Welcome to The Academy

We are Columbia’s Premier Preschool for Early Childhood Learning.

Our goal is to provide your child with high-quality, educational, and nurturing care. Our curriculum begins at 6 weeks and continues through Kindergarten entry. We also have an excellent STEAM based summer program and after-school program for school ages 5-12!

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We are dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential.

Structured Curriculum

More than a daycare. Every baby and child learn from a structured curriculum that develops life skills and prepares them for kindergarten and beyond.

Safe Environment

Key coded doors, camera system throughout, emergency disaster plans, and allergy action plans create a safe environment for your child.

Family Involvement

Performances, events, classroom parties, and an open class policy provide ample opportunity to get involved with your child’s learning.

See what Academy parents are saying…

We always had great confidence that our daughters received the best care possible while they were enrolled at both the East, and now, South locations. Watching them grow emotionally and developmentally over the years has been fantastic! In addition to being extremely well prepared to enter kindergarten, they have developed great friendships that we are hopeful will continue throughout their childhood and beyond. We will always cherish the great memories of our time with you.

Courtney & Shawn B.

Our family has had a FANTASTIC experience at the Academy. My husband and I were both recently saying that we cannot imagine taking our son to any other school. In researching child care, we knew right away that a learning environment was the best fit for our child. What we didn’t know is how much the love and care at the Academy makes a difference. We are so grateful to know he is with such a strong group of thoughtful and caring mentors and teachers every day.

Susan B.

The Academy of Early Childhood Learning has been and continues to be a life rewarding experience for my 3 children. I am so thankful for the love, education and influence they have received during their various stages of developmental growth. It provided my oldest two sons a strong foundation and beneficial transition into elementary school. The Academy provides an unbelievable opportunity for my children to grow and succeed away from home. I credit a lot of my children’s development and early success in school to their time at the Academy.

Jenny P.

From the 9 preschools we visited before enrolling our child to the Academy, your institution stands out in every aspect, providing a safe, healthy and intellectually challenging environment, endowing children with skills and knowledge well beyond the requirements for kindergarten enrollment.

Karoly J.

Meet Our Directors

We are all here to help you

Academy of Early Childhood Learning is a locally owned and operated business. Academy opened its doors in 1999, and continues to provide excellence in childcare today. The Executive Director oversees the business while our on-site Director, Ms. Emily, oversees the program and the day-to-day operations. Please fill out a contact form to receive more information regarding our center. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Us

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Abbie Perry
Executive Director

Emily Simms
Director

Now Enrolling Ages 2-5 for Fall 2024!

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Are you looking for quality care for your child? We are now enrolling for the upcoming school year starting August 19, 2024!