Opening Date: December 1st, 2021
L’Academy Language Immersion Preschool in Cary, NC offers affordable childcare for children ages 12 months through 6 years old.
Click the “Subscribe” button and our Center Director will reach out to you to schedule a tour. We currently offer in-person and virtual tours of our facility. A tour will be required for enrollment. Come and find out how L'Academy uncovers children’s cognitive potential through our language immersion based curriculum.
Our ultimate goal is to develop each child mindfully with love and compassion through a language-rich curriculum! Come and see our classrooms, meet the site staff and get all of your questions answered. Children are welcome for in-person tours as well!
The Cary location currently offers English, Mandarin, and Spanish programs for ages 12 months through 6 years old.
Director Name: Jina Smith
Licence Number: 92003802
Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:
● 2 Teacher-in-Service Days (Good Friday and Indigenous Peoples Day)
● Labor Day
● Veterans Day
● Thanksgiving Day
● Day after Thanksgiving
● Winter Break (From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day)
● Martin Luther King Jr. Day
● President’s Day
● Memorial Day
● Juneteenth Day
● Independence Day
If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed the Friday before or the Monday after. Please refer to the school calendar for specific closure dates. Note that tuition will be due in full every month irrespective of school closures or holidays.*
*We are making an exception for tuition payments during COVID-19 related closures. All tuition already paid for the period of closure for 5 days or more due to COVID-19 will be credited towards future tuition payments. Please ask your Center Director regarding this policy.
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
12 months - 5 years, Preschool Day Care, English, Mandarin or Spanish Immersion
101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary, NC, 27513
Director: Jina Smith
Ms. Jina Smith was born in Rochester, NY where she earned both her Bachelors in Child Care Administration and her Masters degree in Public Administration. Jina has been a director since 2010 and has been in the early childhood field since 2000. She moved to Raleigh NC in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys and going for walks while enjoying the nature. She loves to read and learn new things. She is a lifelong learner who loves encouraging and supporting children to grow to their full potential.
Toddler Teacher : Felipa
Ms. Felipa has 4 years of teaching experience, working in a Montessori school with young toddlers. She is currently obtaining her degree in the Prepared Montessori in Infants to 3 years old. She has a passion for working with young children and enjoys making them smile. She enjoys spending time outside, picnics, and mini golf.She loves to try new foods.
English Teacher : Coral
Ms. Coral has 4 years teaching experience in a Montessori School in the Children's House or Pre-k classroom. She is currently obtaining her EDU 119 at Wake Tech CommunityCollege. She enjoys pampering herself, spending time with family and friends.
Mandarin Teacher : Suzy
Ms. Suzy Shujing Li is our Mandarin Pre-k teacher. She holds a bachelor of Arts in English Education and has over three years of experience teaching Chinese language art and culture in preschool and elementary school. She has a passion for teaching and promoting the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical development of each child. Suzy loves gardening, cooking, and exercising. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Teacher : Rachel
Ms. Rachel Jing Jing Lin immigrated to the United States from China in 2004. She resided in Virginia for many years. She received her High School diploma, and her Bachelor's degree in math. She also studied education. Rachel moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2016. She has volunteered at different churches for childcare, tutored children in a math learning center for nine months, and worked in a water park as a lifeguard watching kids for the summer. Since June 2022, Rachel has been at L'Academy. Rachel enjoys arts and crafts, swimming, reading, hiking, watching the sunset, and playing guitar or piano for fun.
Lead Toddler Teacher : Nancy
Ms. Nancy is from Taiwan and New Zealand. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and she is also currently obtaining her Montessori Assistant of infant and toddler Certificate at CGMS. Ms. Nancy has three plus years of working with children from ages 18 months-6 years old. She loves to spend time with young children and see them grow in a natural environment. She loves to spend her time on road trips and traveling; she also likes to participate in various outdoor activities.
Cook : Andrew
Mr. Andrew is from South Korea, and now lives in Cary, North Carolina. He has twenty plus years working in restaurant Management. Andrew has taken some courses in Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. Andrew loves to go to the movies, and see live concerts. He has two cats and loves to cook and play basketball.
Floating Teacher : Ahmilia
Ms. Ahmilia has been in child care for 3 years. She obtained her early child care certification in High School. She is currently going to school to continue her education in Early Childhood Education. She loves to crochet, and read. She loves trying new things and exploring different cultures.