Preschool Plus provides a fun, safe, and stimulating environment for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds to preheat their brains before the emotional and social rigors of life in kindergarten. With 25 years of experience as an early-childhood teacher and director, Kathy Hughes leads a team of certified educators that focus on cultivating the cognitive and developmental needs of each child. Although each instructor is equipped with eyes in the back of her head, a small teacher-to-student ratio ensures each child is nurtured and cared for. Based on the retention theory of the "Song That Never Ends," monthly themes are incorporated into every section of the curriculum. Each classroom also contains interest centers geared toward literacy, science, music, and how to properly eat an overstuffed burrito.
Triple C Landscaping & Lawn Care is the brainchild of Zane Neugebauer, a certified horticulturist who started the business six years ago. He and his team of professional landscapers beautify lawns with a full menu of services. In addition to mowing the grass, trimming hedges and laying down mulch, they also help out with more labor-intensive projects such as planting trees and evicting intransigent garden gnomes.
Classic City Tutoring's state-certified wisdom warriors provide general course tutoring and programs in homework assistance, improving study skills, and test preparation to students of all ages and grade levels. Working under the tutoring tutelage of owner and director Cory Jenkins, Classic City's staff of professional pedagogues bear degrees and certifications in a range of areas, including math, Spanish, special education, and blindfolded tiger-taming.
To say that Cypress Academy believes in its tutors would be an understatement. They are so confident that the tutors on staff will work closely with students to assess strengths and weaknesses and work toward raising grades and test scores, they guarantee it. Starting as early as kindergarten, tutors work one-on-one with kids in all subjects, making sure they're getting the attention they need in the subjects where they may be struggling.
Combining experience in lampworking, glass blowing, and jewelry design, the experienced glassblowers of Asheville Glass Center lead workshops and classes to share their passion for manipulating molten glass. The two- to three-hour intro courses teach neophytes to craft borosilicate marbles and soft glass beads, and more in-depth classes result in intricate implosion flowers and sand-cast solid forms. The center also offers open studio time for more experienced artists who wish to work alone, like the winningest three-legged racers.