This program is open to children ages 4-7 and their parents. The Learning Program Omaha meets one Saturday per month for 8 sessions and is limited to 12 families. During each hour and a half session, children receive small group instruction with a focus on literacy, numeracy, fine motor skills and language development from special educators and therapists. Simultaneously in a separate classroom, parents in the program receive instruction on a wide range of topics such as "Introduction to Literacy", "Early Number Concepts", and "Teaching about Time". At-home materials are distributed to allow parents to reinforce the skills learned during the session at home. Teachers and therapists affiliated with the program receive information about effective teaching strategies and cognitive, developmental and educational research.

The cost of the program is $200 and you must commit to you and your child attending all 8 sessions. The cost of the program covers all materials for the class and home, along with the monthly sessions. You will receive 20 books from The Learning Program and The Learning Program number line that are yours to keep.

We will also offer a parent only option for the lecture portion of the program. This still requires you to commit to the full program, but your child does not attend the class nor do they have to be the age of the class participants.  This is a great opportunity for parents of younger children or older children who may still need help with reading / writing skills. The cost for this option is $100. Materials are available to print online for free for parents who register for the parent only portion. 

Educators are welcome to attend any or all of the lecture portion of the program for free. Please email Leah Janke at with the date you would like to attend.

Classes will be held at Westwood Church (13056 Atwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68144) from 9:00am - 10:30am. The 2015-2016 student session is full. 

September 10th
October 1st
November 5th
January 7th
February 4th 
March 4th
April 1st
May 6th

The Learning Program - Omaha Staff

Lead Teacher, Alexis Kline-Stearns 

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Westside Community Schools

Cofounder, Teacher, Board Member, Little Leaf Learning Center

Assistant Teacher, Sarah Lallman

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Westside Community Schools

Occupational Therapist, Kate Krueger

Early Development Network, Omaha Public Schools

Speech Language Pathologist, Melissa Bradley-Potter

Melissa Bradley-Potter is a speech language pathologist and is the owner of Blue Door Pediatric Therapy, P.C.. 
Melissa has over a decade of experience providing high quality speech therapy services to children and their families in the Omaha area. She is a Certified Hanen Instructor for the  It Takes Two to Talk® Program, teaching families of children with language delays how to become their child's most important language teacher. Melissa is also a Certified Hanen Instructor for the More Than Words® Program, providing families of children on the autism spectrum with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. She is a Certified Baby Signs® Instructor, teaching families how to communicate with their babies with sign before they are able to talk. 
Melissa is passionate about working with children and their families to provide them with the skills and education to achieve their communication goals. 
For more information about Melissa and her practice, go to, email at or call 402-680-1823. 


The Learning Program Omaha

Parent Only

@ $100.00 ea.