Winston-Salem, NC | Downtown

At Foundations at Poplar Street, our goal is to help your child reach their full potential, with school readiness, socialization, literacy, problem-solving and other critical life skills at the center of our focus.

Ages Served: 6 weeks-12 years

Program Features

  • NC-5 star school, the highest rating achievable!
  • Lower child-to-teacher ratios
  • Security cameras in all classrooms
  •  Photo & video updates with mobile app
  • Nationally-recognized curriculum with STEAM focus
  • School-readiness, literacy, Spanish and sign language programs
  • Innovative technology, including interactive STEAM Zone

 

Transportation

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

Featured Programs

Our Programs

Infant Care

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 Care

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 at least 2 field trips per week.

Danielle Johnson

Center Director

My name is Danielle Johnson and I am the Center Director for Foundations Early Learning Center in Winston-Salem, NC. I am from Tarboro, NC and I moved to Winston-Salem in 2002 after graduating from high school.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Birth to Kindergarten Education with a concentration in Administration and Leadership and a minor in Business. I have my North Carolina Early Childhood Credential, and my North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential – Level III.

I have been working in child care for 12 years. I first started in this field teaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers. While teaching, I began to transition myself to learning more about the business while still being able to serve children. My mission is to educate, nurture and support children, in addition to working with families. I strive every day to be their advocate, teacher, and inspiration.

I enjoy reading, traveling, watching sports, shopping, volunteering, and spending time with my son and family.

Reviews

My daughter is learning and developing more and more each day. I can come to work with confidence that my daughter is safe and well taken care of each day. As a single mom it is very important to me to have reliable and safe childcare. Now that my daughter is here, I am able to work with a peace of mind.

Jalissa T.

My husband and I are very pleased with the care our son receives at Foundations. He is thriving there, and we love to see how excited he is to see his teachers and buddies each day. It is such a comforting feeling each day to know that your child is truly cared for, and that is what we have found at Foundations.

Megan Y.

I cannot say enough how much my family loves and trusts Foundations Early Learning Center. As a working mom, it's hard to be apart from my children, but my kids simply love it there. The older one especially runs to his classroom in excitement each day, and I feel 100% confident they are receiving the same level of love and care they get at home. We are so thankful to the FELC family.

Janice T.

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