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Origins

As a mother of three, entrusting my children to someone else always invoked a sense of unease. The memory of my eldest daughter's first daycare drop-off is etched vividly in my mind. The unsettling feeling in my stomach remains unforgettable. Questions raced through my mind - will she feel loved and included? Will she acquire new skills and explore her interests? Am I making the right choices for her developmental needs?

A heartwarming scene as a mother engages in play with her child after school at The SMLLL Academy, fostering a strong bond and joyful moments in our private school environment.

It was a whirlwind of emotions that only parents can comprehend. However, that very same day, I experienced a profound calmness when I arrived to pick her up. A smile stretching from ear to ear as she ran into my arms. She told me how happy her new ‘family’ made her feel and how she couldn’t wait to come back. The fact that she used the word ‘family’ made me feel overjoyed. This was it; exactly the place I wanted her be in. It was apparent that she was thriving there and we were grateful to have found the right group.

As we navigate the uncertainties of the present, I find myself reflecting on a deep desire — I want all parents to experience the profound gratitude I have felt. It's a longing to give back to my community and the cherished children within it. I envision creating a space where families forge genuine connections, bound by love. A space where children are allowed to embrace their childhood, thriving in various domains. While prioritizing learning, my ultimate wish is for every heart to be healthy and happy. Whether it involves a half-day of learning and another half filled with play and social activities, I am open to it. My goal is to contribute to our community's rebuilding process by fostering meaningful relationships through an elevated educational platform. I aim to play a role in offering families a new perspective on education, providing their children with limitless opportunities. Enter, 'The SMLLL Academy.'

 Stimulating and

Meaningful
      Learning experiences
        that work with your child's
 Learning style

and 
 Learning pace.

We are The SMLLL Academy, with a BIG dream!

(Coincidently, SMLLL also stands for the names of those dearest to me.)

 

With that, I am incredibly excited to embark on this adventure with you and your family to do things a little differently in the future - to put aside all the unnecessary barriers and finally position the children and their needs at the top of the list.

My unwavering dedication to children extends both personally and professionally. With eight years of in-school teaching experience spanning from Kindergarten to grade 8, coupled with a family-run dance business flourishing for 20 years, I am confident that this marks the opportune moment to embark on a new chapter. This transition isn't just significant for me and my family, but also promises enrichment for all like-minded families that share the same values.

I want nothing more than to empower today’s young minds and see a community of happy hearts.

Gratefully Yours,

Marijana Djumic

Founder

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