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UPDATE: Readers' Choice: What Preschool Is Best?

Two new schools were added upon request. We know Los Altos parents care when it comes to schools, starting with preschool, so weigh in this week!

Editor's Update: We have added Twinkle Twinkle and LAUMC Children's Center upon request from readers.

Patch's Readers' Choice contest asks you to name the preschool you think is best.

Where to send their toddlers to preschool is one of the most important decisions faced by young parents.

Studies have shown that early childhood education programs help youngsters be better prepared for kindergarten. 

In Los Altos, we're fortunate to have a good selection of excellent preschools that accept children as young as 3 and 4 years old, with flexible schedules such as just a few hours a day and as often as five times a week.

We hope you, our valued reader, will help us rate the preschools listed in this article and in the poll to make the selection a little easier for our local moms and dads.

We also hope you'll click on the links provided here to rate the preschools on their Patch Places listings and even leave a review, if you're so inclined.

We've may have only scratched the surface in Los Altos, so, please, name your favorite in the comments section below if we missed it. We'll add it, but do it today!

So which one do you choose?

  • at Hillview Community Center
  • at the Creative Learning Center

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by Patch editorial staff, based on poll results reviews on Patch Places, and the commenting made below. It's a good reason to go to the listing of all of your favorite places and write a review—now and in the future—and to weigh in below, as well.

Ties will be broken by whichever school has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

So tell us why the school you like wins your vote!

L.A. Chung March 08, 2012 at 11:24 PM
OK, I've added LAUMC Children's Center, so get the word out if you want to vote. Polls close Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.
Marta Wilde March 08, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Children's Corner has been a great fit for my twin girls, age 4. It is very comfortable there. Kids are appropriately challenged while maintaining a sense of play and discovery. The program is welcoming and easy to fit into. Kid are happy and engaged. We have chosen to stay there for another year,because I believe the program still has LOTS to offer my kids.
sjh March 09, 2012 at 02:25 AM
We love tiny tots! We have had an amazing experience at this preschool! We love the atmosphere and the staff!
David Peterson March 09, 2012 at 05:45 AM
We absolutely love Tiny Tots! Our twins thrived there and had so much fun. Now that our kids are in the third grade we still are friends with the teachers and families that attended with us!
jada smith February 03, 2013 at 05:35 AM
We love Montecito preschool and my kids have thrived there.

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