Are you looking for preschools and daycare in Columbia, SC? The area has a lot of options including half-day daycare and preschool, full-day options. You can sort our Preschool and Daycare Guide by categories, including Christian preschools and religiously affiliated schools, as well as secular preschools, or by location.
Just use the buttons in the orange box below to sort preschools and find the right preschool or childcare for your family!
Columbia, SC Preschools & Day Care Centers by County
Columbia, SC: Preschools & Child Care Centers by City
Preschools & Day By Age
Child Care & Preschool By Schedule
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
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.
Union Day School
803.781.0630 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC
Union Day School offers full time preschool programming for children ages 6 weeks to two years old.
Beulah United Methodist Church
803.892.3793 161 Beulah Church Road, Gilbert, SC
Preschool program for ages 6 weeks old to 4 years old
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
Northside Christian Academy
803.520.5656 4347 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC
Northside Christian Academy is a private school located in Lexington County.
The school offers a Christ-centered education for grades K -12.
In addition to academics, they offer athletics and arts programs.
They also have an Early Education Center for children ages 6 weeks old through kindergarten.
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.
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.
Mt Hebron Dayschool
803.794.8275 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC
Mt Hebron Dayschool has half-day preschool programs for infants through kindergarten.
Cadence Academy Preschool
803.999.4081 3 locations, Columbia, SC
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.
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
803.782.2748 2219 Atascadero Drive , Columbia, SC
Timmerman School is an SCISA Accredited private school in Columbia, SC for grades K – 12.
They offer academics, athletics, and fine arts.
The high school program receives their education through Connections Academy with on-campus private teacher assistance.
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.
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.
Mt Olive Lutheran Church
803.781.5845 1541 Lake Murray Boulevard, Columbia, SC
Mt Olive Lutheran Church Preschool is a half-day program for children ages 2-4.
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 incorporated natural “outdoor” education into its curriculum.
North Trenholm Baptist Church
803.790.5104 6515 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
North Trenholm Baptist Church has a Weekday Preschool for children ages 12 months-4 years old. School days are full days.
Love Learning Center
803.575.0322 411 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC
Love Learning Center has classes for children 8 weeks through Pre-K. Programs are full-time.
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.
Montessori School of Columbia
803.783.8838 411 South Maple Street, Columbia, SC
- Primary Program for 3-6 year olds
- Lower Elementary Program for 6-9 year olds
- Upper Elementary for 9-12 year olds
- Middle School for 12-15 year olds
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.
Midlands Montessori School
803.356.6434 140 Gibson Road Suite C, Lexington, SC
Midlands Montessori School offers full day programming for children ages 3-6 years old.
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.
McGregor Presbyterian Preschool
803.781.2539 6505 St Andrews Road, Columbia, SC
McGregor Presbyterian Preschool offers classes for 1 year olds through 4 year olds. You can choose from 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Classes are half-days.
Lexington Baptist Preschool
803.359.2866 308 E Main Street, Lexington, SC
Lexington Baptist Preschool has classes for children 18 months old through 5K. There are options to choose between 2, 3, and 4 day attendance.
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.
St. John Neumann Catholic School
803.788.1367 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC
St. John Neumann Catholic School offers a combination of traditional education courses with Catholic teachings.
Grades: Preschool – 6th grade
The school also offers extended care, advanced math, community service opportunities, and special interest courses.
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
Lake Murray Baptist
803.957.1435 1001 Highway 378 West, Lexington, SC
Lake Murray Baptist Preschool offers programs for children ages 1 through 5 years old.
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.
Eastminster Presbyterian Day School
803.256.1654 3200 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool Programs in Columbia, SC for infants-4 years old
Aspire Early Learning Academy
803.859.4164 Columbia, SC
Preschool program in Columbia, SC and Lexington, SC for 4K
Brookland Academy Child Development Center
803.744.7918 1054 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC
Full-day preschool programming for infants (6 weeks old)-4 years old. The school is located at Brookland Baptist Church.
Cutler Jewish Day School
803.782.1831 5827 N Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
Programming for infants-5th graders. Preschool programming goes through 5 years old.
5 Star Academy
803.939.0950 725 Raleigh Street, West Columbia, SC
Preschool Program for Infants-4K
Saxa Gotha Presbyterian Child Development Center
803.359.2058 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexingtong, SC
Saxa Gotha Presbyterian Child Development Center has preschool classes and programs for children ages 2 through 4. There’s also an Afterschool Program for kindergartners through 5th graders.
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.
Lake Murray Presbyterian Day School
803.345.1152 2771 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin, SC
Lake Murray Presbyterian Day School is a preschool program for children ages 6 weeks old through 5 years old. There’s a full-day program and a part-time program.
College Of Early Learning
1313 Means Avenue, Columbia, SC
Private Montessori school for Pre-K through 12th grade
Bethel United Methodist
803.787.3089 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia, SC
Preschool program for 8 weeks to 4 years old in Columbia, SC
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.
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.
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.
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.
Midlands Primary Learning Center
803.479.8983 203 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC
Midlands Primary Learning Center has full day preschool classes for children ages 2-4 years old.
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.
803.892.4496 3630 Augusta Highway, Gilbert, SC
MEGA Child Development Center offers full day programming for 2-4 year olds.
Pisgah Child Development Ministries
803.358.9577 1350 Pisgah Church Road, Lexington, SC
Pisgah Child Development Ministries has programs and classes for children ages 18 months through 5 years old.
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.