When The Bell Rings
07/13/2018 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey
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After School Enrichment Programs & PreschoolsAs the summer break nears the halfway mark, children and their parents will soon prepare for the back-to-school season. With this in mind, Acadiana Lifestyle has compiled a list of local tutoring centers, daycare facilities and preschools ahead of the upcoming fall semester where parents and students can seek tutoring, explore academic activities and earn educational enrichment at one of Acadiana’s many institutes of extended learning.
Butterflies And Beyond
214 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette
Butterflies and Beyond offers comprehensive and innovative care and educational programs for infants, preschoolers and school age children. Visit their website to learn more about the programs for each age group and other details of their services.
Dyslexia Institutes of America
114 Youngsville Hwy., Lafayette
337-837-3234 l DiaLouisiana.org
Dyslexia Institutes of America is a national network of clinics whose sole purpose is to diagnose and treat individuals coping with dyslexia. Stacey Young, owner and director of The Dyslexia Institutes of America clinic in Broussard, is a certified teacher and the parent of a child with special educational needs who previously owned a preschool center and taught for 10 years in private elementary schools.
150 Industrial Pkwy., Lafayette
337-552-8255 l EducationDestination.org
Education Destination fosters a positive academic and social learning environment that was designed for students with learning disabilities. This educational center is where students can share their educational needs and struggles in a safe and loving environment. Education Destination helps students realize that each of their voices and input are essential for personal growth and ownership of their academic and social skills journey.
Helping Hearts Academy
4811 Woodlawn Drive, Maurice
337-385-2703 l HelpingHeartsAcademy.org
Helping Hearts Academy educates bright and talented students who are struggling with mild cognitive, processing, sensory and social disorders. Their goal is to become the premier learning institute of the South that best serves the needs of the children with learning differences and their parents while fully maximizing the child’s learning potential. They seek to enhance the strengths of their students while directly addressing their individual needs in a warm, supportive and creative environment.
Learning Adventures Early Education Center
308 Youngsville Hwy., Lafayette
337-837-5300 l LearningAdventuresLLC.com
Learning Adventures Daycare & Preschool serves Lafayette, Broussard and Youngsville. They offer the best care and education with an in-home daycare feel. The mission of Learning Adventures is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience that promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development through Christian principles and teacher directed activities.
The Learning Place
113 Representative Row, Lafayette
337-534-0819 l TheLearningPlaceLFT.com
The Learning Place aims to help struggling students develop the necessary skills for academic success through the use of blended learning and psychologist-approved strategies. It is owned and operated by Dr. Donna Boudreaux, a licensed psychologist and certified teacher, who has devoted her life to working with children and adolescents experiencing academic and social-emotional challenges.
The Learning Train
2100 Verot School Road #8, Lafayette
The mission of The Learning Train is to promote the physical, emotional, educational and social development of children. Parental involvement is important to its activities because when parents enter their child’s world of play and imagination, the child blossoms with more confidence to explore and learn. Time spent playing with mom or dad contributes to healthy emotional development and will also build trust between parent and child.
Little Blessings Child Care and Preschool LLC
104 Fourpark Road, Lafayette
Little Blessings Childcare & Preschool is a quality childcare and learning center with locations in Carencro, Scott, Milton, Lafayette and Broussard that offers the finest facilities available for infants and toddlers ages 4 weeks to 5 years. Their preschool program is designed to prepare 4 and 5 year olds for their all-important school years. They also offer an extensive after school program with planned activities and homework support for kids age 5 to 12.
Mathnasium River Ranch
206 Rue Promenade, Lafayette
337-984-6284 l Mathnasium.com/Lafayette
Since 2009, Mathnasium of River Ranch has offered math tutoring and homework help to students in Lafayette. They serve the communities of Lafayette, Broussard, Youngsville, and Carencro. Their expert math staff is passionate about helping kids in the community improve and excel in math through the year-round as well as summer-only math programs at Mathnasium of River Ranch.
Nutty Scientists of Acadiana
1042 Camellia Blvd. #17, Lafayette
Children around the world have benefited from the Nutty Scientists’ method for learning through experimentation, participation and, most of all, fun. Through their revolutionary methodology and programs, which span many areas of science, sustainability and general life education, they teach scientific concepts in a way that children understand and remember.
Sam’s Kid Safari Early Learning Center LLC
1508 Veterans Memorial Drive, Abbeville
Sam’s Kid Safari Early Learning Center provides quality childcare and early learning, at an affordable price, in a loving Christian atmosphere. Find them on Facebook.
Sugar ‘n Spice Acadiana’s Preschool
Lafayette: 166 S. Beadle Road, Lafayette
Youngsville: 508 Lafayette St., Youngsville
Broussard: 803 E. Main St., Broussard
Carencro: 1005 N. Dugas Road, Lafayette
337-234-6568 l SNSAcadiana.com
Sugar ‘n Spice Preschools offer comprehensive and innovative care and educational programs for infants, preschoolers and school age children. Through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science and social skills.
Sylvan Learning of Lafayette
Lafayette: 221 N. College Road, Lafayette
Broussard: 201 Albertson Parkway Suite M, Broussard
New Iberia: 1000 Parkview Drive Suite 10, New Iberia
337-232-7323 l SylvanLearning.com
Sylvan’s talented tutors are there to help your child to move his or her skills to the next level. They’re committed to delivering a customized and engaging learning experience that revolves around your child’s unique needs. No matter what grade or skill level, they can renew your child’s passion for learning and steer him or her towards success in the classroom and beyond.
The Village Children’s Center
204 Albertson Pkwy., Broussard
The Village Children’s Center is a full-service Type II child care center for children 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten age that aims to provide a quality childcare experience that helps your child progress physically, emotionally and developmentally. The center provides the best child care service in Acadiana by exceeding the Louisiana State Guidelines for child care centers.
Vita Reading Center
905 Jefferson St. # 404, Lafayette
322 E. South St., Opelousas
337-234-4600 l VitaLaf.org
Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults, or VITA, has served the Acadiana area for more than 30 years, providing free, confidential education to adults who want to improve their reading skills, learn to speak English, or begin pursuing their high school equivalency diploma. They provide classes, computer instruction and one-on-one tutoring.
Woodlands Learning Center
6830 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Broussard
The goal of this daycare is to provide a safe, developmentally-appropriate environment for children ages infant to 4 years. The center believes that children learn best through play and that providing activities based on the growth of each child allows children to develop at their own pace. Their qualified staff present a stimulating experience, which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development.