123abc Little Learners' Academy provides:
- Educator created, 123abc Little Learners' Academy Infant Care Center and Preschool presents an highly academic curriculum targeting the whole child: fine/gross motor physical education, social interactions, math logic, science experiences, English language arts, fine & creative art, reading literacy through music, Spanish language arts and sign language. We do not believe in a television, movie, and computer learning environments. We believe in traditional learning through active play, teacher direct instruction, glue, paint, music, dancing, and multiple language learning. (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language).
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Parents receive monthly curriculum overview, report cards twice a year, and unlimited access to teachers and administration.
- School designed specifically for young children's safety. We specialize in providing a safe school for children with allergies to bleach, peanut, nut, egg, gluten, and support other allergies.
- Approved partner in early childhood education and child find: Prince William County Public Schools, City of Manassas Public Schools, Manassas City Public Schools.
- Medically training staff support children with severe food allergies, support children with speech/language delays, and support children with limited mobility. 123abc Little Learners' Academy is a year-round (Monday through Friday, 6:00am-6:30pm) private school and infant care center. Sorry, transportation is not provided.
In 2009, a local need for inclusive schools where all children learn together was founded Teaching Challenged Children Incorporated. In September 2009, 123abc Little Learners' Academy was opened in Manassas Park, Virginia. This private early childhood education center supports children with learning differences, physical challenges, food/environmental allergies in a majority non-challenged student population (a ratio of 20% challenged to 80% non-challenged). 123abc Little Learners' Academy quickly established as a preschool of high academic quality in the community. 123abc Little Learners' Academy works collaboratively with Prince William County Public School District, Manassas City Public School District, Manassas Park City School District, and George Mason University for the support of educational opportunities for young children.
The Story of the Green Build in 2009/2010: 123abc Little Learners' Academy is beautiful, and nearly all recycled and reused. The wall paint is new environmentally safe paint that also is easy to clean off dirty finger smudges. The floor tiles are made of 100% recycled plastic. The classroom furniture was heading to the landfill from a local elementary school about to be bulldozed. Some is being used as it was designed, but some has been redesigned into other functions. The windows and building materials used for the room walls came from the Habitat For Humanity ReSell Store. We use stainless steel forks/spoons instead of plastic and real plates/bowls instead of paper. We filter our water instead of buying plastic bottled water. We have and continue to make the effort to be green. We clean with environmentally responsible and safe products. Finally we teach children through our curriculum and examples how to appreciate our natural resources; including eating unprocessed and organic.
Note: We are not purest in the green movement, but we do our part to educate and promote.
In 2011, 123abc Little Learners' Academy received an award of recognition as an outstanding education provider from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. 123abc Little Learners' Academy applied for and received a United States Department of Education: Infant and Toddler Grant. In 2014 and 2016, the academy again was rewarded with excellent in education grants and was able to provide in school training to all teaching staff. Under the direction of Tobie Chrisman, Director 123abc Little Learners' Academy, consistent, quality training has been established as the culture of the academy.