A Guide to Collin County Education & Childcare

Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in Collin County and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide as a resource, brought to you by our many sponsors! Thank you to those that participated in this guide.

Let’s get real… deciding where to send your children is tough! Whether it’s daycare, preschool, public school, or private school, these are where your child will grow, develop, feel nurtured, and spend a large part of their day. No one should have to start this type of research on their own, so we’ve done a little bit of the hard work for you.

Collin County Moms is excited to bring you our annual in-depth guide to local childcare, preschools, and schools in the area. We hope this guide will serve as a resource for those new to town and those who are entering a new stage of parenthood.

If you have questions about specific schools, we encourage you to ask the moms in our neighborhood groups about their thoughts and experiences. Who better to ask about local schools than moms with firsthand experience?

DON’T FORGET: In North Texas, almost all preschools and private schools begin enrollment in early winter of 2021/2022. You won’t want to miss these open enrollment/application dates if you’re looking for a spot in 2022-2023.

Good luck as you begin this new adventure!

Thank you to the following featured sponsors who helped us bring you this guide.

LIONHEART CHILDREN'S ACADEMY

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Lionheart Children’s Academy is committed to partnering with parents to give children the best possible start. With an emphasis on children’s educational and spiritual growth, we address the needs of the whole child. Our staff selection is based not only on qualifications but also on a passion for teaching and our abiding love for children. This purposeful and holistic approach to early care and education ensures that your child has a strong and healthy foundation for learning and for life.

Lionheart is a non-profit Christian organization committed to excellence in early childhood education. We are passionate about equipping kids to be world changers, and supporting working parents who need quality, affordable care and education for their children.

Enrolling children age 6 weeks to 12 years: Infant Care, Full- and Part-Time Preschool, Before & After School, and Summer Club for K – 12.

Several Locations Around Collin County:
@ First Baptist Plano: 3665 PGB Hwy, Plano, TX 75075
@ Central Church: 2301 Premier Drive, Plano, TX 75075
@ First Celina: 841 N Preston Road, Celina, TX 75009
@ Arapaho Road: 2256 Arapaho Road, Garland, TX 75044
@ Bent Tree Bible: 4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007

LIFE SKILLS AUTISM ACADEMY

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Life Skills Autism Academy is a high-commitment, center-based ABA Therapy program with locations throughout Texas and expanding. Rooted in the evidence that early, high-intensive ABA therapy leads to the greatest potential reached by children on the autism spectrum, we specialize in providing services to young children.

As leading experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the academy’s highly-trained clinicians develop individualized, one-on-one programs that help children break down routine tasks into manageable steps. This type of therapy helps children improve communication ability, daily living skills, and the social behaviors necessary to thrive in school, at home, and in their community.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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The Nest Daycare and Preschool accepts children ages 3 months through 2 years; PreK programs for 3’s and 4’s. Part-time and drop-in options available. The Nest has a full developmental curriculum for all age groups, implemented by a well-trained, loving staff. (Low staff turnover!)

New Hope Christian Academy accepts grades K-8th. It is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International and Cognia. We offer low classroom ratios, individualized instruction, and experiential learning. Master teachers are experienced in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of the students. Located uniquely in Historic Downtown Plano.

PARISH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

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Inspired by the values of Wisdom, Honor and Service, the mission of Parish Episcopal School’s inclusive Episcopal community is to guide young people to become creative learners and bold leaders prepared to impact a complex global society.

As Parish enters its 50th Anniversary with excitement and anticipation, the School remains steadfast in helping students find balance and joy in their educational journey, discover their authentic self, and have a great sense of belonging and engagement across all disciplines, from PreK 3-12th grade. The School does this in a high-quality, college preparatory learning environment through challenging core curriculum and signature programs that develop and inspire, with the individual in mind.

CREATIVE WORLD SCHOOL AT FRISCO

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For a quality learning experience staffed with amazing teachers, look no further! Creative World School in Frisco is unique and more than just a daycare facility. From our unique Exploratorium™—an atrium space in the center of our school where discovery and learning come to life—to fully equipped classrooms for every age group and developmentally appropriate state of the art playgrounds, our school will provide the best learning opportunities for your child.

GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

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Choosing the right school is a challenge. To provide the best education for your child, you need a trusted partner. Good Shepherd Episcopal School makes it simple! Let us inspire your child to become a confident learner, a compassionate server, and a courageous leader. We have been successfully educating students since 1959. Start your PreK through 8th grade journey with us now, and find your true school community at Good Shepherd. Visit gsesdallas.org to learn more today!

ANN AND NATE LEVINE ACADEMY

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At Ann and Nate Levine Academy, education is active, purposeful and enlivening from early childhood all the way through eighth grade. Our teaching and learning tapestry is woven together with 21st century skills, including critical thinking and creativity in the Language Arts, exploration and problem-solving through STEM curriculum, peoplehood and globalism in Judaic and Hebrew studies, inspiration and bonding through experiential trips, plus community building and caring for our world through art, celebrations, social/emotional development, and so much more.

Students graduate Levine Academy with love for lifelong learning, prepared for the most rigorous academic programs in upper school and beyond, and empowered with moral character, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity to lead their communities and contribute positively to our world.

BILINGUAL WHIZ KIDZ PRESCHOOL

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Bilingual Whiz Kidz is a progressive Spanish-Chinese Language Immersion Preschool, serving infants through age 5. Your child will learn Spanish or Chinese naturally in a language immersed environment, achieving a strong academic foundation, cultural appreciation, and bilingual skillsets.

Our program offers an excellent early childhood education while giving the gift of bilingualism, modeling the love of Latin culture and ancient spiritual wisdom of Chinese traditions, all in one school.

For your scheduling convenience, we do Zoom Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays!

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WEST PLANO

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Primrose School of West Plano is a family-owned and accredited early education and care school offering curriculum-based learning, exceptional care, focused attention on health and safety, and peace of mind for parents. Children as young as infants through kindergarten, as well as elementary school-age children experience the very best of educational childcare at our school!

With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, our Balanced Learning approach inspires children to think in more ways: with creativity, compassion and resourcefulness. This time-tested approach instills a love of learning and discovery that helps your child develop and excel for years.

GREENHILL
SCHOOL

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Greenhill is a coeducational independent college preparatory school for about 1300 students in grades PreK through 12. Serving the Dallas community, we offer a challenging and balanced curriculum, exceptional and committed teachers, a welcoming and diverse community, and strong character education.

Our students are drawn to the unknown and motivated from within; they ask questions that lead to more questions, think critically, and unearth “the why.” They serve with compassion, work with tenacity, and develop personal strengths for lifetimes of success.

THE ACADEMY AT CHURCH ELEVEN32

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The Academy at Church Eleven32 is a Christian growing private elementary school, currently offering Kindergarten through 4th Grade. 5th Grade will be added in August 2022.

We offer a full-time schedule in a rigorous academic environment with an emphasis on spiritual development.

To help you find a school within your community, we’ve organized this guide by geographical location. Select a region below to jump to listings of Collin County preschools & early education providers in your neighborhood.

NORTH

PROSPER

  • Ivy Kids of Prosper
    577 S Teel Pkwy, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Kiddie Academy of Prosper
    650 N Preston Rd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Little Learners Preschool
    4331 E Prosper Trl, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Primrose School of Windsong Ranch
    1050 Gee Rd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Prestonwood Christian Academy North
    1001 W Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078

  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic School
    4000 W University Dr, Prosper, TX 75078

  • The Goddard School of Prosper
    1180 La Cima Blvd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • The Children’s Courtyard of Prosper
    2301 Richland Blvd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Whispering Farms Montessori Academy
    2460 Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078

CELINA

  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at First Celina
    841 N Preston Rd, Celina, TX 75009

  • Celina Christian Preschool
    841 N Preston Rd, Celina, TX 75009

  • Light Farms Montessori Academy
    3921 County Rd 51 Dr, Celina, TX 75009

  • Friendship Corner Christian Preschool
    12465 FM428, Celina, TX 75009

  • Mudpies & Lullabies Preschool Celina
    710 S Oklahoma Dr, Celina, TX 75009

  • The Goddard School of Celina
    380 W Frontier Pkwy, Celina, TX 75009

MELISSA / ANNA

  • Anna Kids Academy
    1215 W White St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kangaroo Pouch
    9090 Co Rd 423, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kids Under Construction
    100 W 2nd St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kingdom Country Academy
    210 W 3rd St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Lolli’s Christian Preschool
    105 Indian Creek, Anna, TX 75409

  • Mudpies & Lullabies Preschool
    3034 Sam Rayburn Hwy, Melissa, TX 75454

EAST

ALLEN

  • Life Skills Autism Academy
    279 Town Place Suite 279, Fairview, TX 75069

  • The Academy at Church Eleven32
    700 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002

  • Brookhaven Academy
    401 S Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002

  • Cadence Academy
    1224 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002

  • Carpe Diem Private School
    873 Junction Dr, Allen, TX 75013

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
    611 E Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002

  • Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano
    210 Central Expy S #98, Allen, TX 75013

  • The Goddard School of Allen
    1695 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002

  • The Learning Experience
    850 S Allen Heights Dr, Allen, TX 75002

  • Twin Oaks Private School
    1001 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002

  • Wisteria Preschool
    694 S Watters Rd, Allen, TX 75013

  • Xplore Preschool & School
    1020 North Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

MCKINNEY

  • Applebee Montessori Academy
    1770 N Stonebridge Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Castle Montessori
    6151 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Discovery Learning Center
    1815 W White Ave, McKinney, TX 75069

  • Heritage Learning Center
    200 Jordan Rd, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Kiddie Academy of Stonebridge
    6300 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
    9070 Westridge Blvd, McKinney, TX 75072
    2910 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Oak Brook School
    6363 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Spanish Schoolhouse
    2421 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Sylvan Learning of McKinney
    6840 W Virginia Pkwy #105, McKinney, TX 75071

  • The Ivy Vine Preschool
    5780 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

EAST PLANO

  • New Hope Christian Academy
    1501 H Ave, Plano, TX 75074

  • Faith Lutheran School
    1701 E Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

  • Good Tree Academy
    3600 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074

  • Kids Creative Learning Academy
    1408 O Ave ste c, Plano, TX 75074

  • Kidz Station Childcare
    4120 14th St, Plano, TX 75074

  • La Petite Academy of East Plano
    1137 E Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

  • Parker-Chase Preschool
    4801 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

  • The Weekday Program at FirstChurch Plano
    3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

  • Small Miracles Academy – East Plano Campus
    2700 S Rigsbee Dr, Plano, TX 75074

PRINCETON

  • Alpha Princeton Academy
    2090 Monte Carlo Blvd, Princeton, TX 75407

  • Soar Academy WeeCare
    1319 Soap Tree Dr, Princeton, TX 75407

WEST

WEST FRISCO

  • Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Frisco
    5570 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Creme de la Creme
    9375 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Guidepost Montessori School at Timber Ridge
    2550 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco International School
    2770 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Heritage Learning Academy
    2755 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Kiddie Academy of Frisco
    3188 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Frisco
    2660 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Legacy Christian Academy
    5000 Academy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Primrose School of Frisco West
    333 West Lebanon, Frisco, TX 75036

  • Rainbow Corner at Grace Avenue UMC
    3521 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034

  • St. Philip’s School of Frisco
    6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • The Goddard School of Frisco
    3336 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033

EAST FRISCO

  • Creative World School at Frisco
    4915 Coit Rd, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Aspiring Minds Montessori School
    12615 Jereme Trail, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Castle Montessori of Frisco
    5050 Legendary Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Eldorado Montessori
    75033, 11600 Teel Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco Creative Arts Preschool
    9255 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Spanish Schoolhouse
    6065 Esther Way, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Grace Covenant Academy
    8000 Sanctuary Dr, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Apple Creek Private School
    7797 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco Montessori Academy
    8890 Meadow Hill Dr #2430, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Rosewood Academy
    4577 Ohio Dr, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Sunny Days Christian School
    8100 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Sylvan Learning of Frisco & McKinney
    8765 Stockard Dr STE 801, Frisco, TX 75034

WEST PLANO

  • Life Skills Autism Academy
    6500 Pinecrest Dr, Suite 700, Plano, TX 75024

  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at Central Church
    2301 Premier Dr, Plano, TX 75075

  • Primrose School of West Plano
    6480 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • Custer Road Christian Day School
    6601 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023

  • Fusion Academy Plano
    2400 N, Dallas Pkwy Suite 180, Plano, TX 75093

  • John Paul II High School
    900 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075

  • Legacy Learning Center
    7220 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025

  • Parker-Chase Preschool
    4801 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

  • Plano Day School
    3705 Ohio Dr, Plano, TX 75093

  • Preston Meadow Lutheran Church Preschool
    6801 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75024

  • Prestonwood Christian Academy
    6801 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

  • Spring Creek Academy
    6000 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023

  • St. Andrew UMC Preschool
    5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • St. Mark Catholic School
    1201 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075

  • The Einstein School
    4011 W Plano Pkwy #132, Plano, TX 75093

  • The Learning Experience
    8744 Ohio Dr, Plano, TX 75024

  • Willow Bend Academy
    2220 Coit Rd #500, Plano, TX 75075

  • Windhaven Academy
    5900 Communications Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • Wind Rose Academy
    1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

CARROLLTON / WEST BORDERS OF CC

  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at Bent Tree Bible
    4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Angels Christian Preschool & Daycare
    5600 N Colony Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056

  • Happy Tree Child Development Center
    3225 Belmeade Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006

  • Kiddie Academy of Little Elm
    2055 FM 423, Little Elm, TX 75068

  • La Petite Academy of Carrollton
    1835 East Frankford Road, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Mother’s Day Out at Freedom Church
    2435 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center
    4004 Midway Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Sylvan Learning of Carrollton & Lewisville
    1016 E Hebron Pkwy #175, Carrollton, TX 75010

  • The Learning Experience – Castle Hills
    2401 W Parker Rd, Lewisville, TX 75056

SOUTH

RICHARDSON

  • Bilingual Whiz Kidz Preschool
    720 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Breckinridge Montessori School
    3900 Breckinridge Blvd, Richardson, TX 75082

  • Canyon Creek Daycare
    2800 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Carpe Diem Private School
    271 Renner Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Preschoolers at The Heights
    201 W Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Primrose School of Breckinridge Park
    4301 E Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75082

  • Primrose School of Richardson
    1100 Jonsson Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Qalam Collegiate Academy
    1111 Digital Dr STE 101, Richardson, TX 75081

  • Rainbow Connection Preschool
    1651 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

  • Waterview Christian Preschool
    720 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Weekday Kids at First United Methodist Church
    503 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

ADDISON / NORTH DALLAS

  • Ann and Nate Levine Academy
    18011 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School
    11110 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

  • Greenhill School
    4141 Spring Valley Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Parish Episcopal School
    4101 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

  • Bent Tree Development Center
    17275 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Kaleidoscope Child Development Center
    19310 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75287

  • Primrose School of Prestonwood
    15237 Montfort Dr, Dallas, TX 75248

  • June Shelton School and Evaluation Center
    17301 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

  • The Westwood School
    14340 Proton Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

  • Trinity Christian Academy
    17001 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Vanguard Preparatory School
    4240 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

WYLIE / MURPHY / SACHSE

  • Children’s Lighthouse
    3465 W, FM 544, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Liberty Private School
    1435 E FM 544, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Oak Brook School
    121 Heritage Pkwy, Murphy, TX 75094

  • Primrose School of Wylie
    1615 W Brown St, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Summit Private School
    216 N Rustic Trail, Wylie, TX 75098

  • The Learning Experience – Murphy
    151 Brand, Murphy, TX 75094

  • Veritas Academy
    109 S Birmingham St, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Woodbridge Montessori Academy
    4510 Ranch Rd, Sachse, TX 75048

  • Wylie Preparatory Academy
    4110 Skyview Ct, Wylie, TX 75098

HELPFUL TOOLS & RESOURCES

Allen ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER

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Blue Ridge ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

Celina ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

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Lovejoy ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER

McKinney ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

Melissa ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER

Plano ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER

Princeton ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

Prosper ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

Wylie ISD :: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,

    I have a new school accepting pre enrollments from January 2021. The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education will be opening first week of March 2021. We provide childcare and education for children between the ages of 6weeks and 6 years old.

    How do I go about getting included on your blog? I will be very happy to partner with you.

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