Building a Foundation That Lasts.
Building a Foundation
12 months – PreK
Monday – Friday
9am – 1pm
1 – 6 years old
12 months – Pre-K
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FOR Kids Preschool is a faith-based half-day program for children ages 1-5 years. Through academic learning, dedicated free play, and creative expression, children learn and grow in a safe, loving, and diverse community. Developing their social-emotional awareness – learning to name and regulate big emotions, empathizing with their peers, and eventually, advocating for their own needs is the goal for every child. By teaching children to develop these soft skills, they will be more prepared to navigate the transition into elementary school.
*We are currently at capacity in all classrooms for the 2023-2024 school year. We encourage prospective families to sign up for our waitlist so that we can notify you quickly if we have an opening.
8 Week Program
Choose the weeks that work best for you
In the Summer, the For Kids Preschool becomes the For Kids Camp; an 8 week half-day Summer Camp for children ages 1-6 years old. Families enjoy the flexibility of weekly scheduling a la carte style. This means parents can choose for their children to attend one or multiple weeks at any time throughout the summer. Camp sessions are filled with engaging learning experiences for all kids, and similar to the school year, the FOR Kids staff and volunteers work hard to ensure each child gets individualized attention and care. The For Kids Camp couples academic learning with hands-on learning experiences and offers kids plenty of outside time, exploration, and access to expert classes like culinary arts, photography, yoga, and much more. Summer camp enrollment information coming soon.
Partnering with families by helping children grow their faith and develop the social–emotional awareness to thrive in school and in life.
Partnering with families to raise up a generation of little leaders who are confident and comfortable being a friend like Jesus.
We believe that diversity makes our community stronger.
We believe that kindness is everyone’s responsibility.
We believe that discovery is a pathway to joy and fulfillment.
We believe that knowing yourself is the key to living in purpose and on purpose.
"For Kids Preschool has been an incredible blessing to our family! Both our boys loved the Summer Camp they offered and they looked towards Camp every day. My youngest is enrolled in Preschool and we have been overwhelmed by the support and intentional care of the entire staff team. He loves his teachers and friends and is learning and growing more every day thanks to For Kids!"
"We can’t say enough how much FOR Kids has blessed our family during this semester. We’ve seen McClaine grow in such amazing ways and we know that’s in part due to the work you all are putting in. We are so thankful for the ways you’ve loved her and helped foster her development - we have ONLY good things to say about our time with you."
Emily Collins / 2 year old mom
"We absolutely love FOR Kids Preschool and all of the teachers! Everyone is so kind and patient and helpful, and Rylee has loved it so much. I can't say enough good things about the school and program."
Gracie Lamberth / Parent of 1 year old
"For Kids Preschool has been an exceptional choice for my two children (ages 4 and 2). They have both flourished academically and socially since beginning school here. We are grateful to the teachers and staff, who are always welcoming, kind and accommodating and make health and safety of the kids their top priority. We have loved our time at For Kids Preschool and it’s a great addition to the early education community in Matthews! "
Meet Our Directors
Kendra Johnson has worked in the education field for 12 years, gaining experience as a teacher, a diversity and recruitment director, an assistant principal, and middle school principal. As a seasoned educator, she is passionate about advancing equity in schools and developing aspiring school leaders. In addition to working in a school, she is also experienced in starting schools and helping school leaders build strong school cultures. Outside of the education world, Kendra enjoys rigorous weight training, teaching her daughters to ride a bike, and planning fun date nights with her husband.
Meghan Knight has developed a career in education over the past 10 years, working as a teacher, assistant principal, educator trainer, and preschool director. With a background in the educational philosophies of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approach, Meghan is passionate about learning alongside children, and recognizes that they are capable, creative, and resilient. Throughout her career Meghan has advocated for all children to receive a strong foundation in education through progressive early childhood practices. When Meghan is not nurturing students, working alongside families, and mentoring teachers she is busy chasing her young son, playing with her 3 dogs, and going on adventures with her husband of 6 years.
FOR kids is a place created for children with the desire to build foundations that last.
At FOR kids we are:
We are dedicated to investing in the next generation by giving your child the skills, experience, and knowledge they need for the future.
We will provide you the support and communication to stay connected to your child throughout the day; and we will provide resources to continue the conversations and learning at home.
FOR TeachersInterested in being a Teacher, Teacher's Assistant, or Substitute Teacher at FOR kids?
Our teachers are equipped with the tools & curriculum to lead children well and create leaders. We invest in our teachers with professional development, ongoing training, and enrichment opportunities.
Complete the application today and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Our Community
We are committed to creating spaces & environments where all families in our community feel welcome and loved. We will continue to listen and learn to ensure the needs of our community are being met as we grow.
We Want Your Preschooler to Know
My little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
1 John 3:18
Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year is Open!
Building a Foundation That Lasts.
10835 Independence Pointe Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Hours: 9am–1pm / Monday – Friday