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Time to Shine Preschool is a half-day academicEducational half-day preschool Apex Cary preschool that started in August 2011 in the Cary/Apex area.  Our goal is to instill a love of learning in each of our students through a challenging curriculum, fun activities, and plenty of praise!

At Time to Shine Preschool, we believe learning through play is the best form of learning for children.  However, we also understand that there are very strong academic demands in the kindergarten programs of public and private elementary schools.  Many are referring to today's kindergarten as "the new first grade," meaning that the expectations placed on our children are higher than ever.  We feel that play-based preschools are not able to fully prepare children for what is coming their way in kindergarten. 

At Time to Shine Preschool, we are able to fully prepare children for kindergarten and beyond by giving them a strongly academic, teacher-led education while maintaining a well-rounded, creative, and fun experience every day.  We strive daily to encourage a love of learning in each of our students. 

You'll find the following activities at Time to Shine:

  • Phonics-based language arts-lessons comprised of worksheets, games, and hands-on activities, with most of our pre-k students reading by graduation
  • Math-lessons comprised of worksheets, games, and hands-on activities
  • Art-projects designed to encourage creativity while strengthening fine motor skills
  • Music and Dancing-fun songs and movements to build gross motor skills and coordination
  • Science-weekly lessons and fun experiments
  • Spanish-simple songs to teach basics such as greetings, colors, numbers, and more
  • Free Play-daily play centers with a variety of toys to encourage imagination, social skills, leadership, and conflict resolution
  • Games-exciting games with winning and losing to encourage teamwork, positive attitudes, and good sportsmanship
  • Show & Tell-opportunity to build public speaking skills and self-confidence
  • FUN!!!

Some other special features of our preschool include:

  • 8:1 maximum student to teacher ratio and small group learning to provide personal attention and individualized learning plans to provide the best education possible for each child
  • Loving, experienced teachers who truly care about their students
  • Activities centered on a weekly learning theme
  • Weekly reports to inform parents of upcoming events and learning activities
  • Parent involvement through monthly activities including shows for parents, field trips, and class parties
  • Private, secured website with parent access to calendars, class roster and contact information, and photos of the students taken throughout the week

Additional services offered:

  • Affordable parent night out one Saturday a month.
  • Afternoon art classes for preschool-aged children.


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We are located at 1867 Lake Pine Drive in Cary, right on the Cary/Apex border near the La Cocina Mexican Restaurant and Apex Kroger on Hwy 64.


(919) 916-9700

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