Creating early childhood seats where they are most needed in our community

Creating early childhood seats where they are most needed in our community

About Us

Purpose Point Learning Academy (PPLA) will be a developmental high-quality early learning program providing a nurturing, safe, and positive environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

  • Developmental, holistic, and high-quality early learning program that provides a nurturing, safe, and positive environment
  • Child-centered approach for readiness as well as social and emotional skills and development
  • Comprehensive methods that will directly encompass parents, qualified educators, and other service providers
  • Promotes a culture that exemplifies success by integrating passion, accountability, and innovation
  • Consistency in daily routines while welcoming spontaneous learning opportunities
  • High energy staff who love kids, listen to parents, and always keep parents informed
  • Creative play experiences that are activity and movement focused
  • Print-rich environments
  • Frequent developmental screenings

“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”



To place your child on the waiting list, simply download this form and mail it in to: P.O. Box 24533, Chattanooga, TN, 37421 with your $50 non-refundable waiting list fee. We encourage you to schedule a tour at the same time or shortly after you join the waiting list; a pre-enrollment visit is required by state regulations. When you are called from the waiting list you will have 24 hours to respond with your decision.

To schedule a tour, call: 423-541-9626

Meet our Executive Director

Ellwanda White

A woman of Faith, devoted to family, detail oriented, firm, a leader, always willing to help and a great listener! Those are words her friends and peers use to describe her. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She served as Field Supervisor for Child and Adult Care Licensing prior to accepting the position of Director. She is compassionate about children and has been an advocate for them since she was a young girl. She has previous experience working with abused children and children in the foster care system. She describes herself as being a person “in service to others” and believes she was placed on earth to help serve others. Ellwanda has been married to Vincent White for 33 years and she is the proud mother of Lakeysha, Martinez, Vincent II, and Vinesha and the loving grandmother of Janaira, James and Noah. She has served in positions within the church as Youth Director, and Director of Christian Education. She is a member of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) and the Chattanooga Association for Children’s Early Education (ChACEE) and has previously served on the TECTA Advisory and ChACEE Board. Ellwanda is looking forward to impacting the lives of the children and families Purpose Point will serve.

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Our Campus

We would love to hear from you! Please call or email Ellwanda White to schedule a tour: 423-541-9626

Phone Number


Physical Address

4801 Hwy 58
Unit 105
Chattanooga, TN, 37416

School Day Hours

6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday