We Set Your Child up for Success

There are quite a few childcare options in Northwest Arkansas. Keep reading to discover the ways that Posh Tot is set apart from other facilities. Posh Tot Learning Academy is here to provide your child with everything they need to grow and succeed!

A Nurturing & Safe Environment

With nearly 4,000 square feet of space, Posh Tot has room for your child to learn and grow. Children play in our large, shaded backyard, create art and music in our courtyard, and receive customized care in small, age-appropriate classrooms. Plus, we’ve invested in the highest standard security features available. 

Always Stay in the Know

At Posh Tot, we’re very intentional about keeping you updated so that you never miss a moment. You can always know what you’re child is up to through the DailyConnect app, our Facebook page, and our Instagram.

Our Whole-Child Philosophy

Our emergent approach leverages your child’s own interests to teach new skills. We use play-based learning and tailored instruction to foster your child’s unique talents and abilities.

Excellence in Childcare.

At Posh Tot, we are your home away from home. We form bonds that last well beyond when we clock out at the end of the day. Our attentive and caring staff is here to serve your child’s early learning needs with our extensive training in early childhood education. And, of course, lots of love and hugs.

Meet The Posh Tot Team

We take great pride in our talented and qualified staff of teachers. We know that the transition to outside care is full of emotion for both you and your child. Our loving teachers and leadership team are here to help your child feel at home so you leave with complete ease of mind and confidence. 

Abby Mabray

Center Director 

Abby Mabray joined Posh Tot in August 2021 as Center Director. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from East Central University, and she’s licensed to teach in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Abby previously worked in a childcare facility in Oklahoma and, prior to accepting the position as Center Director, served as a floater here at Posh Tot. While in college, she saw the importance of fostering a positive learning environment that lets children engage in a variety of hands-on activities to meet their individual developmental needs.

Shortly after moving to Northwest Arkansas with her boyfriend in December 2020, she fell in love with the Bentonville community and the many things it has to offer. They enjoy hiking, going to farmers’ markets, and spending time with family and their newly adopted puppy. Abby plans to pursue her Master’s degree in the near future and looks forward to serving you and your family!

Debbie & Stephen Northington

Academy Owners

Debbie is the Academy Director, and she and Stephen are the proud owners of Posh Tot Learning Academy of Bentonville, AR. They have been married for over 25 years and have two wonderful children.  Their son, Weston, attends Hendrix College in Conway, AR, and their daughter, Kristina, attends the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. They consider their faith, marriage, children, and community the cornerstones of our lives.  

Debbie had a twenty-year career as a corporate executive with Alltel Corporation and Windstream Corporation. Stephen is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and owner of Northington Investment Group.  

The Northington family personally experienced the importance of having a safe, loving, and trusted childcare center at a time when they needed it the most.  Relocating to Arkansas, with two young children, demanding corporate jobs, and all extended family back in North Carolina, they needed a solution for their children that would bring them comfort.  Knowing that they were dropping their precious babies off every morning to a trusted, loving learning environment gave them comfort and a great appreciation for early childhood education.    

Now, they strive daily to bring this same level of comfort to their Posh Tot families and the communities they serve in Northwest Arkansas. 

Become a Posh Tot Family Today!

Ready to get started? Book a tour or visit us to start your family’s journey at Posh Tot Learning Academy.