We asked you about Bellevue's favorite preschool, and your pick was one that was not on our original list.
Congratulations to winner of our !
Eastside Christian, which got nearly half of poll's 69 votes, features Christian educators who partner with parents to prepare students for lives of leadership and service, according to the school's website. The school also has a kindergarten through eighth grade school with small class sizes, as well as having a preschool.
To learn more about the Eastside Christian, check out its .
Here are two examples of the glowing reviews left by several Eastside Christian parents on our original poll story:
We love Eastside Christian! The pre-school program there is amazing and the staff and parent community go above and beyond.
Great to see the addition of Eastside Christian. They are absolutely wonderful. Incredible staff and spirit of the community of families there is unequaled. Thanks for adding them. They've got my vote as well.
But Bellevue has many excellent preschools. Here's what parents had to say about other local preschools.
We moved our four year old son from a Montessori based school to Samena during the middle of the year. This was one of the best decision we have ever made for our whole family. He is now happy, thriving, and excited to go to school. I can't say enough wonderful things about this program. I will be having my two year old start the two's program in the fall.
Early World Children's School in Bellevue is definitely one of the best. They have a great curriculum with very caring staff. I have had 2 children go through their program and have been nothing but impressed with this school!
The preschool programs:
The Bellevue school district has over 800 preschoolers enrolled in their early learning centers located at the districts elementary schools. They should definitely be on the list!
If you want to give a shout out to your favorite preschool, find it in our directory and leave a review. That way, parents looking for a safe and nurturing preschool for their children will find your recommendation. Thanks to all who participated.
And on with the next in our series of Readers’ Choice polls.
In two weeks, we'll be asking about the Readers' Choice of martial arts schools -- so be sure to let us know who needs to be on the list.
Next week we'll be talking about the Readers' Choice in Bellevue to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, coming up next Saturday, March 17. A story announcing the new poll will post here at 5 a.m. on Monday. We've already begun compiling our list of St. Paddy’s spots, which isn't limited to just Irish pubs (though we're definitely including ).