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.

Baton Rouge Child Care, Preschool, and MDOsYou 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.

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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 | Zachary

Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest

Color Wheel Learning Center: Infants to Preschoolers

Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center: 6 months to 5 years

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


Zoar Baptist: Ages 14 months to 4 years

Black Water United Methodist: 12 months to Pre-K4

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church: 8 weeks to Pre-K4

St. Alphonsus Catholic School: Pre-K3 to 6 years

Central Private: Pre-K3 to kindergarten

Denham Springs

Amite Christian Academy: Ages 6 weeks to 2 years

First Baptist Denham Springs: Ages 9 months to 4 years

Live Oak United Methodists: Ages 2 to 4

The Way Church: Ages 6 weeks 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 Pre-K4

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

The Dunham School: Ages 2 to Pre-K4

Family Christian Academy: Infant to Pre-K3

Grace Life Preschool: Ages 6 months to Pre-K4

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

Montessori School of Baton Rouge: Ages 18 months to 6 years

PlayDates Drop-In Hourly Early Learning Center: Ages 6 weeks+


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.

Dynamic Therapy Specialists: Our extended therapy program, Dynamic Days, uses a preschool model to foster social and emotional growth while enhancing communication skills through play, movement, and peer interactions. Appropriate for 2-5 year olds with developmental challenges. Students should qualify for speech-language therapy and occupational therapy.

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

Kidz Karousel: Ages 6 weeks to 5 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

Mid City

Ingleside United Methodist Church: Ages 6 months to 4 years

Kids & Company: Ages 10 weeks+

The Child Development Cooperative: Ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Kids Count: Infants to Preschool age

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

Mudbug Academy: Ages 2 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

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-K3

River Road Daycare: Ages 6 weeks+

St. John the Baptist MDO: Ages 2 to 4 years


Bright Beginnings Child Development Center: Infant to Pre-K3

First Baptist Church Zachary Mother’s Day Out: 12 months to Pre-K

Kidz Karousel: 6 weeks to 5 years

Rising Starz Early Learning Center: 6 weeks to 4 years

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School: 5 months to Pre-K4

Universal Children’s Learning Academy: Infant to 5 years


If you know of a daycare, MDO, or Pre-K program that we should add, please submit it in the comments!

Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015, and baby Liesel in 2019 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft.


  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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