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Opened in 2010, the Academy of Early Learning strives to provide the best quality care and early childhood programming in the area. We are licensed to serve 102 children and provide both full and part time care options.

Our dedicated staff is committed to providing the best possible educational programming for your child. Our curriculum includes academic as well as social instruction.

Why Us?

Our focus at the Academy of Early Learning is the individual child. Creative lesson plans and hands-on instruction serve as the building blocks for future learning.

Amy Owen


Amy has been in the child care field since 2005. As Co-Director of the Academy, her primary focus is on the overall operation of the Center. This includes ensuring that all State of Iowa Child Care Licensing procedures are in place and meeting with current and prospective families.

Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Amy and her family live in Hiawatha.

Chelsey Stumpf


Chelsey grew up in northeast Iowa and currently lives with her husband and 2 children in Riverside, Iowa. Chelsey's role at the Center is to oversee curriculum implementation, day to day staffing, and meal coordination. She has been working in early childhood education for over 9 years and has a passion for working with young children.