Preschool Directory 2012
3260 Lexington Road, Nicholasville
(859) 881-3939 ext. 310
Bethel Academy is a premier early learning academy that offers a Christ-centered learning environment for ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Our program features the A Beka curriculum for ages 18 months through Kindergarten and an After-School Program for children in grades K-5.
Blue Grass Baptist School
3743 Red River Drive, Lex.
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.
Cardinal Hill Creative Beginnings Childcare
2050 Versailles Road, Lex. / Info: 367-7260
Contact: Melissa Hampton
Capacity: 64 / Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Description: Creative Beginnings provides a nurturing environment for children without special needs. Curriculum helps a child develop a positive self-image. A wide variety of experiences are planned so that each child has opportunities for success. Activities include rhythm, music, art, literature, physical education, creative movement and play.
Children’s Montessori School of Georgetown
800 Cincinnati Road, Suite 8, Georgetown
Info: (502) 863-4600
Capacity: 48 / Ages: 2.5-6 years
Description: Maria Montessori observed that young children learn most efficiently through concrete experiences with the world around them. She noticed that they passed through “sensitive periods” during which they learned almost effortlessly. The Montessori Method capitalizes on these sensitive periods by presenting children with individualized learning experiences that both intrigue and challenge them.
166 Crestwood Dr., Lex. / Info: 277-4805
Contact: Debby Thompson
Preschool Capacity: 90; Ages: Preschool-8th
Description Principles of Dr. Maria Montessori provide the framework for development in all areas. Approved by the Ky. State Department of Education and the Assn. Montessori Internationale. Admission to CMS, Inc. is decided without regard to race, religion, national origin or ethnic background.
Fayette Cooperating Preschool & Kindergarten
109 Rosemont Garden Ave., Lex. / Info: 276-6350
3564A Clays Mill Road, Lex. / Info: 223-1713
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.
Harmony Day School
2885 Rio Dosa Dr. Lex.
Contact: Michelle Walker-Campbell
Capacity: 36 / Ages: 18 months-Kindergarten
Description: Offering four-day morning Montessori program for toddlers and 3-6 primary students. Harmony also offers a Friday morning enrichment program (open to all children ages 3-6), and extended day program for 5-year-olds.
Immanuel Early Childhood Education Center
3100 Tates Creek Road, Lex. / Info: 685-3237
Ages: 18 months – 5 years old
Description: Provides preschool programs for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds (half and full days available), as well as 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 Ln. #75, Lex.
(888) 902-KIDZ (5439) / 224-0799
Description: The Kidz Club is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility that provides child care for children who are medically fragile. The Kidz Club provides skilled nursing care and interventions in a typical daycare setting. Each child is case-managed addressing medical, developmental, educational and psycho-social needs. Parents are able to return to work or school while their child gets his medical needs met in an educationally enriched environment. Medicaid & private insurance are accepted, making this service come at no cost to the children or their families.
Lexington Christian Academy
450 West Reynolds Road, Lex. (Rose Campus)
2598 Liberty Road (East Campus)
101 Providence Way in Brannon
Crossing (Providence Campus)
Info: 422-5700 / www.lexingtonchristian.org
Ages: 3-4 years
Description: For 3-year-olds, the standard half-day program is offered Tuesday and Thursday, 8:15-11:15 a.m. For 4-year-olds, the standard half-day program is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15-11:15 a.m. All-day preschool program is offered for 3- and 4-year- olds, Monday through Friday, 7:40 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Other half-day and all-day combinations are available (Call for details). Participants must be potty trained in order to be eligible to attend.
The Early Learning Center at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
350 Henry Clay Blvd., Lex. / Info: 268-4545
Contact: Jessica Goodpaster/Kim Smart
Capacity: 125 / 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 listen-ing and spoken language skills. They also meet and exceed Kentucky early childhood standards. Open to community children and children with hearing loss and speech/language delays.
Lexington Latin School
483 W. Reynolds Road, Lex.
(in Ashland Baptist Church) / Info: 806-0832
Contact: Jeannie Davis
Capacity: Class maximum is nine students
Description: A pre-K class where you and your child will be delighted. School also offers pre-K through 10th grade.
The Lexington School
1050 Lane Allen Road, Lex.
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.
The Lutheran School of Lexington
425 Patchen Drive, Lex. / Info: 268-7787
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 also 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. / Info: 273-3292
Contact: Anna Dennis, Director
Capacity: 454 / Ages: 6 weeks to 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.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool
2255 Eastland Parkway, Lex.
Info: 299-9615 or 582-4344
Contact: Lisa Saylor / Capacity: 30
Ages: 3-5 year-olds
Description: Provides morning preschool program from 8:30-11:30 daily for 3-5 year-olds. Morning classes offered two, three or five times a week, plus a one-day-a-week Mother’s Day Out program for 18–24 month-olds. The preschool is a non-profit organization. Conveniently located off Winchester Road, near Hamburg.
Preschool, Kindergarten and Mother’s Day Out
4300 Nicholasville Road, Lex.
Contact: Mandy Benton
Description: A Christian curriculum that lays a solid foundation for years to come. A unique program that includes phonics, handwriting, music, art, gym/playground,and extended stay with “lunch bunch.”
Providence Christian Academy
172 Southgate Drive, Georgetown,
Info: (502) 868-9393 / www.pcageorgetown.org
Contact: Crystal Prather
Description: A Christ-centered environment with loving, experienced and certified teachers caring for and teaching children 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday. Before and after care available as well as on Fridays 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
1209 Texaco Road, Lex. / Info: 255-7330
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. Founded in 1965, Providence is the oldest and only American Montessori Society-accredited school in Kentucky.
194 N. Limestone Street, Lex. / Info: 254-1361
Contact: John Hackworth (retiring June 30); Jeff Oldham (after July 1)
Ages: 3-5 years with early childhood programs (Little Readers and Little Musicians) for children 18 months to 3 years.
Description: Offers both traditional and Montessori instruction. Three-year-olds have a three- or five-day-a-week option (8 a.m.-noon or 1-3:30 p.m.) while the 4-year-olds attend five days. Lunch is included in tuition along with exploratory experiences in art, music, P.E., library and Spanish. Five-year-olds experience a full-day program. An after-school enrichment program is available for enrolled students.
St. Michael’s Preschool
2025 Bellefonte Dr., 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. Motto: “We make learning fun!”
Sts. Peter & Paul School
Early Childhood Campus
133 Barr Street, Lex. / Info: 233-0921
Contact: Anna Martin / Capacity: 180
Ages: 6 weeks – Kindergarten
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.
Summit Christian Preschool
2780 Clays Mill Road, Lex.
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. / Info: 271-0079
Capacity: 15 per class.
Ages: At least 4 years old 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.).
530 East High Street in Woodland Christian
Church, Lex. / Info: 221-3369
Contact: Linda DeRosett
Capacity: 18 / Ages 2 to 5
Description: Lexington’s newest Montessori preschool is centrally located near Woodland Park. The goal of the school is to provide children with a loving, creative and educational environment that will help them meet their fullest potential. Student-teacher ratio is less than 8 to 1.