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 Kelley

Center Director 

Abby Kelley 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 in December 2020, she fell in love with the Bentonville community and the many things it has to offer. Abby and her husband enjoy hiking, going to farmers’ markets, and spending time with family and fur babies. Abby plans to pursue her Master’s degree in the near future and looks forward to serving you and your family!

Debbie Northington

Academy Owner

In 2018, Debbie and her husband, Stephen, acquired Posh Tot Learning Academy of Bentonville, AR.  

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

Rylin Bridgeford

Program Director

Rylin Bridgeford joined Posh Tot in June of 2023 as our Program Director. She is currently working on wrapping up her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology through A-State. Upon completion of that, she then wishes to pursue a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

Before Posh, she worked as a Pre-K teacher for an early intervention center that treated children in occupational, speech, and physical therapy. That’s where her love for education and assisting in the development of young children began. She has also been at Posh Tot since February of 2020; previous to being our Program Director, she was our Pre-K and Terrific Two’s teacher.

She’s been local to Northwest Arkansas her entire life, and she has loved getting to see how much our community has grown. In her free time, she loves to hike, cook, and spend time with her boyfriend and their rescue dog. Rylin continues to strive every day on how to best support our wonderful families!


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.