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WELCOME to ODYSSEY EARLY SCHOOLS
Odyssey Early Schools are proud recipients of 2011 & 2012 Birmingham Parent's Family Favorites Awards
Read more about this FIRST parent-presented favorites award in Birmingham in June issue of Birmingham Parent.
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Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things. ~ Author Unknown

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At the center of the Odyssey program is the child.

Our approach to early childhood curriculum is based on what we know to be age-appropriate practices for young children. However, we also understand the fundamental premise that developmentally appropriate curriculum begins with each child.

Our approach reaches beyond the patterns of development as described in textbooks and is adapted to meet the changing interests, abilities, and needs of the particular children in our programs. We have developed an Odyssey Curriculum that applies different aspects of the numerous curricula available today and thereby provide a program that is truly capable of engaging each individual child.

The curriculum for children at Odyssey emphasizes creating a caring, nurturing program, with the development of a stimulating learning environment for each child as a fundamental goal. Children grow to see themselves as important and competent individuals when they are nourished by the unconditional caring and concern of significant adults in their lives. Caring teachers celebrate children's discoveries and offer their encouragement for children's efforts. Responsive interactions reassure children not only that they can rely upon the adults who care for and teach them, but also that each child is a valued, important person. The success of Odyssey's staff is best measured by the extent to which we are able to help each child see themselves as a valued individual and an able learner.