Guide to Preschools and Parents’ Day Out


Disclosure :: The “2020 Guide to Preschools and Parents’ Day Out” is brought to you by Fort Worth Moms and the many school sponsors listed in this post. Thank you to our sponsors who made this guide possible! We hope it is a helpful resource as you make schooling decisions for your young children. Additional area preschools are listed at the end of this guide. 

What’s the #1 question we are asked??? What preschools do you recommend? Moms want to know the options, where others send their kids, and what educational philosophy those schools abide by. So, we compiled a list of Tarrant County schools that are great options for your little ones. You’ll find a variety of curriculum choices, pricing options, and time slots.

Also, consult our “How to Pick a Preschool” article for tips to consider when making your decision, and don’t forget to brush up on tips for “Packing a Preschool Lunch.”

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5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109


Arborlawn Children’s Academy is a Christian-based, school-readiness preschool that focuses on the social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development of the young child. It provides children an active learning experience in which they discover, create, explore, and participate in God’s world. All classrooms use Frog Street curriculum implementing conscious discipline for classroom management and social-emotional components of the curriculum. Children participate in weekly chapel and have a weekly music class with a music teacher. The small class sizes ensure each child receives individual attention and learning opportunities through large and small group instruction. Arborlawn Children’s Academy also focuses on a color, shape, and math concept each month. The school closely follows the FWISD school schedule. Classes are in session September through May. For more information and to check class availability, please email Kathy at [email protected].

Admission Events: Enrollment begins March 4 at 8:00 a.m. for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Currently giving tours to new and interested families. 

School Hours: Two-, three-, or five-day options from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Extended hours are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ages: eight weeks – four years

mildred haupt preschool

4200 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


“Learning through play, growing with God.” The preschool and mother’s day out programs at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church provide for the growth and development of the whole child. This approach emphasizes interrelated areas such as intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and emotional development. Emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of individual children in a group setting. Each child experiences success and positive feelings of self-worth at his or her level of maturity. A Christian environment rich in opportunities for growth fosters a love for learning. Special enrichment activities like chapel, soccer, music, and Spanish round out the curriculum.

Mildred Haupt Preschool focuses on play-based learning rather than a traditionally academic approach. The classrooms are not overly structured and allow children the opportunity to select from several activities and play either alone or in small groups. The teachers work to help students develop appropriate social skills including communication, sharing, listening, and empathy, while also equipping them with the academics necessary for succeeding in kindergarten and beyond.

Admission Events: Open registration begins February 18 in person starting at 9:00 a.m.

School Hours: Mother’s day out on Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and preschool two-, three-, and five-day options from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (early and extended care available).

Ages: one – pre-K

primrose school of columbus trail

The Primrose Schools of Fort Worth at Mira Vista and Columbus Trail are accredited private preschools that provide a premier educational childcare experience. The staff provides a safe and nurturing environment where children thrive. As the leader in educational childcare, the schools partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. The goal is to help children have fun while building active minds, healthy bodies, and happy hearts.

At the Primrose School of Fort Worth at Mira Vista and Columbus Trail, being owner-operated is one of the keys to quality. Bill and Kristy Smith are very honored to have owned these schools for more than 12 years. They are proud to be a part of both these organizations and the lives of Primrose families. They enjoy working with the great staff and continuing with the educational philosophy that Primrose offers.

Admission Events: Admissions occur year-round.

School Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Ages: six weeks – 12 years

The Primrose School of Mira Vista
6410 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76132


The Primrose School of Columbus Trail
5330 Columbus Trail, Fort Worth, Texas 76123


River Legacy

703 Northwest Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76006


Nature’s playground is perfect for preschool learning! Tapping into their own natural curiosity, children ages three to six explore the natural world through nature walks, stories, art, song, and dramatic play at River Legacy’s Nature School.
Classroom lessons are brought to life when children explore the nature trails winding through the forested grounds. These hands-on adventures will turn the forest into a fabulous outdoor learning lab for your young scientist! Opportunities to encounter ladybugs and snails, earthworms and opossums, native wildflowers, and so much more build their understanding of nature’s diverse life forms.
Children attend Nature School classes one day a week for 30 weeks, September through May. Half-day and extended day options are available for three and four year olds. An extended day program specifically geared for five or six year olds not yet enrolled in kindergarten is offered one day a week. Small classes of nine to 12 students with highly qualified teachers in each classroom ensure lots of individual attention and set your child on a path to love learning!
The inquiry-based curriculum introduces age-appropriate science, math, and literacy skills using nature as the foundation. Nature School serves as a great supplement to another preschool, Mom’s Day Out, kindergarten or home school program.
Admission Events: Open enrollment begins February 17.

School Hours: Various days and times depending on child’s age

Ages: three – six years

Southwest Christian School is committed to creating a strong, faith-based educational program where sound foundational skills and play with a purpose are always in focus. The Pre-K curriculum is research-based, and reflects the best practices for the youngest learner. Coupled with a well-qualified team of early educators, students are able to gain confidence, skills and the desire to become lifelong learners. Their goal is to see the whole child and offer systematic support in all areas of development.

6801 Dan Danciger Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76133

Other Area Preschools & Parents' Day Out Programs

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