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Chapel Hill’s Best Pre-School:

OPEN: Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM • 515 E. Winmore Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Legacy Academy Chapel Hill:
  • – Is the best Chapel Hill preschool and one of 5 programs selected in Orange County to participate in the new “Ready Infant-Toddler Classrooms Project” (RITC). This is a new 2 year program coordinated through CCSA under a grant from the Orange County Partnership for Young Children. The project is designed to provide in-depth training and support for staff in 5 selected centers with high quality infant and toddler classrooms. We will partner to create an infant and toddler “Model Classroom” establishing even higher standards, and ultimately will provide mentorship and support (during year two) to other preschools’ infant and toddler classrooms in Orange County.
  • – Is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which sets the standard for accountability in quality for early child care and education. Legacy participates in this voluntary program to give parents added assurance that our academies exceed national standards for excellence in education, safety, and overall quality of care.  Fewer than 10% of US Preschool programs receive this honor.
  • – Offers low student-teacher ratios
  • – Offers Before/After school programs and exciting Summer Camps

Our goal is to give children the opportunity to learn and grow as they become healthy, responsible, independent, and self-sufficient individuals. Legacy Academy caregivers and teachers provide children with love, joy, and encouragement. At Legacy Academy, children come first as we strive to make a difference! We are committed to providing a positive, nurturing, and enriched learning environment and experiences that will foster cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in each child as an individual. We believe that early care and education make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families, and our community.

Our Legacy Academy child care curriculum:

In addition to the standard High Scope curriculum, Legacy Academy Chapel Hill preschool has access to a myriad of High Scope based tools and resources, such as Framework For Their Future®* designed by a team of child development and childcare experts and copyrighted for the exclusive use of Legacy Academy For Children®. This framework is grounded in current early childhood and recent brain development research.

*NOTE: Wherever Framework For Their Future® is referenced, it is included as a High Scope Learning Resource, in addition to the standard High Scope Curriculum which meets North Carolina 5 STAR licensing requirements, in particular for Legacy Academy Chapel Hill.

At Legacy Academy, our mission is to provide children with a cutting edge, enriched learning environment that encourages development. Educating and caring for children is our passion and privilege. We are honored to be trusted by thousands of parents to be such an important part of the lives of their families.

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Legacy Academy offers exceptional care for preschool age children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.


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Building Brain Power

Brain research tells us that all experiences impact the architecture of the brain. At birth the human brain is in an amazingly unfinished state. The hardware is present but the connections are yet to be made. The child’s experiences , when repeated are reinforced, resulting in brain connections. This becomes the neural circuitry that lays the foundation for lifelong learning.


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Quality Assurance

Helping young children thrive requires an ongoing commitment to quality. Our goal is continuous quality improvement. We don’t rest on our considerable successes, we build on them each day.


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Our Environments

Visit our classrooms and you will see charts, posters, writing centers, child-created stories, and examples of the children’s own language displayed to support our goal of print-rich environments.


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