A Secure & Positive Environment

Helps Your Child Build Confidence & Discover Their Unique Talents

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A Secure & Positive Environment

Helps Your Child Build Confidence & Discover Their Unique Talents

pre-k | 4-5 years | Serving Fuquay-Varina, NC

Preschool kids doing some art design , drawing, coloring, pasting at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

A Love Of Learning For Kindergarten & Beyond

Bright, welcoming classrooms and friendly, caring teachers make learning fun and exciting. They nourish and nurture your child mentally, physically, and emotionally every day, so they are academically and socially prepared for kindergarten.

A Diverse Curriculum Promotes Lifelong Learning

Children have a hand, quite literally, in their educations. Experiential learning through the Building Bridges curriculum advances your child’s academic skills, creative ideas, and social awareness with age-appropriate, interactive activities. 

Run, Jump, Soar
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Some Pre-Kindergarten Competencies Covered Are:

Creative Enrichments Stimulate Their Souls

Your child’s self-expression and imagination have room to grow and thrive with daily explorations of art, music, and dance. Such creative enrichment options increase spatial awareness, develop self-control, and boost confidence. 

Young preschool girls showing artistry coloring and painting at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Apex & Fuquay-Varina, NC

Growing A Community 1 Classroom At A Time

Children thrive in a loving and nurturing environment that encourages kindness, respect, manners, and contribution to the school community. Caring, supportive teachers foster accountability, independence, and an atmosphere where classroom citizens look out for each other. 

Clean, Safe, & Secure Spaces Protect The Community

Keeping the school community safe, healthy, and learning is a big undertaking. Staff and administrators work hard, and just some of the measures they follow are:

Run, Jump, & Soar Toward Kindergarten Readiness

As they grow, children need space to push their boundaries. Dedicated indoor and outdoor play areas are plentiful and designed for children to build physical abilities through liberating movement. 

Natural Playgrounds Are Where Children Learn Best

Visitors & Guests Provide Inspiration

Children meet professionals and visitors throughout the year, including firefighters, police, dentists, doctors, gymnasts, pets, and wildlife. These experiences broaden their horizons and enrich their learning. But the most special guests are always parents and family! 

NAEYC Accreditation Is A Stamp Of Approval

NAEYC’s accreditation program holds schools to a much higher standard than daycare centers. When you see a NAEYC rating, you know you are looking at the best of the best and making an ideal choice for your child’s early education.

Brightwheel™ App Keeps You A Part Of Their Day

The Brightwheel™ app is a fun and easy way of connecting you to your child’s day. View pictures and videos, monitor your kiddo’s progress and even communicate with their teachers quickly and securely.

We teach children to think creatively so they may succeed in a complex and ever-changing world. Young children learn through active exploration in an environment which is rich in materials and opportunities to converse, socialize, work, play, and negotiate with others. Classrooms encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving in a warm atmosphere with affection and respect for each child. The Creative Curriculum® inspires the Building Bridges Curriculum, which incorporates philosophies of the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf approaches to learning. Teachers plan lessons based on children’s interests and appropriate educational concepts. Children are actively involved in experiential learning, including foundations of science, technology, engineering, math, creative arts, language arts, music, movement, and dramatic play. In addition to STEAM learning, all interrelated aspects of the child’s growth and development are considered — intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative.

F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)

We provide daily reports, notes, pictures, and videos through the Brightwheel™app. Paper reports are offered to families if needed.

Each day begins with circle time, which includes things lke story time or show and tell. Activity centers, teacher-led lessons, fun activities, nutritious meals and snacks, rest time, and outdoor play take care of the rest of the day. 

Children play outside twice a day, weather permitting. Age-appropriate playgrounds as well as expansive natural playscapes provide ample exploration. We will reduce the amount of time spent outside in the event of precipitation or extreme temperatures.

Ratios vary by age. 4’s/5’s are 1:12.

It is natural for children to test limits and rules. Our staff uses positive management strategies including redirection, anticipation/prevention of problems, positive reinforcement, logical consequences, and encouragement rather than competition, comparison, or criticism. Most importantly, we recognize that part of this process is providing children with the tools and support they need to express their feelings and needs in acceptable ways. We abstain from corporal punishment or other humiliating or frightening disciplinary techniques.

When possible, we will work as a team with outside professionals to implement an individualized plan that supports the child’s inclusion and success. It may be determined that we do not have adequate expertise or resources for the child’s educational, medical, or other needs, especially in situations where safety is at risk.

Meals

AsheBridge Children’s Academy provides a nutritious morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack that meet the USDA meal requirements for children. 

No, children may not bring home food into the center. Please finish all breakfast and snacks at home or in your car prior to entering the building.

No, children may not bring home food into the center. Please finish all breakfast and snacks at home or in your car prior to entering the building.

Yes, infant parents are required to send prepared bottles and baby food while in the infant room. Starting in the toddler room, children all enjoy the prepared meals and snacks with their friends.

We can accommodate minor allergies (with medical documentation) or meat-free diets, provided the family provides substitute items of equal nutritional value. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to work with generalized dietary restrictions, such as gluten intolerance.

Diapers & Potty Training

Yes, diapers (up to size 6) and wipes are provided at no extra charge for infants, toddlers, and 2’s.

Yes, you may bring your own disposable diapers and wipes.

No, we only use disposable diapers.

Children begin sitting on the potty when they are 2 years old and show interest in doing so. It is our goal to finish potty training before the 3rd birthday. While we recognize that every child has their own timetable for this, we expect toilet use by children in older classrooms. 

What Parents Are Saying...

"I highly recommend Ashbridge to anyone who’s looking for quality care for their child and solid preparation for grade school."
I remember last year when I first moved to the Holly Springs/ Fuquay area. I searched preschool after preschool and no one could accommodate me. I would go to one and then another. I called Ashbrigde Children’s Academy of Fuquay and they helped me right away. They had space for my precious 4 year old. Not only did they have the capacity to accommodate us I loved the curriculum implemented also. The staff is so nice and professional. I highly recommend Ashbridge Children’s Academy of Fuquay to anyone who’s looking for quality care for their child and solid preparation for grade school.
Vasha N.
"We have no doubt in our minds that our girls are well taken care of..."
We absolutely love ashebridge! We started our oldest there when she was 1 and she just graduated from their preK class this month! Our youngest is currently there as well! We love all of the teachers, the facility is well maintained and clean and we have no doubt in our minds that our girls are well taken care of when they are there! Highly recommended!
Kathleen E.
"They foster a strong and positive learning environment!"
I honestly could not be happier! My 4 year old is very well loved and she is learning so much. My daughter's teachers are fantastic and have laid the foundation for my daughter's education. Early Childhood education is so very important. Being an educator I have very high expectations! AsheBridge has met all my high expectations. The owners are also very much part of my daughter's day. They foster a strong and positive learning environment!
Maribeth P.

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