The Ultimate Guide to Childcare and Preschool: Greenville, SC & The Upstate

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Are you searching for the best preschool Greenville, SC and the Upstate has to offer? The multitude of great preschools in the Upstate area is both a wonderful thing and an overwhelming adventure.

Depending on what you would like for your child – be it a specific area or teaching philosophy or Christian denomination preschool or non-religious preschool – there are options for everyone. Listed below are preschools in the Greenville area, with quotes from Kidding Around Greenville readers.

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Disclaimer: This list is intended for informational purposes and none of the contents should be considered a specific recommendation or endorsement from Kidding Around or its staff. All advertisements are marked “sponsored.”

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How to Use this List to Find Your “Best Preschool Near Me”

  • While we do our best to provide accurate information, readers are encouraged to check original sources for current programs, tuition, and details as well as check resources such as the SC Child Care Database’s facility records
  • This list is not exhaustive. We welcome you to add your recommendations in the comment section.
  • Our list is organized with our sponsors first (featured listings) and then below the sponsored section you will find a list of over 80+ preschools in the Upstate. See our table of contents for lists organized by area of town, full day/half day, and more!

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First Presbyterian Academy

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

At First Presbyterian Academy Preschool, each child receives instruction with sensitivity toward small class sizes and varying developmental stages. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview.  Related classes (for appropriate ages) include Music, Physical Education, Art, Chapel and Spanish.

At the Shannon Forest Campus, K3 and K4 students attend classes at Crusader Station. The Downtown Campus offers programs for children K2, K3 & K4 and Transitional Kindergarten.

Inquire at firstpresacademy.com

Mitchell Road Christian Academy

SPONSORED 864.268.2210 207 Mitchell Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: K3 – 8th grade

For 50 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 3 pm for K3 and K4 students and until 5:30 pm for K5-8th grade.

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 admissions@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 preschool@stgilespres.org 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

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The Goddard School of Greenville, SC serves students from 6 weeks to 9 years of age. This new location provides 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 of Greenville, 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, children are having fun while learning. Goddard’s safe and caring environment gives children the space to make connections and experience authentic learning, so they will become school-ready, career-ready, and life ready.

The Goddard School of Greenville’s special programs and features make every day learning experiences even more memorable.

These include:
– STEAM Library Learning Area
– Soccer Field
– Outdoor Sport Court
– Zono Disinfecting System
– Structured outdoor classroom that is complete with musical instruments, weather stations, dramatic arts stage, and outdoor art studios
– Life Lesson Library, a target curriculum designed to focus on developing social-emotional skills
– Wonder of Learning Curriculum that uses a teaching and learning approach that embraces the natural curiosity and sense of wonder children bring to the classroom
– School-age Summer Program for students who have completed Kindergarten – 2 nd grade

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

SPONSORED 864.252.4252 ex.3620 Pelham Rd. Suite 1A , Greenville, SC

Giggle Preschool Guide 2023

Does your life not always fit a set schedule?  Good news, your child’s preschool experience doesn’t have to either!

Giggles Drop-In Childcare has a new easy going preschool program that is perfect for your child’s first preschool experience or if you simply need something that can be adapted to your changing schedule.  We focus on lesson plans that teach the fundamentals in short, play based activities. For children ages 3-5.

Our preschool program is just like a daycare or mother’s morning out program, but with a twist. With our program, you choose when to come and for how long. It’s preschool on your schedule.  Can’t drop off or pick up at the same time each day?  No problem.  We are flexible!

Who? Kids ages 3-5
When? Any hours between 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Labor day to Memorial Day
How Much?  $650 per month for 1 child and $350 for siblings. This includes 6 hours per day/5 days per week. If you need more or less time please call for options.

The Sunshine House

SPONSORED hello@sshouse.com 16 Locations, Upstate, SC

Sunshine House Preschool Guide June 2023

Offers: Early education, preschool, and childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Both of our daughters have attended The Sunshine House since they were 6 months old. The faculty and administration are attentive, knowledgeable, and responsive to our needs as a family. This is more than a daycare, it is preschool from day one. Children get a huge head start by attending, and will enter kindergarten with social skills and academic abilities beyond what you’ll find elsewhere with this kind of program.

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Montessori School of Mauldin

SPONSORED 864.288.8613 info@mauldinmontessori.com 205B E Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

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Founded by Mallika Montessori in 1977 as a way to support working families with a quality educational program. With over 45 years of continued service, the Montessori School of Mauldin is the longest running Montessori School in the Upstate. Montessori teachers are trained through the Association Montessori International, the organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.

We serve students from 6 weeks through 6th grade. New registration for the 2024 – 2025 school year and summer camps begins March 1st. Full-time and part time programs are available. Please visit our website, or call the school at 864-288-8613 to schedule a tour and learn more about all we have to offer.

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

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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 1,200 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 champions exploration and critical thinking within a community where every child is known, supported, and valued, then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.

Park Place Children’s Center

SPONSORED 864.270.5910 205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

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Offers: Infants through K4

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!”

The Goddard School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.254.0708 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC

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The Goddard School of Simpsonville, SC in Five Forks is a multi, award-winning school which has a NAEYC accredited program that is recognized at a national level as providing the highest level of early childhood care for young children. The school serves students from 6 weeks to 12 years of age and offers half and full day services. In addition to the preschool program, the Goddard School of Simpsonville, SC offers private Kindergarten and 1st grade programs, a School Age Summer program (K-5th ), and an After School program (K-5th ) which picks up from 5 elementary schools.

At The Goddard School of Simpsonville, our highly, educated teachers create individualized opportunities for children to have exposure to new ideas and materials and to embrace learning in its most natural way–through play and exploration. There are lessons in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts – creative art and music, and math) as well as language arts, yoga, baby sign language, Spanish, social studies, handwriting, physical fitness and more. Goddard’s safe and caring environment gives children the space to make connections and experience fun, authentic learning, so they will become school-ready, career-ready, and life-ready.

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!

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Holy Cross Academy

SPONSORED 864.963.5986 203 E. College Street, Simpsonville, SC

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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!

Tours available by appointment only. Don’t forget to ask us about our Summer Program!

Ivybrook Academy Simpsonville - Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.702.3220 303 Highway 14, Simpsonville, SC

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS February 3, 2024@9:00am 

Use this link to register!

Ivybrook Academy is a private ½ Day Pre-School- building solid foundations for learning that inspires children to explore, solve problems and work together.

Our Curriculum offers a combination of Montessori, Reggio Emelia and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences to give each child the most well-rounded experience for them as an individual.

Programs Offered:
Pre-school for 2 year olds
Pre-school for 3 year olds
Pre-Kindergarten/ Transitional Kindergarten 4-5 year olds
**Private Kindergarten

Sans Souci Academy

SPONSORED 864.233.4558 3100 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC

Sans Souci Academy is a K3, K4 and K5 school. At Sans Souci Academy, we believe young children learn through play! The classroom has centers (such as House, Block, and Art Center, etc.) which provide learning opportunities for social experiences, imaginative play and fosters creativity.  The students have daily opportunities for gross motor play on the playground or gym activities.  Small Groups are a time when Math and Literacy is the focus, but activities are presented in an age appropriate and fun, exciting way.  

One of the most important things San Souci Academy focuses on is social/emotional goals such as sharing, taking turns, and cooperatively playing.  Once children have mastered most social/emotional, age-appropriate goals, then they are able to really focus on academic success—whether that’s now or later. 

We can’t wait to partner with you to help your child grow! 

For registration, go to the San Souci Academy website. Also, for more information or to schedule a tour of our facility contact us at: academy@sanssoucichurch.org or 864.233.4558. 

Primrose School of Simpsonville in Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.729.8811 2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Primrose SImpsonville Preschool Guide 2023

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 BJ@primrosesimpsonville.com, or call 864.729.8811.

Limited Space Available

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.

Our daughter started attending the Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks when she was 12 weeks old. We’ve been a Primrose family for over two years now and our daughter has flourished and grown by leaps and bounds. The teachers have been incredible and what she is learning is invaluable. More than all of the education she receives it’s the sense of security we have in leaving our child every day in the loving care of the teachers and staff at Primrose. All of her teachers have genuinely taken care of our daughter as if she really were their own child. They are so patient and kind—they always answer all of our questions, follow our instructions and really get to know us as people. Plus, we absolutely love the picture updates we get throughout the day and the very comprehensive daily reports we get at the end of each day. It truly is a sense of family at Primrose and I cannot imagine my daughter getting her early childhood education from anywhere else. We feel blessed to be a part of the Primrose family and look forward to many more years with them as our trusted education provider.

Southside Christian School

SPONSORED 864.234.7595 | sdunlap@southsidechristian.org 2211 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Southside Christian Preschool Guide 2023

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

Solverus Academy

SPONSORED 864.292.9909 info@solverusacademy.com 2 locations, Mauldin & Greenville , SC

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We are a faith-based center focused on Christian values and beliefs revolving around a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We begin with age-appropriate environments that encourage children to learn, play, and explore. At the heart of every project and activity, there is a specially trained teacher. Because children learn differently than adults, they need experienced teachers who are willing to reach the kids at their level. The most important part of our job is to make sure that our kids receive lots of loving attention in a Christ-centered environment and that they enjoy the time that they spend with us.

We utilize an Abeka curriculum, security access doors, and video-monitored classrooms. Our staff is CPR and First Aid certified and have degrees in early childhood education or at least 2+ years of experience in childcare. We hope to have the opportunity to care for your most precious little ones and look forward to hearing from you soon.

We are located in Mauldin and Greenville. Find more information online at: www.solverusacademy.com or call 864-292-9909 *Ext 1 Greenville Campus *Ext 2 Mauldin Campus

Foundations Early Learning Center

SPONSORED 3 Locations: Simpsonville, Greer, Boiling Springs, , SC

Foundations Preschool Guide 2023

Offers: Early education and childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old in a STEAM-focused environment.

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow!

Whether your goal is school readiness, early education, socialization, or simply love and care while you’re at work, our programs give your child a solid academic foundation and the tools to be successful beyond the four walls of school and in all aspects of life.

At Foundations, we focus on school readiness, socialization, STEAM, literacy, confidence-building, and creativity. We help your child become a confident, creative thinker and work to instill a life-long love of learning.

  • Cameras in all classrooms
  • Photo & video mobile app updates
  • School-readiness, literacy, and Spanish programs
  • Innovative technology for early childhood classrooms
  • State of the art playgrounds and building

Simpsonville | 7 Magnolia Cove Drive, Off Harrison Bridge Road | 864-256-0404
Greer | 100 Sudduth Farms Drive, Off Highway 14 | 864-881-7868
Boiling Springs | 1235 Parkside Acorn Drive, Off Highway 9 | 864-392-3029

Abiding Peace Academy

SPONSORED 864.288.2867 401 Batesville Rd, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: K2-K4, elementary K5- 8th Grade

Our objective at Abiding Peace Academy is to provide exceptional education, instilling a love of learning in each student by nurturing his or her intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical development in a safe, loving, Christian community; while imparting a strong faith in the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Abiding Peace Academy can make a difference in your child’s life. You’ll love being a part of this warm and safe community, and you’ll be rewarded as you watch your child have fun growing each day.

Schedule a tour and find out more at Abiding Peace Academy

I love APA. Love the staff, the community feel, the playground time with other kids and moms, plays and performances, multiple opportunities for my kids to get outside and exercise, the open communication between parents and teachers, the field trips, small school size, a focus on Christ.

Safe, warm, and friendly atmosphere. The level of education and care shown by the teachers in outstanding. Our child is thriving at APA and is excited to be there every day. We are so impressed with the school.

I love APA. Love the staff, the community feel, the playground time with other kids and moms, plays and performances, multiple opportunities for my kids to get outside and exercise, the open communication between parents and teachers, the field trips, small school size, a focus on Christ.

Safe, warm, and friendly atmosphere. The level of education and care shown by the teachers in outstanding. Our child is thriving at APA and is excited to be there every day. We are so impressed with the school.

Bob Jones Academy

SPONSORED 864.770.1395 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Founded in 1927, Bob Jones Academy is well known for its excellent education serving students preschool through grade 12. Our school includes a strong learning environment under a nurturing faculty who teach from a biblical worldview while demonstrating Christ-like character. Our mission is to assist like-minded Christian parents in challenging students to love Jesus Christ, to embrace God’s truth, to exercise integrity, to pursue excellence and to serve others.

We challenge our students to succeed by providing high quality academics and encouraging personal excellence. It is our goal to develop fully prepared and mature college-bound graduates who love God with all their heart. Our school is accredited through both Cognia and the American Association of Christian Schools.

In BJA’s college preparatory high school program, classes are 50 minutes long and meet five days a week. Twenty-four credits are required for graduation. In addition to a full slate of rigorous college prep courses, BJA offers an honors track—both math and science—and general courses in the core areas. BJA has a robust dual-credit program through its affiliated nationally accredited college, Bob Jones University.

Contact Bob Jones Academy at bja@bobjonesacademy.net or 864.770.1395 for more information.

St. Matthew UMC Preschool

SPONSORED 864.242.2880 701 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC

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St. Matthew UMC Preschool is an outreach ministry of the church that serves the community. It provides a safe, happy, structured program in a Christian environment. We encourage children to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. St Matthew UMC Preschool is a place where children learn to work and play with others, develop skills at individual rates of growth, and express ideas through the many different activities.

Eligibility: Our preschool program is for children ages 2K, 3K, or 4K (child must be program age by September 1).
Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

We also offer a late-stay program for one or two additional hours. Your child may stay until 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm every day or occasionally. Reservations are required.
Register: For further information, to register, or to tour the preschool, please contact Christina Via, Director, at 864-242-2880 or cvia@stmatthewumc.net

Five Oaks Academy

SPONSORED 864.228.1881 1101 Jonesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Toddler (half day) – Middle School

Five Oaks Academy is accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and is the only Montessori school in the area that offers a cohesive program from toddler through eighth grade. With over 36 countries represented, the global community within Five Oaks Academy (FOA) and its unique research-based approach to education give students an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.

FOA is a welcoming environment that focuses on creating original thinkers and encourages students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Understanding that each child has his own learning style and interests, students at FOA are treated as individuals. A low student:teacher ratio allows each child to receive a customized education. Students explore the realm of mathematics, literature, history, science, geography and the arts in a creative and research-based manner.

Along with a challenging academic curriculum, the program fosters the development of time management skills and helps students learn to prioritize their responsibilities. Additionally, students are led in discovering and developing their own unique talents and strengths. Most importantly, FOA strives to foster student’s curiosity and love of learning so they become lifelong learners. Our goal is for our students to have success not only in the classroom but in the real world as well.

Find out more at Five Oaks Academy!

"It is a beautiful Montessori school that starts at 2k. Two of my children attend, and we love it! Take a tour!”

“Five Oaks Academy is amazing! I’ve never experienced a school quite like it. Five Oaks has a beautiful campus and amazing opportunities for children to learn Spanish, music, and gardening. Being a Montessori school, children learn with hands-on materials. My two children ADORE going to school there! My son told me, “I love weekends and all, but I love going to school best.” Five Oaks teaches a love of learning!”

Green Apple Childcare Center

864.991.2104 1440 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

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

Simpsonville United Methodist Preschool

864.967.3071 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Mothers Day Out (children under 2) & Half Day Preschool for children 2-4 at the Christian Academy of Simpsonville

“Simpsonville United Methodist Church. They are a warm, welcoming and enriching environment for learning and growing. So happy we had an opportunity to place our child there for 3 years! Checked out many in the area but this was the best."

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

John Knox Kindergarten & Parents Day Out

864.322.0045 35 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: K3 (2-3 half day a week classes), K4 (3-5 half day classes), K5 (half day or extended day) 

"My daughter has attended John Knox in Greenville since she was 2 months old and is currently in K3 there. She has been very happy there and is sad when she can't go to school during breaks. She has learned so much there. The staff is extremely professional and makes the environment very inviting, loving, and fun!"

Pelham Road Baptist Child Development Center

864.288.7674 1108 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Offers programs for infants through K4.

Taylors First Pre-Academy

864.678.8803 200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC

Offers: Parent’s Day Out program and K3-K5

Affiliated with Taylors First Baptist Church.

 

"My son went to Taylors first Baptist and we loved it."

"Taylors First Baptist Pre-Academy all the way!!!! For their love for the kids and their families, variety of fun, practical, and unique ways to make learning fun, and dedication to equip the kids with knowledge and love for God. And the price is very reasonable:)"

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!”

First Baptist Simpsonville Child Development Center

864.228.0972 125 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infant – K4, 5 days a week

“Simpsonville First Baptist!! We adore our son’s teachers. They do soooo much with him at school – I teach and was worried it was going to be all play and no learning anything else but it is learning while playing and we couldn’t be happier!!!”

“We love First Baptist Simpsonville Child Enrichment Center.

Rocky Creek Christian Academy

864.688.0019 239 Rocky Creek Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants to 5K

First Pres Day School Anderson

dayschool@fpcandersonsc.com 302 West Whitner Street, Anderson, SC

Offers full day care for ages Infant through 4 years old, with afterschool programs through 5th grade.

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 K3 – 8th Grades, and K3 & K4 have the option of a half-day or full-day.

Greenville Learning Collective, LLC

Greer, Greenville, SC

We are a private practice providing speech therapy services, developmental/autism evaluations, and testing for ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.

Montessori School of Mauldin

864.288.8613 205b East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Infant to 6th grade

“Montessori School of Mauldin-Amazing teachers and diverse environment. My daughter has thrived here.”

Covenant Child Development Center

864.578.8459 9020 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for one-year-olds through kindergarten
Affiliated with United Methodist Church of the Covenant

Spartanburg Christian Academy

864.578.4238 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with First Baptist North Spartanburg

Hopewell Learning Center at Hopewell United Methodist

864.962.3235 1420 Neely Ferry Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants & Toddlers, K2, K3, K4  half day programs, 2 -5 day options available.

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!"

Brushy Creek Baptist Week Day

864.244.5015 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: MMO, K3, K4 with multiple schedule options
Late stay options are available

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.

Freedom Fellowship Mothers Day Out

Taylors, SC

Freedom Fellowship Mother’s Day Out Program Ages 2-5 years old (K3,k4,kindergarten curriculum provided) Contact Ashley Teems for more information (864)270-3897

StarShine Child Enrichment Center

864.675.1020 1185 Holland Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants – K4

“StarShine Child Enrichment Center, because of the “enrichment” factor! Also, transition to the after school/summer program is seamless.”

Kids R Kids

864.877.7746 390 Westmoreland Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Programs for infants through K4.

Gilmore Prep Academy

864.655.5845 1271 South Suber Road, Suite B, Greer, SC

Offers: K3-K5 (transitional kindergarten). Project-based early childhood education. Children will be assessed when enrolled to help identify strengths and weaknesses.

Westminster Day School

864.585.8751 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 6 months old through kindergarten
Affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church

Local mom Amber says, “Westminster Presbyterian Day School! They are WONDERFUL! this is my child’s second year and she has learned so much! She is not even 3 and can say the pledge of allegiance, sing a million songs, count and do some ABC’s! They do chapel, music, art class, field trips, Bible lessons, everything!”

Local parent Amanda agrees, “I’ll Second this! Both my kids have gone to Westminster and the staff there are so amazing! They love all their kids so much, and are so patient and creative!”

We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!

Summer camps at The Nest Schools involved spirit days, camp rallies, water games, special interest groups, and more!
2024 Summer Camp registration is open!

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

Calvary Christian Preschool

864.688.3043 3810 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: preschool program for ages 2-5.

We absolutely LOVE this school! They are wonderful, loving, genuine and make learning fun! CCP does a wonderful job nurturing the spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of their students

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.

Dream Preparatory Academy INC.

Greenville, SC

At Dream Preparatory Academy Inc., we offer a comprehensive education encompassing Art/Sensory, Math, Science, Social Studies/World Cultures, Practical Life, Movement, Language, Independence, Science Experiments, Technology, Engineering (Lego), and Art History—all while instilling a deep sense of care for the environment. Your child’s holistic development is our priority! 🌍🎨🔍

Greenville Prepartory Preschool

864.263.3161 972 Batesville Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Infant, toddler, and preschool programs.

Adora Childcare

864.382.1833 2825 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants through kindergarten. Located in the Five Forks area.

Central Preschool for the Arts

864.582.7245 233 N Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

Central Preschool for the Arts – Geared for children 3 months to age 4, Central PFA, at Central UMC, playfully educates through emersion in art, music, and movement.

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg

864.585.3046 384 South Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Montessori education for children 8 weeks old through 8th grade

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.

Fairview Baptist Church Preschool

864.877.1881 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Classes for one and two year olds, as well as K3, K4, K5 and Mothers Day Out. 2-5 day options half day

Big Blue Marble Academy

864.383.3055 Multiple Locations, , SC

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.

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

Trinity Children's Center

864.585.2392 626 Norwood Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Year round preschool options for babies (6 months and up) through 4K
Morning or afternoon preschool offered.
Affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church

Furman CDC

864.294.2390 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC

Offers: K3- K5; Hands-on, project-based curriculum

"Furman CDC. Best preschool ever. Great teachers, small "house" environment, TONS of outdoor time, project based curriculum. Just adore them."

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Mauldin

864.292.9909 739 N Main Street, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

St. James Day School

864.884.9095 301 Piney Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Ages 1 – 4

"St. James Day School! The director Katie Allen is phenomenal and the teacher turnover is low. I love the car side drop off and pickup, the in-house field trips for the 2’s and 3’s and the friendly staff."

Leesa

Minds in Motion Learning Center

864.244.0405 2106 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers programs for children aged 6 weeks through grade K4
Also offers after-school care and summer programs through its affiliate The Village Project.

His Little Ones - First Baptist Lyman Preschool

864.439.8722 80 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Offers: Preschool for children 12 months old – 4 years old
Affiliated with First Baptist Lyman Church

Creative Learning Kids Child Development Center

864.587.8900 140 Southport Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers full-day care for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years old.

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.

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Greenville

864.292.9909 4317 East North Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

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

Kiddie Academy of Five Forks

864.627.1985 321 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full day childcare for ages 6 week through 4 years.

Rilla Rin Schoolette

864.877.7102 1202 West Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Program Hours: Full-day childcare for ages 4K – up. Contact the school directly for more information.

The Franklin School

864.586.7130 100 Franklin Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks through 4. This is a public preschool option with private pay slots available.

Small Impressions Child Development Center

864.609.5099 4514 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers full-day programs for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years old, along with after-school care and summer programs for children up to 12 years old.

Early Learning Music Academy at Golden Strip School of Music

864.626.3330 22 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Full-day program with music-based curriculum for ages 3-5.

Upstate Montessori Academy

864.551.1152  109 North Leach Street, Greenville, SC

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

Disciples CDC

864.297.6951 185 Riley Smith Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Infant-K4, half day

"Disciples CDC is wonderful, as a parent and teacher!"

"My vote to CDC as well! I love the extracurricular classes! Spanish is my favorite. And the K3 teachers are marvelous!!

Cadence Academy Preschool

864.606.4141 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.

Providence Preschool

864.605.1011 X15 4000 Highway 153, Greenville, SC

Offers: K2 – K5, half day with 3 or 4 day options

Upstate Kids Learning Center

864.235.7505 1105 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: A half-day drop-in program for kids 6 months – 5 years

Greenville Classical Academy

864.329.9884 400 Brookfield Parkway, Greenville, SC

Greenville Classical Academy models classical education in a Christian environment and strives for excellence in academics as well as in every other aspect of life. Offers K4 – 12th grade.

K4 & K-5 are morning schedule with extended care option.

Sprout for Kids

Greenville, SC

Empowering families of children with special needs through hands-on coaching from behavior guidance, skill acquisition to potty training, Personalized support, creative strategies, including family and respite coaching.

Eddlemon Adventist Child Development Center

980.288.8471  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

Exceptional Child Academy

864.308.1202 101 Builders Court, Spartanburg, SC

Offering childcare for children 1- 5 years old. Also offering after-school care.

Woodruff Road Christian Preschool

864.288.6428 20 Bell Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: 2 and 4 day programs for toddlers-4 year olds

"Woodruff Road Christian Preschool comes highly recommended from this teacher and mom of former students."

"Woodruff Road Christian Church preschool- it's the best kept secret! Small class sizes, amazing teachers, wonderful director who you see everyday, best loving, nurturing learning environment!"

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.

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.

Oakbrook Preparatory School

864.587.2060 190 Lincoln School Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade

Jennifer says, "We love Oakbrook's small classes and loving teachers."

Edwards Road Baptist (Eastside)

864.292.0194 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Moms Day Out (9 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday) for birth-2 and preschool program for K3-K5

Edwards Road Baptist church has a great program that we have been a part of for five years. All three of my kids have gone there.

Local parent

Margaret Mills Cubbage Child Development Center

864.250.8080 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

Located on the campus of Greenville Technical College, provides full-day care for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years old.

St Matthias Lutheran Church Preschool

864.442.1379 109 Dayton School Road, Easley, SC

Offers: K1 (12 months) up to K4

Aldersgate Child Development Center

864.268.5028 7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Toddler -K5

"Aldersgate Child Development Center!! All of the teachers are incredible and are genuinely happy to be there with our kids. I've always been impressed with the curriculum and what my kids come home knowing. Yet, they get to play and be little kids at the same time. It's just such a great balance!!" - Katie

Anderson Prep Preschool

864.760.1105 1910 Commonwealth Lane, Anderson, SC

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

Covenant Christian Academy

864.244.1818 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Infant – K4 with 2, 3, and 5 day per week options along with full or partial day.

UU World of Children

864.239.0607 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Montessori inspired teaching and child development, full day. Ages 3 through Kindergarten are welcome.

Our Saviour Lutheran School

864.268.4714 2600 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Offers: K2, K3, K4 (ages 2 – 5)

"Our Saviour Lutheran School. Affordable and diverse!"

"Our Saviour Lutheran in Taylors is wonderful."

Ivybrook Academy Simpsonville- Five Forks

864.702.3220 303 Highway 14, Simpsonville, SC

IvybrookAcademy
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS February 3, 2024@9:00am 
Ivybrook Academy is a private ½ Day Pre-School- building solid foundations for learning that inspires children to explore, solve problems and work together.
Our Curriculum offers a combination of Montessori, Reggio Emelia and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences to give each child the most well-rounded experience for them as an individual.
Programs Offered:
Pre-school for 2 year olds
Pre-school for 3 year olds
Pre-Kindergarten/ Transitional Kindergarten 4-5 year olds
​**Private Kindergarten

Being in the young twos and in school for the first time, our daughter’s transition wasn’t easy, but all the teachers showed her and us the support, love, patience and guidance we needed to get through the rough patch. Now she can't wait to go to school! And she talks about everyone with so much love and happiness! We can see how much she has grown and learned this school year and we know that is just the beginning.

The Gallagher family

Montessori West Christian School

864.576.5414 8800 Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Montessori and non-denominational Christian education for children 14 months old through kindergarten

Simpsonville KinderCare

864.228.6804 700 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: 6 weeks through 12 years

Siloam Christian Preschool

864.269.3921 229 Siloam Road, Easley, SC

Offers K2 – K4 and Mother’s Morning Out programs.  Siloam Christian Preschool’s desire is to provide an educational experience that nurtures the “whole” child in areas of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development.

This is My Child Center for Child Development and Education

864.439.7760 debbie.strickland@spart5.net 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.

White Oak Child Development Center

864.268.4317 1805 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Offers: Care for preschool through Kindergarten. Contact the center directly for more information.

First Presbyterian Church Weekday School

864.583.4531 393 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Half day preschool for children 6 months of age through 4K
Affiliated with First Presbyterian Church

Local parent Crystal says, "First Presbyterian Weekday School is amazing! My oldest went for 4 years and my youngest is on her 3rd year. A christian, loving space where my kids LOVE. So many activities other than the normal like STEM, yoga, chapel, spanish, art. My girls have learned so much! The staff is amazing as well."

Immanuel Lutheran School

864.501.6822 2820 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: K2- Kindergarten, Mothers Morning Out (K1)
Mothers Morning Out is 3 hour days; K2-Kindergarten is 4 hour days

Hidden Gem in Five Forks! Small Classes, Degreed Teachers, Flexible Schedules, Christian Education, All Welcome.

Mountain Montessori

864.610.2887 mountainmontessori@icloud.com 405 Tanyard Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Montessori education for ages 3 – 6.

 

Spartanburg Day School

864.582.7539 1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 2K preschool through 12th grade.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church & Preschool

864.576.0424 101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 20 months old through 4 years old
Affiliated with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

Greer First Preschool

864.877.4253 201 W. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offering: 12 months- 4 years (half day program)
8:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Spartanburg Preparatory School is staffed by supportive teachers, administrators and staff who go the extra mile to help students and families feel supported. Our curriculum respects students’ developing ideas about how the world works and encourages them to question, consider and refine their understanding of the social and natural world. Our character education program is designed to help students develop skills that are central for healthy social and emotional development such as empathy, impulse control, respect, and problem-solving.

Reidville Road Readiness Center

864.574.4554 5575 Reidville Road, Moore, SC

Offers: Mother’s Morning Out through 4-year-old kindergarten half-day classes
Affiliated with Reidville Road United Methodist Church

Hope Academy

864.676.0028 Multiple Locations, Landrum, Woodruff, Spartanburg, SC

An educational academy offered through Project HOPE Foundation, the school offers education for children on the autism spectrum, preschool through high school. ABA therapy services are provided, with classes Monday through Friday.

Hope Academy at Project HOPE Foundation, Inc. is amazing. Patient and kind teachers who are interested in helping children learn on their level. I’m so thankful I found this school for my boys.

Early Learning Center at the Mill 

864.587.1554 4455 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC

Offers: Half day preschool classes from 3 months of age – kindergarten
Affiliated with Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church

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.

Little Folks of Fourth

864.232.8550 703 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Programs for 6 months – 5 years old

"Little Folks of Fourth!! (4th Pres. downtown)--small teacher/student ratio, teachers are INVESTED in children, you can go all week or choose which days you want your children to attend, nursery-k4/k5.

Inman Christian Academy

864.472.2863 90 Blackstock Road, Inman, SC

Offers: Baby room through 4-K classes

Bloom Fine Arts Preschool

864.849.9041 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC

Offers: Half-day preschool for ages 3 – 5 years old, Monday through Thursday
School runs from 9 am – 1 pm.

Art, dance, and motor skill development are built into the curriculum.

St. James Methodist Kindergarten

864.576.1458 213 North Lanford Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 2 – 4 years old and Kindergarten
Affiliated with St. James United Methodist Church

Morningside Baptist Church Weekday Preschool

864.585.5424 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool for children 6 weeks of age through 4K
Affiliated with Morningside Baptist Church

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.

Did we miss one of your favorite preschools? Greenville, SC has a lot, so we may have missed your favorite on our list? Let us know in the comments.

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darcy
9 years ago

Any insight about Greenville First Baptist Church Kindergarten? Have heard some local buzz & thought it would be on the list but didn’t see it so just wondered. Thanks! LOVE the blog!!

Nancy Theodore
9 years ago
Reply to  darcy

First Baptist Church has an excellent infant/toddler and kindergarten program. My first child started the infant/toddler program in 2007 and we have been there since. My 2nd and 3rd children are still there in the kindergarten program now. It is a wonderful place for a child to learn, grow, and live in the moment.

Shari
9 years ago

I’m really surprised Brookwood Academy didn’t make this list! It is an awesome school with loving teachers, lots of fun activities & a great curriculum. They do an awesome job of preparing your child for K5!

Admin
9 years ago
Reply to  Shari

Thanks for recommending it here in the comments!

Rose-Anne
9 years ago

Five Oaks is amazing – so glad to see it on here! We have been there for 3 years and will have 3 kids there next year. The nice thing is, it goes all the way to 8th grade. It’s small, personal, gorgeous, and like a big family. So unique – one in a million!

Nathalie
9 years ago

Those are all good, but in my opinion you left out the best one of all….Furman CDC is in a league of it’s own!!!

Dayna
9 years ago

Calvary Christian preschool of Simpsonville is great! I’ve had two of my kids go through there and my third is there now. Teachers are caring and take their job seriously. Love how they actually do a curriculum for all the classes.

Williams
9 years ago

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Preschool has a great program! All teachers have a college education and use strategic behavior models for the children. MLBC Preschool works really hard to prepare the children for elementary school!

Casey
9 years ago

Where is Mitchell Road Christian Academy in this list? It is a wonderful preschool and school. My oldest has been there since 3k and my youngest can’t wait to go to his brother’s school next year!

Brooke Benetatos
9 years ago

I am so surprised Mitchell Road Christian Academy wasn’t on the list.
Amazing school with wonderful, loving teachers and strong academics!!

VICKY MCDONALD
9 years ago

I am shocked that Westminster Weekday School was not mentioned. My children and now my grandchildren attend there. It is a nurturing environment with an incredible educational curriculum.

9 years ago

First Baptist. First Presbyterian. Buncombe Street Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian all have very popular preschool and kindergarten programs closer to downtown Greenville.

Susan
9 years ago

I know another one that should be on the list-Woodruff Rd Christian Church Preschool! They are awesome. My 2 boys went there after I visited several preschools in the area. They have small classes, wonderful teachers & a director so involved that she knows all the kids by name. They also strike a great balance with learning & playing. Don’t miss out on this wonderful place for your children to learn & grow.

Kat
9 years ago

I’d love to see our wonderful preschool and K5 program Immanuel Lutheran in Five Forks added to this list. The teachers are kind, loving, patient, and skilled not only in supporting the emotional needs of these age groups but also in fostering our children’s spiritual and educational growth. The entire school is one of the cleanest I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting and my children were rarely, if ever, sick during the school year. How much do we love it? We have driven from Greer for the past four years to attend and would do it again!

CH
9 years ago

We’ve been everywhere. Take a look at First Pres’s Academy. Tom Roe has made a huge difference in the cirriculum there (he came from AJ Whittenberg to run this school). Their new Academic 4K has been wonderful for my child. Looks like she will be reading any day now, has great “big school” skills, and is certainly ready to move to kindergarten or Primer at CCES even with a summer birthday. Truly the academics for little ones are top notch. I cannot reccomend First Baptist Preschool. Children are not ready for a rigorous academic environment coming from there, unfortunately. Their… Read more »

Anbazhagan
9 years ago

We are really Happy to see St. Giles Presbyterian Preschool in this list. My twins are studying in this School. And they truly deserve this.
My kids love to go to school because of the way they teach & treat the Kids.
My hearty congratulations to St. Giles Presbyterian Preschool
Regards
Anbu & Durga

Denise
9 years ago

Calvary Christian Preschool is an awesome school. From K2 tp K5 they use the A Beka curriculum. The K5 SAT scores are consistently far above their grade level.

9 years ago

First Presbyterian Church located in downtown Greemville has an amazing MMO, as well as Preschool. All three if my children went to both (our third child is still in 2k) and both programs are stellar and do an incredible job at “Training up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. If you are looking for a program that puts Christ in the center then THIS IS IT!!!

Kathy Cassidy
9 years ago

Five Oaks Academy IS very deserving of a “Top 10”, for all of their classes from Toddler through Grade 8. My 3 boys have been through all of the levels. My 2 older ones have gone on to do quite excellently in Brashier Middle College Charter High School, even well prepared to take college classes at GTC beginning in 10th grade. Our last son graduates from 8th grade this year, and the time and money spent with this most loving, caring, diligent group of teachers and administrators has completely been worth it. My boys have received a world-class education in… Read more »

Joy W
9 years ago

White Oak CDC & Kindergarten is also a great place! Several children I know went there & I also have past experience working there. Maybe you could add it to the list! Here is there website link!
http://www.whiteoaksc.com/weekday-early-education.html

Kelly H
8 years ago
Reply to  Joy W

My daughter goes to White Oak Kindergarten and she loves it. I also love them. Her k3 teacher and the after school care teachers are fantastic. They love each and every child there.

Lindsay
7 months ago
Reply to  Joy W

I cannot agree with this more! White Oak is Greenvilles best kept childcare secret. The kindest most loving center. Doesn’t have all the frills of newer places but that’s part of its charm.

Melanie
8 years ago

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Bob Jones. Their CDC is excellent. I have 3 boys who attended K2-K5 or a summer camp session and loved it. My last child will finish this year then go on to public school. The teachers are amazing and the kids are way ahead of the curve in what they’re learning. They are reasonably priced and do not follow the Greenville County school schedule. If you’re a working parent this is great. Yes, my children all went through what we called the ‘Billy Graham Phase’. They prefer Christian radio over anything else and will… Read more »

Sarah Lynne Howie
8 years ago

We are so fortunate to have such great options for preschool! I would highly recommend both Simpsonville United Methodist and Legacy Academy on Woodruff Road. Both have been great for us. If SUMC had a full-time option, we would have been there until Kindergarten, but our needs changed and Legacy has been a wonderful fit.

Both schools have loving, caring, educated teachers. I hope you’ll add them to your future lists!