Our vision is to see that all of our students are kindergarten ready after successfully attending Tadpole Academy during their preschool years.

Crystal Smith & Lauren Nelson, Owners​

crystal@tadpoleacademy.org, lauren@tadpoleacademy.org

Melissa Alexandre, Administrator


(302) 658-2141

1238 N. Walnut Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours of Operation

7 A.M. - 6 P.M., Monday-Friday

​Ages Served

6 weeks-5 years old

Meals Served:



PM Snack

​Tadpole Academy is a member of the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program). All meals served are prepared daily and meet required nutritional guidelines.


Tadpole Academy is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive educational and family services to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years of age. We offer a safe, affordable and holistic approach to ensure a creative and successful learning environment with an emphasis on pre-reading, language, math, and other cognitive skills while continuously focusing on promoting healthy children with social and emotional competence as part of school readiness. We believe in involving the community, families, and staff in encouraging, nurturing and empowering children for their life-long learning.


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Mission Statement