Best list of Preschools around Louisville


What is the best preschool in Louisville? Here is a list of preschools around Louisville so you can find what is best for your child!

There are Louisville preschools for every age and interest. If you are looking for a great preschool, this list will help you find the options near you so you can schedule a tour or look up their information and give them a call to learn more. Our list includes Jefferson County including Oldham, Shelby, Bullitt Counties.

So many Louisville families start searching for preschools at around age 3. Often, kids have different needs and interests so parents like to explore their options to see what’s close, what’s in their budget, and what’s a good fit for their child. We hope this list is helpful to you!

Looking for more information to foster your child’s interests? Check out our Lessons and Learning page. 


Thrive Forest School is Louisville’s most successful nature-based preschool, nestled in the beautiful woodlands of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. There, under the trees and amongst the chirping of chickadees, children 3-to-6 years of age attend preschool outside in a forest classroom year-round. Sun, rain, snow… it’s all an opportunity to build self-confidence, creativity, resilience, and emotional regulation in small classes under the guidance of experienced preschool teachers

The Gardner School of Louisville is now accepting new students! An academically-focused preschool for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, The Gardner School offers a year-round full and part-time early childhood education program in a secure, stimulating, and educationally-engineered space. Our research-based program is designed to encourage students’ emerging sense of self while nurturing intellectual growth, exploration, and socialization. The Gardner School of Louisville also offers a S.T.E.A.M.-focused summer program, Camp Gardner. For more information, please visit


We are Building Kidz of Louisville School, serving infants through 5-year old students.  Located in a newly built facility at 2415 Bush Ridge Drive, we are part of the Building Kidz Worldwide family of campuses.

We provide high-quality childcare and innovative, hands-on learning experiences for our

 students.  Our progressive integrated curriculum is specifically designed to develop the “whole child” and to nurture the uniqueness of each child.  We incorporate performing arts activities into each day’s curriculum to make learning fun and well-rounded.  In addition, our performing arts staff teaches music, theater, and dance to our preschoolers and our infants and toddlers engage in music and movement classes each day.

Our center is licensed to care for up to 74 children.  We focus on developing close-knit relationships between the children and our nurturing teachers.

If you are looking for a place where your child can grow to love learning, please visit us and see how our school can give your child the best possible start.

Christ Church School teaches, inspires, and cares for children ages six weeks through Kindergarten, with flexible options from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our mission is to build and maintain a child’s positive self image and an eager attitude to learn in a Christian environment. Finally, we offer a challenging core curriculum that includes Handwriting without Tears and special areas that include computers, physical education, music, Chapel, and Chinese.

Christ Church School
4614 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Whether you are a parent looking for a nurturing community for your child, a family with school aged children looking for the right fit, or just curious about our Catholic community – we invite you to come check us out! At St. Martha School, we combine academic excellence with teaching Catholic faith. We set high standards for achievement and helping students succeed. Therefore, we offer a robust Arts & Humanities curriculum including Art, Technology, Library, Music, Physical Education and Spanish. Extra-curricular activities include service clubs, academic teams, and robotics. With a variety of sports offered, there is something for everyone. Also, we offer an extensive bus service, as well as summer, Christmas Break, and after school care. From our challenging academics, to our diverse extra-curriculars, to our winning sports program – come see all St. Martha has to offer! Contact us for a tour today at or (502)491-3171.


Montessori School of Louisville
provides an exceptional, child-centered education for children ages 18 months to 14 years. MSL offers an authentic Montessori learning environment and curriculum, carefully developed to meet the specific needs of children during their formative years: Toddler (18 months – 2.5 years), and Primary (3 – 6 years). Children thrive in a nurturing and stimulating community, unified by the love of learning.

At Bright Horizons, we understand that your child’s education and care are a priority and that choosing the right program is a big decision. Our conveniently located, high-quality centers offer full-and part-time programs for infants through school-age children and back-up care so you can work worry-free, unimpeded by the stress of child care challenges.

Our individualized, flexible curriculum and experienced teachers inspire children at every age and stage. We’re proud to offer personalized infant care with sensory-rich spaces and soft places, and well-balanced toddler, preschool, and kindergarten prep programs that focus on the whole child. Plus, school days off, summer camp, and before-and-after school programs for your elementary aged child. Our exceptional enrichment programs like STEM, art, gardening, and languages complement our curriculum and are included in your tuition!*

Please note, not all programs are available in all locations. Check with your local center for a full list of offerings and availability.

Come see how our school readiness program helps children become socially prepared, excited to learn, and well-versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed.

Two locations in Louisville: Downtown Louisville and Bright Horizons at The Plainview School! Call (877) 624-4532 to schedule a visit. Or, find us online at


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Where You Start Matters. With over 50 years as Louisville’s premier progressive school for children age 2-through-5th-grade, we continually set new standards for best practices in education. Virginia Chance School provides two lead teachers in every classroom, integrated outdoor learning for all students, a Play-Based curriculum with real Science, Spanish, Art, Music and P.E. classes by specialist teachers in dedicated classrooms, and a multi-age elementary program.
If you are interested in learning more, call now to arrange a tour of our school and 26-acre campus that includes woods, fields, gardens, Goose Creek and The Learning Greenhouse! It’s the ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Tour Today! 502-425-6904 or
Virginia Chance School
4200 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

At Jeffersontown United Methodist Child Development Center, we recognize that childhood is a unique and valuable stage in life. As early Childhood Educators, it is our responsibility to provide safe, healthy, and nurturing settings for children. We are committed to supporting child development by cherishing individual differences, helping them to live and work cooperatively, and by promoting each child’s self-esteem. All teachers are provided ongoing training in Early Childhood Education. This ensures that each teacher has a thorough understanding of what is “age appropriate” for the class with which he or she works.

Jeffersontown United Methodist Child Development Center is housed in the new addition of Jeffersontown United Methodist Church. We are located in the heart of Jeffersontown on Taylorsville Road near Watterson Trail.

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Little ones LOVE the Louisville Zoo! Therefore, we recommend a membership to visit year-round for exploration and learning.

St. Matthews

Harvey Browne

Friends School

Bethel St. Paul

2nd pres weekday school

St. Matthews child development center

The Community Preschool at St.Matthews Episcopal Church

St. Matthew Baptist

Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool

Jewish Community Center

Westport Road Church of Christ

Waldorf School of Louisville

St. Albert

Kindercare Shelbyville Rd

Highlands/Crescent Hill

Highland Presbyterian Weekday School

St. Joe’s

Southside Christian Childcare

Kribs2kids Academy

Keneseth Israel 

Strathmoor Preschool 

Highlands Latin School 

Sacred Heart 

Christian Academy (Rock Creek)

AJ Preschool 

Louisville Collegiate School 

St. Raphael Child Enrichment

St. James Catholic School

St. Leonard 

Kindercare Newburg Rd.

Kindercare Zorn Ave. 


– Westport Rd Baptist Church

Primrose School

St. Mams Child Development Center

Tiny tots 

Lyndon Christian Church 

Our Savior Lutheran School 

Bright Horizons (Plainview) 

YMCA Louisville (Northeast branch) 

The Gardiner School

Kindercare Herr Lane 

Fern Creek

A-Z Child care

Beulah Presbyterian

– Whitfield Academy (Outer Loop and Middletown) 

St. Bernard

St. Gabriel 

A step ahead childcare 

Joy-Ti Childcare

Summit Heights United Methodist 

Little Scholars Childcare & Preschool


St. Andrew Academy 

CAL Southwest

Southside Christian Childcare

St. Lawrence

Mary Queen of Peace


St. Joseph Parish Preschool (Butchertown)

Children’s Choice

Bright Horizons 

Southside Christian Childcare

Northside Christian School

Butterflies and Bullfrogs Enrichment Center

YMCA Louisville (Chestnut)

Kenwood Montessori School

Magnolia Blossom Montessori 


Side By Side Studio Whole Child Program


Laugh Love Learn Child Development Center 

North East Louisville/Springhurst

Building Kidz Preschool

Virginia Chance School 

KLA Schools Prospect Preschool

Vanguard Academy (Norton Commons)

Kentucky Country Day (JK program)

Saint Mary Academy

Northeast Christian Kidzone (Brownsboro/Chamberlain) 

Christ Church School 

Primrose School Old Henry 

Temple Early Childcare Education Center 

Springdale Preschool

La Petite Academy

Watkins Early Learning Center

First Kids Louisville

Discovery Preschool and Child Care

Elite Preschool 

Portland Christian School 

Montessori School of Louisville

Westport Road Baptist 


Christ Lutheran Church

Providence Childcare & Preschool

A-Z Child Care

Quala Care Preschool

Jtown Preschool

St. Edward Child Development

Rainbow Nursery School

St. Michael

Puzzles Academy

His Kids Academy 

Nur Islamic School 

St. Paul Episcopal Preschool 

Buechel/Hikes Point

St. Martha Catholic School 

Brilliant Minds Academy 

Hayfield Montessori 

Okolona Christian 

John Paul II Academy 

Kindercare Klondike Ln.

Buechel Day Care and school

South End

Iroquois Presbyterian

Southside Christian Childcare

Chapel Hill 

YMCA Louisville – (Southwest)

Evangel Creative Learning 

St. Nicholas Academy 

Kenwood Heights Preschool


Middletown United Methodist

Trinity Presbyterian 

Open Arms Preschool 

Kayfield Academy

La Petite Academy

The Oak School

Middletown Christian

Evergreen Christian 

Carriage House

Holy Angels Academy

Oldham County

Thrive Forest School at Creasey Mahan

– Crestwood Baptist Church

 Crestwood United Methodist 

A Wise Choice for Kids (Crestwood)

KLA School 

St. James (Pewee Valley) 

St. John (Prospect)

St. Francis (Goshen)

Prospect Preschool Academy

Immaculate Conception 

The Chatter Box (Crestwood)

Oldham County (Headstart/state funded) 

Alps Preschool (Crestwood) 

Tomorrow’s Promise (Crestwood) 

The Learning Garden

Bullitt & Shelby County

North Bullitt Christian

First Baptist Church Mt. Washington

Shelbyville First Baptist

Shelby Christian

Dorman (early intervention)

Cornerstone Christian Academy 


Community Action of Southern Indiana

Jeffersonville Head Start Center

Sacred Heart Catholic


Clarksville Elementary School

Growing Garden Preschool

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

New Albany

CA Early Learning Center

Christian Academy

Community Montessori

Floyd County Head Start Preschool

Grace Lutheran School

Holy Family School

Trinity Learning Ministry


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