Mt Carmel preschool

Mt. Carmel Preschool meets Monday-Fridays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, September through May. Ages range from 12 months to five years, with several options available for each age group. Teacher-student ratios are low; the curriculum is hands-on and developmentally-based, aligning with the Georgia Early Learning Developmental Stages (GELDS).  

Our teachers are proponents of play-based learning and instruction. Our Board Chairman, Lorrie Ignatius, taught at the Jarvenpaan Englantilainen Leikkikoula school and carried knowledge from Finland to Norcross, incorporating the best techniques from both countries, making Mt. Carmel Preschool a child-centered learning environment.

Enrichment activities include morning Chapel, weekly music and movement class, and our three and four-year-olds participate weekly in a science special.

We offer several special events and programs throughout the year.

Our motto is “Put on your listening ears, use your kind hands, and your kind heart.” 

Come and join in the fun! We are also an exempt church school facility and are not licensed by or required to be licensed by the State of Georgia.

Contact the director, Carol Portillo at for information or a tour of the school.  

Preschool tours are available.  Please call 770-449-4498 to schedule yours today.  Limited preschool spots are available.

Mt. Carmel Preschool is committed to a policy of non-discrimination involving equal access to education and employment to all regardless of sex, race, age, religion or handicap.