Classrooms & Teachers

Expect your child to receive plenty of quality, one-on-one time in their classroom at UNC Health Johnston’s Early Learning Center because of our low teacher-to-child ratios.

Age-Based Classes

Your child will be placed in a class that’s the right size for their age, so they get both personal attention from teachers and opportunities to build social skills with fellow students.

Child’s Age Teacher:Student Ratio Group Size
Infants (6 weeks through 12 months old) 1 teacher to 5 students (1:5) 10
Toddlers (13 months through 23 months old) 1:6 12
2 years old 1:9 18
3 years old 1:10 20
4 years old 1:12.5 25

Developmentally Appropriate Care

The youngest children benefit from lots of individual time with nurturing staff who read to toddlers and gently exercise babies’ legs for crawling and standing. Older children take part in a variety of activities to learn what they’ll need to be ready for kindergarten. Explore our full, well-rounded program.

Highly Trained Teachers

Your little one will get the expert care they need to thrive. Your child’s teacher:

  • Has a degree in early childhood education
  • Holds certification needed for the area they teach
  • Participates in ongoing training
  • Is certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Take a Tour

Call 919-938-7578 to schedule a tour of the Early Learning Center and meet our teachers. You may also take a virtual tour.