As a University of Wisconsin-Madison campus affiliated, nature focused, early childhood education center, Little Chicks Learning Academy (LCLA) is a leader in the field of early childhood education in our community.  

Our Traditional Child Care program focuses firmly on attachment, with a looping philosophy that keeps the children with their two core teachers from birth to Preschool.  

Our Non-Traditional child center is completely unique in its pursuit of access to high quality early childhood education for families who need care that isn’t Monday though Friday or 9:00 to 5:00.

With teachers as the cornerstone of the quality care and education we offer, Little Chicks Learning Academy invests in our teacher’s pursuit of ongoing post-graduate educational opportunities. Little Chicks Learning Academy’s team works together to help all staff in meeting this vision.  Our team shares a common mission for both the children we serve and for your family.  

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This day care is amazing! My daughter has been here for nearly 3 years now (wow, time flies!), and she loves it! We are so happy to receive such high level quality care due to great financial assistance offered by the school. Our daughter is learning something new every day, and they help her develop in a way most suited to her individual requirements instead of generic responses. The staff know her very well, listen to her, and then respond accordingly. Furthermore, they also know US very well, they are very engaging and communicable when we are dropping off, or picking up. This day care is a must choose, they will be our auotmatic go to!


We absolutely love Little Chicks Learning Academy. We have used both nontraditional and traditional care with this wonderful center. The teachers and staff are phenomenal. Our 18-month-old has been with the traditional center since September and we have had an amazing experience. His teachers are warm, dynamic, highly educated, incredibly caring, and our kid comes home happy, bright, and smiling every day. Each day my partner and I see how much he is learning with his teachers and fellow classmates, and we leave him each day with absolute peace of mind knowing that he is with people who truly love him. We love the whole philosophy of the center, we deeply appreciate the relationships we have developed with his teachers and other staff, and we have found a home with Little Chicks. Thank you for taking such tremendous care of our kiddo!

Kate Phelps