Pre-Schools

Day Care

Nelson County Early Learning Childcare Center

1200 Cardinal Drive

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-350-3914

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Brenda Hickman- Director

Brenda.hickman+nelson+kyschools.us

  • Services are offered to children ages 3-5 years old. The child must attend preschool at the NC Early Learning Center.
  • Hours of operation are 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM.
  • Childcare fees are $100 a week for students who do not qualify for preschool enrollment based on the screening assessment or income. Fees for students who do not qualify for pre-school enrollment are $65 weekly for childcare. All students must pay a $25 registration fee. When there is no preschool the fee is $20 a day. There is 10% discount for each additional child and subsidy is accepted.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided through the USDA food program.
  • Supplies needed by families can be found in the Parent Handbook.
  • There is accessibility for the handicapped.
  • Transportation is not provided.
  • 4 staff is CDA credentialed and 1 has a director's credential.
  • 6 staff is CPR/First Aid certified.
  • 3 STAR rated.

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St. Catherine of Alexandria Academy

Pre-Kindergarten

413 First Street

New Haven, KY 40051

502-549-3680

502-350-3914

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Lynn Brady- Director/Teacher

lbrady+stcatherineschool+com

  • Services are offered to children 3 and 4 years old.
  • Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Fees include a $50 registration fee and $75 per week or $262.50 monthly tuition.
  • A supply list is provided before school begins.
  • Breakfast and lunch can be bought in the cafeteria or lunch may be brought from home. Parents provide snack for the class for one week 2-3 times per year.
  • Staff includes 2 Director Credential, 1 CDA, and 1 IECE associate degree.
  • There is no handicapped accessibility
  • All staff is certified in CPR/First Aid
  • We follow the Nelson County School calendar closely.
  • Transportation is not provided between schools.
  • 3 STAR rated

St. Catherine is a co-educational Catholic School. Children in our program benefit from a loving, caring, Christian environment. Positive Discipline is followed in the pre-k classroom. Children are given the tools they need to grow as healthy, self-confident individuals. Our program promotes diversity, self-help skills, imagination, and individual interests. Parents will be given opportunity and are strongly encouraged to participate in their child's pre-k experience. All children are welcome.


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St. Gregory Pre-Kindergarten

350 Samuels Loop

Cox's Creek, KY 40013

502-348-9583

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Jennifer Ballard- Director

jennifer.ballard+stgregoryparish+org

  • Services are offered to children ages 3 years- 5 years old.
  • Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM after school care is offered until 6:00 PM.
  • Fee is $165 to be paid the 12th and 27th of the month, there is no sliding scale and subsidy is accepted.
  • A supply list is available for families.
  • Snacks are provided; meals are purchased at an extra charge through the school cafeteria.
  • There are 5 credentialed staff and 4 staff members who are working on childcare credentials.
  • Transportation is not provided to schools.
  • There is no accessibility for the handicapped.
  • 3 STAR rated.
  • 5 staff is certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • Summer services are not provided.

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St. Joseph Preschool

(located inside St. Joseph School)

320 West Stephen Foster Avenue

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-348-5994

www.stjoeelem.org

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Judy Walsh- Director

jwalsh+stjoeelem+org

Mary Howard- instructor 3 year olds

Patricia Butler- instructor 4 year olds

Christina Reyna- instructor 4 year olds

mbickett+stjoeelem+org

  • Services are offered to children 3 and 4 years old.
  • Hours of operation are 7:30 Am- 11:20 AM half-day, 7:30 AM- 3:00 PM full-day, 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM after school care.
  • Fees are $2,190 per year for half-day and $4,060 per year for full-day. Sliding scale for number of children in school.
  • Supply list is available at the beginning of the school year.
  • Snack and lunch are served daily.
  • Bus transportation can be arranged with the city or county school districts or Bethlehem.
  • There is accessibility for the handicapped.
  • Ms Butler has an Associate degree in Early Childhood, Ms. Howard has a BS in Child Development, and Ms. Reyna has a Master's Degree in elementary Education.
  • All staff is certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • After School Care is available from 3:00- 6:00.

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St. Joseph Montessori Children's Center

161 West Drive

Nazareth, KY 40048

502-348-1540

www.stjosephmontessori.org

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Amy Carpenter - Administrator

tlrobinson+stjosephmontessori+org

  • Services are offered to children ages 3 years- 6 years old.
  • Hours of operation are 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM.
  • Fees vary according to hours, there is a ½ day option, and kindergarten students stay until 3:00. Will accept families in need of tuition if funds are available.
  • Check with the center for a list of supplies.
  • Nut free snacks are provided by parents and the center.
  • There are 4 staff members who are Montessori Certified.
  • Transportation is not provided to schools.
  • There is no accessibility for the handicapped.
  • All staff is certified in CPR/First Aid.

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Crocus Academy Main Street

3939 New Shepherdsville Road

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-348-8771

www.crocusmainstreet.com

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Tracy Spandler-Davison -Director

crocusacademy+bardstowncable+net

  • Services are offered to children who are potty trained-kindergarten age.
  • Hours of operation are: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday 7:30-1200 noon Friday
  • Sessions available are:
    • AM Session 7:30 AM-12:00 noon
    • PM Session 12:30 PM-5:00 PM
    • Extended day options offered for all students for those who need to stay past 12:00 PM.
  • Fees are based on the number of days and subsidy is accepted*
  • Snacks are provided
  • Supplies are not needed from families
  • Credentialed staff
  • Transportation is not provided to schools.
  • There is accessibility for the handicapped.
  • 3 STAR rated
  • All staff certified in CPR and First aid.
  • Summer camps provided for two 3-week sessions, June 9-27 and July 7-25

*10% discount for 2 children, 25% discount active deployed military scholarship, 10% discount for non-deployed military, and 5% ministerial professional scholarship.

Crocus Academy Heartland is located at 913 North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, KY 42701. They may be contacted at 270-766-1331.


Bardstown Independent School District Central Office

308 North Fifth Street

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-331-8800


Nelson County Schools Central Office

288 Wildcat Lane

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-349-7000


Day Care

Wee Care Day Care Learning & Development Centers

211 East Broadway

Bardstown, KY 40004

502-348-9874

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Michelle Stone- Director

dc22+bellsouth+net

  • Services are offered for children ages 3 to school aged children.
  • 3 and 4 year old pre-school programs provided.
  • Hours of operation are 6:00AM-6:00PM. The center provides services in the summer.
  • Fees are $25 a day for children over 2, $22 for 3 year olds and $27 for under 2. Subsidy is accepted.
  • Supplies needed from families include diapers, wipes, tissues, sheets, and blankets.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided through the USDA food program.
  • There is 2 credentialed staff.
  • 2 staff members have IECE degrees.
  • Transportation is not provided to schools.
  • The center is handicapped accessible.
  • 10 staff is certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • 26 years in childcare and low staff turnover.
  • All programs are run by a Kentucky certified Master's level teacher.

Voted 8 years consecutively as Nelson County's Best Childcare Facility.


Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center

Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center

980 Templin Ave.

Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone: 502.331.8804

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The Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center, located at 980 Templin Avenue, provides a half-day educational program for three- and four-year-old preschool children. The staff is committed to fostering each child’s social and emotional growth while helping him/her attain the academic skills for success in kindergarten and beyond. Approximately 330 total students are enrolled each year in either morning or afternoon sessions and we maintain an average child to staff ratio of 10:1. The Bardstown Early Childhood Center follows the Bardstown City Schools academic calendar.

Michelle Sharp, Principal

502-331-8804

michelle.sharp+bardstown.kyschools+us

School website: http://bardstown.kyschools.us/BEC.aspx