Where Early Learning
Is A Joyful Adventure

Your Child's Journey Is Intentionally Guided Through Play, Love, & Laughter


Where Early Learning
Is A Joyful Adventure

Your Child's Journey Is Intentionally Guided Through Play, Love, & Laughter


Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Mount Horeb, WI

Committed To Keeping Your Family Safe

Locally Owned by A Wife-Husband Team

Founded by “Teacher Brenda” and her husband Todd in 2013, Academy Of Little Vikings understands families’ unique needs. Teachers chosen for their hearts over their resumes, and cheerful, welcoming spaces make this your child’s perfect home away from home.

Kids Love To Play In The Big Red Barn

The big red barn is an ode to the barns the founders grew up in! With plenty of room for group games, performances, and more, it’s easy to see why the barn is the centerpiece of your child’s day.

World-Class Safety Parents Can Trust

Peace of mind comes from knowing your child is in trusted, caring hands. Features like cameras and limited-access entryways let you know your child’s safety is a top priority.  

The Creative Curriculum© fully prepares your child for Kindergarten

Stellar Social-Emotional Skills

Positive interactions are essential for life—courtesy, manners, learning about big feelings, and how to respond.

Outside The Box Thinking

Problem-solving, asking questions, and critical thinking are crucial for cognitive development.

Building Different Motor Skills

Play builds big muscle groups. Daily arts and crafts hone fine motor skills that aid pencil grip and writing.

Language & Communication

Being read to or reading books every day and practicing songs and poetry builds lively communication skills.

Huge Outdoor Spaces With Gardens Your Child Grows

Your child plays daily in an ample outdoor space, exercising their growing muscles and sharpening their social skills with friends. Kids tend gardens that yield seasonal berries and vegetables or enjoy age-appropriate play areas that keep them safe.

Delicious Menus Give Your Child The Energy They Need

An onsite chef delivers nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks daily that keep your child fueled through fun and play. You’ll love the convenience of not having to pack lunches. Count on casseroles and comfort foods for satisfied tummies.

Monthly Virtues Lessons Help Form Character

Your child learns invaluable social skills thanks to the Month’s Virtue, highlighting activities to illustrate kindness, empathy, and generosity. Learning virtues shapes your child’s brain and character, which sets their social-emotional leaning ahead of the curve.

Yoga, Music, & Soccer Expand Joyful Learning

The benefits of mindfulness and movement are well known; that’s why your child’s early learning includes enrichments that nurture body and mind.

Exceptional Teachers Bring Expertise And Tons Of Heart

Your child benefits from highly-trained, skilled teachers with higher education degrees in early education and psychology. Caring and attentive educators with long tenures nurture a family feeling where your child sees the same smile year to year.

Parents Partnerships Boost Your Child's Early Learning

Supporting parents is paramount because when you thrive, so does your child. You can rely on:

Recognition Lets You Know Your Child Is In Expert Hands

The Small Business of the Year Award from IN Business Magazine means our positive impact on the community and transparent customer service made the grade. A high YoungStar rating lets you know you’ve made the right choice and your child is getting the quality care they deserve.


Expanding Horizons With Epic Outdoor Adventures

Field trips to parks, swimming pools, skate parks, and soccer fields give your child opportunities to see new places and try new things as they gain independence and see all that’s possible in the world.
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NAEYC Accreditation Ranks Among The Best

NAEYC accreditation signals that your childcare center operates above and beyond basic care standards. As a parent, a NAEYC rating ensures your child receives excellent care and education, and that your child achieves high academic, social, and developmental outcomes. 

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

What Our Parents Are Saying...

"I leave my kids in a caring, nurturing environment"

My kids have been attending for three years. All the teachers have been wonderful. Kids always come home with lots of crafts. Very lucky I can leave my kids in a caring, nurturing environment.

- Claire Leback

"You can tell the teachers truly care about the kids!"

ALV was the perfect fit for our son! From the first tour we took, we knew it was the only center we wanted our son to attend. The part time option worked great for my flexible schedule! Our son attended ALV from 4 months to 16 months.

- Stacy S

"We love the environment & teaching philosophy"

My Children have been attending ALV since Sept 2016 starting in ducks and now in 4K. We love the environment, teaching philosophy, and most of all the teachers and staff!

- Jill T

How Old Is Your Child?


6 Weeks - 12 months


12 - 24 Months

2 Year Olds

2 Years

3 Year Olds

3 Years

4 Year Olds

4 Years

School Age

5 - 12 Years