Bennett's Walking Stick Ranch

A licensed, five-star childcare facility

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"Welcome to the Ranch. " 

- Sandra Bennett,  Owner/Director 

The Best Kids in Wake County

Come to Walking Stick Ranch


Located on four acres in SW Wake County with easy access to NC State’s Centennial Campus and downtown Raleigh, Walking Stick Ranch blends a park-like campus with a ranch-styled home environment for your child to enrich his or her early childhood educational experience.  Curiosity, exploration, and creativity abound daily at the Ranch.  Love, patience, and support contribute to the success that children at the Ranch enjoy. 


For twenty-five years, as owner/operators we have cared for, educated, and nurtured the minds of young people primarily in the Raleigh, Cary, and surrounding areas. Walking Stick Ranch serves children, ages two – twelve.  Fulltime participants in our program enjoy priority space for before and after school care once enrolled in kindergarten and beyond.  Our fulltime program offers an educational experience based on the needs of the enrolled students.  Field trips, special programs, and activities support our approach of contextual education.


Days at Walking Stick Ranch consist of running, playing, laughing, singing, dancing, exercising, and saying the pledge of allegiance. We study science, language, numbers, art, expression, music, calendar, weather, and math concepts.


At the Ranch we plant flowers, look at bugs, run in the grass, and express ourselves.  We listen to stories; we create stories.  We share; we grow.  The children at Walking Stick Ranch develop pride, patience, and self-confidence through an experiential learning environment.     


As a five-star licensed, childcare center we strive to achieve excellence in everything we do.  We believe children need space to run, play, explore, and grow.  As parents and grandparents ourselves, we offer a bond with the families in our program that lasts a lifetime.  Please call or email for additional information on the highest quality, most unique childcare setting in Wake County.  We can not accommodate drop-in guests; please call to request an on-site appointment.