About Us


We are a private preschool that focuses on play, interaction, and questioning as a mode for learning.



Active Learning Center has been Bellevue’s community preschool for over 25 years. We have a campus of three buildings with 13,400 sq ft and have over 6 1/2 acres of playground. Our infant and toddler programs are in a separate building from our preschool, pre k, and school age programs. Each building requires a security passcode to enter. We are locally owned business and family run and family centered. The owner, vice president, director, and staff all have extensive backgrounds in early childhood education.

  • After-School program
  • Summer Camp Program
  • Positive learning environment
  • Learning through play
  • Individual attention in small classes
  • Building Social Skills

About ALC's Program


  • Our buildings have secure public entrances requiring a special code for entry
  • Telephones are in all classrooms and always answered by a staff member, not voicemail or answering machine.
  • Each class is required to practice fire drill and emergency safety procedures on a monthly basis.
  • All Staff are trained in CPR and First Aid with a on-site Red Cross certified CPR and First Aid Trainer
  • All new faces are required to show a photo ID before ALC will release the child
  • When dropping off and picking up each child must be signed in and out of the classroom

There was a time not so long ago when childhood offered the space and freedom for children to explore their world. To be curious. To be creative. To be bold. To be bored. To just . . . be. Today, our over scheduled and over stimulated children are using their imaginations less than ever. It’s a crisis in the making. And it’s why we’re committed to this project. With over 6 1/2 acres of play space in a park like setting ALC is fortunate enough to have the space to let “ kids be kids”. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new project as we do our part in giving children back their childhoods. Because by giving children a true childhood, we give them a path to realizing their full potential!

At ALC we realize you are your child’s most influential teacher. We do more than realize that fact, we fully support it. So we do everything we can to build on what you’ve taught your child. That’s why we work so hard to ensure that the relationship between parents, teachers, and children is actively engaging. Your conversations with teachers can take place informally as you drop by the center. Or, you can call and arrange a meeting above and beyond your regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Daily reports are sent home with Infants, toddler and two year old rooms which gives you a snap shot of their day.
Our teaching staff come from a variety of interesting backgrounds. Some have earned a college degree in Early Childhood Development, and others are in the process of working towards their degree. Whatever educational differences they may have, all our teachers share one very important trait: They have a heart for children.
ALC is known throughout the community for the longevity of our staff with some being with us since 1992.

Our staff have over 20 hours of continuing education each year. We feel you can never have too much training. All staff are trained in infant, child and adult CPR and First Aid by our on-staff Red Cross Certified trainer.

Active Learning Center is recognized in the State of Tennessee as a 3 star center.

ALC is more than just a preschool. When you enroll at ALC you are part of our extended family.
The definition of extended families is simply a family unit that extends past the nuclear family to include other relatives such as aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We like to add “preschool” to that definition. We believe the child learns best in a loving, nurturing environment where they feel safe. At ALC we celebrate your families successes, we cry with you at your losses, and we are here for you beyond the academic learning environment. If we can’t help – we find and connect you with the resources that will help you make decisions that are best for your family.


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