Readers Choice: Vote for Best Preschool

What's the best place to send your child for that important preschool learning? Vote in this poll, and tell us your thoughts about your favorite preschool in the comments section.

Welcome to the Readers Choice contest, where you, the reader, vote for your favorite place in town every week. This week's category, preschools, offers many options in Morton Grove and Niles.

Which preschool do you entrust your precious child to? Please vote in the poll below and also add your comments. 

Choices include:



Reader reviews and votes will both be considered in determining a winner. For the full rules, please click on the .pdf document attached to this story.

Christine March 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
All 3 of our children went to St. John Brebeuf's preschool and they loved every minute of it. They were exposed to religion, reading, writing, science, social studies, math and physical education. Their self-confidence, speech, social and fine motor skills improved dramatically during their preschool years. As a result, they were well prepared for kindergarten. I highly recommend this program.
Janine Witko March 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
If this is Niles-MORTON GROVE Patch, why isn't the MG Park District program considered?
Pam DeFiglio (Editor) March 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Hi Janine, thanks for your comment. I've just added it. Please feel free to add another comment about the preschool.
Vicky Mazur March 20, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Aristotle preschool and kindergarten should also be added. It is based out of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles. My daughter is in her second year and I could not be more pleased with the program and incredible staff! She has learned so much and actually looks forward to going to school each morning.
V. Burger March 20, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Just a note... the preschool at Jerusalem Lutheran is called Precious Child Early Learning Center.
Pam DeFiglio (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Thanks Vicky, I've added it. If a child looks forward to school each morning, that's awesome!
Pam DeFiglio (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Thanks, V. Burger. I've added in the full name.
Leci F March 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Precious Child Early Learning (Jerusalem Lutheran) is an amazing organization with extremely caring teachers. Each and every child is important and it shows in the daily interactions. The teachers are all excellent and care for each child as if they were their own. My child has been there for both 3 year and 4 year old preschool and I cannot believe how much she already knows; my older child did not go to this preschool and the differences at this age are very noticeable! I am extremely thankful for the caring professionals at Precious Child: Ms. Sonia, Ms. Vicki, Miss Erin, and Ms. Ellen.
cindyconejo@yahoo.com March 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM
We looked at ten different day cares before choosing one for our children, and A Mother's Touch was by far the best option. There are separate classrooms for the children, as well as both indoor and outdoor space to play. My daughter attended for three years, and was reading before she entered kindergarten! My son is now there, and progressing much more quickly than he did last year in an early intervention program. We have had minor issues with only three staff members in the four years we have been at A Mother's Touch, and none of the three lasted more than a few weeks there. They do an excellent job of hiring (and retaining) people who truly care and do a great job with the children.
Tina Strzelecki Demiglio March 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM
The Niles Park District has THE BEST preschools around. In fact, the picture being used above is from one of the classroom's at the Howard Street location! Go NPD!!
cfreytes March 21, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Precious Child Early Learning is the best! My son attended preschool and I can only say he had great experiences, fun learning environment and the best care from Ms. Vicky. He is in first grade and stays for after care with Miss Erin & Ms. Ellen who are very responsible, caring and loving. He really looks forward every day to go to school.
Maggie March 21, 2012 at 01:55 AM
The Niles Park District has the best preschool program in the area. The teachers are hard working, dedicated and creative. My children have been more than prepared for Kindergarten. I am extrememly grateful to the Niles Park District for providing my children with an excellent Early Childhood experience.
Annie March 21, 2012 at 03:22 AM
I was new to the Niles area and my husband and I were looking into preschools for my daughter. We went and checked out St.John Brebeuf and were not all that impressed. We then went and observed the Niles Park District program and it exceeded every expectation we had. The teachers and classrooms were inredible and my daughter truly gained an amazing foundation for her future. I would highly, highly recommend this preschool.
Lori B March 21, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I have to take this opportunity to rave on Jerusalem Lutheran's Precious Child Preschool in Morton Grove. Both my children are former students and I would recommend this school not only for what the kids get out of the time there but also for the dedicated teachers who are such an integral parts of every students lives.Thank you Jerusalem Lutheran's Precious Child Preschool for everything!
Joseph March 22, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Both of my daughters attended Miles Park District pre-school and both did outstanding in Grammer school and High School. They have the best program in the area
Cathy Greifelt March 22, 2012 at 07:05 PM
The Bright Beginnings staff are very patient and give each preschooler the individual time they need/deserve! They also are attentive to the parents and keep them informed and involved!
Lena G March 23, 2012 at 03:05 PM
My son goes to Precious Child Early Learning Center. He wakes up in the morning looking forward to have wonderful time at school with his friends and Miss Vicki. It is super easy to communicate with the teachers who care and love our precious little ones. I LOVE IT.
Leci March 23, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I know what you mean, Lena. My child has been chatting away all week (during spring break) that she wanted to go back to "having all the fun at school". It's nice to know the kids enjoy being there.


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