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.
Teacher : Ms. Maricela
Ms. Maricela is our Two- year- old teacher. She is from Mexico. She has lived in the United States for more than 18 years. She has an associate degree in Preschool Education. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the early childhood education field. She has a daughter. Maricela loves to garden, workout, cook and listen to music.
Teacher: Laura Kimball
Ms. Laura Kimball has been a North Carolinian for her entire life. She holds a Bachelors of Art in Spanish and is a certified Spanish tutor with translator training. She has also had the unique opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica. With previous experience as a Nanny and an Assistant Teacher, Laura is a fun-loving and creative teacher at L'Academy who enjoys helping others. She loves reading, journaling, snuggling her dog, and spending time with the most important part of her life, her family!
Cook: Angel Chisholm
Ms. Angel Chisholm has been cooking up delicious food in the kitchen since the young age of 5. With over 20 years in early childhood education, she has been involved in a variety of staff roles, but her passion has always been cooking. Angel has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credential and is Lead Teacher Qualified. She has raised 4 beautiful boys and runs a successful catering company when she isn't making nutritious meals for the students at L'Academy.
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.