ABOUT OUR LEGACY
The Legacy Center is a Christian child enrichment program under the umbrella of Grey Stone Church. We strive to provide individual, developmental care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our focus is a high quality, developmentally appropriate care with an emphasis on Christian values.
The Legacy Center was formerly known as Grey Stone Christian Learning Center (CLC). The CLC was established in 1943 and is the longest continually running daycare center in NC. It operated out of an old, white mill house for over sixty years and housed about sixty children ages two to five.
In February of 2013, the CLC was proud to expand into a new state-of-the art facility with a capacity of 120 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, now called Legacy Child Enrichment Center. We have transitioned from daycare to an early care and childhood education. While we have a new building a new name, our dedication to serving the Durham community has not wavered.
In 2019, we introduced the Christian faith-based curriculum called Pinnacle. It is a research-based early childhood curriculum based on the works of Piaget, Gardner and Erikson. The curriculum is developmentally sound providing age-appropriate activities and Scriptures that remind us of the presence of God every day.
The Legacy Center is an extension of Grey Stone Church. Our commitment is to provide a safe and secure, nurturing environment, where your child will thrive and develop a love for learning: Changing the future one child at a time.
FEES AND TUITION
A one-time non-refundable $35 to be placed on the waitlist.
Once a space becomes available, a deposit of $150 plus the first month's tuition secures your place in a classroom.
We offer discounts for Grey Stone Church members, siblings, and Duke employees.
6 WEEKS TO 12 MONTHS
The infant classroom help teach the infants from bottle-feeding through the transition of eating table food. They begin building their core and leg muscles with tummy time, learning to sit on their own, pulling up on furniture and starting to take steps. Teacher implement the lesson plan that has age-appropriate creative activities for infants to explore and be engaged in.
The toddler program continues to help their bodies grow and develop with learning to walk, and helping independent eating. The teachers implements the weekly lesson plan of age-appropriate activities. In circle time they sing songs, reaad books, and introduce colors and shapes. The teachers help them learn through play and be engaging with them on their eye-level.
The twos program continues to learn through play, with a focus on fine motor and gross motor development. There is structured learning during circle time and themed activities. Teachers encourage independence and social development. They begin to help with potty training.
The preschool program practices problem-solving, social interaction, and independence as they learn how to move from one activity center in the classroom to another. Circle time focuses on weekly themes, letters and numbers. Classroom activities are planned based on the theme of the curriculum.
The Pre-K program children are exposed to mathematical concepts, word recognition, beginning reading skills, Scripture and memory games. They continue to build upon concepts that were introduced and taught in preschool as they continue to prepare for kindergarten.