One Step Ahead
Oak Park Early Learning Academy opened in December of 2015 with a singular focus: providing the highest possible quality of childcare to our community. Oak Park is now home to over 100 students and more than 30 educators, administrators and faculty and has over 1500 alumni in Wayne County and surrounding communities. OPELA is a proud participant in the Indiana Paths to Quality program, and currently holds a level 3 rating. Additionally OPELA frequently partners with community focused groups in an effort to offer cutting edge programs at the most affordable cost.
Unlocking Your Childs Gifts
Learning Done Different
To Empower The Next Generation
Adventure That Builds Character
Innovative & Responsible
The Oak Park Early Learning Academy's mission is to grow exceptional learners for social and academic success today -- and tomorrow! Our registered childcare ministry uses an individualized developmental approach to caring and teaching young children. We offer opportunities every day for your child to explore through physical movement, to make discoveries, and to use his/her senses to observe the world around them. Through hands-on activities, children learn and develop at their own pace, while our teachers utilize research-based curriculum that provides intentional support for that learning and development. Our registered childcare ministry recognizes each child as an individual, expanding where they are and promoting positive learning outcomes that further them along.
Multi-sensory exploration of paint
Our mission is to offer the opportunities for children to develop intellectually, socially, mentally and spiritually; to develop respect for themselves, others and their environment; to grow in the ability to relate to others peacefully; and to enjoy the rich diversity of people around them. This is accomplished in a comfortable, safe, fun yet challenging environment.
We foster an understanding of diversity among people by expecting and modeling behavior based on mutual and unconditional respect for self and others. We pursue every available opportunity to celebrate and explore individual and cultural differences. All children are accepted without regard for race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical challenges. While we are affiliated with Oak Park Church, we respect each child’s right to observe his/her faith.