Vote for the Best Local Preschool

What preschool offers the best education in the Lake Zurich and Barrington area?

Wow, do people in the Barrington and Lake Zurich area love their preschools!

The preschools with the most nominations made it into our poll, and now it's time to vote! 

Based on your votes on Patch, and on Facebook and Twitter, here are the top contestants. Now it is time to select the best preschool in tha Lake Zurich and Barrington area. 

Please note a change (outlined in the PDF at right) to way winners will be named. A point system will be used to score the contenders, which will be judged based on votes as well as on ratings in our business directory, Patch Places. In the event of a tie, the restaurant with the most positive comments on its listing and on this story will be declared the champion. 

Votes (one per person, per day, please), ratings and reviews left before 5 p.m. Friday will be counted toward this week's totals. We'll announce the champion on Saturday morning.

So cast your vote - which of these preschools deserves to be named the best in the area? 

Bobby KREILING May 02, 2012 at 09:22 PM
St. Anne's they have great educators and great facility
catherine savage May 02, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I cannot say enough good things about Monetssori Children's House of North Barrington. Both of my girls got a great start there, developing a love of learning and a sense of agency. You really cannot ask for a better entree to education than an environment that teaches you that you can accomplish as much as you set your heart on. Thank you, MCHNB!
Karen May 02, 2012 at 11:43 PM
St. Anne has a professional staff of kind and caring teachers.
Brandon May 03, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I am a 5th grader at St. Anne's. I have loved going to St. Anne's since preschool. The teachers are awesome and care about us. I've learned a lot of great knowledge about many subjects and.I have a lot of great friends.
Libby May 03, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Go St. Anne Preschool!!!
Jenney May 03, 2012 at 11:04 AM
We love St Anne's!!!! My son is so excitied to go to school and see his school friends and teachers. He loves singing the songs and circle time. I know he is in good hands with the wonderful teachers at St. Anne's. I would recommend St Anne's to everyone!
Yanni May 03, 2012 at 12:21 PM
St. Anne school what a wonderful place to learn.
Mickie Seyler May 03, 2012 at 01:22 PM
DrJoe, leave your useless comments at home. You have no right commenting about how other people live their lives. If you have do not have anything positive to say please keep your comments to yourself. We don't need to hear them nor do we want toto hear them.
Nina May 03, 2012 at 01:25 PM
St Anne's preschool is wonderful! The staff, environment and programming is great!
Kristine Dionesotes May 03, 2012 at 03:12 PM
St. Anne school! Both of my children have benefited from the enriching environment the teachers provide. They come home happy and excited to share what they learned! The variety of activities and instruction are engaging and the enthusiasm the teachers have is genuine!
Angela Wrzos May 03, 2012 at 10:03 PM
St. Anne's has an amazing preschool program! The children are sincerely LOVED and they learn so much. Both my girls have thrived in the preschool program and it really prepared than for Kindergarten with Jolly Phonics, handwriting, math skills, science, and so much more! There is the imagination provoking dress park and creative play station, art stations, cooking, sewing, Spanish, etc. the preschool program at St. Anne's prepared my children for the classroom and fostered a passion for learning. The staff takes so much pride in what they do and do an outstanding job. They love the children an helped my children blossom!!
Kelly Heffernan May 03, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I loved St. Annes preschool!!! We got nap time :) i wish we still got that in 8th grade :| Oh well ST ANNES HAS THE BEST PRESCHOOL EVER!!!!
M Yustin May 03, 2012 at 10:23 PM
We love St. Anne School!
MargaretG May 03, 2012 at 10:25 PM
St Anne's preschool is fabulous! They've enhancand their offerings to include a lunch program and 5-day options for working parents and those who want more classroom time!
Renata May 03, 2012 at 10:53 PM
St Anne's Preschool!!!
Tricia R May 03, 2012 at 11:15 PM
St Anne's is the best. Caring teachers and a superior curriculum. A well rounded program for every student.
Matt O May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM
St. Anne's. Best teachers and learning is effective, yet fun.
Heidi Shannon May 04, 2012 at 12:15 AM
St. Annes's gets my vote!!
Katharine Degoma May 04, 2012 at 01:50 AM
St. Anne preschool is #1
Jaime May 04, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Claudia Dasburg` May 04, 2012 at 02:35 AM
St. Ann preschool focuses on each child. It's welcoming, teaches social skills, helps develop an awarenss and love of God and gives a solid foundation for learning. The staff is both experienced and innovative. It's an excellent choice.
DrJoe May 04, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Your fictitious deity? Thanks "Catholic School Dad" for encouraging your kids to not think for themselves. Imagine how stupid you'll look to them when they realize you paid thousands of dollars a year to force feed them the BS that some magical entity that can't be seen or heard controls their lives. Might as well worship unicorns or leprechauns. Face it, the entire purpose of the Catholic church is to take your money to perpetuate the Catholic church. Dr. Joe.
Hayde Federighi May 04, 2012 at 12:01 PM
JILL May 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM
St Anne's Preschool is the best!!
CJ May 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I loved St. Anne's from the moment I walked through the front office. I received a warm greeting from the office staff. The Principal came out of her office to greet me. They called the PreSchool Director upstairs to greet me and give me a tour of the school(which she graciously did even though her afternoon class was starting soon). Absolutely amazing !
Jennifer Finnerty May 04, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Kayla's mom says: The Montessori Preschool of North Barrington has the best teaching philosophy, developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment for learning to take place, parent participation and opportunities for parent education, teachers and staff are wonderful! Best selection for us and would choose again.
James Brown May 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
At St Anne's, both of my children received a rock solid educational foundation. St Anne's gets my vote every time.
M Yustin May 04, 2012 at 10:30 PM
St. Anne is the best!
CCF May 05, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Love St.Anne School!
DrJoe May 06, 2012 at 12:13 AM
More accurately, you're trying to censor the comments of people who don't agree with the religious agenda this "poll" pushes.


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