Asheboro Location

We Give Our Best When It Means The Most

Shepherd’s Way Day School is a Five Star rated 8,400 square foot, 10 classroom child care facility that opened on September 7, 2002.  We strive to serve our children and families well by maintaining the five star rating we earned from the NC Department of Health and Human Services on March  3, 2003.  Shepherd’s Way Day School offers quality programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as a school readiness program.

In June 2017, we opened our brand new, custom-built, 1,600-square-foot School Age Building adjacent to our Main Building! This building contains 2 large classrooms and its’ own School Age Outdoor Learning Environment! We are now able to provide School age care throughout the summer, after school, on teacher workdays, etc. Our school age department serves children ages 5-12, and maintains small ratios to provide the best care and supervision possible!

Check out our 360° tour for an inside look!

Great Programs

Great programs that are developmentally appropriate, sensitive to children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs.

Five Star Rating

Five Star Rating from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, meaning that we meet and exceed the state requirements in Program Standards, Staff Education, Staff/Child Ratio, and Compliance with all Child Care Regulations.

Christian Values

Christian calues that are integrated into our curriculum and affords children hands on, interactive ways of learning biblical lessons.

Educated Staff

Educated Staff members that are dedicated to our children and to professional development through training and higher education.

Security

Outfitted with security cameras not only help ensure the safety of our children but allow parents to view the events of the day from the workplace, via the Internet.

Respectful Partnership

Respectful Partnership between parents and teachers, providing opportunities for daily communication, and encouraging parents to regularly visit their child’s classroom and spend time in that environment.

Fun Environments

Environments, indoor and outdoor, were designed from the ground up with the needs of every age level in mind.

Intergenerational Visits

Our partnership with Eden Alternative provides children with daily intergenerational interactions with residents. Resulting in an increase in the quality of life for every child and retired adult involved in the program.

Small Student-Teacher Ratios
Age Teacher To Student Ratio
Infants (6 wks-12 months) 1:4
Toddlers (12-23 months) 1:5
Two Year Olds 1:8
Three Year Olds 1:10
Four Year Olds 1:13
Five Year Olds 1:15
Six To Twelve Year Olds 1:19
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Our small student-teacher ratios guarantee that all children receive the love and personal attention that they deserve.

Age-Specific Care

About Our Curricula​

We have carefully selected several curricula which we blend together to help your child reach his or her full potential. You will find our Christian education woven into activities in each of the classrooms to begin instilling these beliefs and morals at an early age. Creative Curriculum helps to guide the developmentally appropriate activities in our Birth – Preschool classrooms. In each of our classrooms the teachers utilize Conscious Discipline and CSEFEL strategies to support social and emotional development. In addition, our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms use High Scope curriculum which supports executive functioning skills, and Letterland curriculum for teaching phonics and foundational literacy skills.

We also consider our facility a Reggio-inspired child care center. This can be seen in the way that the teachers encourage exploration and investigation of natural materials and the things that the children notice around them every day. It can be seen in the way that our teachers encourage creativity and critical thinking skills, and ask questions to facilitate learning experiences. From NAEYC,

"Emergent curriculum is not a free-for-all. It requires that teachers actively seek out and chase the interests of the children.“

“Relationships are at the very heart of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. That philosophy is reflected in an environment that encircles the child with three “teachers,” or protagonists. The first teacher—the parent—takes on the role of active partner and guide in the education of the child. The second is the classroom teacher. Often working in pairs, the classroom teacher assumes the role of researcher and intentionally engages children in meaningful work and conversation. The third teacher is the environment—a setting designed to be not only functional but also beautiful and reflective of the child’s learning. It is the child’s relationship with parent, teacher, and environment that ignites learning.

Children construct their own knowledge through a carefully planned curriculum that engages and builds upon the child’s current knowledge, recognizing that knowledge cannot simply be provided for the child. The curriculum, often emergent in nature, is based on the interests of the children. When learning is the product of the child’s guided construction rather than simply the teacher’s transmission and the child’s absorption, learning becomes individualized. Most important, teaching becomes a two-way relationship in which the teacher’s understanding of the child is just as important as the child’s understanding of the teacher.

We know from the research of many others before us, as well as our own experiences, that this type of education is the most beneficial for young children. We love to see them so excited about learning because they are interested, engaged, and have teachers that support their investigations and creativity.

The strength of our program lies in our dedicated and qualified staff members. We support our teachers’ professional development with opportunities for training, resources, and supplements for higher education. We are committed to obtaining and retaining educated, qualified individuals to care for and teach your child so that the attachments they form with their caregivers are nurturing, loving and secure.

The parent is the most significant person in a child’s life. We strive to create a respectful partnership between parents and teachers. We provide opportunities for daily communication between parents and the staff of our center. Our doors are always open to parents. We recommend that parents come regularly into their child’s classroom and spend time in their environment.

Eden Alternative

Shepherd’s Way Day School is among the first child development centers in North Carolina to work in cooperation with an Eden Alternative retirement community. This integrated approach to care brings together elders, children, plants, and animals in close and continuing contact. At our Colfax location, we work with residents at Cross Road Retirement Community to create an environment where your child will have opportunities to interact and build relationships through regularly scheduled time and activities with the retirement residents. The residents and the children delight in the time they spend together

Types Of Shared Scheduled Events

Nature walks to the Cross Roads pond to feed the ducks and goats allow priceless interaction between toddlers and Cross Roads residents.
Our children perform in a talent show and their senior audience applauds with wonder and appreciation.

Children create art for residents to hang on their doors.

Residents give parties for the children.

Children and residents work on a quilt together.

Children and residents enjoy an interactive magic show.

School-age children make and serve lemonade to the residents on a warm summer afternoon.

Children deliver handmade cards to residents on their birthday!

Children of all ages and residents enjoy music and movement classes together!

Seniors teach children the art of gardening as they plant and grow flowers together.

Pre-Enroll

If you are interested in enrolling at Shepherd’s Way Day School please fill in the form provided here. A staff member will contact you concerning availability soon!

Please note that we do recommend getting on our waiting list for the infant classroom as soon as possible, as these spots are usually planned for before a child’s birth.

Fun photos from Asheboro!

Shepherd’s Way Day School Asheboro is located at:
1346 Old Cox Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205 
Our hours of operation are  Monday-Friday from 6:30AM until 6:00 PM

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