Head’s up! Part II: Montgomery, AL Schools for the Preschool Crowd

November 11th, 2008 categories: Montgomery, Schools

If you’re serious about having a little “me” time, begin mapping about a plan for preschoolers before the holidays.  These schools, like the public and private schools in Montgomery, register in January. Slots fill up quickly, so it helps to be informed!

Here are a few preschool suggestions for families in East Montogmery.  The schools I have included are not daycare centers, rather “mothers’ morning out” programs.   I’ve heard good things about all of these through word of mouth, and have had kids in two of these schools.  (For a more extensive list of area preschools, click here.)  

 Frazer Mother’s Morning Out and Kindergarten:  Frazer UMC  on Atlanta Highway has an old and respected program that serves infants 6 weeks old through kindergarten.  It is a huge program – meaning lots of kids – but has a lot of former “students” returning with their children.  That speaks well of any school!  I’ve heard a lot of praise from parents about the kindergarten.  Their hours are a little different from most MMO’s in town: 8:30-11:30am, so that’s a consideration.  Frazer registers in January and the phone number is  (334) 279-0271.

Memorial Presbyterian Mother’s Day Out:  Memorial Presbyterian Church is located on Bell Road, just down from Frazer UMC.  It’s a sweet, small program (75 kids) ages 9 months to 4 years, and it’s been serving families for 8 years.  If you like a smaller program (no carpool line, low student to teacher ratio) – try Memorial.  Their hours are 9:00am-1:00pm, and registration begins in January.  Call Nan at (334) 274-1018.

Saint James Christian Preschool:  Located on the campus of Saint James UMC at the corner of Vaughn and Ryan Roads, I would call this a middle-size preschool.  (I would guess there are probably closer to 100-150 children enrolled?)  This school also has a strong reputation as a Christ-centered program, and serves a diverse population.  St. James has classes for infants-K5, and the hours are 9:00am-1:00pm.  Call Leah at (334)277-3412. Registration is in January.

Vaughn Forest Church PreschoolVaughn Forest Baptist Church is located on Vaughn Road near the Deer Creek subdivision.  It is also a middle size preschool, offering classes for children ages 18 months through kindergarten.  This church itself is large church and contiues to grow (lots of new facilities are currently being built). Their website is extremely helpful, with downloadable forms and discussion of curriculum for each age group, tuition, calendar, etc.  Hours are consistent with most other MMOs, 9:00am-1:00pm.  Call Mary-Jane at (334)279-5433. 

If you have experience with any of these schools, or have others to recommend, please don’t hesitate to comment below and help us out.  If you are looking to make the River Region your home, Coley Real Estate would love to help you make the transistion.  If we can be of service, call us at the phone number at the top of this page.