Parents recommend preschools in the Baltimore/Annapolis area

St. Anne's SchoolWondering which preschool might be best for your child? Here are some recommendations from our followers on Facebook.

Faith Stephens reccomends Huntingtown United Methodist Learning Center in Huntingtown. The teachers are fantastic and classmates are wonderful, she says.

Regina Reese-Nokes loves London Towne Academy in Edgewater. Both of her kids went there. It is a great place and they learned so much. The teachers are awesome also, she reports.

Rebecca Feibel likes Little Bears Learning Adventure in Odenton. There are small classes, low teacher/student ratio, wonderful and caring teachers, and it's only a preschool not a day care, she says.

Kelly Slusser LaBrutte recommends South County Pre-K Cooperative in Davidsonville. It is an amazing school with wonderful families and unbelievable teachers, she says. They have been teaching together for 20 years.

Karla Colbert Reeder loves St Andrews By the Bay in Annapolis. Her son begs to go to school everyday, she says. There are small classes and great teachers.

Bobbi Farquhar likes St. Anne's School of Annapolis. There are great teachers and a very nurturing environment, she says.

Hilly Hoyle recommends Creative Beginnings Preschool in Arnold. It's a great school with great teachers. She also likes St. Andrews Day School in Edgewater. The all day 4's preschool program made it easy for her to go back to work, she says. It's also a fabulous school with great teachers.

Patti Rego Belisle likes St Martins Lutheran School in Annapolis. It has a wonderful prekindergarten program with fantastic teachers and staff. The school also goes through grade 8 and has after school care, she says.

 


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Joanne Koster Burton says that her twins are now 8, but when they were preschool aged several people referred her to Faith Baptist Child Development Center in Glen Burnie. She says she stuck her nose in the air but visited several times and her kids graduated PreK-4 from there. They were reading and more than ready for kindergarten. It is somewhere you must tour to appreciate, she says. It is safe and secure and offers a great education.

Marie Muse Blackwelder recommends Ferndale Early Education Center in Glen Burnie. It is wonderful, she says. The staff is great and they have a real love for children.

Lisa Thompson highly recommends St. Johns Nursery School in Linthicum. All three of her children went there for preschool. It is a co-op, so parents are always welcome in the classroom to assist the teacher and children. Children there grow socially and academically. "When my kids went to kindergarten they excelled in all areas and that has remained true through out their years in school," she says. "I still talk to the kids' preschool teachers on FB." The school has many special activities, field trips, hands on learning, Scales and Tales presentations, and much more. "I attribute my kids lifetime of academic success to their years in that preschool," she says.

Danielle Brooks has had a child at Kneseth Israel Nursery School in Annapolis for the past 3 years. She can't say enough about the small, family feel of the school. Staffing is consistent and experienced in childhood development. The class sizes are small, the parents are involved, the rooms are well-stocked and the crafts are so creative. Her kindergartener was well-prepared to read, et al. this year and her 2-year-old surprises her with what he is learning. It's an underappreciated gem here.

Jessica Hamilton Sanders is also extremely pleased with Faith Baptist Child Development Center in Glen Burnie. Her 3-year-old daughter looks forward to going every single day.

For more preschools see our Maryland preschool directory. Also check out our story on the changing face of preschools. And a story on tips from preschool directors on getting your tot ready for preschool.

 If you have another school you would like to recommend, email editor@chesapeakefamily.com

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