(608) 837-4646 1010 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

The Learning Academy Philosophy
We offer an engaging, play-based, child-centered curriculum for 3 and 4 year olds. Our curriculum is based on research about how a child's brain learns. We include project-based learning opportunities woven with mindful character development. We focus on the whole-child by centering our curriculum around your child's cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. We believe in honoring this special time in your child's life by inviting each child to co-create a mindful, caring community of learners who are encouraged to problem solve and think in meaningful ways. Children are able to question, explore, and interact with their learning environment following their natural curiosity and imagination. In our whole-child focus we include learning experiences based on building healthy life habits such as healthy movement and healthy food choices. We strive to help your child foster a lifetime love of learning and curiosity of the world around them.

Daily Morning Schedule

8:30-8:50 Welcome, Yoga, Mindfulness Practice, Developing our Superheros
8:50-9:15 Story and Movement & Song/Cognitive Game/Lesson/Daily Responsibilities
9:15-10:05 Centers and Play Stations
10:05 Clean Up
10:10-10:25 Snack
10:30-11:00 Large Motor Skills Play
11:05-11:30 Reflections/Kindness Chain/Calendar Skills/Song
11:30 Dismissal


Erin Sadler, M.Ed
Director/Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Erin Sadler and I am very excited to announce our 3 and 4 year preschool, The Learning Academy at Prairie Athletic Club. I am the lead teacher and director of this wonderful program. I graduated with an Elementary Education Degree with minors in Early Childhood Education, Science and English. I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and spent many lovely years teaching all the early childhood grades including preschool, 4k, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.  My heart is in Early Childhood Education helping guide children to reach their fullest potential. I have three children ages 11, 7 and 5 so I am right in the midst of researching, processing and applying my practices to young children. I am married to Chris, an educator and principal in Sun Prairie. We love, live and enjoy continually learning about children and education.

In learning about how a child's brain processes and integrates knowledge and through experience helping others with their mindful journey's as well as my own, I have seen how mindful application in a school setting can help in almost every aspect of a child's well being.  Having fun and learning should be an integrated concept for young children. Learning should feel like play and having fun with friends. 

I feel very blessed to have this opportunity at Prairie Athletic Club and am excited to launch our inaugural year of The Learning Academy. I look forward to meeting our 3 and 4 year old families and am excited to all grow in learning together.
Best Regards,
Erin Sadler

The Learning Academy Introductory Pricing

$100 Registration / Supply Fee  plus first month dues required at time of registration.  This fee is non-refundable. 

Preschool available Monday-Thursday.  Wednesdays and Fridays currently full.

Session Dates: 9/5/2017
to 6/5/2018

Facility Hours

Front Desk Hours
4:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
4:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Back Desk Hours
5 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
7a.m.-9:30 p.m.


Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day


CLOSED - Easter & Christmas Day.


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