About Frankie Lemmon

Frankie Lemmon School is a NAEYC accredited, 5-star child development center that welcomes children ages 2-6 with and without disabilities. Our school provides some inclusive classrooms and experiences offering all children a sense of belonging, friendships, and an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Frankie Lemmon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that exists exclusively to provide resources and financial support for Frankie Lemmon School.

OUR MISSION is to educate and celebrate children of all abilities. 

OUR VISION is a world where children have the foundation to reach their full potential, and families have the knowledge and support to navigate the journey.


-Family Support

Family School Partnership Days, parent workshops, parent teacher conferences, individual case management, home visits, and school wide celebrations are some of the opportunities we offer to help support families.

 -Therapy and Enrichment

Full-time speech and occupational therapists are on staff and additional therpists are contracted to provide physical therapies. Enrichment activities such as music therapy, movement class, and pet therapy are offered to all students.

-NAEYC Accredited

NAEYC-accredited early learning programs are exceptionally well equipped and meticulously measured for indicators of quality in the classroom and beyond. From guidelines for teacher preparation through safety standards, NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children’s success.

-Total Communication

All staff members are trained in using Total Communication – sign language, visuals, verbal, and augmentative – to support the development of language, literacy, and communication skills. All classrooms are equipped with iPads, a SMART Board, and other assistive technology. 

– 1 Teacher : 5 Students

The teacher-to-student ratio at Frankie Lemmon School is 1 teacher for every 6 students or lower. This allows optimal focus on the needs of each child.

-Highly Qualified, Licensed Teachers

A Birth-Kindergarten certified teacher and teacher assistant collaberates to lead each classroom. Most of our teachers hold a Master’s in Education, and further support is provided by part-time assistants and groups of generous, caring volunteers.

What Your Dollar Does

As Frankie Lemmon School continues to grow, so do the costs to provide the highest level of wrap-around educational support to our children and families. We receive local and state government funding to help support the operating costs. This covers less than 35% of the school’s annual expenses. We are dependent on the generosity of our community to close the gap on our funding needs. We believe in each child’s unique potential, and your support enables us to provide an educational experience that changes lives.

$25 – Adapted Eating Utensils

$50 – Books for Lemmon-Lending Library

$100 – Adaptive Chair

$250 – Alternative Communication Applications

$500 – Sponsor a Parent Workshop

$1,000 – Sponsor a School Field Trip

$2,500 – Provide a New Laptop to a Teacher

$5,000 – Sponsor Music Therapy for an Entire Semester


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Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Ask your employer if you have a matching gift program to easily double or triple the impact of your gift!

For assistance in securing a matching gift contact Emily Smith, [email protected]

Frankie Lemmon Contact/Tax Information

Frankie Lemmon School

3311 Carl Sandburg Court

Raleigh, NC 27610

Phone: 919-821-7436

Frankie Lemmon Foundation

3101 Poplarwood Court, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27604

Phone: 919-845-8880

Email: [email protected]