Preschool is one of those things I never put much thought into until my son's third birthday was looming. I assumed finding a preschool would be a breeze, one of those tasks I checked off the to-do list in a day (cue the first time mom chuckles). Instead, I quickly realized that there are a lot of variables to consider when selecting a preschool for your child, some of which make a big difference and others that may not matter as much. For us, price was one of those make or break factors, and finding an affordable preschool proved to be a big hurdle to overcome. So for all the parents out there looking for affordable preschool options in Southwest Houston, we have you covered.
Pecan Grove Baptist School - Richmond
1727 FM 359
The focus at PGBS is on providing kids with a Christian environment that helps kids grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. This is done by providing children with a mix of individual and group activities that invite learning through play and hands-on experience. Each week focuses on something new and uses a combination of different curriculums.
Registration Fee: $50
School Fee: $170-$260 per month, depending on days attending
First Foundation Preschool - Sugar Land
4888 Highway 90A, #500
Becoming both familiar and comfortable with the classroom setting while still having fun and enjoying the learning process is a top priority at First Foundation Preschool. Developmentally appropriate activities and meaningful play allow children to develop positive self-image and grow as individuals. Children engage in a mix of structured activities, creative time and free play throughout the day.
School Fee: $95 per week
Little Fishers Preschool - Sugar Land
2011 Austin Parkway
Little Fishers provides a Christian-based environment, a hands-on learning approach and the commitment that each child's strengths will be celebrated and utilized is the focus at Little Fishers Preschool. Children attending learn phonics, handwriting, science, math, art, motor skills, music, and Spanish. There is also a weekly library session.
Registration Fee: $100 or $125 depending on date of registration
Supply Fee: $215-$330/year depending on age/days attending
School Fee: $305-$615 per month, depending on age/days attending
School for Little Children - Sugar Land
431 Eldridge Rd.
Exploration through art activities, dramatic play, science experiments, music and creative movement provide the foundation for the learning experience at The School for Little Children. Kids learn under the Frog Street curriculum, which introduces colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet in an interactive, fun way.
Registration Fee: $100
Supply Fee: $100
School Fee: $152-$320 per month, depending on age/days attending
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Westbury Baptist Preschool - Houston
10425 Hillcroft Street
The classrooms at Westbury Baptist are divided into different learning interest centers, such as reading, writing, cooking or creative play, and students use a combination of the centers each day to facilitate the educational process. To enhance motor skills development, children are able to enroll in Tumble Tykes Gymnastics on Friday afternoons for an additional fee.
Registration Fee: $200
School Fee: $300-$375 per month, depending on days attending
Mission Bend Christian Academy - Houston
3710 Highway 6 South
This faith-based preschool is committed to showing children how to embrace the learning process. The curriculum followed employs "Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Program" and "The Land of the Letter People." Children attending get a healthy mix of education and play, helping them grow not only their knowledge, but also their social skills and their self-confidence.
Registration Fee: $150-$250, depending on date of registration and if you are a current or new family enrolling
School Fee: $345-$917 per month, depending on days and hours attending
Holloway Preschool & Day Care - Bellaire
6501 S. Rice Ave, 77401
Preschool at Holloway is offered year-round and provides students with individual and group play and educational activities. Students engage in hands-on activities, listen to faith-based stories, and employ imaginative play to facilitate character development and improve both fine and gross motor skills.
Registration Fee: $50
Supply Fee: $10 per month
School Fee: $610 per month for 10 hours, each hour past 10 hours is an additional $2
Rosenberg KinderCare - Rosenberg
4305 Mustang Ave, 77471
At Rosenberg KinderCare teachers focus on improving six main developmental areas: language and literacy development, building brain power, social and emotional development, physical development and wellness, cognitive development and creative expression. This is accomplished through a curriculum designed especially for KinderCare and implemented through different interest centers and small group activities throughout the day.
Registration Fee: $75
School Fee: $128-$159 per week, depending on days and hours attending
Giraffe Kids Academy - Houston
9303 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 175, 77099
Encouraging exploration through interactive activities is a focal point of Giraffe Kids Academy (formerly Bluebonnet Learning Center), and students spend their days learning the building blocks of phonics, handwriting and number concepts, as well as healthy habits and socialization skills.
Registration Fee: $75
Supply Fee: $125 per year
School Fee: $80-$145 per week, depending on days and hours attending
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