Winston-Salem, NC | Innovation Quarter

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Welcome to Foundations of Winston-Salem, NC!

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At Foundations of Winston-Salem at Innovation Quarter, our educational daycare programs give your child a strong educational and social foundation. We focus on school readiness, socialization, STEAM, literacy, confidence-building, and creativity. We help your child become a confident, creative thinker and work to instill a life-long love of learning.

If you’re looking for a safe, educational childcare, preschool, Pre-K or after-school program in downtown Winston-Salem, look no further! Let us provide you with peace of mind that your child is safe, learning and having fun in a healthy, supportive environment. Welcome to Foundations of Winston-Salem.

Ages Served: 6 weeks-12 years

Winston-Salem School Features

  • Security cameras in all classrooms
  • Photo & video mobile app updates
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum with STEAM focus
  • School-readiness, literacy, Spanish and sign language programs
  • Innovative technology, including interactive STEAM Zone
  • State of the art playgrounds



  • Brunson Elementary
  • Cook Elementary
  • The Downtown School
  • Moore Magnet School
  • Speas Global Elementary School


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Featured Programs

We are proud to use the nationally-recognized, award-winning Creative Curriculum® in our early learning classrooms.
At our school, your child will participate in STEAM activities using the latest technology available.
Our daycare program incorporates Spanish in the curriculum.
Our Character Counts program uses children’s stories to help your child develop important early literacy skills.

Our Programs

Infant Daycare

Your baby’s brain is developing at an amazing rate, so our infant nursery is all about brain development. In our infant program, we teach tummy time for social bonding and physical development and baby sign language to help your child communicate their needs. Your primary caregiver will help your baby progress through important developmental milestones while working closely with you to provide consistency with feeding, playing and sleeping schedules.

Toddler Daycare

Our toddler program is designed to meet your toddler’s physical and emotional needs, while helping them adjust to a more formal learning environment. When your child shows they are developmentally ready to start potty-training, your teacher will partner with you to create consistency from school to home.

Step-Up Early Preschool

Our early preschool program is designed to assist during this important transition from toddlerhood to preschool! Our teachers provide a more structured environment that responds to your child’s natural curiosity and offers room for exploration, learning and fun.

Preschool Program

Our preschool curriculum is focused on providing your child with a solid foundation in the skills needed for Kindergarten and beyond. The preschool years are a time of great creativity and social growth. Our teachers focus on introducing structure and routine, while facilitating fun activities that develop your child’s language and literacy, math, science, creativity, Spanish and social skills.

Pre-K Program

Our Pre-Kindergarten program prepares your child for the adventures of kindergarten. With a careful balance of freedom and instruction, your child will participate in interesting learning activities in language, math, science, social studies, Spanish, music and art, with a special emphasis on STEAM. Special focus is also given to building your child’s social and emotional development, language and literacy, executive function and creativity.

School-Age Program

Our school-age program offers a safe, fun and supervised environment to start and end the school day. Your child will participate in fun, interactive learning experiences, receive homework assistance from teachers, spend time with friends, and exert some energy on the playground! Transportation to and from local elementary schools is provided. Fresh breakfast is served in our before-school program with an afternoon snack served in our after-school program.

Summer Camp

Extreme STEAM Summer Camp at Foundations is fun, innovative and deceivingly educational! Extreme STEAM is a STEAM-infused summer camp. Each week of camp features a new theme packed with fun and educational STEAM projects and related field trips (if circumstances allow).

Ericka Lawson

Center Director

My name is Ericka Lawson. I have been married for 24 years, and my husband and I have 4 children. I have worked in childcare for 36 years, both in the classroom and as an office assistant. I enjoy spending time with my family. We love going on summer vacations and gathering for Sunday dinners and football.

I decided to become a director because I wanted to help teachers, parents, and children on a much larger scale outside the classroom. I love seeing children and teachers become the best version of themselves, and I want to be a part of that.

I am excited to start my new journey as a director with such an amazing company, and I can not wait to see what the upcoming years will bring.


I couldn't be more pleased with my child's teachers and the administration. They are very welcoming every single day! Every time I turn around I feel like another teacher from an older room is saying hello to my daughter by her first name! It makes me know that my daughter is safe and welcomed by all!

Michelle S.

We're incredibly happy with the care and service we receive at Foundations. The toddler teachers are FANTASTIC and obviously love these kids a lot. My son has a great time playing with his buddies and teachers all day. I know that we're leaving him in great hands while we go to work.

Elizabeth R.

The teachers and staff are incredibly friendly and it’s obvious they are genuinely passionate about their jobs. The facility is by far the nicest one that we came across in our daycare search. The classrooms are clean, spacious, and full of toys. Our 18-month-old runs to the door every morning when we ask if he’s ready to go to school! We’re amazed that he seems to come home with a new word or skill every day.

Emily G.

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