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At Oak Village Academy™ preschool in Cary, NC we create and make a difference in the educational experience for young children. While learning the natural way, we also provide imaginative and encouraging indoor and outdoor learning environments with low child to teacher ratios. The low child to teacher ratios at Oak Village Academy™ means that teachers have more time to work one-on-one with children while trying different activities that engage children in learning.

We Don't Have A Kitchen... Here's Why


Lunch and snack time are integral daily sessions at Oak Village Academy preschool. When our students gather for lunch, it is not unusual for a variety of dishes to be found at one session—a grilled veggie pita… or roast beef on gluten-free bread… or a bento box assortment… The combinations are endless, but each of our students, at lunch or snack time, maintains their own unique connection to their home and parents. That’s because their parents pack their lunch and snack every day.

At Oak Village Academy preschool, we understand that each student’s first nutritionist is their parents or guardians. Parents are in the best position to know what types of food their children enjoy, need, and will and won’t eat. They are also keenly aware of their own child’s food allergies or sensitivities. We firmly believe that children will eat healthier—and strengthen their connection to their cultural background and identities—when parents pack lunch for them. The curious questions and conversations amongst students and staff at lunch time, about what each student is enjoying, furthers our mission of exploration and helps improve social and emotional relationships. And, it’s kinda cool when the ones who love them most pack their favorite treat for snack time!

The Oak Village Academy™ Preschool Difference: Low Child to Teacher Ratios

Age of Children
Infants (6 weeks–12 months)
Toddlers (1–2 years)
Preschool Prep (2–3 years)
Preschool (3–4 years)
Pre-Kindergarten (4-5)

NC’s Required Ratios
1 to 5 Maximum of 10
1 to 6 Maximum of 12
1 to 10 Maximum of 20
1 to 15 Maximum of 25
1 to 20 Maximum of 25

Our Ratios
1 to 4 Maximum of 8
1 to 5 Maximum of 10
1 to 9 Maximum of 18
1 to 10 Maximum of 20
1 to 12 Maximum of 24

Lower ratios allow children more time with the teachers and the smaller group sizes create a more positive environment for the children to explore and learn.

The Oak Village Academy™ Preschool Difference: The Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature

Supports Creativity and Problem Solving

Enhances Cognitive Abilities

Improves Academic Performances

Reduces Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms

Supports Multiple Developmental Domains

Increases Physical Activity

Improves Nutrition

Improves Eyesight

Improves Social Relations

Improves Self Discipline

Reduces Stress in Young Children

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    Lance Richter
    Lance Richter
    17:16 19 Apr 19
    My wife and I toured a number of preschool facilities before we chose Oak Village. Nothing compares to the educational experience our children are receiving here at Oak Village. The teachers are amazing and the campus is a must see. Take their tour online and see for yourself how amazing it is! Thank you Oak Village, our children love coming every morning.
    Bryson Fink
    Bryson Fink
    13:33 18 Apr 19
    Absolutely amazing campus! Like no other child care center around, they have multiple buildings and amazing landscaping with a nice courtyard that connects all the buildings. It’s like a mini college campus for your child. I recommend this place to everyone that wants their child to learn and receive the best possible learning they can. Children get to plant, play outside, and grow with outdoor learning environments, which is important (see pictures below.) Will be bringing all my children here.
    Brittany Egan
    Brittany Egan
    16:50 17 Apr 19
    I started working at Oak Village Academy in August of 2018. Before that I have worked for numerous child care centers and this is BY FAR the best one I have ever worked at. The administration, the staff, and the families have made Oak Village a place I plan on working for a very long time. There are so many reasons why I love this school. The campus is beautiful. The teachers love their children and create environments that are safe and nurturing for younger children. The administration helps with EVERYTHING and makes it possible to give the children and families a great child care experience. If there were more stars, I would give them! Love love love OVA!
    Jason Cataldo
    Jason Cataldo
    14:38 19 Apr 18
    I'm very pleased with the change in my son's behavior, attitude, and level of happiness after changing to Oak Village. The people are wonderful, sincere, and pleasant. It's evident in my son's spirit that he is happy here.
    Matt Burns
    Matt Burns
    16:15 26 Mar 18
    Very happy with the awesome staff and the brand new facility. Our daughter struggled with the adjustment of going to school but the staff helped a lot and after a couple weeks she loves her teachers and her friends. Would absolutely recommend!
    Tiffaney Holder
    Tiffaney Holder
    21:09 14 Dec 17
    I wouldn’t normally do this but I am so over the moon impressed with this new concept Day Care / Pre-School, that I just have to let everyone here know about it. We've been there since they opened. The teachers are absolutely amazing. My little one is happier than ever when I drop her off and happier than ever when I pick her up. They are either dancing and playing in the gym or working on a project when I pick her up. She is flourishing and I know, for a fact, that it is because of the loving and caring teachers at OVA and the outside play time she gets even when it's raining 😉 They get to Paint on a huge wall. So much fun!! It’s a brand new facility. 5 mins from NetApp off Green Level Church Rd. Oak Village Academy. It’s literally a Village of buildings. Each age group has their own cottage. Including a separate building for the gym. I don’t even care if you use me as a referral. It’s just an amazing facility so I had to share.
    Morgan Clark
    Morgan Clark
    21:43 06 Dec 17
    We have nothing but positive things to say about Oak Village Academy. Our daughter is in the toddler room and the happiness and growth we have seen since she started is amazing. The attention to detail and quality of activities will amaze you. Communication between teacher and parents has been effortless. We love all the outdoor time she gets and the multiple pictures we get throughout the day.
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    Our 5-Star Rating

    Oak Village Academy preschool in Cary, NC has a 5-star rating from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, the highest standard of professional childcare set by the state. Learn more here.