Academy teachers know that the early years are the most important time for
learning and brain development. The Academy offers a safe and nurturing
environment and provides the experiences needed to enhance children's
intellectual, social and physical development. This is done through play and
creative activities that the children enjoy.
Children benefit from interaction with University students engaged in
carefully designed observation and participation experiences required by
their program of study. Students have an opportunity to interact with
children and learn from them. The center is constructed with spacious
observation rooms that provide for the student and parent observation of children without
interfering in the children's work and play. While students broaden their
experiences with children, the children benefit from the additional
Parents are welcome to observe at any time and are invited to join in center
teachers meet with parents about their children's progress and parents are
encouraged to learn more about their child's development.