GUIDE: Area day cares, preschools & mother's day out programs

Ivy Kids Manvel is an early-childhood education center and offers play-based learning and activities. (Courtesy Ivy Kids Manvel)
Ivy Kids Manvel is an early-childhood education center and offers play-based learning and activities. (Courtesy Ivy Kids Manvel)

Ivy Kids Manvel is an early-childhood education center and offers play-based learning and activities. (Courtesy Ivy Kids Manvel)

Busy parents looking for full-time child care, early education opportunities or just a place to drop off their child for a few hours have several options in Pearland and Friendswood. This list is not comprehensive.

1) Encompass Academics

Ages: 2-5 years

Cost: $300 for June and July

Trinity Fellowship Church, 301 Leisure Lane, Friendswood


Encompass Academics runs a summer mother’s day out program. On Tuesdays in June and July from 1:30-4:15 p.m., parents can drop their child off for a few hours of child care.

2) Friendswood Children’s House

Ages: 15 months-8 years

Cost: $100 (registration), $119-$260 (supplies), $60-$706 a month

304 W. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood


Founded over 45 years ago, Friendswood Children’s House is a family-owned and -operated private early childhood school. The business uses the Montessori theory, which focuses on individualized education. Classes run 5 1/2 hours a day two to three days a week.

3) Friendswood Christian School

Ages: 6 weeks-10 years

Cost: $90-$150 (registration), $200 (supplies), $588 a month

2051 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood


Friendswood Christian School is an early child development center that strives to encourage parent-teacher partnerships and challenge students to reach their full potential. The school offers daily, extended and after-school care.

4) Friendswood United Methodist Church

Ages: 1-5 years

Cost: $155-$225 (registration and supplies), $185-$385 a month

110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood


Bright Beginnings is Friendswood Methodist’s early learning program for children. The classes provide a Christian environment with curriculum intended to help children develop and establish a love for learning. Classes run two to four days a week from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

5) Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Ages: 3-4 years

Cost: $275 (registration and supplies), $75-$350 a month

1207 W. Winding Way Drive, Friendswood


Children at Good Shepherd Episcopal School learn through play, circle time, stories, drama, writing, math, cooking, simple experiments and nature walks. Classes are offered three or five days a week for three or 3 1/2 hours a day. The church also offers after-school care.

6) Hope Lutheran Church

Ages: 18 months-5 years

Cost: $75 (registration), $100-$300 (supplies), $220-$450 a month

1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood


Tiny Treasures Early Childhood Program, a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church, provides children with safe and secure learning with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Children learn music, conduct labs and spend time in the chapel daily. Classes run two to four days a week Mondays through Thursdays.


7) A B Sea Preschool

Ages: 18 months-kindergarten

Cost: $300 (registration and supplies), $300-$725 a month

2335 N. Texas Ave., Ste. B, Pearland


A B Sea has two-, three- and five-day programs available with discounts offered for multiple siblings, military members, first responders and teachers. It provides a safe and developmentally appropriate environment with a focus on stimulating learning experiences that promote each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The preschool’s goal is to create a nurturing environment where children feel valued and are able to flourish at their own pace. A B Sea also offers before- and after-school care.

8) Eagle Heights Christian Academy

Ages: 6 weeks-4 years

Cost: $285 (application and enrollment), $350-$790 a month

3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland


Eagle Heights offers a happy and loving Christ-centered environment for kids aged 6 weeks to 4 years old. The school offers a fun and engaging program that promotes healthy social interaction and active learning through play.

9) Jana Marie’s Childcare Center

Ages: 18 months-5 years

Cost: $160-$170 a month

6307 Broadway St., Ste. 111, Pearland


Jana Marie’s Childcare Center is an all-day preschool from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Parents can drop off children as late as 9:30 a.m., and children can be picked up anytime. The preschool follows a daily schedule and curriculum to prepare students for kindergarten.

10) In His Steps Academy

Ages: 1-5 years

Cost: Varies per program

2551 O’Day Road, Pearland


In His Steps Academy offers students hands-on, faith-based learning. The curriculum is rooted in scripture, and children do various activities. The program also includes chapel.

11A) Ivy Kids Manvel

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years old

Cost: Call for prices

4434 CR 94, Manvel


Ivy Kids Manvel is an early childhood education center. The school follows the Ivy Prep curriculum, which is based on Howard Gardner’s multiple-intelligence theory. It offers play-based learning and activities. The school offers discounts and incentives.

11B) Ivy Kids Pearland

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years

Cost: Call for prices

1906 Country Place Parkway, Pearland


Ivy Kids Pearland offers instruction and curriculum every day, as well as lunch. The school has music and movement, yoga, sign language and Spanish programs. Ivy Kids also offers a science enrichment program. The school is open from 6 a.m.-6:30 a.m. and has free registration, due to COVID-19.

Montessori School of Downtown

Ages: Newborn-second grade

Cost: Call for prices

The Montessori School of Downtown is a fully accredited Montessori School and also offers summer camp programs for children in third grade and older.

12A) Montessori School of Downtown-Pearland

2121 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland


12B) Montessori School of Downtown-Silverlake

2525 CR 90, Pearland


12C) Montessori School of Downtown-Shipra

11203 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland


13) Little Lambs Learning Center

Ages: 18 months-5 years

Cost: $200-$275 (supplies and registration) $220-$460 a month

12005 Magnolia Parkway, Pearland


Little Lambs Learning Center, which is an extension of Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church’s education ministry, offers children play and curriculum to enhance their development.

14) St. Andrew’s Academy

Ages: 24 months-5 years

Cost: $200 (registration), $273-$546 a month

2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland


St. Andrew’s is a curriculum-based academy offering basic learning and religious basics. The academy also offers after-school care.

15) St. Helen’s Catholic School

Ages: 3-14 years

Cost: $200-$330 (registration), $150-$520 (fees), $453.40-$743.70 a month

2213 Old Alvin Road, Pearland


St. Helen Catholic School believes learning is a lifelong process to be nurtured and sustained at all ages. The Christian academic program focuses on teaching with parent and community involvement while promoting wisdom, age and grace among students.

16) Tottenberry’s Private School

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years

Cost: Call for prices

7302 W. Broadway St., Pearland


Tottenberry’s Private School offers a mother’s day out program for children age 2 and older. The school has part-time options for students of all ages. The school offers instruction and curriculum all day, as well as extracurricular classes, including PE, Spanish, Bible study, art and music.
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