DFWChild / Articles / Promoted Content / Child Care & Preschool Guide
child care preschool guide

Child Care & Preschool Guide

Dallas-Fort Worth parents have an array of options when it comes to child care and preschool. But how do you decide? This guide compiles a variety of schools and centers across the area to help you find your family’s perfect match.

Challenger School
Legacy Campus
6700 Communications Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75093
Independence Campus
10145 Independence Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75025
Hours of Operation: 7am–6pm
Ages: Preschool–Grade 8 / Capacity: Varies
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Challenger School offers uniquely fun and academic classes for preschool through eighth grade students. Our students learn to think for themselves and to value independence—the results are unmatched at any price.

Dallas ISD Pre-K
Central Office: 9400 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
Offered at many DISD elementary schools and partner sites
Hours of Operation: 7:45am–3:15pm
Ages: 3-years-old or 4-years-old / Capacity: Varies
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Programs vary by location. Pre-K enrollment starts April 1, 2022.

The Day School at HP Pres
3821 University Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
Hours of Operation: 8am–2pm
Ages: 12mos–K / Capacity: 300
Do you offer a before or after school program? After School Program
About Us: Our campus is a joyful, dynamic place. We have a rich history, excellent programming, talented staff, and supportive families. The Day School partners with families to educate the whole child within a nurturing Christian environment.

Fellowship Academy Mini-Mustangs
1021 N. Bowman Springs Rd.
Kennedale, TX 76060
Hours of Operation: 8am–4pm
Ages: 3 yrs–12th Grade / Capacity: 500
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Our outdoor education program, Mustangs in the Meadow, provides innovative curriculum, combining traditional learning with outdoor experiences. Our traditional PreK program provides stimulating experiences. Both programs emphasize loving, nurturing  environments, Christian values and biblical principles.

Fort Worth Independent School District Pre-K
Central Office: 100 N. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Over 80 schools with programs
Hours of Operation: 8am–5pm
Ages: 3–4yrs / Capacity: 5,500
Do you offer a before or after school program? None
About Us: Fort Worth ISD Pre-K offers safe, vibrant classrooms guided by highly qualified teachers committed to kindergarten readiness. It’s free and there’s room for every child! Registration begins April 1.

Goldberg Early Childhood Center
7900 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
Hours of Operation: 7:45am–5:45pm
Ages: 3mos–5yrs / Capacity: 230
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: We build a love of learning and community that lasts a lifetime. If you’re looking for a collaborative partner in your family’s early childhood educational journey, come and join us in creating the future. #bestschoolfamilyever

Grace Academy of Dallas
11306A Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75229
Hours of Operation: 8:15am–3:30pm
Ages: PK3–6th grade / Capacity: 220
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Grace Academy is Christ-centered and future-focused. Grace Academy proudly serves students in Pre-K3 through 6th grade and is conveniently located in Preston Hollow. Grace offers both full-time and part-time preschool options.

Grapevine Faith Christian School
730 E. Worth St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours of Operation: 8am–3pm
Ages: 4yrs–12th grade / Capacity: Varies
Do you offer a before or after school program? After School Program
About Us: Teachers at Grapevine Faith begin laying a foundation for fulfilling Faith’s mission to prepare students to become authentic Christian leaders. We continually work cultivate meaningful relationships with students, modeling and teaching a biblical worldview.

Greenville Avenue Child Development Center
1013 S Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081
Hours of Operation: 7am–5:30pm
Ages: 2–5yrs / Capacity: 68
Do you offer a before or after school program? None
About Us: GACDC offers a year-round program servicing ages 2–5 years old. We also offer a summer program for school aged children. Contact us now to schedule a tour and secure your spot.

Mount St. Michael Catholic School
4500 West Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75211
Hours of Operation: 7:50am–3:15pm
Ages: 18mos–8th grade  / Capacity: 200
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: We are a private Catholic school that offers premium toddler care with no more than 12 toddlers per classroom with two lead guides. We also have grade school up to 8th grade.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School
7611 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Hours of Operation: 7am–6pm
Ages: 1–6yrs / Capacity: 150
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: We offer 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day options. Half-day and full-day. Before and after care available to all students. KinderBridge is offered for older 4s and younger 5s. Academically focused, joy-filled and spiritually rich!

Parish Episcopal School
14115 Hillcrest Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254
4101 Sigma Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
Hours of Operation: 7:30am–6pm
Ages: 3–18yrs / Capacity: Varies
Do you offer a before or after school program? After School Program
About Us: Celebrating 50 years, Parish Episcopal School helps students, from the youngest PreK child (3 years old), find balance and joy in their educational journey and discover their authentic self in an inclusive community.

Pediatrics Plus
6025 Sports Village Rd.
Frisco, TX 75033
Hours of Operation: 7am–6pm
Ages: 6wks–6yrs / Capacity: 120
Do you offer a before or after school program? None
About Us: Our developmental preschool offers low student to teacher ratios, a full-day program, and collaboration with therapy services to help your child conquer their world and succeed in all stages of life!

River Legacy Nature School
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
Hours of Operation: 9am–12pm; 9am–1:55pm
Ages: 3–5yrs / Capacity: Varies
Do you offer a before or after school program? None
About Us: River Legacy Nature School provides children ages 3–5 an environment that encourages a child’s inborn sense of wonder through hands-on explorations. Students attend class once or twice weekly with a daily trip into the woods.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
2016 Willis Lane
Keller, TX 76248
Hours of Operation: 8am–3:15pm
Ages: 3–14yrs / Capacity: 540
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Developmentally appropriate, challenging experiences build on each child’s natural curiosity, enhance self-esteem, encourage  motor development, broaden cognitive skills, enrich language skills, provide religious and spiritual education, and prepare preschoolers for their academic career.

Small Miracles Academy
2700 S. Rigsbee Dr.
Plano, TX 75074
3912 Alma Dr.
Plano, TX 75023
208 N Allen Heights Dr.
Allen, TX 75002
5902 Jupiter Rd.
Garland ,TX 75044
5545 Brookview Dr.
Sachse TX 75048
1015 Newberry Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080
2301 Mesquite Valley Rd.
Mesquite TX 75149
Hours of Operation: 6:30am– 6pm
Ages: 0–12yrs / Capacity: 160
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Small Miracles Academy believes that every child is a small miracle. We are a family of licensed child care campuses in which children learn and grow in a safe, warm and secure environment.

Southwest Christian School
6801 Dan Danciger Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Hours of Operation: 7am–6pm
Ages: 3yrs+ / Capacity: 80
Do you offer a before or after school program? Both Before and After School Programs
About Us: Southwest Christian School provides a strong, faith-based educational program where foundational academics and play with a purpose are always in focus for our youngest learners. Students also participate in Spanish, music, library, and computer.

Trinity Lutheran Children’s Center
3621 Tulsa Way
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Hours of Operation: 7am–6pm
Ages: 6wks–5yrs / Capacity: 130
Do you offer a before or after school program? Before School Program
About Us: The Children’s Center is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church to the community. We provide Christian loving care as well as emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth for each child entrusted to us.

Looking for additional options? Visit our directory to see more child care and preschool opportunities.