Raleigh's 5-Star Child Care Center

Primary Beginnings is a 5-star accredited Raleigh preschool. This signifies that our preschool has achieved the highest level of program standards and staff education set by the state. Our three North Raleigh preschool locations were established with your convenience in mind including easy access to I-540 and I-440 as well as well-traveled roads such as Capital Blvd. Our staff works with children from as young as six weeks old up to fifth grade, offering age-appropriate activities geared toward helping your child reach their highest potential.

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Our Raleigh Preschool Perks

Unlike an ordinary child care center, Primary Beginnings works with your child to provide the ultimate care and stimuli by incorporating a Whole Child approach. This means we support physical, emotional, and educational enrichment at every age by providing every child with:

  • Personalized attention and care to help them feel safe
  • A diverse, rich curriculum to spark creative and cognitive development
  • Ample outdoor time and physical activity to channel energy in a positive way
  • Nourishing meals and snacks, including locally-grown fruits and vegetables

Education & Programs at Our Raleigh Preschool

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Infant Care

As studies prove, the quality of care in the first few years of your child’s life is the most crucial as it greatly impacts their brain development. This is why our teachers and staff play a positive role in their upbringing while you’re away at work. Our play-focused, nurturing infant care is carefully crafted to ensure your little one feels safe and receives positive care that will stimulate their development.

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Toddler Care

When your child is no longer an infant but isn’t quite ready for preschool yet, Primary Beginnings offers toddler care that was created to help them thrive without the added stress of adjusting to a new school. Our toddler care emphasizes cognitive skills and essential motor and emotional development.

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Preschool Program

As your child transitions from the infant stage and is ready for preschool, Primary Beginnings is here to make that step easier. Our preschool program was designed to prepare your child for elementary school as our teachers introduce the Creative Curriculum®, an award-winning program that identifies successful foundations and routines that craft confidence and life-long skills.

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Before & After School Programs

The learning doesn’t stop when school lets out. We offer fun activities, outdoor play, and plenty of opportunities to make friends. This way, you can finish up your work day while knowing that your child is being stimulated and enjoying social and active time in a nurturing environment.

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Hannah B.
We have had a fantastic experience with Primary Beginnings - every person on campus makes an effort to know your child and to engage with them from the second they enter the building. Our son has enjoyed the teachers he's worked with and they have been a source of comfort for him as he's worked through growing pains. We rest easy knowing that he is ready for Kindergarten this Fall because of all the hard work and lessons he's been taught by the leaders and teachers at Primary Beginnings.
Patrick C.
This is my first daycare with my first child and I couldn't have asked for a better place! The teachers are wonderful and kind, I have the utmost confidence in my child being at Primary Beginnings!
Crystal C.
We've had an exceptional experience at Primary Beginnings. Our daughter, who is enrolled in the infant room, loves her time there. The attentive and caring teachers not only provide excellent care but also make a point to greet us warmly by name every time we arrive. It's heartening to see how they know our daughter personally, which creates a comforting and welcoming environment for both her and us as parents.
Benita S.
My son is currently enrolled at this center. He loves the atmosphere and adores his teachers. I can absolutely say that my child is not only cared for, but loved there. We have been surprised by the number of activities offered by the center for families, which have included Fall Festival, Story time with Santa, and parents night out. The facilities are kept clean and organized. All of the staff we have encountered have been friendly and engaged. Communication has been timely regarding events, closures, and other key information. I cannot recommend this center enough!
denise K.
I absolutely love this daycare. We had a not so nice experience at our past daycare. During our tour I expressed my concerns to Ms. Jessica, she listened, was honest with me and gave me suggestions. It was comfort knowing that she listened and heard my concerns once we enrolled. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming, and professional. What I like the most is both the director’s Ms. Crystal and Ms. Jessica are engaged with the students. I recommend Primary Beginnings on Spring Forest road.
Thompson L.
Staff is Awesome, both of our kids love Primary Beginnings, helped educate, and teach both manners!!! I highly recommend PB!
Iris G.
My kids have been going here for a few months and it’s been a great experience. The staff is very communicative through their mobile app. I get photos and messages throughout the day letting me know what they’ve done and what they ate. They’re right across the street from North Ridge Elementary and they pick up one of my kids after school and provide aftercare. This way I can pick them both up from the same place. Very happy to recommend.
Shannon H.
We love PB! Working with the staff has been nothing but positive, they are so warm and welcoming everyday. They know every child and parents name and it truly feels like a community. My daughter LOVES it here and gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot. I’m so happy we made the decision to go to PB!
We are so happy here. The teachers and leadership care so much about the students. Communication is great...the curricula is wonderful, and lots of fun events and "themes" that they involve the kids in to learn each week. The teachers also share the positive of the kids' days, even if it was a hard day. The teachers we have had do a lot with positive discipline and reinforcement which is great, too. They are organized, very clean, and everyone is always greeting you, checking in on you as a parent/guardian, and ensuring you feel welcomed and like a part of their "family". The teachers know ALL the kids names, and the kids know ALL the teachers names. It feels like a community. Great place!
The teachers all get along and there is low turnover. Everyone is happy to be there and you can feel that positive energy when you visit. This company has a great culture. Teachers take time to care for and know my kids. They take lesson plans and age-appropriate learning/goals seriously too. We feel loved by the PB team <3
Luis P.
I got a tour yesterday with Jessica, and I gotta say it's nothing like other daycares. This place was very clean and organized, the staff was great with both parents and children. Definitely looking forward to enrolling my child this spring!
Hafida J.
I have really enjoyed working at primary beginnings especially with the children, their family as well as the wonderful staff members working there .
Kasey Z.
My daughter has been going her for some months now and I can honestly say she loves it, as of any child coming into a new environment it may be difficult, but I can honestly say their staff welcomed my daughter with open arms. Thank you to Ms. Nyasia & Ms. Hattie for caring for my baby in the beginning and getting her comfortable for the next class, also thank you to Ms. Dee & Ms. Tiffany for the current care! For any of those parents who worry like I do they have an app that is amazing ! To show you updates throughout the day of how your baby is doing! 😁
Manosha M.
The best 👌
Keira G.
We love Primary Beginnings! Wonderful staff that I trust which is the upmost important thing to me.
Erin B.
My 1.5 year old has been going to Primary Beginnings for a few months. The center is very clean and recently renovated. The staff are caring and knowledgeable and we love both of our sons teachers. They regularly update the app so I know how his day is going. Ms. Holly, the director, is very professional. Most or all of the teachers have previous experience and training and many have been with the company for a while. We are very happy with Primary Beginnings and so grateful for this group of amazing women!
Our family loved the staff at this location! Ms Joyce, Ms Monique and Ms Crystal really left a positive impact on our child and we are so grateful for them as our first time utilizing daycare.
Kasey P.
LOVE!!! LOVE!!! LOVE!!! Primary Beginnings is the absolute best!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school, the teachers and the directors! I have recommended so many of my friends to Primary Beginnings and they all agree this school is the BEST! Not only do they love your child as if they were their own but the level of education they provide is off the charts!!
Best teacher their hands down is Ms. Joyce!! She makes you comfortable to leave your child know and a he/she in safe hands.
Pamela T.
Great staff!
Yoneisha W.
I was hesitant at first with sending my son here because of the stories and news reports you hear about daycares hurting children. Especially since he is my first child. But I can truly say this daycare Is the best!!!! My son started here when he was 4 months old. They sent me pictures of him and treated him with care. The staff even treats him like one of their own. I love this place!!! My son is now one. I would recommend Primary Beginnings to any amd every one!!!
I love love love this school. I had 2 boys that went there and they always told me good stories. My oldest has done a complete 360 since he been there with behavior and him knowing how to use the potty all by himself he is a pro thanks to primary. The teachers are VERY understanding everybody that work there is so nice and fun! and understanding. I was sad I had to take my babies out but I can give a double 5star to primary and I will truly miss them . Thank y'all for y'all help and understanding.
Jhana G.
Absolutely love love love this daycare my daughter goes here and since she's been she talking more than ever and just always has the best time here! Highly recommend you to bring your kids here!
Jazmin F.
I love primary beginnings I highly recommend it
Chantelle B.
My son has been going here for two years and loves it! They do more than just watch the kids. They teach, interact and help them grow.
sasha W.
My daughter has attended Primary Beginnings for almost 4 yrs now. She went from attending daycare full time to now attending before and after school care. The staff is awesome, they are all loving, caring and attentive. My daughter loves her teachers and the school.I also love the teachers and all of the staff at Primary Beginnings. I thoroughly trust each member of the Primary Beginnings team and would personally recommend them to all of my friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Pre-K & Daycare Tours Now Available — Schedule Today!

Whether you need infant care or a quality preschool program, Primary Beginnings offers tours at all 3 of our Raleigh based 5-star preschools.

Outside shot of Primary Beginnings, Spring Forest location.

Spring Forest Rd.

4001 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616

Outside shot of Primary Beginnings, Falls of Neuse location.

Falls of Neuse Rd.

6840 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615

Outside shot of Primary Beginnings, North Hills location.

North Hills Dr.

2100 North Hills Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612