A comprehensive list of preschools in the Upstate with descriptions and contact information
UPSTATE PARENT PRESCHOOL DIRECTORY 2021
Abiding Peace Academy
401 Batesville Road, Simpsonville
864-509-6408, email@example.com, 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.
2825 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville
864-382-1833, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, bbmacademy.com
3 Banking Way, Greenville
864-322-7917, email@example.com, bbmacademy.com
715 Main St., Mauldin
864-627-3654, firstname.lastname@example.org, bbmacademy.com
4349 S. Church St., Roebuck
864-310-6992, email@example.com, bbmacademy.com
1201 Springfield Road, Boiling Springs
864-578-8717, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, brushycreekweekday.org
Moms Morning Out and kindergarten details are available online.
212 Roper Mountain Road Ext., Greenville
864-385-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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.
911 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville
678 Fairview Road , Simpsonville
3129 Brushy Creek Road, Greer
See website for program details.
Disciples Child Development Center
185 Riley Smith Drive, Greenville
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
7 Magnolia Cove Drive at Harrison Bridge Road, 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, email@example.com, 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
See website for program details.
Greenville Classical Academy
2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville
864-329-9884, firstname.lastname@example.org, greenvilleclassical.com
K4 and K5 programs are offered. See website for details.
Holy Cross Academy
203 E. College St., Simpsonville
Infant, toddler and preschool programs are offered. See website for details.
424 Highway 101, Landrum
864-676-0028, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, ivybrookacademy.com
305 Pelham Road, Greenville
864-501-5997, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Mother’s Morning Out, preschool and kindergarten options are offered. See website for registration information.
John Knox Kindergarten & PDO
35 Shannon Drive, Greenville
See website for program details and registration information.
KidsZone Drop-In Childcare
21 Orchard Park Drive, Suite A, Greenville
864-263-3895, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Programs are offered for age 1 – K5. See website for details and registration.
Mitchell Road Christian Academy
207 Mitchell Road, Greenville
864-268-2210, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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
Programs for K4 and older are offered. See website for details.
Southside Christian School
2211 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville
864-234-7595, firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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, email@example.com, 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
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
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
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
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
315 New Neely Ferry Road, Mauldin
6805 State Park Road, Travelers Rest
755 E. Butler Road, Mauldin
10 Edwards Mill Road, Taylors
2685 Dry Pocket Road, Greer
9370 Highway 81 N., Piedmont
1944 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson
804 S. Danzler Road, Duncan
626 Powdersville Road, Easley
3030 Reidville Road, Spartanburg
1085 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.