Community School for People under Six is a five-star licensed child care center with a multicultural, community-based philosophy. We offer high quality early care & education serving ages 2 months to 8 years, and is licensed to age 12 year olds.

Facility ID #68000476

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

A child in a red and white shirt reading a book next to a tree on mulch at Community School for People Under Six in Carrboro, NC

Supporting Families for Over 50 Years

Since 1970, Community School for People under Six has been educating infants, toddlers, and preschool children through a creative, community-based curriculum. Located in Carrboro, NC, and serving surrounding areas, we invite families and children from all walks of life to enroll in our creative, community-based, and multicultural program. With educated, compassionate teachers and community partnerships, your children will have nothing but fun while learning!
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Our Mission & Philosophy

Community School for People under Six’s mission is to provide high-quality early care and education for all children, specifically low and middle-income families while providing advanced educational opportunities for teachers. We promote cultural, racial, gender, and socioeconomic diversity. Community is paramount to our educational philosophy to teach children to be kind, compassionate, and caring.

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Dedicated & Compassionate Teachers

Community School for People under Six employs NC Institute Child Development Professional Certified Early Education teachers. Our teachers, staff, and volunteers all love educating children and helping them navigate their big feelings! With focuses on language, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, our educators track goals for students and create individualized programs for them to succeed at their own pace.
A young boy in a blue shirt sits on the lap of a teacher wearing a green shirt and black mask at Community School for People Under Six in Carrboro, NC

Why Choose Us?

  • Family Support through Education & Programs
  • Experienced & Educated Teachers
  • Multicultural, Diverse Community
  • Warm, Caring, & Compassionate Environment
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Advocate for Early Care and Education

Our children, staff, and families need you!


“We moved to Community School when our daughter was 1.5 to be closer to home, and have been so happy here. Within a week Maggie went from crying at drop off to not wanting to leave at the end of the day! Her teacher is so caring and reports back to us each day on what she did, what she’s excelling at, and what they’re working on. The other teachers all know Maggie too and really work together like a family. We feel like Community School makes a huge effort to give Maggie stimulation in all kinds of ways. They play outside a lot including with bikes, they learn about science even from a young age, and she’s given many opportunities to be creative. They read lots of books and it’s so fun to hear Maggie say new words that she learned at school. She couldn’t be happier and neither could we!” – Kelly

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Michael R.

Both of my boys went to this school starting at 3months old to 5years old! Great staff and they do great work!! 5 star!!!!!

Emily K.

Amazing staff and a wonderful community. The Community School teachers are an amazing group of dedicated early-childhood professionals. They have creative curriculum with a good balance of play and an age-appropriate academics. There is virtually no turnover, and the teachers are great at communication with parents. The play spaces are awesome–a bike path for tricycles, an outdoor stage for dramatic play, and raised beds for a garden, which they children tend. Plus, they have catered farm-to-table lunches. The director is completely committed to the mission of early childhood education and making her child care center the very best that it can be. Plus, we love the families and have even made friends through the day care. It really is a community and a magical place for our daughter. We feel lucky to have found it.

Whitney R.

Loving, attentive staff with low turnover. Intentionally multicultural curriculum and very community- and service-oriented. My son has been there almost 3 years and we lo
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A Salute to Community School for People under Six, Chapel Hill – Two of my children attended Community School for People under Six. What an awesome program they have. This child care center really cares about young children and their families. They focus on maintaining high quality early care and education for all children in its diverse population. My girls were excited everyday to see their teachers. The staff is wonderful. As a parent, I cannot make a better recommendation for a child care center. They are the best. I thank them everyday for being the positive role models my girls needed as teachers. They loved their teachers. This is a fun place for children that has a great environment for learning. As a 5-star, nationally accredited program, what more could you ask for in a program who works hard for children and families?

For creative, inclusive learning, choose the Community School for People under Six! Don’t hesitate to call or contact us today!

102 Hargraves Street
Carrboro, NC, 27510



Business Hours:
Monday- Friday: 7:15 AM- 5:45 PM