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First Ward Creative Arts Academy

715 North Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC

Costimate: $210/wk

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First Ward Creative Arts Academy is an elementary school which specializes in arts integrated learning experiential learning across all curriculum using elements of dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts. All students are exposed to daily specialized instruction in each area of the arts. Classroom teachers and professional facilitators guide the students along their journey through partnerships with the arts and science. First Ward CAA addresses students' interests, skills, and abilities in the arts. This program enhances academic achievement and encourages excellence in the development of students' special talents and passions for the arts. The arts are presented as an integral part of a strong academic program. Our program, like all programs in CMS, are being written to address the Common Core and Essential Standards.

First Ward is located in uptown Charlotte in one of the oldest and culturally diverse communities in Charlotte. We are a community that enjoys a high level of family and community involvement and one that works collaboratively with families from diverse areas of Mecklenburg County to develop a common vision for our students. Our facility presents an inviting and warm environment that is conducive to student learning. With many highly qualified staff, dedicated community members, and a beautiful facility, First Ward Creative Arts Academy is an exciting place for all of our students to come and learn.

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First United Methodist Child Development Center

501 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Costimate: $210/wk

First United Methodist Child Development Center is a 5 Star facility licensed by the state of North Carolina. We are an outreach ministry of the church, serving the children of working families in the uptown community. Our Center provides a full day, developmentally appropriate program for children ages 6 weeks through entrance into kindergarten. Our staff are degreed and have the knowledge necessary to offer age appropriate activities and skills to the children in our care. Along with the academics, special activities are planned each week and are offered onsite. Spanish, gymnastics, music, computer training and chapel are all part of the weekly routine and are included in the tuition fee.
We are a very diverse school, with 5-10% of our population having tuition subsidized by the state, and ethnically are represented by approximately 12 different countries. When children are enrolled at First Methodist, they see the world! The experiences that are shared are ones that will last a lifetime!

Our school is also a training site for Central Piedmont Community College and other state universities for individuals needing student teaching experiences prior to receiving their degrees.

Our mission as educators is to provide top quality care on behalf of the families in our program. The way we accomplish this is to employ top quality educators that love children while teaching and learning themselves. Our main goal is to provide each child a nurturing learning environment. Without dedicated employees, First United Methodist Child Development Center would be just another ordinary child care facility. We are much more because we have high expectations of our team members-we exceed the ordinary. We take pride in our place of work. We are all very important to maintaining a quality program.

The First United Methodist Child Development Center is a Five (5) Star Rated school. The Star Rated System is determined by two components: Program Standards and Education Standards. Combining the score of both components determine our center's Star Rating.
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Irwin Academic Center

329 N Irwin Ave, Charlotte, NC

Costimate: $210/wk

Irwin Academic Center (formerly known as Villa Heights) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are located within Mecklenburg County, just minutes from uptown. Our school houses six grade levels which includes kindergarten through fifth grade. Our enrollment is about 550 students. Irwin is the only CMS full magnet program for Learning Immersion (K-2) and Talent Development (Academically Gifted-grades 3-5) students. Both programs are accelerated and offer students rigorous and academically challenging curricula. Students are enrolled by entering a school lottery drawing which is held in early spring.

The Villa Heights' program, which is now at Irwin, has been consistently recognized as an "Honor School of Excellence" under the state's ABC goals. It has also been recognized by the state School Board and Hunt Institute for its academic honors. Student honors have included state chess champions, state math fair champions, regional science fair winners, Science Olympiad champions, and an Odyssey of the Mind team that participated in the world finals two years in a row.

Our mission is to foster high academic achievement and the growth of creative and critical thinkers, lifelong learners, involved citizens, and 21st century problem solvers by providing a nurturing, challenging, and innovative program that engages gifted and talented students, their families, and the community.

Our vision is to become a model of excellence in the education of gifted and talented students.
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FAQs for finding preschools in Charlotte

What types of preschool can I find in Charlotte, NC?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Charlotte, NC. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Charlotte, NC for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Charlotte, NC?
When you begin looking for preschools in Charlotte, NC ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Charlotte, NC.
How can I find a preschool near me?
There are currently 46 preschools in Charlotte, NC on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Charlotte, NC who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.