Looking for good preschool for my 3-year old daughter, near 27616 zip, 540/ capitol area.

Asked by Johanna, Raleigh, NC Sun May 18, 2008

Looking for a great preschool that lets the kids play and nurture their curiosity. Prefer not run by a church, and part-time option would be a bonus. Also like small groups of kids. We are currently using home-based childcare but will have to move to preschool this summer.

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Johanna, , Raleigh, NC
Tue May 20, 2008
Thanks for the info Mike. I guess North HAven did not come up in my initial search since it is a 3-star facility and I was searching for 4 and 5 stars only. Is the facility expecting to move up in ratings in the near future, or anything special I should know? Do you have email where I can contact you? I'd like to know more.
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Mike Carswell, , Raleigh, NC
Tue May 20, 2008
Check out North Haven Child Development Center at 6620 Six Forks Road. With a lower teacher:child ratio this one might work for you.
I DO have some good experience and knowledge of this center as my wife has been director there for 18 years. The center has an excellent reputation which can be checked thru the local office of Child Care and Resource Referrals. If you have any questions, you can call me at 919-906-8865 or You can call Vickie directly at 919-848-4834.
Web Reference:  http://www.mikecarswell.com
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Johanna, , Raleigh, NC
Sun May 18, 2008
I guess my part-time comment was confusing. I need preschool/ daycare for 3 full days a week. Part-time in the way of a few hours a day won't work for my work schedule unfortunately, but thanks for the suggestion of YMCA.
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Penny Parker, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Sun May 18, 2008

Just asked my clients that have a little girl the same age as yours. Here is their response....

A.E. Finley YMCA on Six Forks Road and I-540. It’s only 3 hours a day for 3 days a week but next year it will be 4 days a week for 3 hours a day. It’s a great place and she loves it. They do so many things there with the kids and they provide status reports to us on her progress. Since she is in the 3-4 year old group they get to swim on Fridays and they have a Spanish teacher come in some during the week to teach them Spanish.

I hope that this helps! Please let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with.
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