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Heritage Christian Academy’s Kindergarten Prep program offers your child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment. Our classical approach to education concentrates on the 3 essential elements of phonics, handwriting, and math with the integration of Biblical teachings. Students are given the opportunity to build skills through hands-on learning activities and real-life experiences. Our program is designed to develop students academically, socially, and emotionally to ensure they make a smooth transition into kindergarten.
Our school functions as a nurturing community in which students are respected as unique individuals created in the image of God. Biblical integration is an important part of instruction. We have amazing teachers who love God’s word and seek ways to integrate it in all aspects of the school day. You can rest in knowing your kindergarten student will be taught by skilled and knowledgeable teachers who love children and are dedicated to helping them realize their greatest potential.
Daily activities consist of the following:
• read-a-loud stories
• art and music experiences
• building relationships
• exploring God’s world
Kathwood Baptist offers a preschool program for children 6 weeks through 4 years old. There are full-time and part-time options.
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.
- 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.
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.
Lexington Baptist Preschool has classes for children 18 months old through 5K. There are options to choose between 2, 3, and 4 day attendance.
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.
Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool Programs in Columbia, SC for infants-4 years old
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
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.
Love Learning Center has classes for children 8 weeks through Pre-K. Programs are full-time.
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.
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.
Midlands Primary Learning Center has full day preschool classes for children ages 2-4 years old.
Holland Avenue Baptist Church offers a half-day preschool program for children 6 weeks old through kindergarten.
Full-Day preschool and daycare for ages 18 months – Pre-K designed to prepare kids for kindergarten.
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.
Lake Carolina Early Learning Center offers preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
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.
Pisgah Child Development Ministries has programs and classes for children ages 18 months through 5 years old.
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.
College Of Early Learning
1313 Means Avenue, Columbia, SC
Private Montessori school for Pre-K through 12th grade
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.
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.
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.
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.
Programs for infants – preschoolers, including kindergarten prep, located at the Columbia Federal Center.
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.
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
MEGA Child Development Center offers full day programming for 2-4 year olds.
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.
Lake Murray Baptist Preschool offers programs for children ages 1 through 5 years old.
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.
Programming for infants-5th graders. Preschool programming goes through 5 years old.
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.
Mt Hebron Dayschool has half-day preschool programs for infants through kindergarten.
- 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
Mt Olive Lutheran Church Preschool is a half-day program for children ages 2-4.
Preschool programs in Columbia, SC and Lexington, SC for infants through Pre- 4K, utilizing the Learning Beyond Curriculum.
1103 B Ave, West Columbia
320 S Lake Drive, Lexington
1535 Lorick Ave, Columbia
408 S Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner
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.
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 offers full-day programming for children ages 3-6 years old.
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.
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.
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
Preschool program for ages 6 weeks old to 4 years old
Trinity Learning Center in Columbia, SC offers full day preschool programming for infants through 5-year-olds.
Union Day School offers full time preschool programming for children ages 6 weeks to two years old.
Preschool program for 8 weeks to 4 years old in Columbia, SC