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Important Status Updates

We are currently operating on our normal schedule. 

Preschool Program

Age 3+

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NC PreK and Meck PreK  Partner Program

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Welcome to Nana's Place

For more than 25 years, Nana's Place Learning Center has been a premier childcare provider in the Charlotte community. Family owned and operated, and conveniently located in the University area, Nana’s Place provides quality care for  3-5-year-olds and is proud to be an NC Pre-K and Meck Pre-K program provider.  If you are looking for timeless teaching in a changing world that provides a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning, you'll find that and more at Nana's Place Learning Center.

Proudly Featuring:

The Creative Curriculum®
for Preschool

A Beka Book curriculum
Boys reading together in preschool environment


Applications Open
CMS PreK - Apply Now
Mark Your Calendars

*Dates are subject to change. Please contact us with any questions related to upcoming activities should you note any discrepancies. Thank you!


Apr. 26, 2024

     A Few Good Men 

Apr. 29, 2024 

     Mulit-Cultural Week 

May 6-10, 2024

     Teacher Appreciation


May 10, 2024

     Muffins for Mom 

TBD - May

     Parent Teacher Conferences 

May 22, 2024

      PTF End-of-Year Meeting

6/8 Prek Graduation

May 27, 2024

     Memorial Day  

May 28, 2024

     Spirit  Week 

June 8, 2024

     PreK Graduation  

A Message from Our Director

As a parent of two school-aged children,  a 20-year educator, and  Nana’s Place administrator, I could not be more thankful for the blessing of Nana’s Place. I have watched my children and countless others experience wondrous growth during their time here. The academic rigor, coupled with the nurturing environment has certainly impacted them in becoming successful students. The teachers implement lessons that teach students to be confident, spirit-led, strong leaders in academics and peer relationships. When students enter Kindergarten, our parents are not afraid, nor overwhelmed by the grade level expectancy. We know they are well-prepared and appropriately independent because of the following:


1. Our curriculum is impressive, appropriately challenging, and has been carefully designed to nurture growth in social skills, foreign language, cultural experiences, motor skills, physical development, and strong age-appropriate academics.


2. Our teachers take time to reinforce skills with our students individually.

3. Whenever parents have questions or concerns, they are provided with one on one instruction and an open invitation for additional assistance.


4. Whether it is a trip to the theatre or zoo, leading performance, or sharing biblical knowledge, Nana’s Place is full of exciting opportunities to showcase talents and enhance knowledge.


The personable nature of our staff, faith, and genuine concern for the education of children has been a blessing to countless families. The teachers take the time to update and connect with families frequently regarding student growth and development as well as support students on a personal level. Academic and personal goals are clear and concise, as they are common expectations that we share with our parents. We are amazed daily at the things our students learn and apply. Their scope and understanding of the world around them is amazing and we recognize that our teachers play a vital part in shaping those views.


We are immensely blessed when we think about God’s gracious hand that guides our families here. We are beyond thankful for the academic foundation and the spiritual parallel each child is privy to. When you leave your children in the care of Nana’s Place, be confident that they are “growing in favor and in stature with God and with men” ( Luke 2:52).  We thank you for considering Nana’s Place and we look forward to embarking on a  shared journey that solidifies the foundation of lifelong learning and loving care.


With God’s Favor,

Karen Smith-Jones, 

Executive Director

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NC Dept of Health and Human Services 5-Star Rated Licensed Child Care Center

A  DCDEE COVID Approved facility

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