Project Annie, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that started in 1998 as a Community Resource. For many years, Project Annie served low-income families that have been economically challenged in the Greater Frenchtown Community.
The project is recognized for providing food services to families, children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
Annie Johnson, Executive Director of Project Annie, Inc., is showing no signs of letting up or slowing down. She has decided to take Project Annie in a new direction to provide additional services in the Greater Frenchtown Community. The vision for Project Annie has expanded from feeding the hungry to providing care to infants and toddlers up to four (4) years old.
The new endeavor, an educational childcare program is called, "Annie's Nursery School."
The Vision of Project Annie Inc., Annie's Nursery School is offering childcare to provide care for infants and toddlers up to four (4) years of age. The school provides a safe nurturing educational environment in the Greater Frenchtown Community for children while parents or caregivers are working, attending school or seeking employment.
The Mission of Project Annie, Inc. is to enrich the lives in the Greater Frenchtown Community by providing childcare services, serving those who are economically challenged.
Annie's Nursery School, a holistic high quality early childhood program, will serve children ages six (6) weeks to four (4) years. The highly trained and accredited staff will provide a nurturing and loving environment with a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Comprehensive family support services such as parenting skills, job preparation, nutritional access and referral services will be available. Annie's Nursery School, accommodating thirty (30) children, will have an infant room, toddler room, areas for older children and a large, shaded play yard.
Reverend Dr. Chris A. Burney
Greater Saint Mark
Primitive Baptist Church
Janet Bard Hanson, Ph.D.
Reverend Dr. Latricia Scriven
Saint Paul United
Jonnekia Ellison, MBA
Annie's Nursery School is governed by the Board of Directors who recognizes and understands that diversity is the process of attributing value to each individual.
The major goal is to help babies and children develop to be ready to enter an appropriate ready Pre-K program with all the skills to proceed in school. The objective is to ensure that young children are socially, emotionally and academically prepared for kindergarten and their families are engaged in their children's growth and education. Overtime, the objective is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the community by promoting college, career education and sustainability.
The first goal is to provide the best infant care on a daily basis by certified teachers who understands the developmental process.
The second goal is to monitor the infant's abilities, milk/food intake development through the process of observation.
The third goal is to make sure all infants are secure in a safe place during all routines and activities.
Toddler Care first goal begin with developmental milestone skills encouraged by certified teachers, such as: crawling, walking for the first time and waving hi or bye. The certified teacher assists with the milestone skills by having the toddler taste different texture of foods, whether to use a spoon or fork and drinking with a straw.
The second goal is positive interaction and engagement. Toddlers will interact with other toddlers/teachers and play with or without others while adjusting to daily routines
The Children Care goal are known as "Majic Years" centered around effectively strengthening a child's adaptive skills which are part of the developmental milestone process. First goals consist of: learning ABC's, understanding picture books, walking up/downstairs, playing with a ball, standing on one (1) foot, etc.
Certified teachers will focus on the children's social, emotional and developmental behaviors. The second goal will encourage child's movement, language and cognitive skills.
The third goal is to demonstrate how to take turns, share with others and add imaginary play.