An Academically Focused Preschool
Ages 6 Weeks to 5 Years
Enrichment Programs, Initiatives and Centers
An outdoor learning center, music and movement studio, sensory/tactile experience, are just some of the things that make Concord Children's Academy so special. Check out all we offer below or give us a call at (704) 723-6400 to learn more!
When planning our innovative, educational preschool, we stumbled upon the most amazing new educational approach of outdoor learning centers that were specifically tested and offered very positive case studies based in Europe (UK and Belgium). This is a new, ahead of the curve educational tool just now beginning to take shape in the US and at CCA - WE LOVE IT!! The Outdoor Learning Center incorporates and confirms everything that supports our educational principals Healthy, Joyful children experiencing and learning through hands-on, broad spectrum activities that encourage and foster vertical thinking patterns while learning through play. Outdoor Learning Centers and the educational benefits are recognized by the very latest industry research, recognized child psychologists, teachers, parents and the real experts - CHILDREN!
Outdoor Learning Initiative
Our Concord Children's Academy Healthy Kids Initiative includes our wonderful, loving, tenured kitchen staff, Ms. Lisa and community outreach and involvement promoting and supporting Healthy Kids Initiatives throughout our county.
The Outdoor Learning Center at Concord Children's Academy is designed to be a "Multi-Intelligence Playspace" which supports a cross curricular adventure plan including Science, Math, Art, Music and Social Skills. Our students will learn science and math skills in the garden with measuring, watering, planting and harvesting. They will measure rain deposits and plant growth. The children will document outdoor weather patterns versus plant growth. The Flowering Music Patch, offers students a space to work on rhythm, patterns and beats either individually or in a group with their friends. Our Rock Garden allows children to count, separate and classify natures treasures. The Bamboo Art Experience is art in a natural setting. Every child will love our Friendship TeePee which allows a class or a group of friends a quiet space to gather to read, sing or marvel at the treasures they collected on their nature walk.
Our Healthy Kids Initiative promotes children and families practicing and enjoying a lifestyle of healthy eating and physical activity within an environment that supports health, wellness and vitality. At Concord Children's Academy, our students will only be served fresh or frozen vegetables. Any and all fruit will be rinsed free of syrup and fresh or frozen will be selected over canned. Each menu will carefully be designed with the seasonal fruits and vegetables in mind and we proudly support our local produce markets. Children are encouraged to try new foods, however, menus are designed with kids in mind and child friendly presentation and selection.
At Concord Children's Academy, we firmly stand behind the Arts and the proven benefits of presenting the Arts to children in a joyful, happy, fun-loving environment. Our Music and Movement Studio is designed with full dance mirrors and a full length dance bar with dance floor. The little ones will perform everything from Yoga Calm, to ballet, modern, and ethnic dance. We will teach the children the basics of rhythm, breathing, and fitness related to music and movement. CCA produley supports our local Cabarrus County Arts Council.
Music and Movement Studio
We believe in fully serving children of all ages at Concord Children's Academy. It has been proven that Infants and PreToddlers learn best in a multisensory, high stimulation environment. At CCA, we are pleased to offer a full use Sensory/Tactile Experience Room specifically targeted for our younger students: Infants through young 2's. This classroom is an enrichment classroom that offers the babies and young ones and additional classroom space full of bright, age appropriate, fun and engaging activities specially designed for this age group. The children can explore the tactilce wall panels or the sensory table along with the bright ball pit and so much more! This is an innovative, cutting edge concept that we are pleased to offer our parents and little ones.
Based upon our research and vision, our Outdoor Learning Center was designed and developed in collaboration with a leading playground developer.
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady
Concord Children's Academy is a peanut free facility. We respect that children may have different allergies and will work with the parents to make sure that every day is a safe food day. Parents are welcome to pack a lunch and/or snacks for their children to accommodate more severe health allergies and/or issues. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your child. Our kitchen has an open door policy. Please feel free to stop by and chat with Ms. Lisa about the menu or any questions.
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. They positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through their best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.
Children in our Preschool and Pre-K classes participate in Soccer Shots once a week in the Spring and Fall, taking a break for Summer and Winter. Each soccer season lasts about twelve weeks. Best of all, Soccer Shots is offered to our families at no additional cost! It is important to us that all of our students receive the benefits of all of our enrichment programs.
Twice a month children ages 2 through Pre-K participate in Mr. Music classes. Mr. Music offers a play-while-you-learn lesson plan. The teachers teach the fundamentals of music, i.e. scales, chords, note recognition, and tempo. All sessions are taught using games, music, and dance with lots of excitement and high energy! Mr. Music is an integral part of the CCA curriculum. These classes are offered to our families at no additional cost.