Aley Christian Academy (ACA) is a ministry of Aley United Methodist Church.

The ACA is licensed by the state of Ohio to provide childcare for

children 18 months through 5th grade/11 years old.


The main entrance for the ACA is Door 3, within this entrance you can use the

call box on the left hand side to reach someone in the ACA office.


                                            The ACA provides pre-school, full-day care, and before & after-school care.

The ACA is open from 6:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday for childcare.

Morning preschool and Pre-K classes are offered from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30am

Transportation to Shaw and Parkwood Elementary Schools are provided for school age

children by a Beavercreek City School bus.


ACA provides an environment of Christian love, understanding, and respect to help children prepare for and be successful in school. Our goal is to help children develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The preschool program is academically based. 

The daily program includes large muscle activities, small motor skill development, group experiences, music appreciation, concept development, language development and an introduction to computer usage. 

Children are encouraged to explore, create, and grow as unique individuals. 

A hot lunch is served daily and snacks are served in the morning and afternoon. 

The children sing or recite a prayer before lunch and snacks.


As required by the State of Ohio, all staff members are trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, 

Communicable Disease recognition & prevention, and Child Abuse recognition & prevention. 

Our teachers are qualified caregivers who continue to receive extensive continuing

education on current issues in early childhood education.

Aley Christian Academy can be reached at 937-426-0830 Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm

Meet the ACA Directors

Jennifer Heaton, Director

Hi, my name is Jennifer Heaton and I am honored to be here, serving children and sharing the love of Christ with them, each day! Aley has been a part of my life since 2002 and I happily became the Director of Aley’s Preschool and Daycare center in 2007 with the loving support of my husband, Mitch! Children have always been a passion of mine and I blessed to be the mother of two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Andersyn! 

Abby Gilbert, Assistant Director

Hello my name is Ms. Abby and I have been a part of the Aley family since 2008. I love kids and working with them everyday is a great blessing.