Community Preschool at Lakewood is a 5-star preschool, providing high quality child care and education for infants (6 weeks of age) to PreK. We are conveniently located within a 5 minute drive of Duke University West Campus, Duke University Medical Center, and downtown Durham in the Lakewood Shopping complex on Chapel Hill Boulevard, directly across the parking lot from The Scrap Exchange. For 20 years this location has been serving the preschool needs of the local Durham community and Duke University and Duke Medical Center families.
Come visit us, meet our staff, and take a tour of our facility and see why many Duke University and Duke Medical Center families choose us for their preschool.
Community Preschool utilizes The Creative Curriculum™, a North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education approved and developmentally appropriate curriculum. This provides young children with an educational curriculum that focuses on the use of meaningful, hands-on, concrete activities. Teachers are facilitators, allowing children to make choices and to learn from their interactions with their environment. The classroom environment is designed to encourage children to freely play, explore, experiment, and create. By using developmentally appropriate toys and games, while emphasizing an integrated curriculum, children are able to expand their cognitive development.