Start Now For Future Success

Quality Early Education With A Focus On Community & Character

Start Now For Early Success

Quality Early Education With A Focus On Community & Character

inviting your child into a world of continuous positive transformation


“Do a loony-goony dance ‘cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.”

A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein


“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places.”

The Minpins
by Roald Dahl


“A person’s a person,
no matter how small.”

Horton Hears a Who
by Dr. Seuss


“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

The House at Pooh Corner
by A.A. Milne

Family-Owned And Operated

AsheBridge Children’s Academy is a family-owned preschool community where children are enriched by caring relationships, strong friendships, and a creative environment with locations in Apex, NC and Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Family picture of happy parents and little kids on the garden at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Family-Owned & Operated Means Commitment To Kids

AsheBridge Children’s Academy is a family-owned preschool community that enriches children and families with caring relationships and strong friendships in a creative environment. We are proud to be privately owned and operating without the corporate constraints that national chains experience.

Academic Excellence With Daycare Flexibility

AsheBridge provides the best learning environment for all children. We also understand the unique demands that come with being a working parent. We offer full and part-time early education with a quality curriculum and daycare hours. 

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AsheBridge Children’s Academy is dedicated to offering excellence in education through meaningful experiences in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Angier, and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide a loving atmosphere that emphasizes the development of the whole child – mind, body, and soul that helps them develop positive social skills and reach academic milestones while having fun. Our safe and secure learning environment fosters a love of learning for a lifetime of success.


Children are encouraged to succeed through developmentally appropriate experiences in a nurturing, safe environment. We believe that each child is unique with different interests, abilities, and learning styles. They learn best in an environment that provides opportunities to explore, create and communicate with other children and adults. Our program encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving through meaningful play for individual growth and development of a positive self-image and achieved outcomes.

Kid boy playing with educational building blocks at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Balancing Education & Fun For Future School Sucess

A dynamic curriculum forms the center of every day. Children blossom when they experience a combination of self-directed learning and play and teacher-led academic lessons. Varied enrichments and creative arts round out a foundation that guarantees future academic success.

Parent Partnerships Promote Good Outcomes

Parent-teacher partnerships make our days; we rely on each other to succeed. Communicate with us via the Procare app, or drop in and visit your child. We’ll handle meals, diapers, and wipes, so you get a breather!

Young little boys holding each others hands one holding a plastic bucket with a bucket on his head at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Nationally Accredited through the Association for Early Learning Leaders National Accreditation Commission

Teachers, parents and kids showing support in fight against child abuse at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Giving Back Is Our Guiding Philosophy

An essential part of our vision and mission involves building communities. As a preschool community, we give back from the classroom to the world outside our walls. Some of the many organizations and causes we support are:

Our Founders

Christine Teander began her career in early childhood education in 1994 while in college.  She is a Level III Childcare Administrator and has a degree in psychology. Jeff Teander has been working with preschoolers since 2010, and has over 20 years of business management experience.

Both Jeff and Christine attended North Carolina State University and are avid Wolfpack fans!  They love going on adventures with their family to the beach and mountains with their children, Ella and Tyler.  Jeff’s favorite pastime is hanging out on the beach and he enjoys everything about music – playing instruments and listening to many types of music.  Christine loves doing crafts and everything about animals. The Teanders have three chubby guinea pigs named Pip, Squeak, and Pumpkin.

Christine and Jeff’s love for education is shown with a focus on the needs of families and children at AsheBridge Children’s Academy.  They personally understand the importance of a confident partnership with families and are committed to providing a positive environment for children.

Become Part Of Our Community & Watch Your Child Soar!

Visit AsheBridge Children’s Academy

We can’t wait to meet you and introduce you to the entire AsheBridge family.

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Our Guiding Principles Of Safety, Kindness, Partnership, & Cherishing Education

Our practice of building partnerships with parents as well as the children in our care is something parents notice, and families love. It’s simple; we cherish education, the process of learning, and our community. Along with teaching and partnership, kindness and safety are our top guiding principles. Read on for excerpts from our favorite children’s book as examples of how we bring these guiding principles into our day-to-day.



“There are a whole lot of things in this world you haven’t started wondering about.”
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak



“Now I see! We are all just dots together.”
Not Just a Dot
by Loryn Brant



“No act of kindness, no matter how small, ever wasted.”
The Lion and Mouse
from Aesop’s Fables



“We must always face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by JK Rowling

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