At Tantalizing Minds Academy, We Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten, Make Friends, and Have Fun! We're So Excited for You to Join Our Preschool Family!

To All the Busy Parents Worried If Your Children Will Be Ready for Kindergarten…


You're Struggling With:

  • Being worried your preschooler is falling behind and won’t be ready for Kindergarten

  • Being scared your preschooler won’t know how to socialize or make friends

  • Your preschooler being bored to tears at home

  • Feeling stir-crazy, and looking for some semblance of normalcy in your routine

  • Feeling like your preschooler is missing out on having a normal childhood

  • Not having enough time in the day to teach your child

And All You Want Is To:

  • Have peace of mind that your preschooler is on track and will be more than ready for kindergarten

  • Help your child socialize and learn to make friends

  • Have someone else teach and entertain your child every day

  • Give your child something to look forward to

  • Create a fun, loving childhood for your preschooler

If So… We’ve Got Exactly What You Need!


Wake Forest's Premier Home Preschool Program for Ages 1-5

(Strictly a Preschool... NOT a Daycare!)

So you can rest easy at night, knowing your child will be prepared for kindergarten, make friends, and have fun. We're so excited for you to join our preschool family!

When you're here, you're family! You'll love our warm, bright in-home preschool, and your child will love our 1-on-1 attention with our small class sizes of just 10 students!

We're Passionate About Teaching Preschool!

Hi friends! We are the faces of Tantalizing Minds Academy! A hands-on best practices preschool devoted to embracing your children and guiding them as they discover the world and its endless wonders.

We are the teachers of Tantalizing Minds Academy. A Mother-Daughter, Dream Team Duo from the start. I, Valerie (Snow White) started this business 26 years ago to provide a better life and education for my daughter, Denise (Moana). Now she stands beside me just as passionate about creating a wondrous lens for children to see the world through. We believe there are no "bad children" and we are committed to helping guide children and their families to better understand one another and open new opportunities and perspectives more suited for that child. We help every child find themselves and discover the beauty of the world around us.

Miss Janice, Miss Vicci, and Miss Raeanna are our assistant teachers and have been tremendous the past 26 years. From helping clean and organize our classroom, lesson planning, outdoor activities, you name it, they've done it. We are are so thankful for all they do!

When we are not teaching, we enjoy gardening, hiking, photography, playing with our pets, running races, knitting, crocheting, and traveling all over the United States together.

This is our twenty sixth year in business, and we absolutely love everything about it! Our favorite part is seeing our students' eyes light up when they grasp a new concept. It's so magical! We truly feel that teaching is our calling in life, and we can't wait to teach your little ones. We can't wait to meet you!

Your Child Will Thrive By:

Being Taught By an Experienced and Loving Teacher!

Gaining Confidence In a Healthy & Safe Environment!

We keep our preschool clean and sanitized, and we follow all local health & safety guidelines.

Receiving Individualized Curriculum to Be Prepared for Kindergarten!

Regardless of where your child is at, we will help your preschooler develop all of their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills so they’re more than ready for Kindergarten!

Being Part of a Small Class for Maximum 1-on-1 Attention!

Your child will never fall through the cracks or be left out! On the contrary: your preschooler will get lots of 1-on-1, personalized attention with our small class size of just 12 students!

Your Child Will Love Everything About Their New Preschool! They Will:

Get Excited to Go to Preschool Every Day!

Each day, they’ll stay engaged with all our interactive, hands-on activities like story time, songs, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, movement games, learning centers, and more.

Have Fun and Stay Engaged While Learning!

Our teacher will spark your child’s creativity in such a fun way that your child will develop an endless love of learning and will never be bored during class.

Thrive with a Consistent Schedule!

Your child will have the same teacher, friends, and schedule every day.

Make Close Friends!

Your child will soon have several best friends in class!

But Don't Just Take Our Word For It...


"Valerie is transforming the realm of early childhood education. Her ideas and creativity really get the children involved in uniques ways that promotes their early development. The hands on and mulitsensory activities that she offers through her program gives the children an authentic and memorable learning experience that will keep them anticipating each learning day. I was so thrilled to have found this program! She really goes above and beyond to give her students the best learning experience, which every child deserves!!! You won't be disappointed". - Tessa A.

"You've been there for our family in a personal way, with love and support when we needed it. Thank you!" - Leslie W.

"This preschool has exceeded our expectations by far! We recommend you to anyone and everyone!" - Kami S.

Our Curriculum Is Developmentally Appropriate


Our Preschool Curriculum!

Don’t take your chances with other preschool programs. Instead, rest easy at night, knowing your child is getting the best preschool education to prepare your child for Kindergarten!

Your Child Will Develop ALL the Skills Needed for Success!

In our preschool, we teach all the skills below in an engaging, hands-on way!

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Language Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Emotional Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Social Skills

Check Out Everything We Do Each Preschool Class!

And Each Day We Play In Our Learning Centers Too!

Here's Everything You'll Get With Our


And Because We Always Overdeliver...


All Spots Have Been Filled For the 2023-2024 School Year!

Look At Everything You'll Get When You Join Our Preschool!

Preschool Curriculum

so your child is ready for Kindergarten!

Preschool Classes

so your child has fun while learning!

Free Special Classes

so kids can have fun each month!

BONUS: Spanish Classes

so your child can learn a 2nd language!

BONUS: Virtual Field Trips

so your child can explore the world!

BONUS: Enrichment Videos

so your child can deepen their learning!

BONUS: Skill Builder Pack

so your child can build their Kinder skills!

BONUS: Assessments

so you'll know where your child is at!

BONUS: Monthly Newsletter

so you'll get helpful parenting tips & fun activities for home!

Choose the Class That Works Best For Your Family!

Due to high demand, our classes fill up ridiculously fast. Please register soon or get put on our waiting list to ensure your child receives a spot!

Got Questions?


How much are your classes?

Please contact us for current rates as we base them on hours and days needed.

What are your hours for the

2023- 2024 School Year?

8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (morning preschool)


8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (all day preschool)

What is your health and safety policy?

We follow all local guidelines, including our 24-hour sickness policy (your child must be clear of the following symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school: fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea).

Do I have to buy school supplies or pay for special classes?

No. Your supplies and special classes are included with the cost of registration.

Can I take a tour first?

Yes! We would love to give you a tour of our preschool. During the tour, we'll tell you all about us. At the end, we'll ask: "Would you like your child to come to our preschool?" If so, that's when we'll have you fill out the registration form and we'll collect the registration fee. Please call us to schedule a tour. ( Please note due to covid we are not giving inside tours at this time)

When does preschool start? Can I enroll mid-year?

Our school is year round. If we have spots available, you can enroll mid-year. Please call us to see if we have any spots available.

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