Readers' Choice: Best Preschool

Who do you trust to care for something precious: your littlest children, in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Grayslake or Libertyville?


The last couple of weeks has been about reader tastes in food.

This week, we're asking readers something more serious: which preschool do you think does the best job in either Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Grayslake or Libertyville? 

We know parents prioritize different things when choosing a preschool, so we also want to know why you think the preschool you voted for is the best.

Do they have the most caring instructors? The greatest communication with parents? The most creative activities for toddlers?

Let us know in the comments -- and help your fellow parents out when it comes to choosing a preschool. 

There are pre-schools listed under Directory, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it.

So here's the drill: Sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Tell us why you love your preschool. What makes it so good?

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) to let us know your favorite preschool.

On Wednesday morning (April 25), we will post the top three finalists — determined by your votes in this article, on Facebook and on Twitter — in a poll. And it will be time to vote again — this time for the champion.

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday (April 27). We will post the Readers' Choice winner first thing Saturday morning.

Dana April 26, 2012 at 03:35 PM
All of our children have attended Grayslake Cooperative Nursery School, and loved it! We love the family involvement and a chance be a part of our daughter's early education.
margaret kissner April 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM
We have been blessed to have Precious Lambs Preschool as the first educational experience for our three children! For 8 years my children have been going to PLP in Grayslake, and have chosen Ms. Jill, Ms. Lori, Ms. Denise, Ms Sarah, Ms. Laurie and Ms. Shelia as their forever favorites! The sweet, caring and mentoring teachers have provided an amazing second home to my children that they will never forget! They truly share all their gifts of teaching with each and every child. My children have gone to Kindergarten completely prepared for "real" school and ask if they can go back to their favorite PLP classroom! The small family feel of the school has also allowed all of us to make life long friends! PLP is a hidden treasure here in Grayslake! Margaret, Jadie, Justin & Shealy K
Mark April 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Mary's Peppermint Stick in Grayslake has a phenomenal learning environment. I don't know how it could be equalled let alone surpassed.
Ritu May 02, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Old School Montessori - has a great teaching and caring environment- they recognize that each child is his/her own individual and will progress at their own pace - My 2 kids are poles apart but they both love the school and are blossoming at their own pace .We had checked out a few of the aforementioned schools and settled on Old School Montessori
KAH May 09, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Old School Montessori in Grayslake. OSM is excellent at developing and promoting the best education style for each child. I have 3 kids ranging in age from 13 to 6. All 3 kids are currently attending or attended OSM. My kids have very different personailities and learning styles but each has a strong sense of self/independence, great motivation (even the 13 year old) , and an excellent educational foundation. We are very happy with OSM.


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