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Full Day Preschools

Are you looking for a full-day preschool in Upstate, SC? Here’s our list of preschools that offer full-day programs recommended by local parents. This list includes private preschools, church preschools and more!

To find all of the preschools in Greenville County, see our Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Upstate, SC which includes not just full day options but also half day and Mom’s Morning Out options in Greenville.

First Presbyterian Academy Downtown • Shannon Forest

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

FPA Preschool Guide Dec 2022

First Presbyterian Academy (FPA) at Shannon Forest, K3 – 12th Grade, and First Presbyterian Academy Downtown, K2 – K6, both offer a unique, premiere college preparatory school experience.  The foundation and framework of our school is rooted in a Christian worldview. FPA also continues to offer small, intimate classes taught by exceptional faculty who embrace the idea that teaching is also discipleship.

  • The Downtown Campus offers a K2 – K6 Academic Program located on the campus of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville, SC.  The K6 Program addresses those not quite ready for Kindergarten.
  • The Shannon Forest Campus offers a K3 – K5 Academic Program located on Garlington Road in Greenville, South Carolina

Both campuses:

  • Employ experienced, degreed teachers
  • Provide learning through play, exploration, and interactive experiences
  • Focuses on instruction that addresses the needs and interests of every child
  • Includes early and late stay options.

Find out more at First Presbyterian Academy!

Mitchell Road Christian Academy

SPONSORED 864.268.2210 | 207 Mitchell Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: K3 – 8th grade

For over 45 years, Mitchell Road Christian Academy has upheld a tradition of academic excellence, character development, and spiritual formation for students in K3-8th grade. We provide a safe environment with caring, accessible, and experienced teachers who challenge and nurture students. MRCA offers half-day Early Education programs as well as half and full-day options for our K5 classes. After-school care is available until 6 pm.

MRCA’s goal for our preschool students is to give them a love for learning and lay the groundwork for academic growth and character development through our biblical worldview instruction. Our teachers plan child-focused learning units to cultivate a child’s curiosity. We value the unique qualities each child brings to our school!

Visit our website to see how Mitchell Road Christian Academy can partner with your family. Click here to learn about our admissions process. Call 864-268-2210 or email [email protected]mitchellroadchristian.org for more information. We look forward to meeting you!

Amazing school with wonderful, loving teachers and strong academics!!

Brooke

St. Giles Presbyterian Church Preschool

SPONSORED 864.244.9403 | 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Ages 1-4

St. Giles offers an enriching Preschool program focusing on Emergent Literacy which includes reading, writing, speaking, listening. We also focus on Math, Art, Music, Creativity, and Play. We nurture children as they grow in their ability to manage their behavior, develop language, interact with friends and teachers, as well as grow in their academic skills.

St. Giles offers classes for ages 1-4 with 2,3, and 5 day programs. Classes are 9 am – 12 pm with an optional late stay Monday-Thursday from 12-1 pm.

Email St. Giles at [email protected] or visit them at St. Giles!

St. Giles Preschool is Greenville’s little hidden treasure. It has a wonderful family friendly atmosphere where everybody knows your name and the student’s names. Children are treated with respect and great care, but most of all LOVE. The teachers are very special and have a great passion and dedication for and to St. Giles

The Goddard School Greenville

SPONSORED 864.448.0004 | 533 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Goddard School Guide 2022

The Goddard School of Greenville will serve students from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. This newest location will provide a NAEYC standard, one that is recognized at a national level as providing the highest level of early childhood care for young children.

At The Goddard School, highly educated teachers create individualized opportunities for exposure to new ideas and materials for children to embrace authentic learning in its most natural way–through play and exploration. From engaging with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) concepts to growing socially and emotionally, Goddard’s safe and caring environment gives children the space to make connections and experience authentic learning so they can become school-ready, career-ready, life-ready.

The Goddard School’s special programs and features make everyday learning experiences even more memorable. These include:

  • STEAM Library Learning Area
  • Soccer Field
  • Outdoor Sport Court
  • Indoor Gym
  • Zono Disinfecting System
  • Structured outdoor classroom, complete with musical instruments, weather stations, dramatic arts stage, and outdoor art studios
  • An expanded playground with unique surfaces
  • Life Lesson Library, a targeted curriculum designed to focus on developing social-emotional skills 

For additional information, please visit our website or Facebook Page, email [email protected], or call 864-448-0004.

Primrose School of Simpsonville in Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.729.8811 | 2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infant through private Kindergarten, after school care, and Summer Camp (hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Primrose Schools is a family of accredited, high-quality early education and care schools for children ages 6 weeks to 6-years-old (including Private Kindergarten) and after-school care for children up to age 12.  Our Balanced Learning® System has been developed by and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools. It is a research-based curriculum that blends teacher-guided and child-initiated activities with a special emphasis on character development.

We have an onsite Chef who follows a balanced menu plan that includes all of your child’s meals and snacks throughout the day. Good nutrition is a key part of our Healthy Bodies program that promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle. We know the right food at the right time not only boosts energy, but also can elevate a child’s mood and thinking skills during a crucial development stage. At Primrose, you will also receive digital “daily reports” of exactly what your child ate that day, how long they napped, pictures throughout the day, etc.

Children can continue after preschool into Primrose’s high quality private Kindergarten program that combines math and literacy with important skills such as character development, music, and Spanish. Our Kindergarten program is designed to promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and character development, so your child is prepared to take on elementary school and beyond.

For additional information, please visit www.PrimroseSimpsonville.com, email [email protected], or call 864.729.8811.

Moving our daughter over to Primrose Five Forks was a MAJOR breath of fresh air. As an overly type A mom who researches EVERYTHING times 100 and takes our daughter's education and environment very seriously, choosing Primrose Five Forks came after much prayer, research, multiple trips to talk to the leadership, emails with additional questions, talking with teachers and parents, and even more visits again. Our daughter transitioned there perfectly and what I love the most is how open and welcoming the staff is. They appreciate when parents ask questions, they are amazingly quick at responding to emails and phone calls and I am never made to feel like my questions are unwanted. The leadership wants the parents to know that their children are not only going to get a well rounded education but the children are also loved and so are the parents. I can't say enough good things about the leadership, for me that is what makes a school. Because their heart and talent pours down to the teachers and staff.

Park Place Children’s Center

SPONSORED 864.270.5910 | 205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

Park Place Preschool Guide graphic

Offers: Infants through Kindergarten

Park Place Children’s Center offers exceptional care and pre-school education to children ages six weeks old through K4. Full-time and part-time spots are available. The developmentally appropriate curriculum includes a monthly assessment of each child to ensure that important milestones are being met. Our campus includes a gym, library, Enrichment Room and three age-appropriate playgrounds. Spanish is also taught daily. An on-site chef prepares a nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack each day. Safety is the top concern for our qualified staff as they provide excellent learning opportunities for all of our students.

Find out more at Park Place!

“Park Place Children’s Center on Batesville. Just visit once & you’ll see the difference between this phenomenal school and others.”

“Park Place is amazing!”

Southside Christian School

SPONSORED 864.234.7595 | | 2211 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Southside Preschool 2022

Southside Christian School (SCS) partners with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth. We encourage students to discover, grow, and achieve all God has for them.

Our Early Education includes students from Pre-K2 through Pre-K 5. The curriculum is designed to meet each child’s needs in a safe environment.

Students have the opportunity to attend and participate in chapel, which allows them to learn more about Jesus, participate in worship, and learn how to serve Him.

Southside Christian School offers full and half day, as well as two, three, and five days per week options.

The community of students, families, faculty, and staff truly make a difference at Southside Christian School. The SCS community is like a family, which encourages a fun and loving learning environment.

We would love for you to experience our school through a private tour or an open house. Visit southsidechristian.org to complete your inquiry or RSVP for an open house. We hope to see you soon!

Southside Christian K2 has truly been a blessing to our family! After searching many schools and daycares for the “right” fit, we definitely found what we were looking for, and more, at SCS. My daughter has absolutely thrived at this school, while learning valuable lessons and growing at her own pace. I continue to be impressed by the teacher’s patience, love, and ability to flex and meet each child’s individual needs throughout the year!

SCS Pre-K 2 parent

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 | 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

CCES School Guide 2022

Offers: Pre-K – High School

An independent college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Christ Church Episcopal School is one of the Greenville, SC area’s most prestigious academic institutions, serving approximately 1,150 students in grades K5-12.

If you are looking for a school that will offer your child an educational experience unlike any other in the Upstate, a school that will educate the whole child – intellectually, spiritually, morally, and physically – then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.

Find out more at CCES!

The close relationships formed between students, teachers and administrators is very apparent at CCES. The teachers demonstrate such concern and love for my child and make her feel welcome and cherished. From book buddies to science exploration with Upper School biology classes, to Skyping with students in Brazil, to enrichment and discovery opportunities to expand her appreciation for music and inquiry, my child has been given opportunities not seen in many other schools.

New Parent of a CCES Primer Student

Holy Cross Academy

SPONSORED 864.963.5986 | 203 E. College Street, Simpsonville, SC

OPEN ENROLLMENT, INFANT – AFTERSCHOOL!

For over 30 years, Holy Cross Academy has been working with families to create a safe, yet exciting, environment for kids to thrive. At HCA, exceptional care means offering a greater teacher-to-child ratio, each room being equipped with creative learning spaces, all staff being CPR and First Aide certified, and providing well-balanced snacks and lunches while your child is with us!

For the safety of you and your family, our staff is fully vaccinated and wear masks while in the building.

Tours available weekly! Don’t forget to ask us about our Summer Program!

KidsZone Upstate

SPONSORED 864.263.3895 | 21 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC

KidsZone Preschool Guide

KidsZone Upstate is a drop-in childcare center offering flexible care to parents with children 1-12 years of age. You choose when and how long to come and only pay for the time you use. We offer weekly rates, daily rates, and hourly rates. We are open Monday through Thursday, 7am to 9pm, Friday 7am-11pm and Saturday 9am-11pm.  We offer preschool Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12pm and Parents Night Out on Fridays and Saturdays 6pm-11pm.

Each week has a brand-new theme for us to explore. We focus on introducing letters, numbers, shapes, and colors with a fun, hands-on curriculum. Our hands-on lesson plans are designed for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Each lesson is accompanied by circle time, music & movement, and a process-based art project. Before and after these activities the kids will have time to learn through free play.

Drop in today for a tour.

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 | 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

CCES Preschool Guide 2022

Offers: Pre-K – High School

An independent college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Christ Church Episcopal School is one of the Greenville, SC area’s most prestigious academic institutions, serving approximately 1,150 students in grades K5-12.

If you are looking for a school that will offer your child an educational experience unlike any other in the Upstate, a school that will educate the whole child – intellectually, spiritually, morally, and physically – then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.

Find out more at CCES!

Early Learning Music Academy at Golden Strip School of Music

SPONSORED 864.626.3330 | 22 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC

Golden Strip C&A Guide 2022

At the Early Learning Music Academy at Golden Strip School of Music we have created a fresh and unique approach to teaching young children by using a music based curriculum where we integrate musical concepts to teach and reinforce core subjects. Every child will have the chance to learn not only math, English, science and other subjects, but begin learning about music and being exposed to musical concepts that they would not otherwise receive in a traditional classroom!

This music-based curriculum for 3-5 year olds is a unique and fun experience for our students. Our teachers are highly trained in preschool curriculum and education, as well as professional musicians so you can be sure that your child will receive top-notch instruction and care.
Located in the heart of the Woodruff Road area of Greenville, we offer a prime and safe location for our students and families.

This is a full day program with quiet/nap time. Students must be potty trained to attend.

Explorers Academy Preschool

SPONSORED 855.687.6923 | 638 East Washington St, Greenville, SC

Explorers Academy Preschool Guide

Greenville Explorers Academy Preschool is a licensed (#25529) preschool located in the heart of downtown Greenville.

World Explorers is dedicated to building community in the staff, families, and children they serve. They focus on the whole child experience including attention to healthy eating; physical fitness; access to math, science, and technology; and an appreciation for literature and art that reflects children in their own image.

Explorers Academy Preschool offers engaging creative curriculum to engage each individual child; added enrichment including yoga, music, and creative movement; wholesome meals and snacks; flexible summer extension camp – register only for the weeks you need!

Camps: When School Is Out We are In! Ages 2 and up.

Drop off after school childcare: Flexible, affordable, and educational. Ages 5 and Up

Family-centric Tours & Events: We are your partner and trusted resource for all family themed talks, events, and city tours!

It Takes a Village! And You’ve Found One!

Carolina Preparatory School

864.385.6020 | 212 Roper Mountain Road Extension, Greenville, SC

Carolina Preparatory School in Greenville offers small class sizes, creative teaching, and a nurturing environment for 6 weeks old through 5th grade. There are Full Day, Full Week options and Full Day, Partial Week options for attendance.

Carolina international preparatory school, they go from babies to grade 5. Small ratio teacher/student. Learning is fun and teachers are really engage!

Carolina International Preparatory School. The amazing teachers are great at making learning fun. They are also great at being patient and teaching morals and manners.

La Petite Academy

877.861.5078 | 1518 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Infants – Pre K

"We love LaPetite on Woodruff Rd. Teachers are loving and caring, environment is fun, and our son has thrived there."

"Yes! All three of my children have been there and they are like family!"

Brookwood Church Preschool Academy

864.688.8223 | 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infant – K4 (Half and Full Day)

“Brookwood Preschool Academy has amazing teachers. They have loved and cared for my children for many years. Both my son and daughter learned so much there!”

Covenant Christian Academy

864.244.3162 | 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Infant – K4

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Greenville

864.292.9909 | 4317 East North Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Mauldin

864.292.9909 | 739 N Main Street, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

Berea First Baptist Child Development Center

864.294.9001 | 529 Farrs Bridge Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: 3-4 years old, various ministry preschool programs throughout the week.

Little Me Academy

864.419.6586 |  120 Wicker Park Avenue, Greer, SC

Offers: Infant through 5k

Our daughter attended Little Me Academy and absolutely loved it. It is a Christian based childcare center in Greer that also offers a summer program and will be offering K5 this fall. The owner, Mandi, and her staff are just awesome.

Upstate Montessori Academy

864.551.1152 |  109 North Leach Street, Greenville, SC

Upstate Montessori Academy offers a Montessori education for students in 2K through 3rd grade. 2K and 3K have half-day or full-day programs, and 4K through 3rd grade has a full-day program.

"The environment that Mrs Kelly has set up to foster learning and creativity while celebrating individuality is wonderful. It was such a great first learning experience for both my son and us as parents." - Cleary

Mauldin United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

864.288.4729 | 100 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Care for children ages 1-3, as well as K4 and K5 with 2, 3, 4 or 5 day enrollment options.

Mauldin United Methodist Church Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Go to their website and follow them on FB!! The teachers there are the best and many have been there more than 10 years! Best prices for a quality program. Sweet school family environment.

Anna

Kiddie Academy of Five Forks

864.627.1985 | 321 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full day childcare for ages 6 week through 12 years. Plus after school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Cadence Academy Preschool

864.288.8884 | Greenville & Mauldin, , SC

Offers: Full-day childcare for 6 weeks through 5 years old. Also offers after-school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Legacy Academy

864.288.4403 | 211 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

Offering full-day childcare for children 12 weeks through kindergarten. Also offering after-school childcare for kids up to 12 years old.

Green Apple Childcare Center

864.991.2104 | 1440 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Full day childcare for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age.

Full day childcare program for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age, plus an after-school program.

The after school program offers children aged 5-12 foreign language and culture exploration through the Passport to Adventure Club.

St. Mary's Catholic School

864.271.3870 | 101 Hampton Avenue, Greenville, SC

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenville offers academics and programming for children in 3K through 8th grade.

Simpsonville KinderCare

864.228.6804 | 700 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: 6 weeks through 12 years

Minds in Motion Learning Center

864.244.0405 | 2106 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers full-day programs for children aged 6 weeks through grade K5.
Half-day programs are also available for K2 – K5.
Also offers after-school care and summer programs through its affiliate The Village Project.

Offers: Programs for infants through K4.

Foundations Early Learning Center

| 2 Locations: Simpsonville & Greer, , SC

Offers: Infants – 12 years

Greer Location: 100 Sudduth Farms Drive; 864.881.7868
Simpsonville Location: 7 Magnolia Cove Drive; 864.256.0404

Prince of Peace Catholic School

864.331.2145 | 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors, SC

Prince of Peace Catholic School in Taylors is the primary apostolate of Prince of Peace Parish to offer a curriculum based on the teaching of the Catholic faith. Programs and curriculum are available for K4 – 8th Grades, and K4 has the option of a half-day or full-day.

Offers: Infants through kindergarten. In addition to their Simpsonville location, a new location is slated to open in Greenville Fall 2022!

Eddlemon Adventist Child Development Center

864.576.2234 |  1217 John B White Senior Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool for children 20 months – 4 years of age year round
Affiliated with Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

First Baptist Weekday Preschool

864.699.4219 | 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool for infants through 4-K with half day and full day options, 3 day and 5 day options
Affiliated with First Baptist Spartanburg

Westgate Christian School

864.576.4953 | 1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church

Springs Christian Day School

864.578.2148 | 3600 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 2 – 4 years old with two-day, three-day, or five-day options.
Extended care is also available.
Affiliated with Boiling Springs First Baptist Church

This is My Child Center for Child Development and Education

864.439.7760 | 84 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Full-day programs are available to residents in the District 5 school district with kids aged 6 weeks through K3.

Primrose School of Greenville

864.370.8118 | 404 Houston Street, Greenville, SC

Primrose School of  Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.

Primrose School of Midtown Greenville

864.232.6101 | 19 Villa Road, Greenville, SC

Primrose School of Midtown Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.

Anderson Prep Preschool

864.940.0125 | 1910 Commonwealth Lane, Anderson, SC

Offers: Montessori inspired classrooms for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years, along with elementary after school programs

Kid's Stuff Academy

864.225.7883 | 117 Midtown Square, Anderson , SC

Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years and after school elementary care

Sunshine House of Anderson

864.772.3266 | 1944 Pearman Dairy Rd, Anderson , SC

Offers: Educational care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years, as well as before and after school care for children ages 5 years – 12 years

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