child care and development in Stockbridge, Georgia
Programs at Barrington Academy- SOUNS

Early Literacy for Our Youngest Learners
A hands-on early literacy program that teaches letter-sound associations
The right information (letter sounds)
At the right time (birth to three)
In the right way (kinesthetically and incidentally)
Makes a powerful difference.


By demonstrating the learning potential of infants and toddlers, the Souns early literacy program is revolutionizing the way children are introduced to the symbols of printed language.

Souns places specifically designed and sequenced letters of our phonetic alphabet into the hands of infants and toddlers at the most crucial age, between 5 months and 24 months. The hand reaches out to hold, play with and explore the letters. Since each letter is given only one name - the most common sound of that letter - the child slowly builds a base of phonics for the early stages of reading. Learning becomes incidental, natural - and fun. Souns is about early learning, and the hand is essential to this process.

While highly valuable for typically-developing children, Souns is an especially powerful tool for special needs children with intellectual, physical and/or developmental disabilities for whom reading is often a challenge. Souns has the potential to break the poverty cycle by helping children of low income families become ready for school,Souns can contribute to leveling the academic playing field.

Read the SOUNS whitepaper...

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"Hello I am the mother of Michael and Stephanie Sell. We moved to the Atlanta area in July of 2010 and enrolled the twins at Barrington Academy that month. Being Military we have to move often so sadly they were not able to finish the full year at Barrington. We were transferred to Syracuse, New York just this April. When we went to the local Elementary school to begin enrollment for the twins to begin Kindergarten this coming up fall. The principal suggested they go ahead and test the twins to find out what level they were on, they passed with flying colors. They could write the ABC's, upper and lower case. Count to 100 and count by 10's, add and subtract numbers below 10, and knew sounds of the letters,rhymes, shapes and answered any question they were asked they were ahead of the kindergarden class by strides here in Syracuse, NY. We were told they would be able to go right into first grad this August with no issues at all. We would like to give a big thank to teachers at Barrington. They gave special love, attention and understanding to our twins and helped them to over archive to this level. We are very happy and miss you all."
~ Paul and Jeri Sell

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