Welcome To The Academy Of Early Learning Family:

Learning and Adventure Await Your Child

A Nature-Rich Experiential Early Education

Learning and Adventure Await Your Child

Learning and Adventure Await Your Child

With A Nature-Rich, Experiential Early Education

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving North Attleborough & Plainville, MA

Your Child’s Health Is Our Top Priority

Connect Your Child With Nature Daily

Connect Your Child With Nature Daily

Your child will spend two to three hours a day playing, getting dirty, and enjoying the open air. We believe that every child deserves Nature-based learning with hands-on outdoor activities every day.

We Teach Children Compassion In Action

A respectful atmosphere gives your child a peaceful perspective. Expect kindness in all their interactions with your child as they learn how to work with others and what it means to be a good friend. 

We Teach Children Compassion In Action
Your Child Masters Movement Through Play

Your Child Masters Movement Through Play

Your child gets plenty of outdoor play, dances, and plays energetic games, to boost mood and build muscle.  We focus on your child’s health and wellness with plenty of physical activity each day.

Your Child’s Safety is Of The Utmost Importance

Safety is our top priority, which is why entryways and doors are diligently monitored by staff and are accessible only by access code.

Your Child’s Safety Is Of The Utmost Importance

Encourage The First Steps to Independence

We encourage independence and teach life skills that your child applies throughout their lives. When your child learns habits like washing up, preparing food, and dressing themselves, they gain confidence and beam with pride. 

Build Your Child’s Future With STEAM

STEAM -Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math- is taught through books, experiments, art projects, educational games, and discussion. Your child will explore curiosity, ask questions, problem-solve problems, and learn critical thinking skills.

Build Your Child’s Future With STEAM
Enrichments Such As Cooking, Music, Art, And Spanish

Enrichments Such As Cooking, Music, Art, And Spanish

We include art and music as a part of your child’s daily curriculum. Also, Your child will learn cooking skills that teach them to read and develop fluency in the Spanish language.

Learn More About our enrichments:

Cooking with Letters

Your child learns math with recipes and reading with letter of the week

Art Studio

Your blossoming artist learns about a famous figure in the art world and recreates a well-known work of art


Each week, your child will learn about a new instrument and make a homemade version to keep

Introductory Spanish

Spanish vocabulary and grammar are introduced through songs, dancing, and fun games

Keeping You Informed On Your Child’s Day

Communicating with Procare is an easy and fun way for you to view your child’s progress. Daily reports, silly videos, and sweet pictures are available to you on any electronic device. Our Facebook accounts also let our schools’ families share in an online community.

Help Your Child Succeed In School And In Life

Help Your Child Succeed In School And In Life

Each of our schools encourages parent involvement, from participating in classroom activities to serving on an advisory board for special events within our school community. Become actively involved in shaping your child’s bright future.

An Inviting, Well-Prepared, And Clean Classroom

Your child deserves to learn and play in a beautiful, uncluttered, and clean environment. Our dedicated cleaning staff makes sure to keep our school spaces immaculately clean to protect your child’s health and safety.

An Inviting, Well-Prepared, And Clean Classroom
Loving Teachers Offer Meaningful Experiences

Loving Teachers Offer Meaningful Experiences

Caring and energetic teachers love coming to the classroom to share knowledge and joy with your child every day. All of our teachers are certified in Early Education and Care. We support their continuing education so they can bring your child the latest and the very best.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

parent reviews

Cristina Capatina
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This place gave me the piece of mind that my kids are in the right place when it comes to developing the right skills and get the right preparation for school. They have all sorts of great activities that are enhancing their logic . Also my favorite part is that I get thought the app updates and photos every day. Teachers are very sweet and always welcome to respond to any questions. Great place, I love it.
Olivia Powell
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This school has been awesome for my son. My son was kept home until he was 3, he had separation anxiety, fears, sensory issues, medical issues, etc. this school made his transition so smooth and my son LOVED going and always raved about his teachers and friends! I could go on and on but honestly it was just such a good experience for us they were really on top of things and you could tell they genuinely cared.
Sarah Giambanco
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Both of my children attend Discovery and we couldn’t be happier. Danielle and the rest of the staff have been so kind and accommodating. I continue to be amazed at how much my 3 and 1/2 year old is learning both socially and academically. More importantly, both our kids love it there and always come out with smiling faces.
Sarah Angelus
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I can’t say enough good things about Discovery Day! I sent my son to this day care since he was one years old After looking into several preschool programs in the area. They always take care of him like family ,he is 3 years old now and he loves it and I really feel my son is safe with them ,he enjoyed his time learn new things they are vey patient lovely helpful amazing team.
Sydney Herron
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I love Discovery daycare! When I first enrolled my son, it was a very hard transition. They were so welcoming and took their time with him. We’re now going on 1.5 years with the school and he loves it! The teachers are amazing ! Couldn’t recommend a better daycare !
Dzmitry Makatsaryia
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This is place is great. We started this day care when our little son was 1,5 yo. And the accommodation was easy and fast, now it’s almost 2 years since we joint the daycare. The teachers are nice and professional. They have a lot of activities for kids and great schedule. Highly recommend.
Gina Rodriguez
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My daughter loves Discovery Day! The staff is so kind and caring, they welcomed her with open arms. They have an app to communicate with parents and I love getting pics and videos of all the activities my daughter is doing throughout the day!!
Kristy DeStefano
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We LOVE Discovery Daycare. It’s hard to leave your child with anyone, but I’m always certain that the teachers treat my son with love, nurturing, and kindness. His teachers feel like they are part of our family and communicate with us openly and frequently. I would recommend Discovery Day to anyone who wants the best childcare for their littles.
Dave C
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Animal Crackers has provided an amazing experience for my daughter, she’s learning so much, has fun when in school and has made a ton of friends. The staff have been incredible and super involved updating us on our daughters progress every day. AC Truly offers the best experience a parent could hope for in a school.
Katelyn Haldiman
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I highly recommend Animal Crackers for preschool! My daughter has really blossomed this past year, she has some anxiety especially in social settings, since starting Animal Crackers I have noticed a great improvement. She enjoys going to school everyday and the teachers are the best! She has truly learned so much and I believe she is ready for kindergarten thanks to the wonderful staff. I love it so much I’m sending my other daughter there this summer!
Nicole Habr
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Animal Crackers is a fabulous preschool. Both of my children have attended and have had the best time during the school year and at summer camp. They’ve learned a ton while still having a blast. All of the teachers are amazing and have loved and cared for my children like they were their own.
Alexandra Riley
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This is our first year at Animal Crackers and our son LOVES it! We could not be happier with his teachers and all of the wonderful friends he has made. He is always engaged in something new everyday and so excited to tell me about his day when he gets home. It is evident that there is so much care and effort that goes into planning each day. If you are looking for a place like home, Animal Crackers is it!

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Academy Of Early Learning: Animal Crackers Nursery School

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri during the school year)
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Mon-Fri during school vacation weeks and summer)

Academy Of Early Learning: Discovery Day Care Center

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15 mths - 2.9 yrs

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4 - 5 years

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Summer camp

12 months - 8 years