An Academically Focused Preschool
Ages 6 Weeks to 5 Years
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Phone: (704) 723-6400
Concord Childrens Academy Philosophy
Our educational philosophy at Concord Children's Academy encourages a learning environment that stimulates and nurtures children's growth and development. Our unique learning atmosphere incorporates a careful blend of Traditional and Montessori styles of learning through teacher directed activities and structured play. We believe that each child should be provided with experiences of self-esteem, which are essential in the adjusting, exploring and growing stages of child development. This approach ensures that each child's learning experience at Concord Children's Academy will be nurtured at the proper pace and level, and will provide them with the educational foundation for a bright future.  

Our teaching philosophy at Concord Children's Academy offers a carefully balanced program of a full day of developmentally and age appropriate lessons and activities that your child will enjoy. We believe that each child is unique and our teaching philosophy incorporates structured activities while remaining flexible enough to foster self-discovery that will help each child explore and learn at their own pace. Our teachers help each child be the best that they can be. 
It is the mission of Concord Childrens Academy to be the first choice for families when making the decision of preschool services. We will provide only the highest quality, educational based preschool services in a nurturing, safe, joyful setting.  
Meet the Team
Allison Frye, Owner
Allison Frye is the Owner of Concord Children's Academy. She has over 20 years experience in the Early Childhood field. She began her career in early childhood as a Pre-K teacher and grew into administration, she spent 18 years as an Executive Director. She has been at Concord Children's Academy since it opened its doors in 2011. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Over the years she has participated in Leadership Programs in the area and is a Level III Director with the State of North Carolina.  

She is a mom of 2 beautiful daughters who both attended Concord Children's Academy. Allison is passionate about ensuring families have a safe, loving environment to bring their children to everyday. Our school should feel like home for your little one. The admin team is always available to parents and teachers, please stop by our school, we are looking forward to meeting you!
Catherine Hardwick, Director
Catherine Hardwick is the Director of Concord Children's Academy. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from Appalachian State University. She is a Level III Director with the State of North Carolina. Catherine has been at Concord Children's Academy for 11 years and is happy to call it home. She began as an Infant-Toddler teacher and moved into Administration.

Catherine fully believes in the importance of providing high-quality childcare. Concord Children's Academy creates a loving, educational environment for children where they can grow and learn. Our infant-toddler programs provide the right balance of nurturing and developmentally appropriate to help our littlest ones grow and get ready for Preschool. Our Preschool and Pre-K programs provide an educational curriculum to help foster a love of learning and get them ready to head off to Kindergarten. 
Blair Hammonds, Assistant Director

Blair Hammonds is the Administrative Assistant at Concord Children's Academy. She has been with CCA since its very first day in 2011. Blair has over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She greets parents and staff each morning with a smile. She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials. Blair started out years ago as a teacher and has experience working with every age group. She is a mom to 3 beautiful girls who attend Concord Children's Academy. 

Blair is available to the parents each day to assist with anything they may need from enrollment to billing. She believes that supporting CCA families and making sure parents are comfortable, happy and  taken care of is essential to a positive relationship. She knows that a happy, healthy learning environment is what is best for young children. 
At Concord Children's Academy, we believe that a strong Administrative team is the foundation to a great school. Our admin team has worked together for over 8 years. Each member of our team plays an important part in the day to day operations at CCA. Keep reading to learn more about the Administrative Team!
Melissa Pressley, Administrative Assistant

Melissa is the Administrative Assistant at Concord Children’s Academy. She has 10 years of experience working with children. She has worked with infants, Pre-K and school agers; she has a love for children of all ages. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Carolina. She is always available to lend a helping hand to parents and staff alike!