Readers' Choice: Best Preschool

What is the best preschool in the Barrington and Lake Zurich area?

This week's Readers' Choice has to do with our children's education. 

We want to know, what is the best preschool in the Barrington and Lake Zurich area? 

You know the drill: All you need to do is sign into our site and then comment below with your nomination. 

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to tell us about the best preschool around.

We'll post the finalists in a poll on Wednesday morning. The winner will be declared based on both votes received and on reviews and ratings left in the Lake Zurich Patch Directory and the Barrington Patch Directory. Details are outlined in the document at right. 

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday. We will post the Readers' Choice winner first thing Saturday morning.

Rita Faycurry May 01, 2012 at 10:06 PM
We love st Anne preschool my kids always say they had the best preschool memories. 4 of my kids went through the preschool. Priceless!
J Pablecas May 01, 2012 at 10:14 PM
St. Anne School! Mrs. Meehan and Mrs. Cole are the best around!!! We all love it there! Can't wait for my 3rd to go next year.
Nancy Miller May 01, 2012 at 10:36 PM
St. Anne Preschool has an exceptional program! The teachers are outstanding and they provide such a nurturing environment. My girls loved every moment!!
Mary Sneed May 01, 2012 at 11:02 PM
St. Anne Preschool will exceed your expectations. It offers a great socialization, academic and religious experience for your preschooler. It has recently expanded its programs so that parents have a choice of full and half day options, making it way better and more affordable than day care.
Nina May 02, 2012 at 12:14 AM
St. Anne Preschool is an amazing program. Not only am I a mom who has had 2 children go through the program, but I am also an educator of 15 years. Their program is top notch, both socially and academically!
Stephanie S May 02, 2012 at 12:29 AM
St. Anne's preschool is the best! It is a loving learning environment that creates a great foundation for lifelong learning!
Otka May 02, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Water's Edge Waldorf School is worth the 15 minute drive to Wauconda!
Cheetah May 02, 2012 at 02:10 AM
St Anne's prepares children for life within a caring safe environment. They get my vote.
Deana T. May 02, 2012 at 02:36 AM
St. Anne's preschool is the BEST around! So glad my children attend the program with such wonderful teachers!
Stephanie May 02, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Atonement Christian Day School in Barrington
Colleen Kozak May 02, 2012 at 12:39 PM
St. Anne's preschool has been a fantastic environment for all 3 of my children. The inclusion of jolly phonics in the 4 year old program and great teachers made it a clear decision for us. As a dual career couple, we loved the flexible options offered for all day enrichment programs as well!
TalithaM May 02, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I love Noah's Ark preschool in Barrington. They have a program for 2's, so if your child is ready, like mine was, you can start them in a warm and loving environment. The children do a lot of art work, music, and enjoy playing outside on the playground and outdoor classroom. The teachers really love the children.
Don Derning May 02, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Creative Care Children's Center & Creative Learning Montessori School, Barrington. The teachers are more than just a teacher they are like family and our daughter is smarter and smarter every day. My 3 yr old has learned everything from the continents to spelling words I cannot. The teachers love the children, the classrooms are fully equipped and the play area is excellent.
Gretchen May 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I've had both of my children at Creative Care Children's Center/Creative Learning Montessori School in Barrington for years and honestly feel incredibly blessed to have found such an amazing place. And for the comment above, you're absolutely right, MARLA is amazing. She really gets to understand each child and takes such a genuine interest in them, it's incredible. The education is outstanding. The life lessons are even better. My daughter just got back from an overnight camp with them and she was beaming telling me about it. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this school!
Gretchen May 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
They sure are!
Miranda May 02, 2012 at 04:09 PM
WATERSEDGE WALDORF SCHOOL in Wauconda!!!!! My daughter is in her 4th year there as a first grader but attended 3 years prior in preschool and kindergarten. She has always and still does love school. Your child is well cared for and loved by all staff. This school WILL encourage your child to LOVE learning! You will not regret sending your child to this preschool! Even if you do not send them to grade school here your child will get an amazing start with the preschool program!
Tracy R May 02, 2012 at 05:53 PM
St. Annes is wonderful! My kids learned a lot and Mrs. Meehan is a great teather. I highly recommend it.
Nisa L. May 02, 2012 at 05:57 PM
St. Anne preschool is the best. My daughter loves her teacher and the school. She is very happy there. They have the best teachers.
Pitcher May 02, 2012 at 06:14 PM
We love St. Annes.Looking forward to sending my youngest there next year!
otka May 02, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Water's Edge Waldorf School in Wauconda. A great community of teachers and parents. Well worth the 15 minute drive from Barrington.
M&M May 02, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Barrington parents - Don't miss the best preschool opportunity for ALL children. Waters Edge Waldorf School, just up the road in Wauconda, has everything a little person needs to develop healthily and happily at an appropriate pace. Check it out, for your child!
JB May 02, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Go with St. Anne preschool for your child. They are offering more and more to the children. There is a full day option, camps, etc. This is the best preschool around! T.J.
JB May 02, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Vote for St. Anne's!
Hayde Federighi May 02, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Saint Annes has the best teachers, students and parents!!! Hayde
Karen May 02, 2012 at 11:46 PM
St. Anne School! Love the close knit environment, makes you feel like you are part of the family.
RJ May 03, 2012 at 07:55 PM
RJ May 03, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Curious how many of the comments are from parents who have had children experience the preschool VS faculty/staff and other friends and family to just win?
RJ May 03, 2012 at 08:00 PM
My children have experienced both St Michael and St Anne pre-school... I would have loved to stay at St. Michael for elementary school, the programs, staff, and caring about each student and their progress makes them the best choice. The fields trips were very well thought out and participation of the pastors and church staff is very sincere.
Rafael Matuk May 04, 2012 at 02:33 PM
St. Anne school has a great KG program that succefully combines moral and religious values with academic excellence.
Elisa Kraus May 05, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Water's Edge Waldorf school in Wauconda, hands down.


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