The Learning Academy is a place where children are encouraged to reach their fullest potential.
The AsA Early Learning Academy provides exemplary early childhood education, for the children of the residents of The Mary Elizabeth House by offering a model program tailored to ensure the quality of a child’s daily experiences while building a foundation for future learning.
AsA utilizes the Abecedarian approach to early childhood education. The Abecedarian Approach is a proven program that integrates the basic principles of human learning and development into a fun, affordable and effective approach to early childhood education. The approach has become synonymous with the positive, long-term effects of high-quality early care and education, particularly with regard to the power of early intervention to surmount some of the disadvantages of poverty. Studies show that quality early learning in programs like the ASA early learning academy can help eliminate the achievement gap and produce better adult economic and social outcomes.
The AsA Early Learning Academy is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). ASA services children from six weeks to three years old.
At the AsA early learning Academy, The Abecedarian Approach for Early Childhood Education is partnered with: The Creative Curriculum and endorsed by the National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and the US. Department of Education US-DOE
“Children are gifts to the community...who represent that community’s physical existence into the future as well as its theological raison d’etre, its hope: promises unfulfilled for one generation will come to fruition in the next through the children.”
Mary Church Terrell—DC educator and national activist for civil rights and suffrage.