Suburban Nursery School and Pre-K was established in 1962 to serve the needs of parents and children in Decatur and surrounding in-town neighborhoods.

From our humble beginnings in a small residential home, to our current campus that includes two connected buildings and large outdoor classrooms, we continue to create a home-away-from-home for our children.

Suburban Nursery School and Pre-K provides a loving, fun and safe environment that supports our children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.  We offer a curriculum of educational excellence that nurtures each child’s unique gifts and talents. We are committed to creativity and diversity through an atmosphere of respect, collaboration and cooperation.

EPSON MFP imageConnie Moore

Growing up in Decatur, Mrs. Moore attended Suburban Nursery School and Pre-K as a youngster herself. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Georgia State University. She holds a Masters of Library Science degree from Emory University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. Mrs. Moore had a 28 year career at AT&T prior to joining Suburban Nursery School, where she was able to leverage her vast business background in the nurturing community of early childhood education. This inspired her to obtain her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She has since led the center in becoming an early adopter of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s (DECAL) Quality Rated initiative, as Suburban Nursery School obtained the highest, Three Star, Quality Rating. Mrs. Moore has also served on DECAL’s Enforcement Policy Task Force, the Peer Support Network, the Georgia Childcare Association (GCCA) and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

In her free time, Mrs. Moore loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, discussing current events, and watching movies. She also loves gardening, DIY projects, yoga, music, her dog Graham, and learning.


Joanna Tatum

Mrs. Tatum is the heart and soul of Suburban Nursery School and Pre-K. You’ll find her cheerfully greeting families every afternoon at pick-up. She brings 50+ years of early childcare experience and exceptional business acumen to the center. She’s the kind of person that brings out the best in everyone! The Atlanta Journal Constitution featured a story about her in August of 2012 tells her story well. Click here to read!

Suburban Nursery Decatur StaffOur Staff

We are fortunate to have a loyal, compassionate and dedicated staff who love children and are dedicated to providing the highest quality and standards of early childhood education.

Each teacher is first-aid and CPR certified and attends workshops and conferences throughout the year to keep current on early childhood practices and procedures. We believe strongly in working together with our families to reach our common goals and in providing each child the opportunity to reach their full potential.

  • We are open Monday-Friday from 6:30 AM-6 PM year round.
  • We are traditionally closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Day (Friday), Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Suburban’s Pre-K program operates during the school year (August-May), Monday-Friday from 8:15 AM – 2:45 PM.
  • During emergencies or inclement weather, the entire center is closed, or opening is delayed, in accordance with announcements made by the City of Decatur school system.