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Reader's Choice: What's Your Favorite Preschool in Kirkland?

Your kids are too precious to choose a preschool without a lot of thought and research. Please share your experiences and tell us which one in town you chose.

Nothing is more precious than your children, and their formative years are so important. That's why choosing a preschool is a big decision, and there are many factors to consider: location, convenience, curriculum, philosophy, staff, schedule, cost.

There are plenty of preschools in Kirkland to choose from, 20 or more when you include those at various local churches: Bright Horizons, , , , , and more.

So please vote for your favorite in the poll below -- which does not include all the spots in town -- and please click on the links on our Patch Places directory here to find your favorite. Then leave a comment or a review. If you don't see your top spot, let us know in the comments box below.

Have a favorite in the next town over? Vote for the best preschool in Redmond or Bellevue on our sister Patch sites.

Please remember to vote by 9 a.m. Friday. We'll announce the winner later in the day. In the event of a tie, we will break it based on the comments, so please explain your choice.

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Because our poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

NL Fan March 09, 2012 at 04:31 PM
We love the flower gardens at Northlake Preschool and the outdoors-oriented activities. Our rule is we always have to stop and pick strawberries on the way to the car at the end of the day! We bring home plants for our yard and call it "our school garden at our house." Teachers are great and incredibly helpful and understanding. We appreciate not being charged extra for languages, tumble bus, dance, and after school care. Northlake is unique in that it includes learning, play, caring, and strawberries!
Mollie Murphy March 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Kirkland Childrens School is the BEST! The director has created a warm and loving atmosphere. The teachers creative and exciting daily plans make each day a special new adventure for my children. We really consider them a part of our family. My son is a very creative type and is especially thriving at KCS and learning to respect others without feeling stiffled. We love Kirkland Childrens School! And csnt wait for summer camps to start! My kids say that their summer with KCS was the funnest summer ever!
James Gates March 09, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I have been working at Kirkland children's school for the past 12 years and it has been a great experience and I see myself working here for another 12 years and more
Sacha Bailey March 09, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Kirkland Childrens School hands down the best school! My kids love it there. Love the teachers, love the adiministrators, and love the other children. They look forward to going to school every day, which may not mean much to most people, but it is probably the single most important indicator of a great school. The school is like an extended family for us. WE LOVE IT THERE. It will be very difficult to move onto grade school, but, I know that going back in the summers to be with the kids and teachers they grew up with will be something my children always remember!
Brian Goldstein March 09, 2012 at 07:50 PM
My granddaughter has attended Northlake Preschool for the past 19 months. I have witnessed her during circle time, during playground activities, and performing in the holiday school play. I have nothing but great things to say about the staff, the facilities and the programs. And so does my granddaughter; her face lights up whenever she knows it's a school day. The playground, school, and chapel provide a wonderful space for learning and playing. And the staff has always been courteous and respectful to me and my granddaughter. I applaud the low teacher to student ratio and the fact that the staff is paid good wages along with benefits. This creates a professional atmosphere with teachers that consider this a career, not just a temporary path to something better.

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