As Memphis' premier family child care academy, Paideia is nestled in a Southeast Shelby County, TN neighborhood. The boutique family academy offers an intimate learning environment tailored to children between the ages of two to four years old.  The home is arranged to make your child feel comfortable and safe. Our students enjoy the latest in age appropriate technology, modern playground equipment and open-ended materials. Paideia students are introduced to the culture of school by planning our activities in a classroom style setting equipped with learning centers. All learners are exposed to predictability, well-defined boundaries, variety and the advantages of an age integrated learning environment.


Paideia has unequivocally set its own bar of excellence in family child care. PPA maintains an identity of unrivaled distinction in family childcare. Our professional platform  and student-centered focus, places the family academy second to none. Consistently, we leverage intentional partnerships with our parents and the community and associate ourselves with the latest classroom quality techniques.


Our academic culture speaks to the emerging needs, altering interest and cumulative abilities of young learners. We believe in investing in RESOURCES, because RESOURCES produce RESULTS. We have carefully selected an approach to learning that is rich with educational resources; that is guided by module frameworks with the Academy Practitioner serving as the facilitator in the learning process. 


“Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.”
Robert. L. Ehrlich