Reaching New Heights
Exploring, Playing, Learning, & Growing With Gentle, Expert Guidance
toddlers | 1-2 years | Serving Fuquay-Varina, NC
Loving Teachers Model Empathy, Compassion, Positivity, & Behavior
It’s cliché, but being a good friend and neighbor matters. Toddlers are only just beginning to learn how to treat others, so teachers work hard to support your child as they learn to recognize, develop, and practice:
Planned & Child-Directed Activities Support Learning
Teachers strike a healthy balance between teacher-led, planned activities and allowing your child’s interests to guide their play. This balance means your child makes exciting discoveries while continually taking the next step in their learning.
Plenty Of Space For Play & Exercise Every Day
As your toddler grows, you will notice many changes in their physical abilities. Large, expansive gross motor play areas allow your child to exercise and practice big movements like running, jumping, and climbing daily.
Outstanding Curricula Captivate & Challenge Your Child
The Creative Curriculum® for academics and the Building Bridges curriculum for social-emotional learning provide theme-based, age- and developmentally-appropriate lesson plans.
Exposure To Vocabulary & Early Literacy
Fostering a love of reading at an early age is the basis of education. Your child is immersed in a world of rich vocabulary and reading by:
Early Math Skills
Your toddler learns the concepts of size, quantity, and numbers as they begin to recognize patterns and how to sort things into categories. This fun, interactive, and playful introduction to mathematics promotes curiosity and a love of numbers.
Learning Centers Enhance Creativity
Every day your toddler engages in creative educational activities involving art, music, and dance to develop their self-expression and imagination. They will enjoy learning through:
Clean, Safe, & Secure For Your Peace Of Mind
Your child’s health, safety, and security are paramount. Classrooms and toys receive regular cleaning and sanitizing, while Eco-Healthy Child Care® certification ensures all classes are climate-controlled and free from toxins. All entrances are keypad locked to prevent unauthorized access
Additionally, all staff:
Nutritious Meals Included In Tuition
Well-balanced meals help your child grow and provide them with the fuel they need to learn and play all day. Lunch and snack times also provide an excellent backdrop for learning social skills like table manners and self-regulation.
In-House Visits Brighten Everyone’s Day
Exciting learning opportunities happen several times a year, with in-house visits from a wide variety of guests. Your child will meet magicians, musicians, doctors, firefighters, and on occasion, even pets and wild animals.
Easy Access With The Brightweel™ App
Enhance your day with fun photos, milestone updates, and teacher notes. The Brightwheel™ app is an excellent way for you to connect with your child’s teachers and gain a stronger sense of your child’s day-to-day development.
NAEYC Recognition Is A Sign Of Excellence
National accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC, far exceeds state standards for excellence in early childhood education. Rest assured – picking a NAEYC program is choosing the best of the best.
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 reduce outdoor play time in the event of precipitation or extreme temperatures.
Ratios vary by age. Toddlers/1’s are 1:5, 2’s are 1:8.
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 meet the USDA meal requirements for children.
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 enjoy the prepared meals and snacks with 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
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.