TODDLER (1-2 years)

Reaching New Heights

Your Child Explores and Plays, Learns And Grows, With Gentle, Expert Guidance
TODDLER (1-2 years)

Reaching New Heights

Your Child Explores and Plays, Learns And Grows, With Gentle, Expert Guidance

Teaching Your Toddler
Love, Empathy, and Care

Children are encouraged to be kind, courteous, and respectful, and teachers provide plenty of emotional support during this ongoing process. Toddlers are only just beginning to become aware of themselves and are learning how to treat each other.

Both Planned and Spontaneous
Learning Activities

We strike a healthy balance between both 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.

Wonderful Teachers
That Applaud Progress

Our toddler teachers are warm, caring, and responsive to your child’s needs. They expertly reinforce a positive self-image and sense of self-worth by applauding your child’s progress and motivating their learning.

Reinforcing Positive Behavior

Learning to manage big emotions, resolve conflict, and problem-solve are examples of the positive behaviors we lovingly reinforce in your child. These developing skills are practiced daily, in their interactions with friends and with support from their patient teacher.

Large Rooms for Play
and Daily Exercise

As your toddler grows, you will notice many changes in their physical abilities. Our large, expansive, gross motor play area allows your child to exercise and practice big movements like running, jumping, and climbing every day.

Outstanding Developmental Programs

The learning activities crafted for your toddler are both captivating and challenging. We use the Creative Curriculum and the Building Bridges Curriculum to design theme-based, age-appropriate lesson plans.

Learning Centers That
Enhance Creativity

Every day your toddler will engage in creative educational activities involving art, music, and dance to develop their self-expression and imagination. They will enjoy learning through:
  • Hands-on art exercises using paints and crafts
  • Movement and dance to explore spatial awareness and their physical abilities
  • Music and different sounds with a variety of musical instruments
  • Blocks of different shapes and sizes to gain an understanding of concepts such as weight, size, proportion, and more
  • Dress-up so that they can fully immerse themselves in mimicking, modeling behavior, and dramatic play
  • Puzzles that develop the cognitive ability and fine motor skills

Exposure To Vocabulary
and Early Literacy

Fostering a love of reading at an early age is the basis of education. We immerse your child in the world of a rich vocabulary and reading by:
  • Singing songs to develop speech and fluency further
  • Reciting nursery rhymes
  • Frequent storytimes
  • Encouraging your child to talk about the story and its characters
  • Providing activities that introduce the letters of the alphabet and the sounds letters make

Math Skills Such As
Sorting and Patterning

Your toddler will learn the concepts of size, quantity, and numbers, as they begin to recognize patterns, and how to sort things into categories. We promise a fun, interactive, and playful introduction to mathematics.

The Cleanest, Most
Organized, Welcoming Place

Our classes are kept spotless for your child’s health and safety. Sanitizing toys regularly, and a clean and organized space allows your child to relax into their learning environment.

Eco-Healthy Certified for Reduced Exposure to Harmful Toxins

Our schools are Eco-Healthy certified, with Green construction features that include individually climate-controlled classrooms and low-VOC materials to maintain indoor air quality. Your child’s environment is designed to limit exposure to harmful toxins.

Our Health and Safety Practices

All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and receive approximately 20 hours of health and safety training. This training includes fire drills and childcare emergency drills. Our Team also accepts ongoing local and federal background checks, and all of our entrances are keypad locked to prevent unauthorized access.

Nutritious Lunches And Snacks As Part Of Our Daily Schedule

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 from
Magicians, Musicians and More

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 animals.

Have A Stronger Sense Of
Your Child’s Development

Our parent communication app, “Brightwheel,” will brighten your day when you receive fun photos and updates. “Brightwheel” is an excellent way for you to connect with our teachers and gain a stronger sense of your child’s day-to-day development.

NAEYC Recognition

Our schools are recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our Fuquay-Varina preschool is fully accredited, and the Apex preschool is in the process of accreditation. The NAEYC accreditation programs holds our preschool holds us to a high standard of excellence.

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

"The teachers and owners really care for the children as if they were their own"
Owners really care about the kids. They definitely pour their time and resources into making the best possible environment for the children! Teachers are great and really care for the children as if they were their own.
Michael O.
"We witness how nurturing everyone is on a daily basis"
Our son has been attending AsheBridge in Fuquay full-time since he was 3 months old. We interviewed several places before we chose Ashebridge in FV and by far, it was the cleanest, most organized, and welcoming place we visited. We could not imagine him attending school anywhere else! He is now 21 months old and always happy when we drop him off and happy when we pick him up. Not only do we feel good about leaving our son with the teachers and staff, we witness how nurturing everyone is on a daily basis. The director Jaime treats our son like he is her own! I love that Ashebridge utilizes an app to keep us informed of our son's day. I certainly appreciate all the photos I receive of him participating in activities and learning with his friends. If you are looking for great care in a warm, nurturing environment, I highly recommend Ashebridge Fuquay!
Tiffany K.
"Makes me want to be a kid again!"
Makes me want to be a kid again! Bright and inviting, fun and challenging, play and learning, and being with friends and understanding/caring teachers--all in a day's time. Proud Mom and Grandma!

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