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Top Preschools In Nashville

Published Mar 23, 2020 | Updated Mar 24, 2020

Check out our summary of reputable preschools in the Nashville area, to help you find the right preschool suited to your child's needs.

Looking for your child's first preschool?

Choosing the right preschool is tough with so many factors to weigh in. In the end we all want what's best for our children. On top of the fundamentals of choosing a safe and reputable preschool there are more factors like: gaining independence, responsibility, social growth, learning blocks for elementary school, embracing creativity, and more.

To help, we've highlighted some highly reputable preschools in the Nashville area.

Note: There are so many amazing options available for parents, and although we can provide a list of preschools that are known for their programs and come highly recommended from parents, we might have missed some. Let us know in the comments if there are any great childcare centres we should add.


Montessori East

Maria Montessori applies a holistic approach to education to foster joy, intelligence, independence, and self-confidence in children.

With personal respect for each child and a sincere dedication to his or her potential, their AMS (American Montessori Society) member program helps establish a life-long love of learning and a sense of belonging in community.

Currently offering classes for children ages 3 months - 6 years, Montessori East will also, this coming fall, expand to Lower Elementary, which is up to age 9.


Woodmont Christian Preschool

Woodmont Christian Preschool is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville. The program cares for children ages 4 months to 5 years. Monday through Friday from 9:30-2:30.

The program offers low teacher/child ratios, enrichment programs such as Music and Spanish, and a weekly Chapel program to build student’s biblical knowledge. The program is licensed, NAEYC accredited, and 3 Star rated by the state of TN. WCPS offers a strong academic curriculum that is taught through stimulating, experiential play. Staff are well educated and extensively trained to follow best practices in Early Childhood Education.



Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools

The Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools are dedicated to providing the highest quality of child care and excellence in preschool education. Serving the Middle Tennessee area with ten locations, The Academy has been voted the Best of Parent Magazine for the last seven years, an award which is voted on solely by parents in Middle Tennessee.

With outstanding features, such as a breakfast bar for families, enrichment classes provided by outside experts in our state-of-the-art enrichment rooms, experienced teachers, seasonal family programs, a school-age program at some locations, and our exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp program, The Academy offers peace of mind for parents in the Middle Tennessee area.



Holly Tree Christian Preschools

Holly Tree Christian Preschools are dedicated to providing excellent child care and education with a Christian focus. An award winning curriculum, combined with a Christian enrichment program make Holly Tree the best choice for a faith-based education for your child.

Experienced and loving teachers, seasonal programs, and fellowship events create a loving home-like environment of “Faith, Family and Fun” at Holly Tree.


The Gardner School

At The Gardner School, preschoolers are ready to expand their horizons to seek out information, explore new territory and make sense of all they encounter.

At this age, their teachers focus on encouraging their students to learn, respecting their work, bolstering their self images, exploring their interests, marveling in their creativity and offering a child-centered classroom.

Classroom activities follow their curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express, with an emphasis on letters, numbers, shapes, colors, language skills, writing and reading.



Rolling Hills Learning Center

Rolling Hills Learning Center is a ministry of Rolling Hills Community Church. Their desire is to provide a quality preschool learning environment in a loving, Christian atmosphere where children can grow and learn. 

At Rolling Hills Learning Center, they believe that a child’s first school experience sets the standard for the rest of their education. They offer an inclusive environment that meets each child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs.


Abintra Montessori School

Abintra develops confident, self-motivated learners who creatively meet the challenges of life. They accomplish this through discovery; what many would call Eureka moments, bursts of awareness that make children want to repeat experiences!


Montessori School of Franklin

While practicing grace and courtesy, children are encouraged to direct their and have lessons in practical life, sensorial, math, language, science, music, and cultural activities. The freedom of purposeful movement allows children to develop according to his/her needs. While developing socially, emotionally, and academically, their community provides a secure, warm and enriching environment for the children.




Looking for cool stuff to do with your kids in Nashville?

Check out our local Events Page. New activities are being added everyday. 😀 


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