GUIDE: Everything you need to know about preschools in The Woodlands area

A non-comprehensive guide to preschools in The Woodlands area.

A non-comprehensive guide to preschools in The Woodlands area.

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The Woodlands area preschool guide

Rebecca Coates, Dean of admissions and community relations at The Woodlands Methodist School answers questions on what parents should know before enrolling their children in preschool programs.


When should parents start thinking about enrolling their children in preschool?
Many families start thinking about enrolling in preschool when they see how peer socialization can benefit their child.  We see at The Woodlands Methodist School preschool, many families choosing to enroll their two-year-old for the first time in preschool.


Why is preschool beneficial for children?
Preschool provides amazing opportunities for children to learn in a small group of peers. Some of the basics and the most long-lasting lessons learned in preschool are how to make a friend and how to be a friend. Many parents in the area who have small children who are hungry for more in their learning often seek out preschools to help extend their child’s early education.


What does the enrollment process look like and how do waitlists work?
Many parents are surprised to know that you need to think ahead when enrolling their children in preschool. Many programs fill up quickly for the school year. We encourage all parents to take tours of the programs they are considering and make sure the preschool philosophy aligns with their own beliefs as parents. The relationship between parents and schools is vital for the long-term success of the child. As different age levels fill up for the school year, a waitlist will begin for families that wish to attend. As openings in the school become available, individual families on the waitlist are contacted.


What should parents know about preparing their children for preschool?
A child heading off to preschool for the first time is a big transition for families. A school that handles this transition in an age-appropriate way will lay the groundwork for long-term success in school. When children are exposed to a safe, loving, nurturing and fun classroom setting, they build the belief that school is positive. At The Woodlands Methodist School, we start school using a gradual-entry approach. Our gradual entry creates an atmosphere of fun and safety in a shorter day to positively expose children to school, but not for the full day. Children slowly transition to a full day, leading to smoother drop-offs and less anxiety.



Alden Bridge Preschool

7575 Alden Bridge Drive, Spring
936-273-6330
www.aldenbridgepreschool.org


Programs: 2-day, 3-day, 4-day and 5-day (per week) enrollment options
Ages: 2-5 years
Tuition: $1,782-$6,507 annually







All Nations Community School


Opening Aug. 15
5125 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands
832-510-8311
www.allnationscs.org


Programs: 3-day and 5-day (per week) enrollment, music, art, physical education, Spanish, after-school activities
Ages: 4 years-12 years
Tuition: $5,550-$11,040 annually







Brighton Academy Indian Springs


10801 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands
281-465-4111
www.brightonacademykids.com


Programs: young 2, pre-K 2, pre-K 3, pre-K 4 and prekindergarten
Ages: Infant-5 years
Tuition: $140-$280 weekly







Brighton Academy Lone Star College Montgomery


3200 College Park Drive, Bldg. A, Conroe
281-465-4111
www.brightonacademykids.com


Programs: Full-time or hourly on-campus child care
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: $9 hourly or $225 weekly







Brighton Academy Panther Creek


10400 Gosling Road, The Woodlands
281-465-4111
www.brightonacademykids.com


Programs: young 2, pre-K 2, pre-K 3, pre-K 4 and prekindergarten, infants
Ages: Infant-5 years
Tuition: $140-$280 weekly







Children of Joy! Preschool


7550 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands
936-271-0893
www.sojoy.org/preschool


Programs: 2, 3 and 4-day enrollment
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Children of The Woodlands Methodist School


2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
281-297-5959
www.twmschool.org


Programs: preschool/children of The Woodlands, lower and middle school
Ages: 18 months-14 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







The Children’s Courtyard of The Woodlands


10505 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
281-367-1334
www.childrenscourtyard.com


Programs: infants, toddlers, twos, early preschool, pre-K, junior kindergarten, before and after school, part- and full-time enrollment options, first grade
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: $101-$275 weekly







The Children’s Courtyard of The Woodlands Alden Bridge


8401 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands
281-298-3715
www.childrenscourtyard.com


Programs: infants, toddlers, twos, early preschool, pre-K, before and after-school, part- and full-time enrollment
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: $98-$260 weekly 







Children’s Learning Adventure


3709 College Park Drive, The Woodlands
936-647-3962
www.childrenslearningadventure.com


Programs: infant, toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten, advanced pre-K and kindergarten, before and after school, extracurricular classes, school breaks and summer camp
Ages: 6 weeks-13 years
Tuition: $67-$295 weekly







Children’s Lighthouse Spring-Harmony


2885 Waterbend Cove, Spring
832-813-8307
www.childrenslighthouse.com/spring


Programs: infant and toddler, preschool, school age
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Children’s Lighthouse The Woodlands Creekside


5585 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
832-698-2735
www.childrenslighthouse.com/woodlands


Programs: infant and toddler, preschool, school age
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Childtime of The Woodlands South


417 Sawdust Road, Spring
281-367-5575
www.childtime.com


Programs: infants, toddlers, twos and early preschool, preschool, private kindergarten, before and after school, enrichment programs
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Community Kids Preschool


8909 Cochrans Crossing Drive, The Woodlands
936-271-4544
www.communitykidschildcare.com


Programs: toddlers, twos and threes, preschoolers
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: $240-$530 monthly







Creme de la Creme


2350 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
832-299-7950
www.cremedelacreme.com


Programs: Soccer Shots, gymnastics, ballet, basketball, Young Rembrandts
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Cunae International School


5655 Creekside Forest, The Woodlands
281-516-3770
www.doortomyschool.com


Programs: preschool, kindergarten, school age, summer camp, before and after school
Ages: 4 years and up
Tuition: approximately $11,000 annually







Early Learning Program


4881 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-298-2464
www.wcpc-tx.org


Programs: preschool, transition, part-time preschool with extended day options
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: Contract preschool for pricing







Forest Crossing KinderCare


9005 Forest Crossing Drive, The Woodlands
281-296-2966
www.kindercare.com/the-woodlands/tx


Programs: Learning Adventure Program, infants, toddlers, Discovery Preschool, pre-K, school age, before and after school
Ages: infants-12 years
Tuition: $100-$295 weekly







The Gan Jewish Early Learning Center


Opening August 2018
25823 Budde Road, The Woodlands
281-719-5213
www.thewoodlandsgan.com


Programs: two-, three- and five-day (per week) enrollment
Ages: 18 months-4 years
Tuition: $325-$570 monthly







God’s Kids Preschool


1202 N. Millbend Drive, Spring
281-367-7139
www.godskidspreschool.org


Programs: toddlers, twos, threes, fours, Mother’s Day Out, pre-K
Ages: 18 months-4 years
Tuition: $275-$395 monthly







The Goddard School


Opening in late 2018
27084 Birnham Woods Drive, Spring
832-791-3990
www.goddardschool.com/houston/spring-birnham-woods-drive-tx


Programs: infants, toddler, preschool
Ages: 6 weeks-5 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Greystone House


1000 Evergreen Circle, The Woodlands
281-298-2444
www.greystonehouse.com


Programs: infant care, toddler class, preschool
Ages: infants-6 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Growing Together Early Learning Center


2021 Rayford Road, Ste. 100, Spring
281-296-2810
www.thegrowingtogether.com


Programs: child care, early learning, preschool, after-school program, summer child care
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Ivy Kids Birnham Woods


28813 Birnham Woods Drive, Spring
281-353-7777
www.ivykids.com/birnhamwoods


Programs: infant, toddler, preschool, preschool, before and after school, summer camp, spring break camp
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: $105-$290 weekly







Kangaroo Forest


7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring
281-465-4069
www.thekangarooforest.com


Programs: infants, young toddlers, older toddlers, prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, before and after school
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Little Lambs of Grace


31101 FM 2978, Magnolia
281-259-2691
www.littlelambsofgrace.com


Programs: pre-K, preschool, part-time, full-time, before- and after-school care
Ages: 6 months-5 years
Tuition: $85-$180 weekly







Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool


8030 Branch Crossing Drive, The Woodlands
888-858-8070
www.littlesunshine.com


Programs: preschool, prekindergarten
Ages: 6 weeks-6 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Oakhurst Drive KinderCare


24717 Oakhurst Drive, Spring
281-363-4819
www.kindercare.com/our-centers/spring/tx


Programs: infant, toddlers from 2-4 before and after school
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: $130-$275 weekly







Oak Ridge Young Learners Academy


Opening summer 2018
25511 Richards Road, Spring
832-257-3563
www.theyounglearners.com/oryla


Programs: infant, preschool, private pre-K
Ages: 6 weeks-6 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Paddington British Private School


2010 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands
281-292-0654
www.paddingtonbritishschool.com


Programs: toddlers, preschool, pre-K, transition to kindergarten, kindergarten, Jr. Explorer Clubs, playtime, early starts
Ages: 1 year-6 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Primrose School of Harmony


3559 Discovery Creek, Spring
281-907-6900
www.primroseschools.com/school/harmony


Programs: infant, early preschool, pre-K, after school, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, Summer Adventure Club
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Primrose School of Imperial Oaks


2114 Rayford Road, Spring
281-364-7400
www.primroseschools.com/schools/imperial-oaks


Programs: infant, early preschool, pre-K, after school, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, Summer Adventure Club
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Primrose School of The Woodlands at College Park  


6403 College Park Drive, The Woodlands
936-321-5900
www.primroseschools.com/schools/woodlands-college-park


Programs: infant, early preschool, pre-K, after school, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, summer adventure club
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Primrose School of The Woodlands at Creekside Park


26025 Strake Ranch St., The Woodlands
281-351-7300
www.primroseschools.com/schools/woodlands-creekside-park


Programs: infant, early preschool, pre-K, after school, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, Summer Adventure Club
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Primrose School of The Woodlands at Sterling Ridge


6909 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
281-681-3500
www.primroseschools.com/schools/woodlands-sterling-ridge


Programs: infant, early preschool, pre-K, after school, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, summer adventure club
Ages: Infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Spanish Schoolhouse-The Woodlands


3333 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-292-6116
www.spanishschoolhouse.com/thewoodlands


Programs: preschool, kindergarten, after-school Spanish, summer camps
Ages: 2 years-5 years
Tuition: $413-$1,073 monthly







Stepping Stones Child Care


10601 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands
281-298-5838
www.steppingstonesfalconwing.com


Programs: enrichment programs, after school, holiday camp, summer camp, private kindergarten
Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy


11900 Crane Brook Drive, Spring
281-292-8783
www.steppingstonesprep.com


Programs: infant, toddler, pre-K, private school, after school, camps, enrichment programs
Ages: infant-12 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Trinity Episcopal Day School


3901 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-367-5148
www.tedstw.org


Programs: Young twos, twos, threes, pre-K, language, engineering and preschool science
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: $900-$3,150 annually







The Woodlands Montessori


1201 Many Pines Road, The Woodlands
281-363-9600
www.montessori.com/montessori-schools


Programs:  infants, toddlers, primary, kindergarten, electives and extracurricular classes, summer program, Grow Fit
Ages: 18 months-2-6 years
Tuition: Contact preschool for pricing







Woodlands Treehouse Preschool


10240 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands
281-419-0542
www.woodlandstreehouse.com


Programs: toddlers, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, private kindergarten, bilingual Spanish program, enrichment activities
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Tuition: $480-$1,020 monthly







The Woodlands Young Learners
Academy


1500 Woodstead Court, Spring
832-381-3480
www.twyounglearners.com


Programs: toddler, kindergarten, after school, summer camps
Ages: 18 months-5 years old
Tuition: Contact school for pricing






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