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.

 

Our History

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. 

 

Award​s/​Grants

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.