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Academy For Little Learners

9649 Silcon Prairie Pkwy
Madison, WI 53593

(608) 826-5437


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Montessori, Waldorf, Co-op, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We encourage all of our teachers to know and understand the popular learning approaches but to utilize the parts of each that leverage their individual strengths.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission to our children and parents is to provide a unique childcare experience. Our curriculum and programming encompass social, physical, emotional and educational needs in an all inclusive setting. We want your Academy for Little Learners experience to be one that enhances both parent’s and child’s lives.

The early childhood years reveal milestones on an almost daily basis and Academy for Little Learners will help to maximize these moments by presenting a well developed curriculum in accordance with Madison Metropolitan School District requirements for kindergarten admittance, providing extracurricular activities that nurture the whole child, and by hiring and retaining quality teachers/staff that have a commitment to the development of children.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Class schedules and weekly lesson plans are posted in each classroom. Every parent receives a weekly email from their child's teacher outlining the monthly goals, weekly goals and a list of activities to do at home if desired. Our teachers are available for every parent to discuss special requests or reinforcement of specific values.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on