The Ultimate Guide to Child Care, Preschool and MDOs in Greater Baton Rouge

Editor’s Note :: all Greater Baton Rouge families should thoroughly investigate the available daycare, preschool and child care options in your area. You can also find our Community Neighborhood Guide HERE. In addition, a list of state licensed child care facilities is available on the Louisiana Department of Education-Louisiana Believes website.

You asked for it and we listened! We have compiled a listing of Greater Baton Rouge area daycares, preschools, and Mother’s Day Out (MDO) programs as recommended by local moms! Don’t see your favorite child care facility on this list? Let us know and we’ll add them.

Do you have older / school-aged children in Baton Rouge?

Jump to your Baton Rouge neighborhood daycare choices by selecting below

Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest | Central | Denham Springs | Downtown Baton Rouge | Highland/Perkins/Bluebonnet/Siegen | Jefferson/Goodwood/Stumberg | Mid City | Old Jefferson/Highland | O’Neal/Jones Creek/Old Hammond/S. Harrell’s Ferry | Prairieville | Shenandoah | Southdowns | Walker | West Baton Rouge

Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest

Color Wheel Learning Center: Infants to Preschoolers

Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center: 6 months to Pre-K 4

Broadmoor United Methodist Church: MDO for ages 3 months to Pre-K


Zoar Baptist: Ages 14 months to 3 years

Black Water United Methodist: 12 months to Pre-K 4

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church: 8 weeks to Pre-K4

St. Alphonsus Catholic School: Pre-K3 and Pre-K4

Central Private: Pre-K3 and Pre-K4

Denham Springs

Amite Christian Academy: Ages 6 weeks to 2 years and Preschool

First Baptist Denham Springs: Ages 9 months to 3 years

Live Oak United Methodists: Ages 2 to 4

The Way Church: Ages 6 months to 5 years

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church: Ages 2 to 5


St. James Episcopal Early Childhood Development Center: Ages 18 months to Pre-K3

The Early Learning Center: 6 weeks to Kindergarten

First Presbyterian Baton Rouge: Ages 6 months to Pre-K



Country Day School (4 total locations): Infants to Pre-K

Bethany Christian School “Cub Club: Ages 6 weeks to 3 years

KinderCare (4 total locations): Ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten

Montessori School of Baton Rouge: Ages 3 to 6

Family Christian Academy: Infant to Pre-K3

The Dunham School: Ages 2 to Pre-K4

Little Sprouts: MDO and Preschool

Grace Life Preschool: Ages 6 months to Pre-K4


Blue Bridge ASL Academy: Blue Bridge ASL Academy is the very first language immersion pre-school and childcare center in Louisiana, specialized in the bilingual acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL) and English, for hearing and Deaf children alike. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Jefferson United Methodist Preschool (JUMP): MDO for ages 18 months-2 and Preschool for ages 3-5

Jefferson Baptist Church: Ages 12 months to 3 years

Parkview Baptist Church Preschool: Ages 6 weeks to Pre-K4

St. Patrick’s Preschool: Ages 2 to Pre-K4

St. Paul Early Learning Center: Ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Woman’s Child Development Center: Ages 6 weeks to Preschool

Mid City

Ingleside United Methodist Church: Ages 6 months to 4 years

The Child Development Cooperative: Ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Kids Count: Infants to Preschool age

Runnels: Preschool

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School: 3 year old and Pre-k

Old Jefferson/Highland

Most Blessed Sacrament: Ages 2, 3 and Pre-K

Grace Life Preschool: Ages 6 months through Pre-K4

Cross Point Baptist Church MDO & Preschool: Ages 2 through Pre-K

O’Neal/Jones Creek/Old Hammond/S. Harrell’s Ferry 

Episcopal Lower School: Pre-K 3+

Trinity Lutheran Preschool: 6 weeks to 5 years

Mothers Choice: Daycare for 6 weeks+


Corban Early Childhood Center: Infant to Pre-K

JOY Early Learning Center: Ages 15 months to 4 years

Wonder Kids Academy: 6 weeks to 12 years (daycare/before & after school care)


Woodlawn Baptist on Jones Creek – MDO: Ages 1 to 4

St. Andrews United Methodist Church: 6 months to 5 years


University Baptist Church: Infants to age 4

Christ Covenant Preschool: Ages 2 to Kindergarten

La Printaniere Montessori School: Ages 3 through 5th grade

Elan Vitale: 18 months to Kindergarten

Montessori of Baton Rouge: Ages 3 to 6

Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center: Infants to preschool age

Country Day School of Baton Rouge (4 locations): Infants to Preschool

Southside Child Development Center: 6 weeks to 4 years

 Trinity Episcopal Day School: Pre-K4

St. Aloysius Childcare Center:  Infants to Preschool



Judson Baptist Caring and Learning Center: Ages 6 weeks+

West Baton Rouge

Holy Family School: Pre-K 3

River Road Daycare: Ages 6 weeks+

St. John the Baptist MDO: Ages 1 to 3

If you know of a daycare, MDO, or Pre-K program that we should add, please submit it by leaving a comment OR emailing ericka {at} redstickmom {dot} com.

Ericka is originally a New Orleans gal who was raised to begin many dishes with a roux. Since 2011, she has happily embraced the Red Stick life with her husband of seven years, Tyler. Although she met her husband at an LSU game after her car broke down, they both attended Northwestern State University where she graduated with a Business Administration degree. After graduation, she and Tyler took a leap of faith and tied the knot. She dabbled in the corporate scene but eventually returned to school to pursue her passion for teaching and earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught at an inner-city school in Baton Rouge for 3 years where she gained a family of students and colleagues alike. She’s traded in her beloved Expo pens and clipboard to stay home with her sweet and adventurous one-year-old son, Cullen. She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the sisterhood of fellow moms. Motherhood has been the best roller coaster she’s ever been on and even at the most challenging times, she tries to remember to embrace the chaos and “bless this mess” mentality. Ericka loves a good conversation, coffee, empowering other women {because we can all use a little encouragement}, laughing, baking and making memories with her family.


  1. Mid City Childcare Center:

    Kids & Company
    355 East Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    Ages: Infants through Preschool

  2. Please add to the area: Highland/Perkins/Bluebonnet/Siegen

    PlayDates Drop-In Hourly Early Learning Center
    8821 Bluebonnet Blvd., 70810… 225-769-6300
    Daily Drop-Ins welcome between ages 6 weeks- 12 years!
    7:30am-10pm Mon-Thu
    7:30am- 12am midnight every Friday
    9 am- 12am midnight every Saturday
    1pm-7pm every Sunday
    We have Specials and Packages.. Weekly, Out Of School, Date Night & LSU / Southern Home Game Days!
    Pre-Register free online ( fax/ bring shot records and good to go. As a Drop-In Center.. No appointments necessary, No Contracts, No Waiting Lists! We update our FaceBook page of any changes… so please follow us!


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