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Our Services

Rita Ann's Early Learning Academy offers a wide variety of child care options to meet your families need. From full-time to part-time services.

Our Mission

Here at Rita Ann's Early Learning Academy we are dedicated to the enrichment of little minds through art and agriculture.

Enroll Student

Ready to get started enroll your child today and tour our facility to learn how we operate and teach our future bright star of tomorrow.

Girls Empowerment Retreat - Bloom Within

Date & Time: July 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Address: 2843 N Gladstone Avenue Indianapolis Indiana 46218
Attire: Casual (this is an outdoor event) 
Presented by:
Rita Ann’s Early Learning Academy & Girls Coalition of Indiana Girl Scouts

Join us for a transformative and inspiring day at the Girls Empowerment Retreat, a unique event designed for girls aged 8-12. This retreat, hosted by Rita Ann’s Early Learning Academy in collaboration with the Girls Coalition of Indiana Girl Scouts, aims to ignite the hidden talents within young girls, helping them discover and embrace their full potential.

Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare


A nurturing environment for your little one to flourish and develop.


A vibrant realm where toddlers discover and navigate the wonders of learning.

Pre-K - Kindergarten

A space where inquisitive minds are ignited, preparing children to be inspired and ready for school.

School Age

A warm haven for age-appropriate enjoyment, building friendships, and fostering exploration.

Discovering Early Learning Adventures for Your Child's Journey

Embark on a captivating journey at Rita Ann’s Early Learning Academy, where our innovative blend of art and agriculture transforms early education into an exciting adventure. Explore with us to discover how we foster your child’s innate curiosity, prioritize their interests, promote learning through play, and pave the way for their academic success.

Meet Our Founder

Katherine Adamou

the visionary founder of Rita Ann’s Early Learning Academy. Driven by a passion for enriching young minds and unlocking their full potential, Katherine is on a mission to redefine the daycare experience. She believes that childcare centers should be more than mere drop-off and pick-up operations. Through the innovative fusion of arts and agriculture, Katherine has successfully nurtured an environment where children not only develop close friendships but also discover their inner artist spirits. Her commitment extends to laying the foundation for the basics of early education, transforming daycare into a holistic and inspiring learning journey for families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we do! We are a licensed-home childcare facility. CCDF (Childcare Development Fund) is a federal program that assists low-income families with apriority of serving Impact (welfare to work program) and those individuals who are transitioning from public assistance, to obtain child care so that they can work or attend training/education. For information about eligibility requirements of the CCDF programcontact Firefly Children and Family AllianceGene Glick Family Support Center
1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
Phone: 317.634.5050

3 months -12 years

Yes, meals are included in the cost of tuition.
Rita Ann’s Early Learning participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
We serve two delicious & nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and snacks each day.

Yes, transportation is provided for students that are registered for Before and After care and need to be transported to and from school.

Mon-Friday 8am-6pm 

8:00-8:30 Arrival
– Talk with parents.
– Children put away belongings.
– Attendance/Temperature Check.
– Table activities.

8:30-9:00 Breakfast
– Prepare and serve breakfast.
– Eat  and clean up.

9:00-9:15 Potty Time
– Potty training, changing diapers, potty, washing hands.

9:15-10:15 Free Play
– Children choose activities that include: dramatic play, manipulatives and blocks.

10:15-10:30 Snack
– Prepare and serve snacks.
– Eat and clean up.

10:30-11:00 Circle Time
– Discuss plans for the day,  Daily academics including letters,
numbers, colors,  name, DOB, etc.discuss weather, sharing time.
– Songs, finger play and stories.

11:00-11:15 Small Group Time
– Special Activities: art, music, cooking playdough, books on tape.
– One on one time.

11:15-11:45 Outdoor Time
– Outdoor activities-in play yard, large motor skills.

11:45-12:00 Potty Time
– Potty training, changing diapers, potty, washing hands.

12:00-12:30 Lunch
– Wash up, serve and eat lunch.
– Engage children in conversation.
– Eat with children if possible.

12:30-2:30 Rest Time
– Nap time. If some children do no sleep, quiet independent activities are available.

2:30-2:45 Potty Time
– Potty training, changing diapers, potty, washing hands.

2:45-3:30 Individual Activity
– Puzzles, books, crayons, markers, paper.

3:30-4:00 Snack
– Prepare and serve snacks.
– Eat and clean up.

4:00-4:30 Outdoor Time
– Outdoor activities-in play yard, large motor skills.

4:30-5:00 Arts/Crafts
– Selected craft for the day, cutting, writing, paints, crayons, glue.

5:00-6:00 Individual Activity/Free Play
– Puzzles, books, crayons, markers, paper.
– Homework for school age children.
– Gradual departure of children, parent communication

Hear It From Our Familes

“Great education for my little ones. They enjoy the learning & gardening”
Mira Paaz
“We love it here!! My babies are never ready to leave.”
Nita Williams
“They are doing such a great job with our little one.”
Jessica Perez

Bringing Vibrancy to Our Curriculum