Carolina Prep’s Preschool program is designed to provide a nurturing, active environment for your child.

Like you, we consider these early years to be critical in healthy development. We therefore provide outstanding primary caregivers and small class sizes to allow for individualized care.
preschool children crawling



Open from 7:00am – 5:30pm Mon – Fri

Part-time attendance is also available

2-day (Tues/Thurs) and 3-day (Mon/Wed/Fri)

pre k student in music class

Student-Teacher Ratio

Our infant to preschool rooms are separated by age and/or stages of development:

Class Age SC DSS Standards Our Ratio
Infants Birth to 1 5:1 4:1
Toddlers 1 to 2 6:1 4:1
Pre-Preppers 2 to 3 8:1 6:1
Preppers 3 to 4 12:1 10:1
Pre-K 4 to 5 20:1 10:1

A small student–teacher ratio allows our instructors to reflect the home environment in the classroom, nurturing and instructing your child both mentally and socially. Your child will be able to explore an age-appropriate learning environment, while routines provide stability and consistency. Children are routinely cuddled, hugged, and comforted, not only in times of trouble, but also to establish a strong trusting relationship with their caregiver.

In Their Words

Terrific Teachers

When selecting our teachers, we consider prospective employees as whole individuals. What is her education and experience in the classroom? What are her core values and how does she attend to children individually and as a group?

By the time our team makes a selection, we have invested hours in becoming acquainted with that person. Carolina Prep also provides training to new employees to excite and prepare them for their new roles.

Infant and Toddler

Our infant and toddler curriculum includes:

  • American Sign Language, to develop early communication skills.
  • Developmental Assessment, to identify needs, strengths, and interests.
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, to provide rich learning experiences at each developmental stage.

Tuition is all-inclusive. We provide breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks, and a hot lunch. Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, blankets, and cot sheets are also included.

elementary school student reading

Pre-preppers to Pre-K Curriculum

Our Preschool curriculum is fine-tuned for each developmental year and includes:

  • The Core Knowledge Curriculum, to introduce your child to a shared body of knowledge that will be used throughout his or her time at Carolina Prep. The Core Knowledge Sequence provides a solid foundation for future, more advanced learning.
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, to allow your child self-directed and guided choices within an age-appropriate learning environment. Emerging interests are fostered through activities, projects, and changes in the learning environment.
  • Developmental Assessment, to help identify each child’s unique needs, strengths, and interests.

iPads are available to preschool classrooms to enhance learning and allow for individualized tasks.

Class Blogs

Each Preschool teacher keeps an up-to-date blog for their classroom:

Infant 1

Diapers and dimples

Infant 2

Acorns to oak trees


Toddler tales


A curious and active bunch


Growing curiosity meets a world of fun


Solid foundations with Mrs. Sharpless

Preschool students participate in enrichment courses five days per week and are an integral component in our curriculum program.

We love watching our students develop in a multitude of ways as they engage in these creative and active disciplines.


Young children view art as a means of exploration and discovery. They are more interested in “doing” the art than how it turns out. Our preschool program is based on this principle of process, not product. The children are given a wide variety of art materials, shown how to use the media, and then are left to create.

All of the art we create is open-ended and designed for the students. Art allows children to explore and discover their world and nurtures their inventiveness. The art process aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation. Participating in art activities and learning about art history helps children understand human experience, adapt to and respect others’ ways of working and thinking, and communicate thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways. The results are amazing!

Physical Education

Our Physical Education program provides students with broad and diverse experiences five days a week. The children are exposed to classic physical education activities in dance, gymnastics, soccer, floor hockey, and bowling, as well as contemporary programs like yoga, tinikling, and orienteering. In addition to the obvious benefits of daily physical activity and creating healthy exercise habits, our program will help build confidence and physical skills in any activities that our children decide to pursue.

students playing in physical education class


Carolina Prep conveniently brings many popular extracurricular programs on-site for your student.

Kung Fu is not currently being offered as an extracurricular activity.

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Let’s Dance, a studio in Mauldin, offers three age-appropriate dance classes at Carolina Prep. Depending upon the age of the child, students can take ballet, tap, creative movement, or a combination.

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On Monday afternoons, children aged 2 1/2 to 5 can enjoy learning fun soccer techniques and from Soccer Shots.

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Tumblebus of Greenville is a specialized gymnastics program developed for children of all skill levels. Children ages 2 to 5 can enjoy fitness in a school bus that has been refurbished into a fun and safe gymnasium!