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Children who enter Kid Cove will develop and learn through fun and creativity. We play, we learn, and we grow at Kid Cove. Convenience of full day childcare, hourly drop off child care or daily half day preschool allow families the flexibility and availability of childcare in the High Country. We are dedicated to ensuring all children are loved, nurtured and taught in developmentally appropriate ways. Enriching a child's mind through teachings that include cognitive, emotional/social, physical and language concepts ensures that each child has a foundation for learning to his/her highest potential. Strengthening children, families and the community is a priority of Kid Cove. We believe well rounded education starts with a well rounded preschool experience. We can't wait for you to join us at Kid Cove!
Our Leader

Halee Hartley

Halee Hartley is the owner and director of Kid Cove. She has taught or directed preschool for the past 11 years in Watauga County. She has degrees in Early Childhood Education and Development as well as a Graduate degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. She is nutrition and wellness certified for children and holds her I and II in administration for Early Childhood. She is also a Level 12 Early Educator. She loves watching little ones learn and enjoy seeing them grow in a school setting! She has two nieces and one nephew and in her free time, she loves spending time laughing and playing with them!

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