"TA Preschool’s mission is to nurture our students in a culture of learning, exploration, independence and joy. Our students are challenged in ways that further develop their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity for a 21st Century education."
- Mary Madge Crawford, Dean of Preschool and Lower School
Developing a Love of Learning
Welcome to TA Preschool where we nurture our students in a supportive environment based on each child’s individual needs. Students are encouraged and challenged in a manner that develops a love of learning today and into the future. Established in the 1979 as an early childhood program, we offer three programs for children including Prekindergarten classrooms of ages 3 & 4, traditional Kindergarten for 5 & 6 year olds and Montessori for 3-6 year olds. Located in the heart of our University town, Tuscaloosa, we enroll about 60 students each year and welcome families from the city, county and around the world.
Dual Accreditation Puts Us in a Class of Our Own in Tuscaloosa
TA’s preschool is in a class of its own in Tuscaloosa. TA is recognized by two accrediting bodies - National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). These accreditations ensure we remain clear and focused on the learning environment offered to our students.
Academics + Enrichments = Unmatched Opportunities
Imagine your child at a school where they can...
Explore his/her curiosity at Makers Tables that feed into the school’s STEM Program
Attend a 3rd grade play that explores the history of the United States
Trek to our outdoor classroom to experience nature
Connect with our 12th graders to explore the Birmingham Zoo
Join Lower School classmates at local theater productions
Immerse themselves in enrichment classes including foreign language, art, library, gym, music, and computer.
This is TA Preschool! Come see how TA Preschool gives our young learners the nurturing space, individual attention, and independence to foster a love of lifelong learning!
For more information about our Preschool program, please contact