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A Reggio Emilia + Montessori + Half Day Preschool Where Your
Child Will Thrive
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Ivybrook Academy Wilmington

207 Pine Grove Dr

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 427-4978
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Ivybrook Academy Wilmington
(910) 427-4978

207 Pine Grove Dr

Wilmington, NC 28403

  • Observe & Customize

    Craft educational plans and opportunities based on each child's individual learning style

  • Explore & Discover

    Utilize the physical environment as a rich resource for exploration, inquiry, and thought

  • Respect & Collaborate

    Model and encourage respect and collaboration in every aspect of daily life

  • Honor & Document

    Value children's voices and showcase their importance through documentation

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Wilmington Campus

Private Half-Day Preschool in Wilmington, NC

Private Pre-School Near You

Welcome to Ivybrook Academy Wilmington, where voices are valued and individuality is celebrated. Our Wilmington private Pre-School takes an innovative approach to early childhood education that engages children’s minds and helps them discover the world around them. Our half-day programs are for children ages 2 years through 6 years and will lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning. With learning plans catered to your child’s needs, we let their uniqueness shine while helping them find their voice and become a compassionate citizen. Your child is unique, so their learning experience should be too.

Contact us today to learn more about our Private Half-Day Preschool program. 

Our Preschool Programs

Our Wilmington private Pre-School believes that half days are the perfect fit for children, as they offer enough time for a comprehensive learning experience yet are short enough to minimize any time spent away from family. Our programs include the following:

  • Preschool for 2-Year-Olds– In this classroom, students will discover their uniqueness and embrace their passions. We break this program into older and younger age groups and support social and intellectual development.
  • Preschool for 3-Year-Olds– In this program, children will have the opportunity to explore the world around them in depth through hands-on experiences. Students will also learn practical life skills, including wiping, sorting, and pouring.
  • Preschool for 4 & 5-Year-Olds – Children’s foundational skills will be assessed in this program and educators will use this data to create customized learning plans and outcomes for each student. Students will also be exposed to concentrated learning experiences and will learn about problem-solving, socialization, and more.
  • Preschool Summer Camp– At Ivybrook Academy Wilmington, the learning never stops! We are excited to offer students a fun and educational summer program that includes themed activities and adventures. Contact us to learn more about this season’s themes.

Our Wilmington Private Pre-School’s curriculum draws from three educational approaches: Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This hybrid approach allows us to customize learning experiences to the needs of each child.

What Are The Benefits Of Pre-School?

Enrolling your child in a preschool program can have a positive impact on their cognitive, social, and emotional development. At Ivybrook Academy Preschool, we believe that preschool provides a strong foundation for future academic and personal success. Here are some of the benefits of preschool education:

Develop Social Skills

Preschool is an excellent place for children to develop social skills, as they learn to interact with other children and adults outside of their family. They learn to share, take turns, and cooperate with others, which helps to build positive relationships and develop empathy. These social skills learned in preschool can help your child form meaningful relationships throughout their life.

Improve Cognitive Skills

Preschool education also helps children to develop their cognitive skills. Through activities such as storytime, arts and crafts, and sensory play, children are introduced to a wide range of learning opportunities. These activities help to improve their attention span, memory, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Prepare for Kindergarten

Preschool programs are designed to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. They learn essential skills such as letter recognition, counting, and basic math concepts. This early exposure to academics sets a solid foundation for success in school and beyond.

Encourage Creativity and Imagination

Preschool education encourages creativity and imagination in young children. Children are exposed to various forms of art, music, and play, which fosters their creativity and allows them to express themselves in unique ways.

Enrolling your child in a preschool program can provide numerous benefits that will set them up for future success. At Ivybrook Academy Preschool in Wilmington, we believe that our half-day preschool program can help your child develop important social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Contact us today to learn more about our preschool curriculum and to schedule a tour of our facility.

The Benefits of Half-Day Preschool vs. Full Day

Half-day preschool offers a variety of benefits for both children and their families. It can provide a safe and stimulating environment for young children to learn, grow, and develop important social and academic skills while also providing valuable support for families. Half-day preschools usually run for 3-4 hours and offer a more condensed experience. There are several benefits to half-day preschool over full day, including: 

  • Gradual introduction to school life: You can stagger your child’s attendance at different times during the year to help them adjust gradually to school life. It allows you to slowly introduce new activities and environments that they may not be familiar with yet, making it easier for them to cope with the transition as they grow older. 
  • Shorter learning periods: Half-day preschool offers a shorter learning period, which can be beneficial if your child has short attention spans or gets tired quickly due to their age. With fewer hours of instruction per day, children have more time in between classes to rest and recharge for their next session. 
  • Lower cost: Since the cost is typically lower for half-day preschools, you can invest in other activities or opportunities for your child outside of school such as martial arts classes, music lessons, or other extracurricular activities that may not be affordable if they were to attend a full-day program. 
  • More time with family: Half-day preschool also provides children with more time at home with their family which may help strengthen their bond and promote positive relationships within the family unit. Additionally, half-day preschools can give parents some much needed respite from childcare duties during the workday. 

In summary, half-day preschool offers many advantages and benefits over full day programs when it comes to helping your child transition into school life while still allowing them to enjoy quality time with their family. Half-day preschool is a great way to help young children reach their full potential while providing valuable support to families at the same time. To learn more about our private preschool programs in Wilmington, NC, reach out today!

There’s So Much for Your Children to Discover

At Ivybrook Academy Wilmington, children’s voices are valued and their interests are supported. We understand that it’s not easy deciding on a Preschool for your child, and we are not the only Preschool in Wilmington. But we believe that bright futures begin with the right tools, resources, and encouragement, and we offer all of these and so much more. We cultivate compassion, spark imaginations, and help children thrive.

We invite you to take a private tour of our campus to learn more about who we are, meet some of our staff, and ask any questions you may have. Schedule your tour today and take the first step towards helping your child discover and thrive in the world around them.

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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!

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Our School Leadership

At Ivybrook Academy Wilmington, we apply an innovative approach to early childhood education and create vibrant communities filled with compassionate citizens. Our Wilmington campus leadership welcomes new families with open arms and is excited to collaborate with you on enriching your child’s development.

  • krista beall Krista Beall Principal/Owner
  • Beall Family The Beall Family Owners


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Ivybrook Academy Wilmington

207 Pine Grove Dr

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 427-4978