our approach

"By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others."

​​LIVE AND LEARN ACADEMY is owned by Heather Tate. As a mother of four, Heather knows all too well the stress and struggle of finding a person or place to care for your children. With over 10 years experience, she has made it her passion to provide a safe, fun and loving environment where children are encouraged and nurtured. Although it is her business, Heather strives to make the program feel like a family, and that's exactly what it is.

"We LOVE this place! It is a fantastic preschool and summer camp option. My kids have loved it! They learned so much in preschool and as rising second graders, they have loved the summer camp. They do such fun activities! I'm thankful to have a place that is loving, fun AND flexible. Can't beat it!!!"

          -- L. Atwell

"From the first day my girls started at Live and Learn Academy, I've seen such a positive change in who they are and how they interact with other kids and adults. I couldn't thank Miss Heather and Miss Missy enough for their help and support in guiding both of the girls to be great both socially and academically in their individual ways and needs! They go beyond just being teachers but really get to know each student and their families so that everyone feels secure when leaving their child in their hands. My oldest has even chosen to attend the after school program because she enjoys Live and Learn so."

          -- J. DeBoyace

"I cannot say enough about how excellent the experience at Live and Learn Academy has been for not only my child but for me as a parent. From day one, my son was welcomed with love which was something that was very important to me. The entire staff treats each individual child as their own and are genuinely invested in their learning and growth. My son went from not knowing his alphabet to knowing how to write his name and sound out words in the first month! The LLA teachers find the perfect way to make learning fun and exciting for younger children and I couldn't be more proud of how ready he is to tackle Kindergarten. I have experienced other places first hand with my older child and I can honestly say, there is no other preschool in the area that I would recommend more than Live and Learn Academy. They are truly the best and I am eternally thankful for EVERYTHING! I am so glad they offer summer camps and after school because I know his enjoyment at Live and Learn does not have to end! Love you guys!!! ♡"

          -- H. Cameron


Development begins when a child is conceived and continues throughout life. We view each child’s growth and development as a process, not an event. Our goal is to provide positive settings where children can experience learning ‘hands on’ using a wide variety of learning materials. Our preschool curriculum provides guidance and activities to help each child develop language, reading, writing and math skills appropriate to his/her level. Physical, mental, emotional and social development are equal in importance. Our teachers select activities which provide a balanced program of early childhood education. We offer your child a daily adventure in learning through play. Your child’s experiences at LIVE AND LEARN ACADEMY will encourage growth in all developmental areas.

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