Childcare for Infants to 2-year-olds in Madison, WI at Kids Express Learning Center

INFANTS & TODDLERS

25 Years of Growth. New Name, Same Vision.

As of December 10, 2020 we have changed our program name from Kids Express Learning Center to Hickory Hill Academy (HHA). The new name brings our long-standing early childhood program and growing elementary school together under one name, as one school for children from infancy through 8th grade.

EDUCATIONAL CHILDCARE

We offer full-day and part-time childcare programs for children beginning at the age of 12 months. Children are never too young to begin learning, and our teachers work with parents and HHA's Developmental Standards to create individual plans for each child. 

Our Mission

Hickory Hill Academy cultivates children’s growth in a stimulating and compassionate environment. Our supportive teachers engage the curiosities and needs of each child, fostering self-esteem, the confidence needed to benefit from our robust academic programs, and the interest to embark on a journey of life-long learning. Our focus on empathy, character, and individual well-being encourages our children to envision how they will serve their community beyond the expanse of our campus.

Childcare center in Madison, WI at Kids Express Learning Center

An Extension of Your Home

Children are never too young to
begin learning so our well trained teachers work with
the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards to create
individual plans for each child’s day. Parent input helps
teachers make plans designed to respond to the daily
physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development
of each child. A safe, nurturing environment provides the
base used to encourage growth and development in all
important areas related to infants and toddlers.

Compassionate Social-Emotionally
Supported Environment
  • Charming, calming atmosphere.

  • Positive reinforcement to build self-confidence.

Supportive and Caring Teachers
  • 4-year college degrees in Education.

  • Compassionate, competent, and caring.

  • Optimal group size builds trust and fosters strong development.

A Love for Learning Through Rich Academic Programming
  • Developmentally appropriate activities are woven into weekly lesson plans for language arts, emerging literacy, math, science/nature, music, and art.

  • Individual, as well as small and large group activities, planned to meet developmental needs of children.

  • Enrichment programs such as Bucky Beats, science/nature, gardening, and physical education.

  • Daily exploration around our 10-acre campus learning environments in our nature center, forest, gardens, animal pastures, campground, age-specific playgrounds, sports court, and golf green.

Strong Community Values
  • It "takes a village"to raise our children and we offer a variety of opportunities to get connected with monthly events, volunteer opportunities, family friendships, and the HHA Advisory Committee.

  • Teachers partner with parents to develop individual plans for sleeping, eating, and playtime.

  • Parents are informed daily of important information such as naps, feeding, and diapering.