About

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Welcome to a2z Academie!

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We Know How to Deal with Kids

A Little about Us

A significant body of research demonstrates the most rapid period of brain development is birth to 5 years. To optimize this natural progression, many benefits can be gained when children participate in a high-quality Early Child Development (ECD) program. a 2 z Academie is a high-quality, affordable early child care and development option serving children between the ages of 3 to 6 years. We are a Licensed Class I Child Care Home located in the historic Banta neighborhood of Valparaiso. Using legacy, authentic Montessori as an education model, and synthesizing it with current education research aligned to Indiana's Early Development Framework, Foundations, a 2 z Academie was founded. Co-founder and teacher, Martha Rae, is the a in a 2 z Academie as she focuses on reading and literacy skills. Co-founder and teacher, Michael Alonzo, is the 2 in a 2 z Academie as he focuses on numeracy and math skills. Building on these key cognitive domains, the inter-connected curriculum of Montessori inspires children as they develop to z. The inclusive philosophy of Montessori is represented in the non-English spelling of Academie.

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Highly Trained Professionals

Our Educators

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Martha Rae

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Michael Alonzo

Teacher