WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new preschool in the Tar Heel state takes a new, child-centered approach to learning that focuses on discovery and imagination. Only eight of its kind exists in the state, and this is the first one to open on the coast.
What You Need To Know
- Ivybrook Academy combines Montessori academics and the Reggio Emilia approach.
- There are 31 locations across the country and eight locations in the state.
- Co-owners Krista Smart Beall and Nicholas Beall opened their own Ivybrook Academy before the age of 30.
Ivybrook Academy is a half day preschool program with a blended curriculum of Montessori academics and the Reggio Emilia learning approach. It’s a multisensory, discovery based program that allows children’s natural love for learning to flourish.
The combination of the two methods creates a unique learning enviornment.
“With a traditional Montessori school, those are amazing, especially for kids who are able