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UPSTATE PARENT PRESCHOOL DIRECTORY 2021

Abiding Peace Academy         

401 Batesville Road, Simpsonville

864-509-6408, info@apacademysc.org, apacademysc.org

Preschool classrooms are age-specific for students in K2, K3 and K4 and foster a creative, explorative learning environment where children develop the attitude that learning can be fun and exciting. With an emphasis on kindergarten readiness, preschool students are well-prepared for the challenges of elementary school. 

Adora Childcare

2825 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville

864-382-1833, info@adorachildcare.com, adorachildcare.com

The program and curriculum are designed to strategically focus on the individual needs of the child according to their personal development. Includes STEAM integration, character education, music, art and Spanish enrichment, cameras, classroom app and more. 

Aldersgate Child Development Center      

7 Shannon Drive, Greenville

864-268-5028, jnelson@aumcsc.org, AldersgateCDC.com

Promotes social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth for children by providing a loving, Christian environment, implementing play-based, hands-on learning and maintaining a close partnership between teachers and parents. Full-day classes from 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. for ages 1 – K5 and half-day option from 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. for K3 – K4.

Big Blue Marble Academy

809 North Main St., Greenville

864-232-8674, center09@bbmacademy.com, bbmacademy.com

3 Banking Way, Greenville

864-322-7917, center08@bbmacademy.com, bbmacademy.com

715 Main St., Mauldin

864-627-3654, center07@bbmacademy.com, bbmacademy.com

4349 S. Church St., Roebuck

864-310-6992, center06@bbmacademy.com, bbmacademy.com

1201 Springfield Road, Boiling Springs

864-578-8717, center05@bbmacademy.com, bbmacademy.com

Big Blue Marble Academy believes that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their highest potential. The center aims to provide that opportunity by igniting a child's natural curiosity through a curriculum that focuses on global education, language immersion and character development through giving back to communities around the world. 

Bob Jones Academy

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville

864-770-1395, bja@bobjonesacademy.net, bobjonesacademy.net

Bob Jones Academy’s early childhood education programs strive to provide Christ-centered care in a clean, safe and stimulating environment and to assist parents in the nurturing of their child’s physical, emotional and spiritual development. Both half and full day options are available.

Brain Balance Greenville

2531 Woodruff Road, Suite 113, Simpsonville

864-329-9933, greenville@brainbalancecenters.com, brainbalancecenters.com

Brain Balance is a drug-free personalized program designed to improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety and academic performance. The program goes beyond more traditional mainstream approaches to help children get to the root of their challenges.

Brushy Creek Weekday Preschool

4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors

864-244-5015, brushycreekweekday@gmail.com, brushycreekweekday.org

Moms Morning Out and kindergarten details are available online. 

Carolina Prep

212 Roper Mountain Road Ext., Greenville

864-385-6020, lpariseau@carolinaprepschool.com, carolinaprepschool.com

Carolina Prep serves infants – 5th grade. It is a preparatory school committed to providing small class sizes for a rich learning experience, creative teaching methods based on an exceptional core curriculum and a nurturing environment that develops confidence and respect for others. 

Christ Church Episcopal School

245 Cavalier Drive , Greenville

864-884-5651, bryantj@cces.org, cces.org

The CCES Lower School emphasizes academic excellence and unique learning opportunities in interactive, child-centered classrooms. The school serves students in Primer (K5) and grades 1-4. Students gain necessary foundational skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Through inquiry-based learning children also learn that their questions and interests are valued, and integrated instruction across a broad range of subject areas encourages students to explore their creativity and expand their intellectual pursuits. 

Classy Kids

911 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville

864-228-3633, classykidssc.com

678 Fairview Road , Simpsonville

864-967-2888, classykidssc.com

3129 Brushy Creek Road, Greer

864-848-1099, classykidssc.com

See website for program details.

Disciples Child Development Center

185 Riley Smith Drive, Greenville

864-297-6951, disciplescdc.org

See website for program details.

Earle Street Academy

225 W. Earle St., Greenville

864-233-5332, ext. 207, earlestreetacademy.org

Programs are offered for toddlers and older. See website for details and registration information. 

The Early Learning Center at Church at the Mill

4455 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC 29369

864-587-1554

www.elcatthemill.com

fran@churchatthemill.com

The Early Learning Center is a ministry of Church at the Mill. It is a half-day preschool for ages 3 months – kindergarten offering MWF and M-F options. Early drop off is offered at 8 a.m. for an additional fee.

Edwards Road Baptist Weekday 

1050 Edwards Road, Greenville

864-292-0194, rblackwelder@erbc-sc.org, edwardsroadpreschool.org

Edwards Road Weekday offers a Mom's Day Out Program for babies ages 5 months-2 years. For ages 3 and 4, a pre-kindergarten program includes active learning. The K-5 program, with enrollment of 10-14 students, affords individual attention as children prepare for success in first grade. See website for details. 

Fairview Baptist Weekday Preschool        

1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer

864-877-7959, lmadding@fairviewgreer.org, fairviewgreer.org

An educational preschool for ages 3 – 4 is offered 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday Late-stay is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for kindergarten students. Mother’s Day Out, a supportive ministry for families with preschoolers age 15 months – 2 years, is 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays.

First Baptist Spartanburg Weekday Preschool

250 E. Main St., Spartanburg

864-699-4219, fbs.org/ministries/weekday-preschool

This weekday preschool program provides Christian education and childcare for infants – K4, with a variety of scheduling options available. See website for details. 

First Presbyterian Academy at Shannon Forest

829 Garlington Road, Greenville 

864-678-5107, lmuse@firstpresacademy.com, firstpresacademy.com

First Presbyterian Academy at Shannon Forest offers both full and half day programs for grades K3 and K4. A full day K5 is available in the Lower School.  Each child receives instruction with sensitivity to developmental stages and is taught by experienced, degreed teachers. Students remain active and engaged throughout the day. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview. 

First Presbyterian Academy Downtown Campus

200 W. Washington St., Greenville

864-565-0990, jbagnoli@firstpresacademy.com, firstpresacademy.com

First Presbyterian Academy Downtown offers Preschool for children K2 – K4, a K5 program and a Transitional K6 program for those who are not quite ready for 1st grade. All classes are characterized by small classes, taught by experienced, degreed teachers, utilizing research-based instructional resources with customized curriculum guides. The program offers full and half day options.

Five Oaks Academy

1101 Jonesville Road, Simpsonville

864-228-1881, jessica@fiveoaksacademy.com, fiveoaksacademy.com

This Montessori school offers a cohesive program that serves children from toddler age through middle school. The program embodies rigorous academics instruction that is steeped in teaching interpersonal skills and personal development. Interdependence between academics and social development is critical to offering students opportunities to grow fully. Addressing the whole child prepares students for life.

Foundations Early Learning Center

100 Sudduth Farms Drive at Highway 14, Greer

864-881-7868, Center237@foundationselc.com, 

foundationselc.com/greer

7 Magnolia Cove Drive at Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville

864-256-0404, center218@foundationselc.com

foundationselc.com/simpsonville

Offering early education programs for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years, focusing on school readiness, socialization, STEAM, literacy, confidence-building and creativity. Preschool program introduces structure and routine, while teachers facilitate fun activities that develop language, literacy, math, science, Spanish and social skills. See website for details. 

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

3620 Pelham Road, Suite 1A, Greenville

864-252-4252, Pelham@gigglesdaycarein.com, gigglesdaycareinc.com

This program is fully licensed and offers flexible options including hourly, part-time and full-time plans for ages 12 months and older. Call with any questions.

Greer First Preschool

202 W. Poinsett St., Greer

864-879-3946, amyponder@greerfirst.org, greerfbc.org

This program serves infants – 4K, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday- Friday. See website for more details and for registration information.

Geer Memorial Baptist CDC

911 S. 5th St., Easley

864-859-9844, gmbcdc.com

See website for program details.

Greenville Classical Academy

2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville

864-329-9884, admissions@greenvilleclassical.com, greenvilleclassical.com

K4 and K5 programs are offered. See website for details.

Holy Cross Academy

203 E. College St., Simpsonville

864-963-5986, holycrosskids.com

Infant, toddler and preschool programs are offered. See website for details. 

Hope Academy

424 Highway 101, Landrum

864-676-0028, academy@projecthopesc.org, hopeacademysc.org

Part of Project Hope, which offers a lifespan of autism services, Hope Academy offers a half-day inclusion preschool program, with either morning or afternoon class times, and a full-day kindergarten program. Its mission is to provide supportive classes that develop and celebrate each child’s academic, behavioral and social successes. Classes are small with extra staffing. 

Hopewell United Methodist Learning Center

1420 Neely Ferry Road, Simpsonville

864-962-3235, director.hopewell@gmail.com, hopewellumcsimpsonville.com

Christian Preschool offering classes for toddlers – K4, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Options are available for two, three and five days per week.

Ivybrook Half-Day Preschool (Five Forks location opening in 2021)

309 N. Highway 14, Simpsonville

864-661-0050, fiveforks.inquiry@ivybrookacademy.com, ivybrookacademy.com

305 Pelham Road, Greenville

864-501-5997, greenville.inquiry@ivybrookacademy.com, ivybrookacademy.com

Ivybrook Academy is an advanced half-day preschool for ages 18 months – 5 years, with a hybrid curriculum that draws from both Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to learning.

Immanuel Lutheran School

2820 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville

864-501-6822, immanuellutheranschool.net

Mother’s Morning Out, preschool and kindergarten options are offered. See website for registration information. 

John Knox Kindergarten & PDO

35 Shannon Drive, Greenville

864-322-0045, jkkindergarten.org

See website for program details and registration information.

KidsZone Drop-In Childcare

21 Orchard Park Drive, Suite A, Greenville

864-263-3895, info@kidszoneupstate.com, kidszoneupstate.com

Programs for a few hours, half a day or a full day are available. Summer programs will include field trips and special guests. Ages 2 and older. 

Little Folks of Fourth

703 E. Washington St., Greenville

864-235-1754, hope@fourthpres.com, www.fourthpres.com

Little Folks of Fourth is a licensed child development center and follows the guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The emphasis in the program is learning through play. A theme-based curriculum revolves around children’s literature, emphasizing that it is the process, not the product, that is important. Activities include story time, music, cooking, craft projects and time for creative play. Ages 2 – K4. 

Mauldin United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

100 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

864-288-4729, mumcpreschool.com

Programs are offered for age 1 – K5. See website for details and registration. 

Mitchell Road Christian Academy

207 Mitchell Road, Greenville

864-268-2210, info@mitchellroadchristian.org, mitchellroadchristian.org

MRCA offers half day programs for K3-K5 and full day programs for grades K5 - 8, along with afterschool care. See website for details and registration. 

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg

384 S. Spring St., Spartanburg

864-585-3046, cherimontessorispartanburg@gmail.com, montessorispartanburg.com

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg maintains and fosters an authentic Montessori education for students ranging from 8 weeks – 8th grade. See website for details and registration information.

Montessori School of Mauldin

205 B E. Butler Road, Mauldin

864-288-8613, mauldinmontessori.com

The Montessori School of Mauldin was started in 1977 by Mallika Vejay, who is AMI Primary Certified. Her trainers were directly trained and certified by Maria and Mario Montessori. After moving to the United States, she started the school to offer quality education to her own children and children in the surrounding community.

Montessori West Christian School

8800 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg

864-576-5414, dhenderson@montessoriwestchristianschool.com, montessoriwestchristianschool.com

MWCS provides a blend of the Montessori philosophy and Christian teaching. Its mission is to assist children in developing their maximum potential spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically. Ages 2 and older. 

Morningside Weekday Preschool

897 S. Pine St., Spartanburg

864-585-5424, msidepreschool@msidechurch.org, msidechurch.org/weekday-preschool

This program provides a Christian foundation and education to ages 6 weeks – 4K, for the church family and families in the community.

Oakbrook Preparatory School

190 Lincoln School Road, Spartanburg

864-587-2060, amanda.ledbetter@oakbrookprep.org, oakbrookprep.org

Founded on the Charlotte Mason Philosophy, students from K3 – K5 are given daily opportunities to create, explore and observe. Students thrive in an atmosphere that is multisensory, with a faith-integrated curriculum that is rich and meaningful. Both half and full day options are available as well as after school.   

Our Saviour Lutheran School

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville

864-268-4714, oslpreschool14@gmail.com, oursaviourlutheranpreschool.com

See website for program details and registration for ages 2 – 5. 

Park Place Children’s Center

205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville 

864-270-5910, cindy@parkplacechild.com, parkplacechild.com

Park Place Children’s Center is a nationally accredited preschool for ages 6 weeks – kindergarten. Part-time, full-time and after-school programs are available. An on-site chef provides breakfast, lunch and snack each day. Extensive health and safety policies include a touch-free entry system and UV-C air sanitizers throughout the school.

Primrose School of Greenville

404 Houston St., Greenville

864-370-8118, shollander@primrosegreenville.com, primrosegreenville.com

Teachers bring to life a Balanced Learning approach. Full day programs are offered for ages 0 – 11-years-old. An after-school program is offered for K5-5th grade. Programs are 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and include meals.

Primrose School of Midtown Greenville

19 Villa Road, Greenville

864-232-6101, tkrutsick@primrosemidtowngreenville.com, primrosemidtowngreenville.com

Teachers bring to life a time-tested Balanced Learning. Full-day curriculum is offered for ages 0 – 5-years-old, as well as a full-day kindergarten program. Programs are 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and include meals.

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville

864-757-1191, BJ@primrosesimpsonville.com, primrosesimpsonville.com

A Balanced Learning approach provides meaningful learning experiences for children beginning at 6 weeks of age. The curriculum for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and after-school not only inspire a love of learning but also empower children’s potential preparing them for lifelong success. Offered 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Prince of Peace Catholic School

1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors 

864-331-3921, popcatholicschool.org

Programs for K4 and older are offered. See website for details. 

Southside Christian School

2211 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville

864-234-7595, discover@southsidechristian.org, southsidechristian.org

Early Education includes students ages 12 months – kindergarten. Depending on age, the program includes options of two, three or five days a week, including a morning and extended day program. Students also can attend and participate in chapel. 

Spartanburg Christian Academy

8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg

864-578-4238, scawarriors.org

Spartanburg Christian Academy offers programs for age 3 – grade 12 with half- and whole-day preschool for 3- and 4-year-old students. See website for details. 

St. James Day School

301 Piney Mountain Road, Greenville

864-884-9095, school@stjamesgreenville.org, 

stjamesgreenville.org/st-james-day-school.html

St. James Episcopal Day School serves ages 1 – 4 in a creative environment. School days are 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Monday-Thursday. Core curriculum is rounded out with French, music and art lessons. Time is allotted to work with children individually, in small groups and as a large group, for social interaction and educational reinforcement.

St. Giles Preschool

1021 Hudson Road, Greenville

864-244-9403, preschool@stgilespres.org, stgilespreschool.org

St. Giles Preschool has two teachers in every classroom to provide a nurturing setting. The program focuses on Emergent Literacy which includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. It also includes math, motor skills, art, music, science, play and creativity, chapel, Spanish (age 4), Soccer Shots, ComputerPals, late stay and Super Saturdays. Ages 2 – 4. 

St. James Methodist Kindergarten

213 N. Lanford Road, Spartanburg

864-576-1458, stjamesspartanburg.org

St. James Kindergarten was established in 1963. The program offers classes for ages 2 – 5. See website for registration information. 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Preschool

101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg

864-576-0424, bcoleman@stmatthewsepiscopal.org,

stmatthewsepiscopal.org

This extended day preschool program serves ages 18 months – K4. It is licensed with SC DSS, participates with Spartanburg Quality Counts and is a 4 Star-rated, play-based learning center. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with morning, school day and full day programs available. 

The Goddard School

8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville

864-254-0708, simpsonvillesc@goddardschools.com,

goddardschool.com/greenville/simpsonville-five-forks-plaza-court-sc

The Goddard School of Simpsonville, located off Woodruff Road in the Five Forks area, is a NAEYC-accredited preschool that offers part- and full-time services for infants through school age. The focus on academic essentials includes valuable life and career skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. 

The Preschool @ Easley Presbyterian Church

200 S. 1st St., Easley

864-859-0737, easleypresbyterian.org/the-preschool

The Preschool @ Easley Presbyterian Church serves ages 1 – 4. Choose three days per week for ages 1 – 3 or five days per week for ages 2 – 3. K4 is five days per week. The curriculum features thematic units using Scholastic Magazine and incorporates Zoophonics, Spanish, music, art and chapel time. 

The Sunshine House

6900 White Horse Road, Greenville

864-294-0332, sunshinehouse.com/greenville  

315 New Neely Ferry Road, Mauldin

864-288-3267, sunshinehouse.com/mauldin  

6805 State Park Road, Travelers Rest

864-834-8414, sunshinehouse.com/tr

755 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

864-281-0167, sunshinehouse.com/east-butler

10 Edwards Mill Road, Taylors

864-244-8412, sunshinehouse.com/taylors

2685 Dry Pocket Road, Greer

864-288-5842, sunshinehouse.com/greer

9370 Highway 81 N., Piedmont

864-295-2226, sunshinehouse.com/piedmont

1944 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson

864-772-3266, sunshinehouse.com/anderson

804 S. Danzler Road, Duncan

864-949-6556, sunshinehouse.com/duncan

626 Powdersville Road, Easley

864-850-7737, sunshinehouse.com

3030 Reidville Road, Spartanburg

864-574-1013, sunshinehouse.com/reidville

1085 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg

864-582-3757, sunshinehouse.com/spartanburg-17

Contact locations or visit the website for details on programs for ages 6 weeks – 12 years. 

The Tutoring Center

215 Pelham Road, Suite B202, Greenville

864-777-0050, GreenvilleSC@tutoringcenter.com, greenville.tutoringcenter.com

433 The Parkway, Greer

864-655-4664, GreerSC@tutoringcenter.com, greer.tutoringcenter.com

926 NE Main St., Suite A-2, Simpsonville

864-757-8338, SimpsonvilleSC@tutoringcenter.com, simpsonville.tutoringcenter.com

The Tutoring Center offers personalized, one-to-one tutoring in math, reading and writing for children in grades K- 12. “The Rotational Approach to Learning” helps students rapidly increase academic skills while increasing concentration span while having fun. 

Trinity Children's Center

626 Norwood St., Spartanburg

864-384-6181, tumcchildren@bellsouth.net, trinityspartanburg.org

Trinity's Preschool Program is a mission of Trinity United Methodist Church in Spartanburg. The half-day preschool program is an afternoon program designed to promote social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in a Christian environment. Morning and afternoon options are offered during the summer. Ages 2 – 4. 

Upstate Kids Learning Center

1105 Haywood Road, Greenville

864-235-7505, info@upstatekidslc.com, upstatekidslc.com

This program for ages 6 months – 5 years is 8 a.m. – noon Monday – Thursday with drop-in rates available. See website for details. 

Upstate Montessori Academy

109 N. Leach St., Greenville

864-551-1152, jkelly@upstatemontessori.com, upstatemontessoriacademy.com

Students are taught using the Montessori Approach that was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1907.  The classrooms use Montessori materials with real-world teaching in a collaborative and stimulating environment, thus developing students into inquisitive and curious young learners. UMA currently serves children age 1 – 2nd grade.  

UU World of Children

1135 State Park Road, Greenville

864-239-0607, montessoriworldofchildren@gmail.com, uuwoc.com

Montessori preschool fosters social and cognitive development through individual and group activities. There is an emphasis on self-direction, independence and responsibility. Full-time care is also offered. The program is based on a commitment to diversity in the Greenville community. K3 – K5. 

Westminster Day School

309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg

864-585-8751, wpcspartanburg.org/westminsterdayschool

Programs are offered for age 4 months – kindergarten. Details and registration information are available online. 

Woodruff Road Christian Preschool

20 Bell Road, Greenville

864-288-6428, robin@lifechangingchurch.com, wrcc.church

Classes are available 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Thursday for ages 2 – 4. The program features Bible stories, songs, games, crafts, reading and learning about everything from colors and shapes to letters and numbers to dinosaurs, insects or sea life. 

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