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Top 5 Baby Toddler Programs: Greenville, SC (KABOOM Awards Winners)

What are the best baby and toddler programs in Greenville, SC? Finding educational and fun programs for young children can be challenging, but Kidding Around readers voted for their favorites

Our 2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites winners offer highly rated programs for babies and toddlers near Greenville, SC.

Baby and Toddler programs in Greenville, SC

The Top 5 Baby/Toddler Programs in Greenville, SC

2023 KABOOM Awards Winners

1st Place:

Piano Central Studios


  • The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
  • Dance Without Limits
  • The Little Gym
  • TR Makers

More Family Favorite Programs for Kids?

TR Makers Co.

SPONSORED 864.610.0996 | 3 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

TR Makers Co.

KABOOM First Place

2023 Family Favorites 1st Place: Art Program

KABOOM finalist

2023 Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Program


Spend some time in creative play with the teaching artists at TR Makers Co! You can choose from a wide variety of options for all ages. Whether you are looking for preschool art activities, art-driven content classes for homeschoolers, art adventures in literature for elementary age kids, or play time for the grown-ups, you’ll find all of that and more at TR Makers Co. Come and learn a new craft, like watercolor painting or needle-felting, and enjoy hanging out with friends, new and old. Or book a private event, and choose the project best suited for your group, whether it’s in the studio or off-site!

Students can come create with us for an hour or join us for a semester-long program! There are so many ways to engage your mind. And don’t miss out on all the fun artisan-created merchandise available! With eclectic products from both local and global artists, you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy!
Everyone is creative! Let TR Makers Co. help you explore and expand your personal creativity!

Check out their website, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on all the great ways to play!

Dance Without Limits

SPONSORED 864.412.7788 | 115 Pelham Rd. Ste. 24, Greenville, SC

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Best Dance Program
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Kids’ Birthday Parties
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Program

Dance is for everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, or ability at Dance Without Limits. Dance classes are offered for students ages 18 months to 18 years old.

Offerings include the Twinkle Toes preschool program (ballet, tap, and hip hop/tumbling combo) and elementary through high school classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and hip hop. A special Limitless Friends class is also offered for students with disabilities. All classes are inclusive, and Dance Without Limits enjoys offering a family-friendly, non-competitive dance program.

Class Listings:

Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Program

Twinkle Baby and Me: (ages 18-24 months) A 30-minute introductory class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basics in a positive environment. Engaging age-appropriate music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. An adult is required to participate in this class.

Twinkle Babies: (ages 2-3) A 45-minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow directions and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. The use of props, like Twinkle Bears, hula hoops, and bubbles, enables the young dancers to use their imagination and creativity, but mostly to have fun!

Twinkle Stars: (ages 3-4 and 4-5) An age-specific 45-minute class containing tap, ballet, and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. Plus, hula hoops, scarves, and bubbles for free dance makes the end of class so much fun!

Tot Hop & Tumble: (ages 3-5) This upbeat 45-minute class introduces our young dancers to basic elements of hip hop, creative movement, and beginner-level tumbling. We incorporate obstacle courses and fun props, such as our mini trampoline and hula hoops! The perfect way to release the wiggles while learning hip hop fundamentals.

Twinkle Ballet: (ages 3-5) This 30-minute class for our young dancers incorporates all the ballet elements from our regular Twinkle Stars class, without the tap portion. The perfect class for little ones who enjoy a bit of a quieter setting.

Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes

Tap: (ages K5-18) A percussive style of dance which gets its name from the sound made when the metal plates on the dancer’s shoes contact the floor. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of sounds from the feet.

Ballet: (ages K5-18) A class which progresses from beginning ballet steps to advanced technique and placement. Each class will begin at the barre, then move to center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is the building block of all other forms of dance and necessary to excel in all other forms. For this reason, we strongly encourage all students to take a ballet class.

Jazz: (ages K5-18) Jazz builds on the fundamentals learned in ballet and is very structured in technique. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a fun combo in center floor. Jazz takes many forms, and is often performed to upbeat, popular music.

Lyrical/Contemporary: (ages K5-18) Lyrical/Contemporary is a fusion of jazz and ballet which uses movement to interpret a song’s lyrics. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a combo in center floor. Typically, lyrical is very fluid and quite beautiful!

Hip Hop: (ages K5-18) Also known as street dance, hip hop is an upbeat dance style that has become hugely popular with fun and exciting choreography and engaging music. All music and dance moves are age appropriate. All-boys hip hop class also available.

Acrobatics: (ages K5-18) This class teaches the basics of floor tumbling (such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, etc.) and progresses to advanced tumbling (such as handsprings and aerial work). Teachers work with students on their individual level.

Limitless Friends: This is a movement class for students ages 6 and up with disabilities. Elements of jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics are incorporated in this fun class, along with games and free dance.

Find out more at Dance Without Limits.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 | 300 College Street, Greenville, SC

The Children's Museum KABoom Winner

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Indoor Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Best Birthday Party

KABOOM finalist
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Educational Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Field Trip
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Programs

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is thrilled to be recognized as the 1st place winner for Indoor Family Fun & Kids’ Birthday Parties.

With two locations in Greenville and Spartanburg, TCMU is a family favorite for learning and play. The TCMU-Greenville location is the 7th largest children’s museum in the nation and offers 80,000 square feet dedicated to play-based learning. The TCMU-Spartanburg location offers 6,000 square feet and is dedicated to early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness for children ages 6 and under. Exhibits and weekly programs at both locations encourage hands-on play, unique discoveries, and intentional learning opportunities–especially on rainy, cold or extremely hot days!

TCMU’s birthday parties are a fantastic way to celebrate your child’s upcoming birthday. All birthday party packages include a fully decorated and private party room, ALL DAY play for all party guests, cupcakes for every child, and a party host to manage all set-up and clean-up.

Aside from indoor fun and birthday parties – TCMU is also honored to be a finalist for Educational Family Fun, Summer Camps, Field Trips and the Baby/Toddler Program.

Piano Central Studios

SPONSORED 864.232.5010 | Three locations, Greenville, SC

Piano Central C&A

KABOOM First Place
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites First Place: Baby/Toddler Programs
KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalists: Music Program

For over 40 years now, students of all ages have fallen in love with learning to make music at Piano Central Studios.

Whether you’re bringing your little one to Kindermusik for their very first music class, or signing up your school-age student for private lessons, or enrolling as an adult because you always wanted to learn or wished you’d never quit, you will discover a warm, friendly environment, and caring and qualified instructors who take the time to individualize your progress musically.

You’ll find that you will absolutely thrive in your experience with a program that’s been purposefully and thoughtfully designed to inspire a lasting love for music and a lifelong skill for singing or playing an instrument.

From Kindermusik® to music lessons in Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, and Ukulele, there’s something for everyone at Piano Central Studios – from babies to adults!

Best of all, you can get started at any time – even part way through the month.  You don’t have to wait to experience all that your music classes or private lessons will come to mean to you!

PCS has three studio locations for your convenience:

  • 757 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville
  • 1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville/Simpsonville

The Little Gym of Greenville

864.772.3887 | 1607 Laurens Road, Ste. 102, Greenville, SC

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Field Trips
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites: Baby/Toddler Programs

The Little Gym of Greenville’s age-appropriate activities for kids are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter. Children progress at their own pace, having fun and building confidence as they develop new skills.