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Building a Foundation That Lasts.

Building a Foundation
That Lasts.

12 months – PreK

Monday – Friday
9am – 1pm

School Break & Summer Camps
12 months – 12 years old


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.

Meet Our Directors

Kendra Johnson


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

Assistant Director

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:

Every Child

FOR Children

We are dedicated to investing in the next generation by giving your child the skills, experience, and knowledge they need for the future.

Your Family

FOR Parents

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.

Our Teachers

FOR Teachers

Our teachers will be equipped with the tools & curriculum to lead your child well and create leaders. We invest in our teachers with professional development, ongoing training, and enrichment opportunities.

Our Community

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

Our Programs


12 months – Pre-K
9am–1pm, Monday–Friday
Follow CMS Schedule

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.

Summer Camps

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 1-11 years. 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.

School Break Camps

Fall Break 2021
Winter Break 2021
Spring Break 2022

During preschool and elementary school holiday breaks, the For Kids Preschool becomes the For Kids Camp offering a half-day camp experience for children ages 1-11 years. The For Kids Camp is an excellent option for families struggling to find reliable childcare options when school closes for breaks. Similar to the summer camp, kids enjoy exciting learning experiences from the dedicated For Kids staff, volunteers, and expert partners. Please check back soon for information about how to sign a child up for the School Break camps.

Building a Foundation That Lasts.

10835 Independence Pointe Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Hours: 9am–1pm / Monday – Friday

Nondiscriminatory Policy
For Kids Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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