West Columbia



Moncks Corner

Team (Employees)








Aspire Early Learning Academy was founded by Ms. Latorie Lloyd to provide a home away from home for children and teachers in a safe and loving environment while maintaining the organization and structure of a preschool. Aspire ELA was founded on October 1, 2012. The first Academy opened in the City of West Columbia in July 2013. While remaining at full capacity for three great years, Aspire ELA branched off to the Town of Lexington in August 2016 and the City of Columbia in August 2017. Five years later, Aspire ELA extended our family-oriented services to The Town of Moncks Corner in June 2022. The boutique-style, small-group learning environments have grown to create a culture of success for our students in all communities. We have served well over 300 families and provided employment opportunities for over 50 women within the last 10 years.


Core Values

We value friendships and relationships with one another that facilities healthy, loving environments for everyone.

We value having a joyful and happy environment that is full of laughter and love while celebrating our accomplishments.

We believe that consistency is the key to success as we work together to maintain a positive environment.

We value the love of learning and the pursuit of excellence for all.

We believe that integrity is the heart of our individual and professional actions. We uphold the highest ethical standards that produces trust and respect.

We value creativity that challenges constraints and drives progress.


At Aspire Early Learning Academy, LLC, each child will have an opportunity to prosper and develop at a pace that is individually developmentally appropriate. The Academy will support the right of each child to play, learn, and grow in an inclusive early childhood program that will foster success. We will commit to ensuring that every child receives the best opportunity to produce the foundation for a fruitful, educational experience.


Our vision is to continuously serve our communities by providing high quality, early learning environments for children ages five and younger. Our inspired team will work together to build strong educational foundations and create memorable experiences for our students.


Aspire Early Learning Academy, LLC provides quality early childhood education to young children under the age of five. As educators, we believe that it is our responsibility to facilitate an effective environment that is conducive to children learning and developing at a unique pace that is developmentally appropriate. As a team, we strive for excellence as we work together to build a strong foundation for all students enrolled while striving to prepare our students for kindergarten.

Latorie S. Lloyd

Owner & CEO

Meet The Owner

Latorie S. Lloyd


Latorie is a native of Moncks Corner, SC, and currently resides there with her family. She began this journey to provide quality, small-group learning environments for young children. Latorie and her team strive to ensure that all enrolled children graduate from our program fully prepared for kindergarten. Latorie and the Aspire team enjoy bonding with families to create a circle of love for every child.

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