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About The Academy of Early Learning

At The Academy of Early Learning, we're more than just a preschool – we're a close-knit family committed to nurturing young minds. With years of experience in providing early childhood education in Slidell, Louisiana, we've become a cornerstone in our community. Our passionate educators are dedicated to providing a safe and enriching environment for children aged 2-5.

We believe that every child should start their learning journey with a strong foundation and a love for learning. That's why we go beyond traditional teaching methods. We focus on all aspects of a child's development - their feelings, social skills, physical abilities, and thinking. This way, we make sure every child gets the best start possible.

When you choose us, you're not just choosing a preschool. You're joining a community that's passionate about helping children become their best selves. Come be a part of our family and watch your child thrive!

Dr. Shelta J. Richardson

Dr. Shelta J. Richardson

CEO, The Academy of Early Learning

Dr. Richardson has worked in the field of education for over 25 years in various settings, from corporate childcare to faith-based settings.

Mission Statement

The Academy of Early Learning is on a mission to provide every child with a high-quality education in an enriched learning environment that is safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate, and founded on the tenets as taught in the Bible to promote individual growth and a lifelong love of learning.

Vision Statement

  • We will establish solid policies and procedures that foster quality operations throughout the entire school
  • We will deliver high-quality academic programs
  • We will create superior learning environments within the classroom setting
  • We will be the school where teachers want to work and invest their careers
  • We will serve as a leader within the communities in which they serve with a benevolent arm to those in need

Our Values

  • Faith-Centered Approach
  • Holistic Growth
  • Playful Learning
  • Inclusive Respect
  • Empowered Parenting
  • Safe and Nurturing Environment
  • Excellence in Staff
  • Stewardship of Resources
  • Community Engagement

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academy of Early Learning/Preschool Plus admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.