“I had not left my daughter anywhere since she was born, other than my mother’s house. Even though I knew I had made a great decision, the first day I dropped her off, I left crying. Within ten minutes, the director called to let me know she was playing with two little girls and was doing fine. She then said something I’ll never forget. “Call or come by any time, I don’t want you to worry.” You remember a genuine, sweet gesture like that, forever.”
The Academy of Asheville is locally owned and operated, not a franchise or large corporation. The owner, Jenny, is on site each day, available to parents for their requests, questions, comments and suggestions. She closely monitors the program and enjoys spending time with the children, their families and her staff.
Established as an upscale private school for young children 30+ years ago, we enroll children ages 2-5. “My staff are amazing! I appreciate their long term commitment with us and value the importance of having dedicated qualified staff. I love the fact that we have children currently enrolled that years ago their parents were enrolled themselves, in addition to staff that once attended when when they were children.”
The unique curriculum is designed to instill a love of learning through play, fun educational activities and three to four outdoor play periods! Although the majority of the day is play, throughout our 30+ years, children are reading and writing prior to leaving us for kindergarten!
Safety and security measures are priority. Our school is properly staffed, closely supervised and video monitored. Each of our entry/exit doors and playground gates are equipped with electronic security code keypads. Proper photo ID is required of any person you designate to depart with your child. Our classrooms are clean, bright, cheerful and spacious. Our restrooms contain safe child height facilities and we ensure they remain spotless for our children.
Proper nutrition is an important aspect of our program. We carefully prepare and serve a very nutritious hot lunch, as well as two nutritious snacks daily. We include fresh fruits and vegetables, many organic items, whole grains, lean meats, organic milk and organic juice!
Each of these items are hand selected and purchased locally by the owner, just as you do for your own family. “It is important to me that only high quality foods and beverages are served to the children.”
In all aspects of our program, we strive to ensure high standards.
Drop by for a visit. Feel free to bring your child with you. An appointment is never required. We welcome visitors at any time. Get to know our staff, spend time in our classrooms, and/or have lunch with us and enjoy our playgrounds.