At Woodward Academy, learning starts with joy. Pre-kindergarteners receive encouragement and guidance to foster a natural spark of curiosity in an intentionally inclusive community representing the best of Atlanta. With low teacher-student ratios, Woodward provides each child with individual attention and a loving environment that builds a bridge of support between school and home. Teachers focus on every child’s development and use a wide range of technological tools to enhance learning, including Bee-Bots, Dot and Dash Robots, iPads and Lego Robotics. Students participate in dedicated classes for science, art and music as well as Spanish, library and computer classes. 5-day programs for ages 4 and 5. Two campuses in Johns Creek and historic College Park.
1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park
Through an intentional, systematic, and multi-sensory approach to learning, Stepping Stones creates pathways to success for students experiencing speech and language delays. This multi-disciplinary program is focused entirely on maximizing the brain development of students from 3 to 5 years of age. A teaching team consisting of a speech-language pathologist, education specialist, occupational therapist, and an assistant teacher collaborate to ensure that each child becomes an active, engaged learner prepared for elementary school. Research-based practices focus on language and pre-literacy, math, science and physical development. Enrichment classes include art, music, media, PE and OT-PE. Extended-day and early-care programs are available.
3160 Northside Parkway NW. Atlanta
The state-of-the-art Early Childhood Learning Center at St. Martin’s offers classrooms specifically designed for 2-year-olds through first grade, a STEAM village that intentionally connects a science lab, tinker space and art room, and an outdoor learning space all geared to foster engagement and collaborative learning among young children. A 21st-century core curriculum is coupled with a wide range of co-curricular classes including art, science, French, Spanish, religion and guidance. As an Episcopal school, St. Martin’s is dedicated to graduating well-rounded individuals ready to wholeheartedly embrace life. Infant 8 weeks, Toddler 2s, Beginner 3s (each with three, four and five-day options) and Pre-K students dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Kindergarten is a full day, dismissing at 3 p.m. Before and after school care is available until 6 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School Early Childhood Learning Center
3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta
Voted “Best Preschool” in Cobb, preschoolers at Mount Paran Christian School learn through creativity and play, and can’t wait for hands-on STEAM exploration each week. Faculty are state-certified and degreed teachers who love and nurture faith in God in the hearts of their students. Preschoolers conduct science experiments, master math concepts via iPad Osmo, solve building challenges and create masterpieces on SMART Tables. Curriculum centers around advanced levels of Wee Learn covering math, language arts, science, fine arts and Spanish – exceeding all Georgia standards. MPCS half and full-day preschool is fully accredited through SAIS, AdvancED and Bright From the Start compliant. Daily Bible instruction and weekly chapels integrate God’s Truth across all studies. Transitional K program provides an extra year of enrichment skills for Kindergarten readiness. Ages 3-5.
Mount Paran Christian School Preschool
1275 Stanley Road NW, Kennesaw
More than a school, North Cobb Christian School’s Preschool is a family! NCCS’s unique and engaging preschool experience thoroughly prepares students for kindergarten and beyond – sparking a lasting love for learning while establishing a faith-based foundation. The fully accredited NCCS Preschool program leverages children’s natural curiosity and creativity through a developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum that emphasizes STEAM, phonics, number foundations, Bible, Spanish, music, social skills, character development, movement and motor skills. Students thrive through individualized instruction in a safe, loving environment where they are fully known and nurtured by certified teachers. NCCS offers half-day and full-day K3 and K4 programs, as well as Junior Kindergarten. Before and after care is available.
4500 Eagle Dr., Kennesaw
Mount Vernon’s youngest learners are curious, strong, and competent. Fostering each child’s natural interests, teachers challenge students through hands-on, play-based activities to build a foundation for learning. Mount Vernon attracts high-performing teachers who form relationships with and nurture each child. A thorough understanding of brain science, child development and appropriate activities is at the heart of the Preschool. On the Frontier, a natural park-like playspace, students imagine, design, and construct forts, tunnels, and slides built into the hills. Drawing on the connection between brain and muscle development, teachers use this outdoor space to explore curriculum through play, creativity and discovery. The Mount Vernon Preschool serves children ages 2 to 5 and offers a variety of scheduling options.
The Mount Vernon Preschool
471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE, Atlanta
Mount Pisgah Christian Preschool students prepare for the next stage of learning in a loving environment through interactive activities and play. Smaller classroom sizes allow children to receive individualized care. They grow in faith through daily chapel programs featuring singing and dancing and Bible curriculum. The STEAM Lab opens a new world of discovery through technology and multi-sensory experiments. A new Atelier studio with a dedicated Atelierista, or art specialist, provides a variety of creative experiences through music, clay, loose parts, paint, nature, movement and sound. Children ages 2-4 participate in Spanish, music and STEAM Lab each week and may also participate in soccer, dance. 5-day, 3-day and 2-day programs. Full day starting at infants and half-day for ages 2-4.
Mount Pisgah Christian Preschool
9820 Nesbit Ferry Rd., Johns Creek
At MJCCA Preschools, children develop a love of learning and families find a community that lasts a lifetime. MJCCA Preschools offer a progressive curriculum, specialty enrichment classes, and an infusion of Jewish values for children ages 6 weeks through Transitional Kindergarten AND Kindergarten. The Weinstein School in Dunwoody, The MJCCA Schiff School in Sandy Springs, and The Sunshine School in East Cobb are all operating in strict cohorts and following public health guidelines. Full and half-day options are available, and all MJCCA Preschools are GAC Accredited. The Weinstein School and The Sunshine School are also NAEYC accredited, a distinction awarded to only the top 7% of all preschools in the nation.
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
The Hamm Center partners with families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop strong foundations for communication, literacy and confidence using Listening and Spoken Language. The curriculum places children alongside peers with typical hearing, where relationships grow and conversation abounds. An educational audiologist supports children who utilize hearing technology with state-of-the-art assistive devices that ensure optimal listening experiences. Individual Auditory-Verbal Therapy sessions for infants to age 3 and school programming for children 18 months through 4 years is offered. Enrichment programs include music, PE/occupational therapy, art and media. Classroom and enrichment teachers collaborate to integrate and bolster language development. At the Hamm Center, an environment of mutual respect instills connection, fulfillment and success.
Katherine Hamm Center at Atlanta Speech School
3160 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta
Exposure to languages from a young age encourages learning. Atlanta International School offers full immersion preschool programs in French, German, Spanish and Chinese. AIS offers the inquiry-based International Baccalaureate Primary Years (PYP) curriculum, allowing younger learners to explore the world through play. The teachers, native speakers of the target language as well as English-proficient, empower students to question and problem solve. The low student-teacher ratio is maintained by having two educators in each classroom who provide personalized attention based on the needs of each child. AIS offers families a unique combination of immersion language programs, authentic community and the global IB curriculum, helping students develop the skills and resilience needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Five-day program for ages 3 and 4.
Atlanta International School Early Learning Center
2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta
The Preschool at Atlanta Academy quickly becomes an extension of your family, and helps young students make an easy transition from home to the classroom. The nurturing environment provides each child with what he or she needs in a foundation for lifelong learning. Children develop close friendships, and work together to learn and explore new concepts. The preschool curriculum is carefully developed for each age level, so students can find success. Inquiry becomes a daily activity, where each student’s self-initiated investigations are encouraged, and age-appropriate materials are incorporated. Students who advance from the preschool program into Kindergarten consistently demonstrate preparedness – a great foundation to build upon in the later primary years at Atlanta Academy. Five-day program for ages infant to 5 years.
Atlanta Academy Preschool
2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell
Kenan Preschool supports children’s passion for knowledge and learning by encouraging creativity, developing confidence and constructing brains built for reading. The early childhood teaching teams apply the latest research on how young children best develop and learn complex language, critical-thinking skills, self-regulation, world knowledge and empathy. An intentional focus on pre-literacy and language development – throughout all curriculum content areas, including the language of math, science, social studies, and more – maximizes early growth of the reading brain. Classes are offered for ages 2 through Kindergarten, with Enrichment classes and Extended Day programs. All classes are led by teachers with advanced degrees and expertise in early childhood development, dedicated to supporting the development of kids who love to learn.
Anne and Jim Kenan Preschool at Atlanta Speech School
3160 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta
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