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Great Indianapolis Preschools

Looking for a preschool? Check out these great Indianapolis preschool options!  



The Orchard School

At the heart of our nationally recognized preschool program is an emergent curriculum where two lead teachers per classroom collaborate with children around their ideas, questions, and topics of interest. The preschool program relies heavily on nature as the third teacher. Students spend multiple hours a day learning and playing outside across our 43-acre wooded campus. 5-Day Full Day and 3-Day Full-Day available.

Phone: (317) 251-9253
Address: 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Sycamore School

Sycamore School, Indiana’s only private, independent school for gifted students in Preschool through Grade 8, exists so that academically gifted children can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential and to lead responsible, constructive, fulfilling lives.

Phone: (317) 202-2500
Address: 1750 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260


The Sapling School

The Sapling School is a year round, Reggio-inspired preschool program for 3-5 year olds. We honor children by providing them a warm, openhearted school environment with intentional, nurturing educators. We are open from 7:30-6:00 each day and offer 3 enrollment options: Full Time, MWF, and T/Th.

Phone: (317) 319-8228
Address: 838 E. 65th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center

The Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation-Early Childhood Center (IHC-ECC) is committed to giving toddlers through kindergartners varied and rich opportunities for growth and development. We believe in providing an atmosphere of love, learning and play, which is greatly enhanced by our Jewish values.

Phone: (317) 254-2186
Address: 6501 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

MSD of Lawrence Township

The Early Learning Centers provide strong foundations for every child’s intellectual, socio-emotional, and physical development. Through innovation and dedication, we educate all students through graduation, and our ELCs strive to be the on ramp bringing the youngest learners to Lawrence Township.

Phone: (317) 423­-8363
Address: 6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Starting Line Preschool

Starting Line preschool is committed to a child-centered environment. It provides a positive and personalized atmosphere where a child has the opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. We strive to make sure your child is on the track for a lifelong love of learning

Phone: (317) 753-9397
Address: 110 3rd Ave NE, Carmel, IN 46032

Indiana Montessori Academy

IMA’s green school environment is a wonderful opportunity for your child’s start on his/her educational journey. IMA children foster, develop and build many 21st century skills: collaboration, curiosity, life-long learners, critical thinking and adaptability. IMA is the only Montessori school in Indiana recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Phone: (317) 569-1290
Address: 2925 West 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46074

Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Full Academic Curriculum and Innovative Arts Enrichment. Our children will thrive on exploration, creativity, curiosity, discovery, spontaneity and most important, lots of love! Full Time/Part-Time available. Ages/12 mos,18 mos., 2’s, 3’s and 4/5’s Pre-Kg (Kindergarten Readiness).

Phone: (317) 259-6854
Address: 600 West 70th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260


Primrose Geist

Primrose School of Geist is a nationally accredited and level 4 Paths to Quality school dedicated to nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts. Our Balanced Learning approach and highly trained and caring teachers inspire children to think in more ways with creativity and compassion.

Phone: (317) 855-7808
Address: 7615 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Dolce Daycare and Preschool

Our goal at Dolce Daycare and Preschool is to provide the utmost in care for your child while providing growth through spiritual, academic, and emotional exploration. We grant you the peace of mind and full confidence of knowing that your child is in a clean, safe, and nurturing environment.

Phone: (317) 842-3333
Address: 7255 E. 116th St., Fishers, IN 46038

Day Early Learning

Day Early Learning’s nine Indianapolis centers serve children from infancy to pre-K. Day Early Learning is dedicated to providing the highest-quality early care and education that empowers children with essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Open M-F year round.

Phone: (317) 636-9197 ext.344
Locations: 8 locations around Indianapolis

Polly Panda
Privately owned preschool with over 36 years of experience. Enhance each child’s total growth with well-qualified and loving staff by providing wide-range experiences to foster learning, creativity, problem solving and the opportunity to grow in social and academic skills. Paths to Quality provider.


Phone: (317) 257-9127
Address: 2944 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220


Geist Montessori Academy

Our school serves children ages 3-6 years old. Our curriculum includes language, math, science, geography, sensorial, practical life, art, music and gym. We offer both full and half day programs. Our teachers provide a solid understanding of the Montessori method! Schedule a tour today!

Phone: (317) 813-4626
Address: 6058 W. 900 N., McCordsville, IN 46055

Parkview Cooperative Preschool

Parkview offers a “learn through play” opportunity for you and your child. We are a parent-led school, offering a nurturing place to play and learn in Midtown. Parents help run the preschool and take turns volunteering in the classroom. Our community would love to welcome your family.

Phone: (317) 643-2460
Address: 4701 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten

Established in 1960, we are a play-based, nature-focused cooperative preschool and kindergarten, featuring an on-site Forest Kindergarten classroom and Certified Nature Explore playground. Our teachers and parents work together to create a loving environment where children can grow and thrive.

Phone: (317) 721-2322
Address: 7171 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240

The Goddard School of Noblesville

Children learn best through experience. The Goddard School of Noblesville embraces this philosophy by helping children explore and discover their interests through play and academically endorsed methods. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents and provide a safe and nurturing environment.

Phone: (317) 434-0400
Address: 15333 Union Chapel Road, Noblesville, IN 46060

Hasten Hebrew Academy Early Childhood

Open to the Public- HHAI’s Early Childhood program provides Reggio-inspired instruction for children ages 12 months through Pre-K. Children learn through child-directed, play-based opportunities in our unique learning environments including the Light Studio, Outdoor Classroom and Art Atelier.

Phone: (317) 251-1261
Address: 6602 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Legacy Christian Preschool

Legacy’s focus is on teaching character development and helping students reach educational benchmarks. A balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities are offered in a loving Christian environment where God’s love is taught and modeled by our teachers. Contact us for a tour!

Phone: (317) 776-4186
Address: 470 Lakeview Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060

International Montessori School, Inc.

A unique, safe and warm place for children ages 3-9 years providing quality Montessori Education (pre-school, kindergarten and lower elementary), including exposure to diverse cultures, languages, art, music and more. Extra precautions taken due to COVID-19 for safety of children and staff.

Phone: (317) 575-8733
Address: 2150 W. 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260


For 50 years, KinderCare Learning Centers—America’s largest, most accredited childcare provider—has been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow and build confidence for life.

Phone: (833) 905-3276
Locations: Bearsdale KinderCare, 12015 Pendleton Pike Indianapolis, IN 46236
Avon Trails KinderCare, 10325 E County Rd 100 N. Indianapolis, IN 46234

Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills

Our Life Essentials® learning approach encourages children to explore and progress in their own way, and at their own pace. At Kiddie Academy of Chatham Hills-Westfield, our highly trained teachers will help your child grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Phone: (317) 343-0654
Address: 1324 Chatham Commons Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074

Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives

ICPC includes 12 parent-run preschools in the Indianapolis area, some of which have existed for 60 years. At co-op schools, parents and teachers value play and child-led learning, and work together to create a supportive community where preschoolers thrive. Each school is special. Visit them all!

Phone: (317) 912-4272

IUPUI Center for Young Children

The IUPUI Center for Young Children provides child care and early childhood education for the Indianapolis Community. We offer year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years old and believe children learn through play, experiences, and interaction with their environment and peers.

Phone: (317) 274-3508
Address: 321 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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