Welcome to South Rowan Academy!
The Child Care Center Where Learning is Fun!


North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten is a state funded, high quality pre-kindergarten educational program designed to enhance school readiness and prepare four-year-olds for Kindergarten. To meet the age requirement your child must be four on or before August 31, 2018, (must be born on or before August 31, 2014), additional criteria must also be met.

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We, at South Rowan Academy, understand how hard it is for parents to find high-quality, cost-effective child care for their children. We know because we’ve been around for 40 years! If you are looking for:

Quality child care… 

Experienced and caring staff…

A learning and growing environment for your child…

Someone you can trust…

An affordable rate….

Then you have come to the right place!

Who We Are

South Rowan Academy of Child Development, LLC is a licensed four-star family-owned and operated preschool that has been in business for 40 years in Rowan County.

How We are Different

  • We are a unique preschool facility in that we are located in a renovated home – and our parents will tell you SRA feels like home! We have been at this location for 40 years caring for children.
  • Our classrooms are cozy and fitted with everything your child needs to learn and grow. We definitely don’t have an institutional-feel like many modern child care centers.
  • We treat every child like they are our own. Our staff is educated and caring; we have very little turnover. Some of our staff have been here 10 years or longer!


Our Classrooms

  • Preschool classrooms- We accept 15-months to five years old. We teach all our children numbers, art, and reading, as well as learning through play! 
  • NC-PreK classroom- A FREE state-funded program for qualifying four-year-olds. See below for more information about this program and how to enroll.
  • School-Age programs- Before and After School Programs for children ages 5-12 years. We accept DSS-subsidy at our main location. We also have an After School program at Bostian Elementary and a Before/After School program at China Grove Elementary. 

  • Summer Camp program- For rising kindergartners through 12 years old at two locations. Field trips 3-5 times a week that include, bowling, skating, and swimming! We offer both full-time AND part-time care.

Our Rating

Licensed child care facilities have ratings of one to five stars. One star means the facility meets minimum licensing requirements. A two to five-star rating means the facility has voluntarily met higher program standards and higher staff education levels. 

We are a four-star facility that combines the benefits of a daycare and a preschool: We offer full-time care with quality curriculum and teachers with early childhood credentials. (We DO NOT offer part-time care)

Isn't Child Care Expensive?

Rowan County has some of the lowest child care rates in the state. Most children stay in our care an average of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When you compare our rates with the rates of a typical babysitter who may charge $10 and up and hour, our rates come out to be between $3-4/day! And we are MUCH more than a babysitter! See our classrooms above to discover all that we teach your child before he/she is 5 years old!

What Are Parents Saying about Us?

To find out what parents are saying about South Rowan Academy, click here!

To sign up for a tour of our facility from 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., go to: Schedule a Tour NOTE: You will need to call us at 704-855-3276 to confirm your tour*!

**If you do not contact us prior to your tour date, your tour is not approved or confirmed. Please note that we usually do not approve tours unless we have openings. 

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