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Preschool for 4 & 5 Year-Olds in Cary, NC

Building Essential Skills & Encouraging Critical Thinking 

At Ivybrook Academy Cary, we understand the unique needs of 4 and 5-year-olds as they prepare to take on the world. Our preschool and transitional kindergarten programs cater to the developmental milestones of children. Focusing on literacy studies, advanced problem-solving, reading readiness, mathematical reasoning, and socialization, we ensure a holistic approach to early childhood education.

Tailored Learning Experiences 

Our teachers create a nurturing environment that fosters growth and learning. We offer concentrated learning experiences through engaging activities that perfectly balance instructed learning and purposeful play. Our small group settings allow for individual attention, ensuring each child's academic needs are met and challenged at the right level.

Cultivating Independence and Social Skills

At Ivybrook Academy Cary, we promote the development of independence in young learners. We encourage our students to express their ideas freely and build meaningful relationships with their peers. Understanding the importance of social interactions in learning, we create opportunities for children to practice self-control, follow instructions, and enhance their communication and listening skills.

Reflective Learning and Creative Exploration

Our classrooms are vibrant hubs of discovery and creativity. We believe in the power of effective communication and critical thinking. As such, our students engage in reflective discussions, challenging each other's ideas and theories, which leads to a deeper understanding of the world around them. This immersive educational experience equips our students with the skills they need to excel in kindergarten and beyond.

The Role of Play in Learning

Play is an essential component of our educational philosophy. We believe that play is not only a natural way for children to explore the world around them but also a critical method of learning. Through imaginative play, children develop creativity, problem-solving skills, and emotional resilience. Our curriculum includes structured playtime, where children engage in activities that require teamwork, negotiation, and strategic thinking. Whether it's building elaborate structures with blocks, engaging in dramatic role-play, or participating in group games, play-based learning at Ivybrook Academy Cary enhances cognitive and social development.

Parent Involvement and Community Engagement

We recognize the invaluable role that parents play in a child's education and development. At Ivybrook Academy Cary, we foster a strong partnership with families through regular communication and opportunities for parental involvement in the classroom. 

Preparing for the Future: A Foundation for Lifelong Learning

As children approach the transition to kindergarten, our focus intensifies on ensuring they are fully prepared for the next stage of their education. We provide a robust curriculum that aligns with state standards and emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and independent learning. Our students leave Ivybrook Academy Cary with a strong academic foundation, a love for learning, and the social skills necessary to navigate diverse educational settings. We are committed to nurturing confident, curious, and capable learners who are ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future.

A Commitment to Excellence

At Ivybrook Academy Cary, our dedication to excellence is reflected in everything we do. From our carefully crafted curriculum to our experienced and passionate teachers, we strive to create an environment where every child can thrive. We believe that education is a journey, and we are honored to be a part of each child's formative years. Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of learning and to equip our students with the skills and values they need to succeed academically, socially, and personally.

In summary, at Ivybrook Academy Cary, we are more than just a preschool; we are a community dedicated to fostering the growth and development of every child. Through our comprehensive approach to early childhood education, we ensure that our students are not only prepared for kindergarten but also for a future filled with endless possibilities.

Schedule a Tour Today!

Are you interested in seeing firsthand how Ivybrook Academy Cary can make a difference in your child's early education? We invite you to schedule a tour of our campus and explore the enriching experiences we offer. Join us and witness the nurturing environment that will help your child thrive.

To learn more about our preschool for 4 and 5-year-olds in Cary, NC, call (919) 635-9745 or contact us online today.

Growing Toward

Their Brightest Future

The Ivybrook curriculum grows with your child. Each of our programs optimize children’s time away from their families by providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities customized to each child’s needs. Explore your child’s age group in more detail, or read an overview of our program offerings!

*Please check with you local campus regarding UPK availability:

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Ivybrook Academy Cary

201 Wellesley Trade Ln

Cary, NC 27519

(919) 635-9745