Below is a list of the top and leading Preschools in New Orleans. To help you find the best Preschools located near you in New Orleans, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New Orleans’ Best Preschools:
The top rated Preschools in New Orleans, LA are:
- Waldorf School of New Orleans – aims to give its students an education that imparts the skills and tools to solve any problem they encounter
- Jolly Kids Academy – focused on creating an environment that leads kids to a lifetime of learning
- Sentino Early Childhood Academy II – strives to give nurturing, secure, and stimulating surroundings for young children
- University Montessori School – have two complete and individual classrooms
- Rayne Early Childhood Program – utilizes frog street and a creative curriculum
Waldorf School of New Orleans
Waldorf School of New Orleans aims to give its students an education that imparts the skills and tools to solve any problem they encounter. It also means that their philosophy is one that sets out to make the world a better place. Once you meet their students, you will see why they have full confidence in them and their approach that helps to shape them into the conscientious, thoughtful, and unique people they are.
Their mission is to awaken and draw out every child’s individual strength and integrity, enabling them to become free thinkers; courageous seekers of truth and knowledge; and empathetic, eager participants and innovators in local culture and global society.
Early Childhood Program, Grades Curriculum
“My family has been a part of the Waldorf School of New Orleans for almost 5 years, and our experience has been amazing. The teachers truly love our children and foster a sense of partnership with the parents, the administration is thoughtful and accessible, and the other families work together to form a wonderful community. The more we learn about Waldorf educational methods, the more impressed we are–this 100-year-old, worldwide educational philosophy is completely in line with current child development research. I especially love that our children are encouraged to love learning, a life skill that will suit them in any field.” – Ginny K.
Jolly Kids Academy
Jolly Kids Academy provides childcare, preschool, and before/after school programs to kids ages six weeks to twelve years old. The 2500 SF state-licensed facility features a full-service kitchen, indoor play areas, an outdoor playground, and a crib room for sleeping toddlers and infants. Jolly Kids Academy at full capacity will welcome more than 50 new students in 2019, with the wish of adding more space to the present facility in the near future. Its mission is to established to educate children to achieve their full potential with a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
They are focused on creating an environment that leads kids to a lifetime of learning. They are driven to meet the need for high-quality childcare in the New Orleans East community, and the nearby areas.
Childcare, Preschool, Before/After School Programs
“My kids love the environment here. I would definitely recommend it.” – Christy M.
Sentino Early Childhood Academy II
Sentino Early Childhood Academy II strives to give nurturing, secure, and stimulating surroundings for young children, in which children can safely explore, play, learn, and develop by utilizing a child-centered curriculum. This curriculum is based on the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of the individual kid. The developmental needs of the child are used to decide on appropriate activities performed with that child. Because children develop and grow at different rates, this approach provides them the chance to explore each area of development at their own pace.
Center staff members make a nurturing and supportive atmosphere in addition to providing the materials and resources required to improve the experiences of every child.
Early Childhood Program
“This place is awesome my son loves it, I like it because it’s safe and clean, the kids get along really good and the staffs are very nice, plus my son really loves his teacher, Thank You Sentino!” – Daphanie T.
University Montessori School
University Montessori School established in 1978, is a not-for-profit pre-primary school devoted to the Montessori philosophy and method of education. They have two complete and individual classrooms: a twenty-month to three-year-old class and a combination three to six-year-old preschool, transitional, and kindergarten class. They follow the standard New Orleans private school calendar. Extended care hours are available on the days they are open.
Moreover, they provide two summer camp programs, The Children’s Summer House and Camp Cricket, running from two weeks after school closes in the spring until 2 weeks before school opens in the fall. Mainly, they strive for an open, friendly, and joyful relationship with students and parents. Their goal is to give each child a positive and productive experience in preschool.
Primary Class, Little Class, Summer Camp
“We searched all over New Orleans for a school that was the right fit for our son. We are thrilled with UMS! The faculty is caring, informed, and supports each child in their growth. The mixed-age classes have helped our son grow faster and become a helper/leader to younger children. We love their calm, peaceful classrooms and the significant focus on outdoor play. So happy we found this school!” – Emily W.
Rayne Early Childhood Program
Rayne Early Childhood Program utilizes frog street and a creative curriculum along with a variety of other resources to plan and instruct. They offer chapel, Spanish, art, and soccer shots in addition to fun, family activities the whole year. Their curriculum is based on the premise that child care and child education are inseparable processes happening simultaneously through the cooperative efforts of caregivers and parents. Kids develop and learn best when they encounter teachers who not only radiate love, but who interact with the kids during play, music, storytelling, eating, and in common everyday experiences supported by parental involvement.
It is the program’s intent that when a child leaves Rayne Early Childhood Program, they will have experienced developmentally appropriate academic, physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth.
Early Childhood Program
“We have had children at Rayne for the past 8 years and have been very happy. About two years ago we went through a rough spot with a new administrator that did not fit the warm and loving feel of the school. To our relief, she was let go and the school has regained that warm and wonderful feeling that we have enjoyed overall during that time. Teresa Magee is the new head administrator for the school and is doing a tremendous job. We are sorry that this will be our last year. If you have a baby or a young child that you would like to have educated in a loving environment this is the place for you.” – Greg K.
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