About Academy
For Little Children

There are no limits to the heights our children can reach when given positive reinforcement and an abundance of love.

Our Legacy, Core Values And Culture

Committed to NAEYC and BrightStarts curriculum and quality initiatives, we take the whole child approach to education

The purpose of The Academy for Little Children is to provide high quality responsive care and a learning environment for children between the ages of six weeks and 5 years old. We offer an educational program based upon developmentally appropriate practices in order to help the children develop a strong foundation and gain a positive attitude toward learning.

We focus on the children’s cognitive, socioemotional and physical growth in order to promote an integrated and effective approach to learning. We maintain a warm, loving environment to instill in the children that this is a place where they can trust, be happy and feel secure. Our highly trained staff recognizes that each child is unique and provides an environment to encourage physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.

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Academy For Little Children Philosophy

PLAY is the business of children. Our program agrees with Jean Piaget’s theory that children must construct their own learning.

When children build with blocks, explore their environment with all their senses, create with art materials, listen to stories, and communicate ideas and feelings, they are working and learning.

The Academy for Little Children strongly supports the full development of children through rich, research-based, and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our dedication to the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) is evident throughout every step of the curriculum process. Our RIELDS-trained staff craft age appropriate and engaging lesson plans, and use their education and experience to shape the content, context, and process of each activity or experience. They act as facilitators to allow children to be active learners instead of passive listeners.

Our teachers strive to create a positive classroom climate. Through the day our teachers facilitate, model, observe, play, and scaffold with the children.

Creating classrooms that are nurturing, stimulating, and have a positive climate is important to our center. Each learning environment is specifically designed and contains developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant materials according to the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS).

We believe in the philosophy of I AM – I CAN. There are no limits to the heights our children can reach when given positive reinforcement and an abundance of love.

Our program is welcoming of families and children of all abilities.

Often in early childhood, disabilities and/or developmental delays may become evident. We work closely with families to help each child receive supports and/or services that may be needed.

The Academy for Little Children firmly believes that a child’s family serves as his or her first and greatest teachers. We stress the importance of a home-school connection through interviews, tours, our open-door policy, family-teacher conferences, and many more opportunities to build a strong relationship with each and every family and learning.

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Dedicated To Sharing Resources With Our Families And Teachers!

The Academy for Little Children is more than a great place to learn, it’s also a great place to work. We are a team of experienced and caring professionals. Our administrative team alone has over 300 years of combined experience in education.
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Whether virtually or in person find and explore our locations

  • Lincoln

    Academy for Little Children
    6 Wake Robin Rd
    Lincoln, RI 02865
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  • West Warwick

    Academy for Little Children
    10 James P Murphy Ind Hwy
    West Warwick, RI 02893
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Our Students And Parents Say...

“Great place! Awesome staff and teachers. My son loves it - even wants to go on the weekends.”

Catharine Weidemann, Lincoln

“I drive 45 minutes to work everyday because Academy for Little Children is such a wonderful place to work at. The owner, the director, and the staff at Academy for Little Children, are such loving, caring, and dedicated people. I have met such wonderful children and their families here as well. I’m honored to be part of their team.”

Cynthia Archambault, Lincoln

“Adam loves it, he used to cry everyday at his old school. Now he loves to go to school! You guys are a blessing!”

Mendy Fordham-Jrid, Lincoln