Child Care Resources for NC State University Employees

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At NC State we believe in the importance of developing a holistic, robust and inclusive child care program for our campus. We strive to support our commitment to family-friendly initiatives, develop a strong and diverse child care program for our campus community, and increase the capacity and access to quality child care for all of our faculty, staff and postdocs. Some resources and discounts are available to students from KinderCare and those additional vendors listed and denoted as “available for students.”

Additional Discounted Child Care Centers

Location Facility NameAddress Phone Number K-8 Care ProvidedRatingDiscount %Available to Students
APEXCreative Schools of Apex1201 Old Raleigh Rd. Apex, NC 27502919-355-49445 STARFree registrationNo
APEX Lightbridge Academy 1075 NEWLAND AVE Apex, NC (919) 276-0258 -4 STAR5% off tuition if one child enrolled in full-day program, 10% off tuition for oldest child if multiple siblings enrolledNo
ANGIERThe Village Learning Academy921 N. Raleigh St.(919) 639-6615Yes4 STAR10%No
CARYGiggles Drop-In Center267 Grande Heights Drive(919) 468-1001YesRegulated Drop-In Center15% off the hourly rateYes
CARYThe Growing Years Learning Center102 Davis Dr Circle(919) 589-0400Yes5 STAR
Chesterbrook Academy Cary 3821 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513(919) 899-29465 STAR10%No
CARYKiddie Academy of Cary1450 Tryon Manor Dr(919) 803-50005 STAR5%Yes
DURHAMThe Learning Experience5020 Highway 55(919) 544-4104Yes5 STAR10%No
FUQUAY VARINAReady or Not, Here I Grow Day School201 Powatan Dr.(919) 552-3332Yes5 STAR5% off tuition rateNo
FUQUAY VARINAJohnson Pond Learning Center6523 Johnson Pond Rd(919) 557-9448Yes5 STAR Waive $100 depositYes (limited space at this time)
HOLLY SPRINGSHolly Springs Learning Center1180 HOLLY SPRINGS ROAD HOLLY SPRINGS, NC 27540(919) 577-6119Yes5 STAR10% off tuition No
HOLLY SPRINGSLightbridge Academy 1840 RALPH STEPHENS ROAD(919) 213-84454 STAR5% off tuition, 10% off 2nd child oldestNo
MORRISVILLEMorrisville Square Creative School201 Morrisville Square Way(919) 460-6449Yes5 STARFree registration No
MORRISVILLECreative Schools at Davis Park4523 Hopson Rd.(919) 474-9306Yes5 STARFree registration No
RALEIGHGiggles Drop-In Center6504 Falls of Neuse Rd., Ste. 150(919) 438-1126YesRegulated Drop-In Center15% off the hourly rateYes
RALEIGHHarps Mill Creative School8504 Harps Mill Rd.(919) 850-9323Yes5 STARFree registration No
RALEIGHThe Goddard School10550 Little Brier Creek Ln.(919) 572-0678Yes5 STAR5%No
RALEIGH>Wakefield Creative School2700 Wakefield Pines Dr.(919) 562-7900Yes5 STARFree registration No
RALEIGHSafe Haven Preschool615 Royal Street(919) 322-00165 STAR10%Yes
RALEIGHPrimrose School at Brier Creek11151 Salem Glen Lane(919) 880-2416Yes4 STAR5% for ages 3-5Yes
RALEIGHChesterbrook Academy Millbrook Rd. 2215 West Millbrook Rd. (919) 787-75684 STAR10%No
RALEIGHMethod Child Development Center 900 Trailwood Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606919-852-4568Summer Camp ages 5-125 STAR10%Yes
Additional US Locations in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey,Pennsylvania, and Tennessee Lightbridge Academy Corporate Advantage Program5% off tuition if one child enrolled in full-day program, 10% off tuition for oldest child if multiple siblings enrolledNo
KinderCare - All US Locations provide 10% discount to NC State employeesYes

Suggest a Childcare Provider

NC State is expanding its list of discounted childcare providers. If you know of a facility that would like to partner with the University and join our list of discounted providers, please complete the below-linked suggestion form. Providers must have at least a three-star rating through the DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education, and be willing to give discounts on tuition, registration, or preferred slots to staff, faculty or students of NC State. You may also suggest drop-in, before/after school care providers and summer/track-out camp providers, provided they meet the above stated licensing criteria. NC State will contact the provider directly to discuss the discount program and any potential partnership.

Suggest a Provider