The Preschool on the Greenway recognizes the importance of connecting children to the natural world through discovery, education and recreation.

Preschool on the Greenway

The Preschool on the Greenway in Fort Mill, SC recognizes the importance of connecting children to the natural world through discovery, education and recreation. Celebrating more than 30 years in operation, the Preschool on the Greenway has provided thousands of area families with quality, affordable preschool. Our staff works dilligently to develop and implement hands-on, inquiry based educational programs to meet the needs of our preschool children.

Grow, play and learn with us!

Welcome to Preschool on the Greenway!

The 2016-17 Preschool on the Greenway school year is well underway. Students this year have already enjoyed our Preschool Fall Festival (thank you parents for manning the fun activity booths), adopted their classroom tree, hiked on the Preschool Nature Trail, planted a butterfly garden and painted rocks and stepping stones for decoration, and also learned about giving by donating items to the local food bank. Of course this is in addition to our exciting classroom days doing counting, ABC’s, carpet time songs and books, Playball and many other fun, educational activities. And all of this fun with our new and returning classroom friends and teachers!

2017-18 Preschool on the Greenway Registration opens in January!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Current students and siblings

Monday, January 23, 2017 - Complex on the Greenway Members

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Open Enrollment

Each class has a registration fee and a monthly program fee. Please contact Linda Spinks, 803-547-1064, for information on registration, class availability and preschool tours.

Preschool Programs 

Young Three's Program
A precursor to the three-year-old program, the preschool now offers a special class for children who will be three years old between September 1st and December 31st, 2017.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – Noon
Members $175/month l Non-members $190/month

Three-Year-Old Program
Classes introduce children to working within a group and develops fine and gross motor skills including socializing, sharing, cut-and-paste, numbers and alphabet recognition. (Children must turn three on or before September 1, 2017.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – Noon
Members $175/month | Non-members $190/month

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $225/month | Non-members $240/month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $255/month | Non-members $280/month

Four-Year-Old Program
Our four-year-old program prepares children for kindergarten on both a social and educational level. We will continue developing fine and gross motor skills, while putting emphasis on the alphabet, numbers and other kindergarten readiness skills. (Children must turn four on or before September 1, 2017.)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $225/month | Non-members $240/month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $255/month | Non-members $280/month

Our Preschool Day

  • Outdoor adventures on the preschool trail, outdoor classroom and science and nature programs promote curiosity about the world around them.
  • Learning to share, take turns, plan, work and play with others promote wonderful life-long skills.
  • Educational learning through hands-on activities and interactive play teach children their ABC’s, 123’s, colors, shapes and other themes preparing for kindergarten.
  • Stories, poetry, dramatization and books lead children on adventures and stretch their imagination.     
  • Clay, play-dough, crayons, markers, scissors and other manipulatives aid in the development of small motor skills.
  • Arts, crafts and painting time explore the creative side of young minds.
  • Water play in our indoor pool, besides being lots of fun, helps to build self-confidence and coordination.
  • Our Playball Program, outdoor play, gym time and classroom movement all promote physical fitness, increases large motor skills and develop good sportsmanship.
  • Our Science and Nature program, led by Greenway environmental educators, promote an interest in the outdoor world, while giving students the opportunity to learn about nature through hands-on activities and meet live animals in a safe, controlled setting.
  • Learning through song and music builds listening and attention skills, in addition to self-expression and cooperation with others.
  • Lunch Bunch is offered on select Wednesday and Thursdays each month. Children bring their lunch and stay until 2:00pm, enjoying fun activities and playtime.

Helpful parent information on the current 2016-17 Preschool year, including forms and the handbook, are at the bottom of this page.  

Staff

The Preschool on the Greenway faculty is nothing short of exceptional. Your child will receive the expertise of our most qualified teachers. All preschool teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid. Two teachers are assigned to each class and all staff members attend 10 hours of continued education classes per year.  

Facilities

The building is secure and access is monitored by staff during all hours of preschool operation. The program offers six classrooms, an outdoor natural playground, a preschool hiking trail and outdoor classroom and access to appropriate amenities within the Recreation Complex on the Greenway.   

Preschool on the Greenway is part of the Recreation Complex on the Greenway located at 971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715. 

Inclement Weather Policy

When faced with potentially dangerous weather conditions, the Preschool on the Greenway will follow the Fort Mill School District’s decision on closings. Information can be found on their website and on local news stations in Rock Hill and Charlotte – we are York County District 4.

If the FMSD should delay public school openings, Preschool on the Greenway will open at its normal time of 9:00am. Public school delays may be found at the sources listed above.

Should inclement weather occur after preschool begins, we encourage parents to pick up their child as soon as possible.

While we are registering for the 2017-18 school year, the below links are for the current 2016-17 school year in session.  ‚Äč