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Preschools & Child Care in Richland County

Are you looking for preschools, child care, or daycare in Richland County? If you live in Richland County, these are the preschools and child-care facilities closest to you. All of the schools and centers on this list are located in Richland County.

Preschools and Daycare in Richland County, SC

Find more Daycare and Preschool Options in Columbia, SC

Spring Valley Baptist Preschool

803.736.7710 | 91 Polo Road, Columbia, SC

Half-Day Preschool in Columbia for ages 1-4 at Spring Valley Baptist Church. The half-day, play-based program is from 9 am to noon, weekdays.

Heyward Street Methodist Preschool

803.771.4540 | 2501 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC

Heyward Street Methodist Preschool offers half-day programming for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. You can choose between 2, 3, or 5 days per week.

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

803.765.2309 | 3000 South Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School offers education from ages 2 (nursery school) through 12th grade. The campus is situated on 122 acres of wooded wetlands and has incorporated natural “outdoor” education into its curriculum.

Bright Horizons Preschool

803.667.4235 | 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 113, Columbia, SC

Programs for infants – preschoolers, including kindergarten prep, located at the Columbia Federal Center.

Cadence Academy Preschool offers childcare programs, summer camps, and an after school program called “The Clubhouse”. The program schedule can be found on their website.

Childcare Programs for:

  • Infants (6 weeks-1 year)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years old)
  • Early Learners (2-3 years old)
  • Preschool (3-4 years old)
  • Pre-K (4-5 years old)
  • School-Age (5-12 years old)

Locations in Harbison, SC, Lexington, SC and Northeast Columbia, SC:

450 Columbiana Drive, Columbia
5307 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington
1130 Sparkleberry Lane Extension, Columbia

After School Program at Cadence Academy: Includes homework help and free transportation from schools local to each Cadence Academy location

Summer Camp: Full-day summer camp for ages 5 to 12 that offer fun and activities to prepare kids for the next school year.

Harmony School SC

803.787.1899 | 3737 Covenant Road , Columbia, SC

Harmony School is a private school offering pre-K – Elementary school education. Their blended curriculum is inspired by Waldorf, Montessori, and Inquiry-based learning.

The school also offers after-school care.

 

Living Springs Lutheran Church Child Development Center

803.736.0776 | 4224 HardScrabble Road, Columbia, SC

Living Springs Lutheran Church Child Development Center has full-day classes for infants through 4/5 year olds.

Incarnation Lutheran Child Development Center

803.256.7456 | 3005 Devine Street, Columbia, SC

The Incarnation Lutheran Child Development Center has preschool programming for children who are 8 weeks old through 4 years old. There’s also an After School Program where students are picked up by the church bus and brought back to the center.

Chesterbrook Academy

877.271.4487 | 1050 Wildwood Centre Drive, Columbia, SC

Full-Day preschool and daycare for ages 18 months – Pre-K designed to prepare kids for kindergarten.

 

Asbury Memorial UMC Preschool

803.776.8121 | 1005 Asbury Drive, Columbia, SC

Preschool and kindergarten in Columbia, SC for ages toddlers and ages 2-5. Programs are partial day and there are options for attendance 3-5 days per week.

Grace Christian School

803.794.8996 | 416 Denham Avenue, West Columbia, SC

Grace Christian School offers traditional education with a Christ-centered approach. They offer academics, athletics, fine arts, and spiritual development programs.
They offer educational programs from PreK – 12th grade.
Grace Christian School also has an Early Learning Center for infants (6 weeks old) – 2 years old.

Big Blue Marble Academy

| 3 Locations, Columbia, SC

  • Programs for infants-4K
  • Before & After School Programs, including pick up from local schools.
  • Summer Camps

Locations in West Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo:

3912 Leaphart Rd, West Columbia
110 Hadleigh Drive, Lexington
101 North Royal Tower Drive, Irmo

Lake Carolina Early Learning Center

803.419.8858 | 41 Helton Drive, Columbia, SC

Lake Carolina Early Learning Center offers preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Shandon Weekday School

803.799.8533 | 607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC

  • Full-Day preschool and childcare for infants through 4K
  • After-school program for 5K-8th grade (year-round or school year only)
  • Full-Day Summer Camp for 5K-8th grade

Summer Discover Camp: Program is a full day from 7 am until 6:30 pm. Kids are divided by grade level and participate in extra mini camps (with no additional charge) like Art, Soccer Shots, Literacy Legends, Sports Superstars, and Clay Sculpting.

Shandon Weekday School also offers an after school program from 2:30 pm to 6 pm during the school year and from 7:30 am to 6 pm during the Summer. To find the bus your child will ride visit their website.

Ben Lippen School

803.807.4000 | Multiple campuses, Columbia, SC

Ben Lippen Schools is a private, Christ-centered school for preschool -12th grade.
They have three campuses in the Columbia, SC area.

Monticello Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 12th Grade
7401 Monticello Road, Columbia

Northeast Campus: Pre-K4 through 1st Grade
3513 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia

St. Andrews Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 4th Grade
500 St. Andrews Road, Columbia

 

Trinity Learning Center

803.254.5819 | 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

Trinity Learning Center in Columbia, SC offers full day preschool programming for infants through 5-year-olds. They also offer an after school program from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Montessori Early Learning Center

803.772.2262 | 1101 Balsam Road, Columbia, SC

Montessori Early Learning Center is a private school with an education curriculum based on Montessori-style learning.
The facility has 6 primary, multi-aged classrooms. The facility has observation mirrors installed in every classroom door for parent use at any time without an appointment.

Trenholm Road United Methodist Preschool

803.254.9848 | 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC

Trenholm Road United Methodist Preschool has full time programming for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. They also have an afterschool program for grades 5K through 5th grade.

Kathwood Baptist Preschool

803.787.3434 | 4900 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC

Kathwood Baptist offers a preschool program for children 6 weeks through 4 years old. There are full-time and part-time options.

Center for Learning

803.254.0068 | 2729 Covenant Road, Columbia, SC

CFL is an Independent Early Childhood Program offering care for children 12 months to 4 years of age in their Child Development Program.

CFL also offers kindergarten through 5th grade in their academy program.

College Of Early Learning

| 1313 Means Avenue, Columbia, SC

Private Montessori school for Pre-K through 12th grade

Saint Joseph Catholic School

803.254.6736 | 3700 Devine Street, Columbia, SC

Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a traditional education with cutting-edge teaching techniques combined with Catholic teachings based on the Diocese of Charleston.
Grades: 4K- 6th grade
In addition, they offer enrichment courses such as art, music, physical education, guidance, technology, and Spanish

 

Holland Avenue Baptist Church

803.794.9133 | 801 12th Street, Cayce, SC

Holland Avenue Baptist Church offers a half-day preschool program for children 6 weeks old through kindergarten.

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church Preschool

803.788.4005 | 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church Preschool offers 2, 3, and 5 days a week programming for children ages 2-4. Preschool days are half days, but there’s an extended care option, too.

La Petite Academy offers childcare for infants to Kindergarteners. They also offer after school care and summer camps. Transportation to after school is available by contacting your schools director on the website. They have three locations in Columbia.