About Us

The Early Childhood Academy aims to provide quality and affordable professional development to those who work in the early childhood field or interact with young children.

  • What do we do? – We offer online classes and professional development
  • For whom do we do it? – We provide for early childhood professionals and people who work with young children
  • How do we serve our clients in the way that we do? – We offer affordable and quality training.
  • Why are we in this industry? – We want to help those in the early childhood field gain knowledge and grow professionally and personally.

About Ellen

Ellen Small is the founder and primary content creator at The Early Childhood Academy.  She holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Clarion University of Pennyslvania.  She worked for several years at Tender Care Learning Centers, where she spent time with all ages of children.  Prior to The Early Childhood Academy, Ellen worked for another early childhood training company.  Ellen also is the Director of Web Sales and Events at Your Center Success, which offers resources, coaching, and tips for child care directors and owners.




Regulations Disclaimer:


“These courses reflect the regulations of the State/Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  No information in this course supersedes any state regulations or laws in your state. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) website. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.”

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