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Academy for Learning and Character Development

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


3807 Telstar CircleHuntsville, AL 35805 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Academy for Learning and Character Development (ALCD) is a non-profit 501(c3) organization located in Huntsville, Alabama. The mission of ALCD is to provide a safe, affordable high quality child care in a developmentally appropriate environment for disadvantaged preschool and school age children.


Under the leadership of ALCD founder and director Dr. Sylvia Collins, ALCD provides stimulating early care and an educational experience which promotes each child’s individual social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children’s desire to be life-long learners. ALCD assists low-income parents by providing services based on the family’s ability to pay. Children from battered homes, veterans, and homeless families are admitted into our program free of charge. We offer our services to the community so that parents can obtain meaningful careers and further their education. ALCD works to prepare economically disadvantaged students for successful school entry.


Would you recommend Academy for Learning and Character Development?
2 reviews Write a review
by Amanda R. (May 10, 2021)
The staff and atmosphere were very professional, safe, and fun. It seemed like no time had passed at all when we realized 4 hours had gone by. I would definitely volunteer with them again anytime.
by Michelle M. from Methuen, MA (April 10, 2016)
A very good cause with a inspiring executive director.

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