PRESCHOOL (3-4 years)

Foundations For A Bright Future

Rich Content, Inspiring Ideas, and Advancing Learning Concepts
PRESCHOOL (3-4 years)

Foundations For A Bright Future

Rich Content, Inspiring Ideas, and Advancing Learning Concepts

Striking a Balance with Academics and Play

The balance of the Building Bridges curriculum develops crucial cognitive, emotional, and social skills for your child’s future, plus fun S.T.E.A.M. activities are included too. Engaging your child with the perfect mix of learning and fun:
  • Encourages curiosity, discovery, and problem solving
  • Allows meaningful play for individual growth and the development of a positive self-image
  • Incites exploration and the construction of their knowledge base
  • Establishes teachers as guides who will listen to ideas, applaud progress and motivate children
  • Creates a healthy balance between both planned and spontaneous activities in response to children’s interests

Creating Curious Minds
Through Rich Content

Children build the confidence to push themselves, discover, and explore in a happy, safe, and educational environment. Your child is becoming a lifelong learner through themed-activities that are hands-on, which focus heavily on:
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Music
  • Art
  • Dance

Welcoming You, Your Child,
and Your Family

Director, teachers, and parents are all part of creating an atmosphere that kids want to return to day after day. We foster an environment where everyone can feel happy and safe and are committed to this sense of community.

Social Interaction, Independence,
and Approaching Adjustments

At this age of significant developmental changes, emotions are handled with patience and expert care so that your child can ease into social interactions, independent play, exploration, and creativity.

A Collaborative Community

Every child has a role to play, foster a sense of pride and participation, and encourage positive interactions and a sense of responsibility. As the group progresses together, those bonds thrive and grow.

Good Habits Like Keeping it Neat

Cleanliness is a top priority, and all spaces are regularly sanitized by staff. Children learn to take care of their environment and build a sense of ownership as they keep things shipshape.

Building Creative Skills
With Art, Music, And More

With a focus on self-expression and thematic play, children are encouraged to build their creative skills through art, drama, and music, exploring narrative, color, shape, and rhythm.

Komputer Kidz: Exploring Technology

Your child prepares for Pre-K with an introduction to S.T.E.A.M. learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) and through interactive activities such as the optional Komputer Kidz Technology Program.

KidoKinetics For More Active Play

With expansive areas to learn and play, children can move, stretch, and build their physical awareness. KidoKinetics is an optional sports program open to this age group, designed to instill a love of exercise.

Invited Guests Capture
The Young Imagination

Children expand their horizons as they meet inspiring visitors from all walks of life and learn about their jobs, from doctors and dentists to magicians and musicians.

NAEYC Standard Of Excellence

The professional standard of the NAEYC accreditation program ensures high-quality childcare and education. Our Fuquay-Varina preschool is fully accredited, and our Apex preschool is in the process of being certified.

Eco-Healthy Certified

Harmful toxins are reduced to the greatest extent possible from your child’s learning environment, and our classrooms all have individual climate controls. “Green” construction practices mean low-VOC materials have been used to maintain indoor air quality.

Keeping Your Child Safe

We pride ourselves on the safety or your child’s daily environment. Security measures and safety practices that are established at Ashebridge are as follows:
  • Entrances are keypad locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Regular fire drills and childcare emergency drills
  • CPR/First Aid certified staff who also receive approximately 20 hours of health and safety training.
  • All staff members receive ongoing local/federal background checks.

Mobile App for Updates and Photos

Our “Brightwheel” app is an interactive way for you to receive updates and photos of your child throughout the day. Nothing brings greater peace to your mind and warmth to your heart than seeing your child happy, well-surrounded, and learning a ton.

F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)

We provide daily reports for children with a mobile app that can also be accessed through your computer. Paper reports are offered to families if needed.

Each day is filled with fun activities, nutritious meals and snacks, rest time, and outdoor play. More detailed information can be found here

Children play outside twice a day, weather permitting. We will reduce the amount of time spent outside in the event of precipitation or extreme temperatures.

Ratios vary by age. Infants are 1:4

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.


AsheBridge Children’s Academy provides a nutritious morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack that meets the USDA meal patterns for children. Our menu can be downloaded here

No, all meals and snacks are provided. All children eat the same thing together. We do not make exceptions for food preferences. Parents are required to provide infant formula/milk and baby food.

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 eat school menu food together their friends.

We can accommodate minor allergies (with medical documentation) or meat-free diet, 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

AsheBridge Children’s Academy provides a nutritious morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack that meets the USDA meal patterns for children. Our menu can be downloaded here

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 two years old and show interest in doing so. It is our goal to finish potty training before the third birthday, but we recognize that every child has their own timetable for this.

Parent Reviews

"I absolutely love the staff and the curriculum"
My son is thriving at Ashebridge in Fuquay. I absolutely love the staff and the curriculum. At 3 years old he can tell you about gardening, the life cycle of a butterfly, and which planet has rings around it. His teachers have been a great support during potty training, and they even get my son to eat vegetables!
Tracey D.
"I fully trust and love the staff at AsheBridge"
We love AsheBridge! Our daughter is so well taken care of and she loves going to AsheBridge! I would highly recommend to anyone. I fully trust and love the staff at AsheBridge.
Dianna D.
"The facility is kept very clean and organized"
We have enjoyed having my son at Ashebridge! The staff are all very welcoming. The facility is kept very clean and organized! I recommend this preschool to anyone looking!
Alesha R.

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