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Dear Families,

 

Welcome to The Burlington Academy of Learning ... "Where Children and Families are Celebrated!"

 

The Burlington Academy of Learning is a school for young children, ages 6 weeks through 12 years, offering a warm environment and unique experience where children and families are welcomed and supported. We strive to bring out the beauty and uniqueness in every child and support parents to be the best parents they can be.

 

The Academy offers exceptional programs including our Infant and Toddler Programs, 2 and 3 Year Old Nursery School, PreKindergarten, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten. We also offer Summer Camp – Hot Stuff Summer Camp for preschool children and Adventure Camp with Jump Start Tutoring, for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade! In keeping with our goal to support parents and "the family", we offer extended school day options such as our Before School Program, Lunch Bunch, and our After School Program and Homework Club for children through 6th grade. We also offer a Supplemental Care Program, which offers care for children during holidays and vacations.

 

The Academy experience enhances all aspects of a child's development: personal, emotional, social, physical, moral, spiritual, and cognitive. This takes place in an environment rich in comfort and warmth where our faculty and staff members nurture our students. Certified teachers following the State of CT Department of Education common core standards, guide children with a strong focus on language and early literacy, an appreciation of the arts, earth awareness and character development. Spanish, sign language, music and yoga classes are part of our exceptional curriculum.

 

The faculty and staff welcome your involvement at The Academy. Effective schools are those that involve students, teachers, parents, and administrators working together to reach our common goals and objectives. We always welcome your communication and appreciate your input, suggestions, and feedback.

 

We invite you to become a part of The Burlington Academy of Learning family!

 

Sincerely,

Kim McDonnell

Founder and Head of School

 

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HISTORY of The Academy


January 1992 - The Academy began as Bright Beginnings Nursery School by Kim McDonnell. Bright Beginnings was started to offer a learning environment for two year old children, structured as a part time traditional Nursery School. Bright Beginnings grew, in Kim’s home, to offer two, three and four year old Preschool and Summer Programs.

Fall 1997 - As a result of its growth, Bright Beginnings became The Burlington Academy of Learning and moved to its current location. The Academy added both half and full day Kindergarten Programs as well as extended day options such as Before and After School Programs, to serve the growing needs of Burlington and surrounding communities.

 

September 2012The Burlington Academy dedicated one classroom solely for a 2 Year Old Nursery School Program and added part and full time options for 2 year olds. 

 

June 2013 - The Burlington Academy began offering Infant and Toddler Programs and designated one building as the Jr. Academy, for Infant, Toddler, Two 's Programs and one building for 3 Year Old Nursery School through School Age Programs. 

Today - The Burlington Academy of Learning resides in the center of Burlington and we now own the property giving us the ability to modify and renovate our classrooms and buildings as desired. Our programs now include Infants, Toddlers, 2 and 3 Year Old Nursery School, Prekindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Before and After School Programs, Homework Club, Supplemental Care (for vacation days, holidays, public school snow days), Summer Camp and Kid's Night Out. 

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HOURS

Monday through Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday / Sunday - Special Events Only 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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SPECIFIC PROGRAM HOURS 

DAY PROGRAMS

A variety of days / options are available for classes.

Infant Program

Monday through Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Half or Full Day

Toddler Program

Monday through Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm 

Half or Full Day 

2 Year Old Nursery School
  

Monday through Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm  

Half or Full Day

3 Year Old Nursery School


Monday through Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm (Before/After School available)


PreKindergarten


Monday through Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm (Before/After School available) 

Junior Kindergarten


Monday through Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm (Before/After School available)

Kindergarten

Monday through Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm (Before/After School available)

 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS

Before School


Monday through Friday 6:30am – 9:00am 



Lunch Bunch
 3NS-Kindergarten

Monday through Friday 11:30am – 12:30pm

After School Program (3 Year Old Nursery School, PreKindergarten, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Region 10 Kindergarten)

Monday through Friday 3:15pm – 6:30pm 

Homework Club (1st through 6th Grade)


Monday through Friday 2:45pm – 6:30pm

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CARE PROGRAM

Year-round when Academic School Year is not in session (call for specific dates)

 AM Session 6:30am - 1:00pm

 PM Session 1:00pm - 6:30pm

 Full Day Session 6:30am - 6:30pm

 

SUMMER CAMP

Half or Full Day options available

Monday through Friday Full Day: 8:30am - 5pm, Half Day: 8:30am - 11:30am or 8:30am – 12:30pm with Lunch Bunch

Before Camp Care 6:30am-9am

After Camp Care 5pm-6:30pm  

 

PROGRAM AGE GUIDELINES 

Infants ................................................6 weeks to 12 months 

Toddlers ..............................................approx. 12 months to 24 months 

2 Year Old Nursery School....................approx. 24 months to 3 years 

3 Year Old Nursery School....................3 years old by December 31st. 

PreKindergarten...................................4 years old by December 31st.

Junior Kindergarten..............................5 years old by December 31st

(usually children with August - December birthdays)

Kindergarten.........................................5 years old by December 31st

Before School........................................3 Nursery School - 6th grade 

Lunch Bunch..........................................3 Nursery School – Kindergarten  

After School...........................................3 Nursery School - Kindergarten 

Homework Club .....................................1st - 6th Grade

Supplemental Care Program...................3 Nursery School – 6th Grade 

Kids’ Night Out.......................................3 Nursery School - 6th Grade 

Summer Camp........................................3 Nursery School – 6th Grade

 

 

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