This information is updated for 2018
Greater Indianapolis Preschool Guide
*The following are sponsored listings from organizations we invited to participate in our annual guide.
If you’re looking for and Indianapolis preschool, we have some of the best Indy area pre-school locations right here. You’ll find the most beloved schools, from Montessori style learning to outdoor, co-op and beyond! If you’re looking for input from other parents, check out our parent meetup and mom groups guide.
MSD of Lawrence Township Early Learning Centers
The MSD of Lawrence Township, a long time innovative leader in early childhood education and the fastest growing school district in the state of Indiana, houses NAEYC accredited and Paths to Quality Level 4 pre-school programs in four Early Learning Center (ELC) locations on the campuses of Amy Beverland, Brook Park, Mary Castle and Winding Ridge Elementary Schools. Every aspect of the four sites has been purposefully designed by highly qualified staff according to best practice research. Our blended curriculum includes influences in the philosophies of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as, Montessori, High Scope, and traditional approaches.
“We know we have a choice about schools for our children, and we choose Lawrence Township. We choose LT because our children are receiving a world-class, private-caliber education in a setting that accurately reflects the wider-world.” – LT parent
The Sapling School
The Sapling School offers a year round Reggio-inspired preschool for children ages 3 to 5 in conjunction with extended after care hours for working families. We empower children to discover themselves and the world around them as they become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and collaborative community members. We value our students and their passions, curiosities, and joys. Their interests guide the holistic, emergent curriculum and our learning environment. Look for our teachers and students around the Broad Ripple area interacting with neighbors as they learn the unique ways they are capable of enriching their community.
838 E 65 Street, Indianapolis, IN
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-319-8228
Our play-based school empowers and encourages children ages 2-6 to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically through play. Our teachers, along with the support of parents, plan activities and environments to allow children numerous opportunities to explore nature, create process-based and discover the world around them. Now enrolling students for next fall including students to enter our NEW kindergarten program!
3085 W. 116th Street, Carmel, IN
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-804-4227
Since 1965 Parkview has been educating children and parents in social skills, child development, and the ways to enjoy the brief years of early childhood. Our play-based preschool offers 2 – 5 year olds an environment to explore and learn through art, music, large and small muscle activities, and more with a combination of structured and unstructured time.
Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten
We are dedicated to creating an environment where children can grow according to their individual timetables. We offer preschool classes for ages 2, 3 and 4. Our kindergarten is three days per week, with one afternoon per week dedicated to nature-immersion and learning in our forest kindergarten space.
7171 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46240
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-721-2322
Legacy Christian School Preschool Program
LCS offers a variety of programs and choices of days with hours being either 9:00-1:00 or 9:00-3:00 pm. Full-day students receive a variety of special classes during the afternoon, including PE, Art and Library Buddies. Programs include Jumpstart 3 (young 3’s), 3/4 year old, 4/5 Pre-Kindergarten, and the 5+(older preschooler) classes.
470 Lakeview Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-776-4186
Little Lamb Preschool
The Little Lamb Christian School is a home away from home for children 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. Since 1987, we have been the go-to private preschool for Carmel families who are interested in a Christian education. Our dynamic curriculum involves art, science, Bible, math and so much more. We are a place where children can learn, explore, create, grow and play!
1609 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-848-3580
The Orchard School
Orchard is a school that smiles. Our halls are filled with laughter as students learn and explore, secure in the nurturing guidance provided by teachers who know them, care for them and see them each as individuals. It is in this essential teacher student relationship that profound learning and great aspirations take root and blossom.
615 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-251-9253
The Learning Studio Preschool at The Urban Chalkboard offers a Reggio-inspired preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years. Your child will build socialization skills, executive function skills, grit, and investigative skills through thoughtfully designed collaborative project work, community enrichment, and inquiry-based offerings. Our emergent curriculum is grounded in developmental and education sciences. Register for our Open House and request enrollment information at our website.
452 East Carmel Drive, Carmel
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 317-815-5711