Preschool & Pre-K Schools in Kansas City Metro
There are tons of preschools in Kansas City, but finding the best option for your child is easier said than done. You want to find Pre-K near you that’s also providing a quality education…
So, we gathered some of the best preschools & Pre-K schools based on parents’ recommendations!
Preschools & Pre-K Near Me (Multiple Locations Across KC)
There are multiple preschool programs in Kansas City through the YMCA. If you live in Johnson County, there are many preschool programs through the YMCA.
Apache Elementary Preschool (Shawnee), Blue Jacket Flint Elementary (Shawnee) or Roeland Elementary (Roeland Park)
- This program is every weekday with AM & PM sessions. There is also before & after-school care available.
- Ages: 3 to 5 years old
Highlands Elementary (Mission) or Santa Fe Trail Elementary (Overland Park)
- This is a half day OR full day preschool program, available every weekday. NO before or after-school care available at this location.
- Ages: 3 to 5 years old
With 7 locations in KC metro area, you can find a quality preschool near you. Locations include Lee’s Summit(2), Overland Park (3), Olathe & Shawnee. Each program is play-based STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) so children get a wide variety of exposure.
Overland Park Preschools:
9555 Hadley Dr. Overland Park, KS 66212
This locally-owned day school is known as one of the best preschools in Kansas City! The school was founded in 1968, so their staff have extensive experience in catering KC parents & children. You can find reviews from parents online.
Call (913) 649-2228 for more info.
Ages: 2 & 1/2 years to 3rd grade
11100 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66221
This Overland Park montessori school offers each child a tailored learning experience by allowing for individual pace. Your child will be challenged, no matter what level they’re at. If you’re looking for a Pre-K program or say school with a fun, family atmosphere, check out BV Montessori & their reviews online.
For more info call (855) 289-5071.
Ages: Toilet trained 2 &1/2 – 6 years
Lee’s Summit Preschools:
244 NE Chipman Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
This location only offers preschool & Pre-K programs, which run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. You can check out their reviews online or schedule an in-person tour of their facility. Call (816) 600-5040 to learn more.
Check out their reviews online.
Ages: 2 yrs -Pre K
407 SE Douglas St. Lees Summit, MO 64063
This preschool is dedicated to early learning and development. If you’re looking for small schools in Lee’s Summit, be sure to check out their programs. Call (816) 246-4903 to learn more.
Ages: 2 yrs – Pre K
Kansas City Preschools:
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
This Gladstone Preschool provides quality educational programs for your little one! From their Oakhill Recharged Camps to their school year programs, you can be sure to find an option to fit your schedule.
Ages: 18 months to 8th graders
4041 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64111
This Pre-K & preschool program offers a good balance of education & play time. This helps to get your children used to the school day and routine.
Ages: 3 years old to 8th grade
10631 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114
Notre Dame provides multiple early education programs. The Petite Program is for 2 year olds as they get ready to begin preschool. This helps to acclimate them to the school environment. The Montessori school is for children 3 to 5 years old. There is a set curriculum that goes over, “Mathematics, Language, Practical Life, Sensorial, Geography & Cultural Studies, French, Music, Art, Swimming, Movement, STEAM, and Gardening.”
Ages: 2-5 years old
7406 Ward Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64114
This a Christian-based early education center located on Ward Parkway. The preschool was established in 1966, so they have EXPERIENCE with children in KC!
Call 816-361-2201 for more information on child care.
Ages: Potty trained 2&1/2 – Pre K
11430 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
This KC preschool is also an experienced early learning center. They were established in 1962, and are still located at the original Ward Parkway location. Call (816) 942-5567.
Ages: 2-6 yrs
400 E 135th St. Kansas City, MO 64146
This education center is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. You can be sure your child is recieveing a quality education. Call (816) 941-7529 to tour the facilities.
7100 Main St. Kansas City, Missouri 64114
This preschool is in the Brookside area, so if you work downtown it’s a great option! The programs focus on, “artful flare & a tight-knit community.” Call 913-205-0699 or 913-205-0700 for more info.
6108 NW 63rd Terr. Kansas City, MO 64151
Call (816) 844-9493 for more info about their programs.
Ages: 2 &1/2 years- 5 Years
2900 NE Cates KCMO 64117; 2920 NW Vivion Road Riverside, MO 64150; 5800 NW 68th Terr KCMO 64151
Ages: Check with each individual location.
Independence & Blue Springs Preschools:
1505 NW Mock Ave. Blue Springs, MO 64015
This enriching preschool combines the mind, imagination & heart of each child to give them a well-rounded education. Call (816) 224-2525 to learn more.
Ages: Birth – 6 & 1/2 yrs
1500 SW Clark Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Plaza Heights Academy utilizes a Beka Christian Curriculum. Call (816) 228-0670
Ages: 2 yrs +
2901 M 291 Frontage Rd, Independence, MO 64057
The early learning center prides itself on a “home away from home” feel. Your child will be comfortable in this family-owned environment with a 1/10 teacher/student ratio. Call (816) 350-7500 to learn more.
Ages: 3-5 yrs
More Preschools in the Kansas City:
- Academy Montessori Internationale (State Line Rd.)
- Bambini Creativi (KCMO)
- Blue Ridge Christian School Preschool (KCMO)
- Brighton Montessori (KCMO)
- The Children’s Place (KCMO)
- Rising Sun Learning Center (South KCMO)
- Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) (Downtown KC)
- Westport Montessori (Downtown KC)
- Central United Methodist Church Early Childhood Center (Downtown KC)
- Country Club Christian Preschool (Ward Parkway)
- Creative Arts Academy (Gladstone, MO)
- Life-a-New Preparatory Academy (Grandview, MO)
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool (Grandview, MO)
- New Trails Early Learning Center (Raytown, MO)
- Little Angels Early Childhood Center (Independence, MO)
We hope your family is able to find a great preschool near you. There are so many options across town!
If you know of other top preschools in KC that you think should be listed, leave a comment so we can check them out. We are always look to expand our resources available for families. 🙂
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.