Welcome to Early Learning Academy

The Lexington Early Learning Academy, a preschool for children age three and four, is a collaborative effort between Lexington Public Schools, the City of Lexington and other community partners. The program is located at the Opportunity Center, which is a former retail store that was renovated to provide space for up to 300 children. The Early Learning Academy provides a play oriented, structured learning environment with academic objectives designed to enhance a child’s social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical, and aesthetic development. Language acquisition and literacy are a primary focus of the early childhood program. Curriculum is based upon the Nebraska Department of Education Early Learning Guidelines. Assessment of student outcomes is accomplished through use of an approved model from the NDE Results Matter initiative. The program is designed to equip children with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Mission Statement

"Help children acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for them to enter kindergarten ready to learn and enable them to have a successful school experience."

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Early Learning Academy contains 9 classrooms.

ELA contains a morning session that lasts from 7:40 am – 11:10 am and an afternoon session that lasts from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

Kristy Connolley


Cindy Flint


Kristie Converse


Donna Hanson


Katie Maloley


Abbie Neujahr


Kelley Swanson


Chelsea Smith


Tara Tomasek


Robin Einspahr

Early Intervention

Nicole Lopez

Special Education

Aaron Peterson

Special Education

Sara Oberg

Speech Pathologist

Tracy Naylor


Julie Neher


Latest News

ELA Bookfair February 17, 2020

ELA Scholastic Bookfair Join us on February 17-20, 2020 for the ELA Scholastic Bookfair.  Click on image, you will be directed to ELA’s Scholastic Bookfair

School Resume on January 6th

We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful winter break.  School will start back up on January 6, 2020. Welcome back students to the New