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Welcome to The Academy

COLUMBIA’S PREMIER PRESCHOOL FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING

Structured Curriculum

More than a daycare. Every baby and child learns 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, various feasts, and an open class policy provide ample opportunity to get involved with your child’s learning.

2 Locations

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South

(573)441-0101
3210 S Providence
Columbia, MO 65203

East

(573)441-0888
9 Dorado Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

Our Mission

WHY WE EXIST
Our mission is for every child to reach his/her full potential by providing a secure, affirming, and educational climate that emphasizes the importance of families and educators as integral components in a child’s development. We create environments that encourage enthusiasm and passion in learning while demonstrating dignity in all we achieve.
Core Values and Beliefs

  • Every person is unique and individual
  • Dignity in all we do
  • Trust and respect of staff and families
  • Family bond

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Meet our Directors

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

Academy of Early Childhood Learning is a locally owned and operated business. Stephen and Sherry Wendling opened the doors in 1999 and continue to provide excellence in childcare. The Executive Director oversees the business operations while each site has an appointed Director that oversees day to day operations. Please contact one of our Directors to receive more information regarding our centers. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Upcoming Events

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Dr. Seuss Week
Dr. Seuss Week
Feb 25 – Mar 1 all-day
    Watch for special events in your child’s classroom or center-wide as we celebrate the prolific author, Theodor Geisel.
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Academy schools are in session
Academy schools are in session
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
    Columbia Public Schools, OLLIS, Stephens College Children’s School are on Spring Break
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