Ardor Montessori School, Inc.
103 Dennis Drive, Lex., 40503
Info: 276-5858 / www.ardormontessori.com
Preschool Capacity: 20
Ages: Preschool-6th Grade
Description: Ardor Montessori School is a non-denominational, independent Montessori learning environment. The school offers part-day and all-day instruction for children 2 1/2 to 12 years of age (Preschool/Kindergarten/1st – 6th grade). Caring, safe, child-sized, mixed-age environment with a host of developmentally appropriate manipulative materials. Extended day option until 5:30 p.m. Teachers hold AMI (Association Montessori International) diplomas, which are internationally recognized for their high standards and authenticity.
Beaumont Learning Center
1070 Lane Allen Road, Lex., 40504
Info: 913-5062 / www.bit.ly/blc-lex
Contact: Shannon Markel
Capacity: 31 / Ages: 2-Pre-Kindergarten
Description: Engaging, nurturing and fun early childhood program offering opportunities to learn through art, literature, math, science, social studies and physical activities. Committed to promoting a lifelong love of learning in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Small class sizes, dedicated staff and a curriculum designed to support ongoing social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
Blue Grass Baptist School
3743 Red River Drive, Lex., 40517
Info: 272-1217 / www.bluegrassbaptist.com
Ages: Pre-K (Age 4)
Description: A Beka Curriculum. Bible taught daily. Small class size. Computer time in classroom. Specials: art, library, music, P.E. and Spanish. For interview with the teacher, please call to set up an appointment.
Child Development Center of the Bluegrass
290 Alumni Drive, Lex., 40503
Info: 218-2322 / www.cdcbg.org
Contact: Sarah Taylor Vanover
Capacity: 164 / Ages: 6 weeks-Pre-K
Description: Provides quality early childhood education for children with and without disabilities. CDCB provides developmentally-appropriate curriculum and low student:teacher ratios with on-site therapy services for children with special needs. Outpatient therapy is available as well. Accredited by the National Association of Education for Young Children and a 4-STAR Center through Kentucky’s STARS for Kids Now state accreditation.
Children’s Montessori School
800 Cincinnati Pike, #8, Georgetown, 40324
Info: (502) 863-4600
Contact: Katie Fotiadis Stangarone
Ages: 18 months-6 years
Description: Children’s Montessori School of Georgetown, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, stems from a tradition of Montessori education in Scott County dating to 1965 and has been in continuous operation since its founding. The school exists to provide children of the community with the absolute best academic and social experiences.First-grade readiness, applied learning, hands-on education, self-paced curriculum, close and caring community.
Community Montessori School
166 Crestwood Drive, Lex., 40503
Info: 277-4805 / www.cmsmontessori.org
Contact: Ann Evans
Preschool Capacity: 90 (ages 3,4,5) Half and Full Day options available for 3 & 4-year-olds. Full Day program for 5-year-olds.
Ages: Pre-school-8th grade
Description: CMS has served the Lexington Community since 1970. The school maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and dedication to the individual needs of the child, following the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. CMS is approved by the Kentucky State Department of Education and Association Montessori International.
Creation Kingdom Early Education Centers
Ages: 6 Weeks-Prekindergarten
1101 Lauderdale Drive, Nicholasville, 40356
1748 Alysheba Way, Lex., 40509
420 Fairman Road, Suite 120, Lex., 40511
Ages: 6 Weeks-12 years
3650 Boston Road, Suite L-1, Lex. 40514
130 Technology Court, Georgetown, 40324
Info: 868-6764 / www.creationkingdom.com
Description: Creation Kingdom provides a complete learning experience. Embracing the whole child – body, mind, heart and spirit – provides the best possible education. Whole Child Approach meets your child at an appropriate level of development, providing customized teaching that enhances education while developing skills and confidence needed to become a future leader. Each age group receives customized Education Plans designed to deliver a complete, balanced education with the pursuit of self-discovery, adventure and exploration.
The Early Learning Center
at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
350 Henry Clay Blvd., Lex. 40502
Info: 268-4545 / www.lhscky.org
Contact: Colby Ernest/Kim Smart
Capacity: 130 / Ages: 6 weeks-Kindergarten
Description: Child- and family-centered program that focuses on preparing each child for success. Classes develop core vocabulary, stimulate early literacy skills, and increase listening and spoken language skills. Classes also meet and exceed Kentucky early childhood standards and are a Level 3 STARS for Kids Now program. Open to community children and children with hearing loss and speech/language delays.
Faith Lutheran Child Care
1000 Tates Creek Road, Lex., 40502
Info: 268-0108 / www.faithlutheranchurch.com
Contacts: Charla or Lindsay
Ages: 2-5 & K-5 After-School
Description: Conveniently located preschool and after-school programs serving the community and enriching families by meeting the individual needs of children for physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual growth. Motto: “We believe early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring and discovery.”
Fayette Cooperating Preschool & Kindergarten
109 Rosemont Garden Ave., Lex., 40503
3564A Clays Mill Road, Lex., 40503
Info: 223-1713 / www.coopschool.org
Contact: Mary Brenzel
Capacity: 120 / Ages: 2-Kindergarten
Description: Provides a positive first-school experience and offers a unique program that nurtures the whole family. Curriculum and facilities are designed to meet the social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs of students. Children learn through age-appropriate, hands-on activities.
First Choice Childcare and Learning Center
505 Kingston Road, Lex., 40505
293-6669 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Capacity: 99 / Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Director: Elizabeth Brumagen
Description: First Choice is a ministry of the First Church of God, operating since 1995. Highly qualified and dedicated staff with CDA or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Christian-based ABEKA curriculum for ages 1 to Pre-K program. Spanish program in classrooms from infants to Pre-K held once a week. After-school care and a summer program for school age students also provided. First Choice addresses social, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children.
Immanuel Early Childhood Education Center
3100 Tates Creek Road, Lex., 40502
Info: 685-3237 / www.ibcece.org
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Description: Provides preschool programs for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds with extended day programs available. Parents’ Day Out classes for children 18-36 months. All programs are designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, academic and spiritual needs of your child with developmentally appropriate activities in classes with excellent student:teacher ratios.
The Kidz Club
1721 Maywick View Lane, Lex., 40504
Info: (859) 224-0799 / www.thekidzclub.com
Contact: Tammy Vice, Site Director
Ages: 6 weeks-21 years
Description: The Kidz Club is a prescribed pediatric extended care facility that provides skilled nursing care for children who are medically fragile in a day care setting. Kidz Club kids range from having highly complex medical conditions to kids that simply need to be monitored or have medication delivered. The Kidz Club provides educational enrichment, therapy follow-through, field trips and activities in a fun and social setting. Transportation can be provided. Medicaid and private insurance accepted. There are no costs to the child or their family.
Lexington Christian Academy
450 West Reynolds Road, Lex. (Rose Campus)
2598 Liberty Road (East Campus)
101 Providence Way in Brannon Crossing
Info: 422-5700 / www.lexingtonchristian.org
Ages: 3-4 years
Description: Lexington Christian Academy offers half-day and all-day programs for 3- and 4-year-old children. Parents can enroll their children in 2, 3, 4 or 5 day/week programs. A typical half-day is offered from 8:15-11:15 a.m. A typical all-day program is offered 7:40 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The “before school care” 7:40-8:15 a.m. and “after-school care” 3-5:30 p.m. are included in tuition. Children must be potty trained in order to be eligible to attend.
Lexington Latin School
483 W. Reynolds Road, Lex., 40503
(Meets in Ashland Baptist Church)
Info: 492-1381 / www.LexingtonLatinSchool.com
Contact: Jessica Short
Capacity: Class size 9 students for Junior Kindergarten, 16 students for upper school
Description: A Junior-Kindergarten class where your child will be educated and delighted. Lexington Latin School also offers Classical, Christian education classes from Junior-Kindergarten through high school.
Lexington Montessori School
319 S. Broadway Park, Lex., 40504
Info: 254-7034 / www.lexkymontessori.org
Contact: RandiLynn Tucker
Ages: 2½ years-6th grade
Description: LMS is a community of learners, a family with a commitment to Montessori education and community participation. Along with a Montessori curriculum, LMS offers Spanish, art and music classes taught by specialized teachers. Enrollment options include half-day and full-day for children under kindergarten age.
The Lexington School
1050 Lane Allen Road, Lex., 40504
Info: 278-0501 / www.thelexingtonschool.org
Contact: Beth Pride
Capacity: 130 / Ages: 2-Kindergarten
Description: Offers traditional and Montessori programs. Developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers in a safe and nurturing environment. Financial aid available.
Little Blessings Christian Preschool
Located at Southern Acres Christian Church
301 Harvard Drive, Lex., 40517
Info: 608-8362 / Ages 2-5
Director: Jennifer Fouch
Description: Offers a Christian preschool program Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9 to 1. Moms Day out Wednesdays. “Where every child is a gift from God.”
The Lutheran School of Lexington
425 Patchen Drive, Lex., 40517
Info: 268-7787 / www.lslexington.org
Contact: Kim Hurley
Description: Offers an excellent opportunity to introduce children to their first classroom experience. A Christian-based curriculum nurtures the entire family. Students are taught in a structured classroom setting that allows them to learn and grow through large and small group lessons, and through individual choice with lots of hands on learning.
3500 Arbor Dr., Lex, 40517
Info: 273-3292 / www.Lexkydaycare.com
Director: Anna Dennis
Capacity: 454 / Ages: 6 weeks-12 years
Description: Provides a safe and nurturing environment where children learn through play with a gymnastics and cheer program for all ages. National Academy is a STAR-rated facility, is a partner with the Community Action Council Head Start program and offers a summer day camp for school-aged children.
Providence Christian Academy: Early Education
172 Southgate Drive, Georgetown, 40324
Info: (502) 868-9393 / www.pcageorgetown.org
Contact: Crystal Prather / Ages: 2-Pre-K
Description: Two-day, four-day and full-day options available. A Christ-centered environment with loving, experienced and certified teachers caring for and teaching children 8:30 a.m.-noon (full day until 3:30), Monday-Thursday. Before and aftercare available on Fridays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
1209 Texaco Road, Lex., 40508
255-7330 / www.providencemontessoriky.org
Contact: Joellen Kuhn, Director of Admissions
Capacity: 237 / Ages: 18 months-6th grade
Description: Providence offers both full-day and half-day classes (morning or afternoon) for children ages 18 months – 6 years old. Founded in 1965, Providence is the oldest and only American Montessori Society-accredited school in Kentucky.
St. Michael’s Preschool
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lex. / Info: 277-7541
www.smslex.org / Contact: Beth Fleenor
Ages: 3-5 years. Cut-off date: Dec. 31
Description: Celebrating more than 50 years of academic excellence. Special area teachers for art, music, P.E. and Spanish. Three to five- day class option for 3-year-olds. Five-day classes for 4- and 5-year-olds. Class for young 5’s offers pre-kindergarten curriculum. Extended day option till 5:30 p.m. Motto: “We make learning fun!”
Sts. Peter & Paul School
Early Childhood Campus
133 Barr St., Lex., 40507
Info: 233-0921 / www.sppslex.org
Director: Anna Martin
Capacity: 180 / Ages: 6 weeks – PreK4
Description: Offers an early childhood curriculum that fosters social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual development. Activities include art, music, dramatic play, literature, language arts, math, and fine and gross motor activities.
194 North Limestone St., Lex. 40507
254-1361 ext. 207 / www.sayreschool.org
Montessori: Ages 3-6
Pre-Kindergarten: Ages 2-4
Kindergarten through Grade 12
Description: Downtown Lexington’s only independent, coeducational college preparatory school, serving students age 2 through grade 12. Still accepting applications for 2013-14 enrollment, including the new 2’s program. Admission tours available throughout the summer. Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.
Seton Catholic Preschool
1740 Summerhill Drive, Lex., 40515
Info: 273-7827 / www.setonstars.com/preschool
Director: Karen Graves
Ages: 2½-5 years
Description: Founded 22 years ago, Seton Catholic Preschool added the Playschool Program in 2010, expanding the current preschool “extended day” to include morning care for afternoon preschoolers and after-school care for preschool students each day until 6 p.m. The focus of the Playschool Program is to provide children consistency in their schedule, socialization, gross motor and fine motor development, all in a faith-based, nurturing environment.
Summit Christian Preschool
2780 Clays Mill Road, Lex., 40503
Info: 277-0503 / www.lexingtonsummit.org
Capacity: 48 / Ages: 3-5
Contact: Sheryl Stice
Description: STARS-rated preschool providing a Christ-centered educational experience for each student through peer interaction, materials that encourage learning through play and A Beka curriculum that prepares students for kindergarten.
Trinity Christian Academy
3900 Rapid Run Drive, Lex., 40515
Info: 271-0079 / www.trinitylex.org
Capacity: 16 per class
Ages: 4 years of age by Oct. 1
Description: Offers a Christ-centered program designed to foster creativity and imagination in a language-rich environment. Three-day and five-day classes (8:30-11:30 a.m.), and a five-day class for transitional kindergarten for children who will be 5 by Dec. 31 (noon-3 p.m.).
Wee Care Daycare and Preschool
455 East Maxwell St., Lex. 40508
(859) 231-8687 / www.weecaredaycarelex.com
Capacity: 64 / Ages: 6 weeks-school age
Description: Wee Care Daycare and Preschool is a licensed, family owned, STARS-rated childcare center that has been caring for children for more than 11 years. Come and tour the center to see how highly trained, qualified teachers make learning fun while following the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards to prepare children for the future.