ACE (Ann Campbell Early) Learning Center is an inclusive preschool for children ages 15 months - 4 years old. It provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children with developmental delays and their typically developing peers. It features an inclusive playground that stretches over into what was part of the center’s parking lot. The year-round playground has tons of places to play, too. For green spaces, you’ll see planting boxes and grassy play areas. Kids can enjoy slides, a playhouse, a wooden “theater,” a corrugated tunnel under a hill and more place to explore, too. In addition to physical play, hands-on entertainment include musical instruments, places to paint, a water table, chalkboard frames and more.

You can help raise funds for the center by planning to go to the 12th Annual Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center on Saturday, April 20. You and your family can head to MTSU’s Livestock Center for activities from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The fundraising event features games, activities, exhibits, performances, silent auction and all sorts of fun for ages 1 - 10. This year's Saddle Up features a light breakfast and more than 25 activities for children including "Egg"sploration, animals from the Discovery Center, face painting, corn sensory bin, bowling, Eddie the Eagle, MTSU Moon and Baja buggies, Moozie the Cow, sensory activities and more.

You will want to get in on the silent auction, too. Our silent auction offers a chance for great deals on local museums, 20 Disney World Park Hopper Passes, Six Flags and Holiday World theme parks, and other local attractions that the whole family will love. If you have any questions, would like to become a sponsor, or if you would like to contribute to the silent auction, just give 'em a call.

MTSU Livestock Center is located at 1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro. Tickets are $10 per person ($50 max per family). Call 615-898-2458 or visit mtalumni.com/saddleup.

About ACE Learning Center

MTSU’s ACE Learning Center is an inclusive preschool that serves children from age 13 months to kindergarten, allowing them to play together and learn from each other. It’s located at 206 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro. For more info, call 615-898-2458 or visit mtsu.edu/acelearningcenter.