ABOUT

We at Academy of Little Achievers (ALA) are a NAC Accredited, Gold Seal preschool. We offer care for children from ages one through school age, as well as free VPK. ALA is also a Gold Rated School Readiness provider with the Early Learning Coalition. Our focus is on small class sizes to ensure that your child is getting the time and attention necessary for kindergarten readiness.

Mission Statement

We provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages children to lay the foundation to build a brighter future. We strive to provide an enriched environment that incorporates social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs for infants through school age children. By developing a partnership with the parents we will be able to provide a commitment to lifelong learning.


Philosophy

We believe that children need a safe and nurturing envrionment. We believe that each child is special and unique. We feel that children learn best through hands on learning experiences that promote self-discovery, cooperative learning, and cognitive development. We believe that when it comes to children their feelings count, their sadness is comforted, their joy is shared and their accomplishments are praised. With this, we believe that by developing a partnership with the parents we will ensure success for our students at home, as well as, in school.


Academy of Little Achievers Offers:

  • State of the art security system (video monitors in each classroom)
  • Above standard age-appropriate curriculum
  • Certified teachers
  • Free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
  • Low student-to-teacher ratios
  • USDA Food Program
  • Acceptance of both Sarasota & Charlotte County childcare subsidy

  • Literacy-Based Curriculum

    Research has indicated the level of success a child attains in school and later in life is directly related to the level at which a child progresses in reading and writing. The quality and frequency of the experiences children are exposed to greatly increase the understanding and skills necessary for reading and writing success. At ALA, we provide curriculum activities that promote beginning reading skills. Our goal is to expose children to diverse experiences regarding concepts in pre-reading skills, language and literature. Our curriculum also incorporates an array of subjects including math, science, art, music and more.


    Our Staff

    The staff at Academy of Little Achievers is committed to the highest standards of early childhood educational practices. Academy of Little Achievers strives to employ teachers who develop warm and caring relationships with children and are dedicated to creating a developmentally-appropriate classroom environment where all children experience success. All of our staff are CDA certified (Child Development Associate's Degree) or hold a college degree in education. All of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified.


    The Goals of the Preschool Program Are To:

  • Provide a positive, prepared environment in which each child can develop to his or her fullest potential
  • Encourage parental involvement through a variety of activities and communications
  • Encourage in children an acceptance of others through the establishment of a classroom community
  • Increase awareness of the outside community and to provide opportunities for involvement
  • Utilize the community services and resources available to further enrich our program
  • Continually develop teacher expertise by observation, research, and professional development opportunities
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