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Memphis Moms Guide to Preschool

One of the most frequently asked questions in our community groups is, “Where should I send my child to preschool/parents day out?” We all know how important preschool education is. At preschool, children build a strong foundation in social, pre-academic, and general life skills that will give them a leg up in school and beyond. Research shows that children who graduate from preschool have improved academic readiness, lower incarceration rates, and higher earnings. With that in mind, Memphis Moms has put together this important resource to help you make the best decision for your family of where to send your child to preschool.

Lausanne Collegiate School

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By the ages of 2 and 3, children are already in the active learning process and have an effortless ability to absorb information. Lausanne’s Early Childhood foundation nurtures each child’s development emotionally, academically, physically, socially and artistically every day.

Dream Academy

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Dream Academy stands on the foundation of Academics, STEAM Based Learning and Athletics. Our goal is to “Empower Young Children to be Leaders of Tomorrow”. We believe all children deserve an education that is both fair and equitable that takes place is a safe, nurturing environment.

Buntyn Preschool

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We encourage play-based learning with a focus on school readiness and skill development.  Buntyn students are well-prepared for the next level of education, both academically and socially.  Let us love your child while establishing his/her love of learning!

Little Harding

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Many parents struggle to blend the desire for a high-quality, developmentally-appropriate, academic early childhood program with the need for full-time childcare. To better serve the real-life needs of families in and around Memphis, we offer Little Harding, an early childhood program with more options and greater flexibility.

St. Luke's Day School

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We are a Christian day school in the heart of Memphis, that is a ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. We promote a safe, loving, caring, and supportive environment for each individual child, and we strive to have our parents, teachers, staff, and community members actively involved in our students’ learning. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

Holy Rosary

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Holy Rosary Preschool is designed for 2, 3 and 4 year old students.  The goal of the program is for each student to become acclimated to the school environment.  The main focus of the 2 and 3 year old program is socialization, sharing, listening, following directions, taking turns and learning to follow the daily routine.  The students will be introduced to basic learning concepts that will be the foundation of further education.


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We take a holistic approach to education, meaning that we care about and intentionally educate and nurture the heart, soul, mind and body of each boy. As part of this holistic approach, we teach and promote the development of strong morals and character and offer boys a vision of godly manhood.

Porter Leath

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Porter-Leath brings vital early childhood education and family services to children and families in Shelby County each year. Porter-Leath Preschool encompasses several components, including Early Head Start, Pre-K and Preschool classrooms. Porter-Leath’s goal is to ensure that every child is kindergarten ready, both academically and socially.

St. John's

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We encourage our students to follow their natural curiosity as they explore the educational toys, arts and crafts materials, and books in their classrooms. We also engage students ages one and older in structured activities so that they can learn important socialization skills such as sharing, following directions, and working as a team.

Little Georgies

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At Little Georgies, they embrace simple childhood joys and bridge the gap between infancy and pre-k readiness in a rich learning environment that supports cognitive, social, physical, and language growth.

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