Legacy Programs

The History

The Legacy Child Enrichment Center was formerly known as Grey Stone Christian Learning Center. The CLC was established in 1943 and is the longest continually running daycare center in the state of North Carolina. 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 and a new name, our dedication to serving the Durham community with superior childcare has not wavered.

Our Future

2019 introduces the Christian faith-based curriculum called Pinnacle. Its 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  on all levels as well as including activities and Scriptures that remind us of the presence of God every day.

Our Infant Program:

6 Weeks - 12 Months

The infant ratio is 1:5 with a group size of 10. Our Infant classroom(s) have two full-time teachers available in the classroom. Teachers implement the lesson plan that has age-appropriate creative activities for infants to explore and be engaged in.

Our Toddler Program:

12 Months to 24 months

The toddler ratio is 1:6 with a group size of 12. Our Toddler classroom(s) have two full-time teachers available in the classroom. Teachers implement the weekly lesson plan by being on children's eye level while engaging in developmentally age-appropriate activities.

Our Twos Program:

24 months to 36 months

The Twos ration is 1:8. Our Twos classroom(s) have two full-time teachers available in each classroom. Twos are very much in the "I do it" phase.

Our Preschool Program:

3 years to 4 years

The ratio in PS1 is 1:9. There are two full-time teachers available and a third teacher joins the group when the classroom size is larger than 18. The children in PS1 are young three-year olds. 

The children in PS2 are older threes and four-year-olds. The classroom ratio in PS2 is 1:15. There is one full-time teacher in the classroom and another teacher is available to assist. Transitions into the PS program occur on the Tuesday after Labor Day. 

Both PS classrooms are taught classroom management as they learn how to move from one activity center in the classroom to another with each center having a limit for the number of children permitted. This system allows children to maneuver around the classroom and to practice problem-solving skills when the number of children exceeds the allotted amount. Basic math and science activities are explored along with pre-writing and drawing skills. Teachers individualize to meet the individual needs of each child. Small group activities continue and enhance the focus of the skills being introduced or taught.

Our Pre-K Program:

4 years to 5 years

The Pre-K ratio is 1:25. There is one full-time teacher in the classroom and another teacher is available to assist.

The children in Pre-K are exposed to mathematical concepts, word recognition, beginning reading skills, Scripture and memory games.

An important part of kindergarten is social and emotional development. They continue to build upon concepts that were introduced and taught in preschool as they continue to be involved in new and exciting projects. 

Center Program 

We participate in primary caregiving, small groups, family-style dining and enrichment activities throughout all of our classrooms. We encourage exploration by providing a safe, nurturing environment along with durable and suitable materials that simulate the mind, body and spirit.