Park Place Children’s Center is now offering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year!

We opened our first kindergarten class the fall of 2020 in response to overwhelming parent requests, especially in light of the Greenville County School District virtual and e-Learning options.  The families who enrolled this year have been extremely pleased, and we are delighted to continue offering this private kindergarten program. 

Young child studying at a desk

We think Park Place would be the BEST place for your child to attend kindergarten!

Our calendar – We’ve got you covered on all but 10 days out of the year (our 10 paid holidays for staff).  The Greenville County School District has 29 student holidays plus 3 half-days.   We also stayed open through the COVID crisis when the public schools went to a partial week program. However, Mrs. Shelley plans “Exploration Days” on the Greenville County School holidays so the children have a few “breaks” where no new content is introduced. Our program is year-round, including the summer (just like our pre-school classes).  

Our schedule- We’ve got you covered all day long.  While public school is from 7:45 to 2:15, drop-off begins at 7 am, and class starts at 8:15 after the included breakfast and runs until 3, then an after school teacher will come in to provide age appropriate activities until 6pm.

Our class size – we will have a maximum of 12 children in our class.  Greenville County public schools can have 22 to 24 children in each kindergarten classroom.

Our “extras” – The children in our kindergarten class have Enrichment with Mrs. Molly and Spanish with Mrs. Sandra every day.  Public schools have related arts classes once a week.

Our chef – Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided every day!

Our After School program – since our program is full day, you don’t have to worry about securing a spot in an After School program.

Brightly lit kindergarten classroom with toys and book neatly arranged

Our Teacher

Mrs. Shelley Carpenter is our kindergarten teacher and she has done an amazing job developing our program based on the Greenville County School District’s standards for kindergarten.  Children who have attended Park Place for pre-school already exceed many of these standards, so the curriculum has been enhanced to continue their learning at a developmentally appropriate level.  Mrs. Shelley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and 16 years of teaching experience.  She has been at Park Place since 2015 and was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Greenville County Childcare Association in 2016.


The tuition for the private kindergarten class in 2021-2022 will be $1398.00 per month and covers the full day (from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm) and includes breakfast, lunch and snack.  

A $250.00 discount is available if you choose to make one annual payment.  

If you have already registered your child for public school kindergarten and are accepted into our private program – don’t worry!  You would simply need to complete the “State of South Carolina Form to Elect Non-Attendance in Compulsory Kindergarten.”  (We have this form available for you!) 

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205 Batesville Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681