who is purportedly the “leader” of the Nation of Islam’s “Chattanooga chapter” or whatever it is, “the right” to speak for 20 anguished minutes on Monday night, everybody who heard about it could have told our city leaders it was “stinkin’ thinkin’.” My goodness, did you think he was going to read a sweet passage from the ... (click for more)