Ace Learning Center Programs
The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center is an inclusive preschool for young children.
Children who have developmental delays learn and play with those who are developing
typically. The programs engage children in a variety of fun and exciting educational
experiences. Because the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center is a part of both MTSU
and Rutherford County community, linkages and relationships are strong due to the
involvement of professional educators providing hands-on outreach to families.
Programming and educational activities are based on the Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards. The staff of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center strives to ensure that all of
those involved have meaningful and enjoyable learning opportunities.
For children with lags, delays, or special needs the Ann Campbell Early Learning
Center offers our Early Intervention program. This program is highly structured and
Each child has an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) documenting their strengths
and areas of need. Teachers use these IFSPs to adapt lesson plans and activities to
these areas of need, and ensure each child can participate and learn.
Our Early Learning program emphasizes skill oriented activities. Monthly themes and
learning centers enhance learning by incorporating art, puzzles, dramatic play, book
Indoor and outdoor activities promote developmental domains such as speech / language,
motor skills, self-help, problem solving and more. Our Early Learning program works
to provide a diverse and creative learning experience to prepare children for kindergarten
The period prior to kindergarten is an essential part of every child's learning experience.
the Ann Campbell Early Learning Center Prep offers a fantastic supplement to Head Start for children with IEPs. For children
who are developing typically, Prep provides a classroom focused on the skills needed to excel in kindergarten.
Prep is available to all children including: those with IEPs, those who had IFSP but are
not eligible for IEPs, and those who are developing typically or above.
All children are evaluated using the Developmental Assessment for Children (DAYC).
This diagnostic tool allows our teachers to ascertain each child's strengths and needs.
With this information lesson plans and activities can be tailored to provide an individualized