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Preschools report high number of openings for fall

Posted August 19, 2011

I'm hearing from several preschool and day care directors that they have more than the usual number of openings right now for this time of year.

It's the sign of the times, I'm sure, as families struggle and search for cheaper child care options or can no longer afford them after a job loss.

I've heard from HopeKids Preschool in Garner, First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center in downtown Raleigh and Ashebridge Children's Academy in Cary. All have openings in multiple, if not all, classes. (Full disclosure: My older daughter at one time attended First Presbyterian, a full-time day care).

And when I posted about preschool openings this afternoon on the Go Ask Mom Facebook page, about a dozen readers quickly responded with information about openings at schools in Raleigh, Cary, Fayetteville, Cary, Durham and Smithfield. One reader said that enrollment at her preschool is at a record low.

So if you're still looking for a preschool, it looks like there is plenty of room for your child. If your school has openings, please post here, on our Facebook page or both.

You can also find information for dozens of preschools in the region on our Go Ask Mom preschool database.

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  • aliciashedd Aug 22, 2011

    Chesterbrook Academy-W. Millbrook Rd has several openings for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. Please contact us at (919)787-7568 or visit our website Raleigh/ChesterbrookAcademy.com

  • shall6 Aug 20, 2011

    No problem tkennedy2 ... I definitely agree ...

    Sarah

  • tkennedy2 Aug 20, 2011

    Thanks for this information Sarah! There as so much research that supports quality preschool education and how it prepares our children for kindergarten and beyond. It is really a shame that parents are forced into such a difficult choice.

  • lilypony Aug 20, 2011

    Just following up for Ashebridge Children's Academy -
    Toddlers (12-24 mos) - 1 spot, choose your own schedule
    Twos - full, but may open another class if interest warrants
    Threes - plenty of space on all schedules
    Pre-K fours - one T/Th spot

    9-1:00 M-F, all ages have the full 4 hours and scheduling options

  • shall6 Aug 19, 2011

    Just heard from St. Andrews UMC Preschool in the Raleigh/Garner area ... They have openings in the classrooms for twos and fours.

    Sarah