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Readers' Choice: Best Preschools in Cumming

Clock is ticking to pick the best preschool in our community – voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday, March 23.

Another week means another chance for readers to choose what's the best in Cumming. This week, we ask for Readers' Choice of Best Preschool.

What preschool do you think best serves the children who attend? Which one best prepares them to be successful students once they reach elementary school?

Have a favorite? Vote below in our poll. Voting continues until 9 a.m. Friday. Why is this your choice as the best? Tell us in the comments.

Or click on the link to the business in Patch Places and write your own review.



Creekstone Academy











Montessori Kids Academy

Smarta Spanish Immersion Preschool

We'll announce the winner at noon Friday. Each week's winner will receive a certificate from Patch. Because this 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, reviews on Patch Places and Comments. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Lindsey March 22, 2012 at 02:20 PM
The Weekday Preschool at First Baptist of Cumming is a fantastic school! This is our third year there, and my daughter loves it! She is always excited about going to school! The teachers and staff are so loving and caring, and she is getting a great education!
Vickie Fraser March 22, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Both my children have attended the Weekday Preschool at First Baptist. The staff is so loving & genuinely care for each child. We love First Baptist!
Jodi Brock March 22, 2012 at 02:31 PM
St. Brendans Preschool is a wonderful place to work and I have been so very blessed to work with amazing women! The teachers are so dedicated and love the students! I cherish the families, teachers and students! Love Love Love my school!!!!!!!!!! BLESSED!!!!!!!
Rachel March 22, 2012 at 02:59 PM
The Weekday Preschool at First Baptist of Cumming has been such a wonderful experience for my son. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to make learning fun. We love it so much our son will continue on to the 5k program and my daughter will start preschool here this fall.
Dana Oshinski March 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Pinecrest Academy preschool is the best. The teachers truly get to know each child and work with them lovingly at their own level offering advanced level activities and remediation whenever necessary. The personal plan developed by parents and teachers together specifies the specific goals for each child that are worked on throughout the year. HIghly experienced and certified teachers love teaching at Pinecrest and it shows through the many extras offered: transportation day, hatching of chicks and butterflies, school performances, in house field trips, special days for Moms and Dads. The family atmosphere at Pinecrest is simply the best as students continue through their education through high school. I couldn't be more blessed as a parent and faculty member!!!
Stacey Jackson March 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
St. Brendans is the best!!!
Liz Kennedy (Editor) March 22, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Hi Lisa, thanks for suggesting. We have added the preschool - voting ends 9 a.m. Friday.
Doris March 22, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Pinecrest offers the best integrated education starting at PREK. The faculty is highly trained.kids will reach their higest potential THERE. Sending our 4 y/o to pinecrest had been great to our family, we are blessed to be part of the Pinecrest community
Ed March 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
We love St. Brendans
julia bono March 22, 2012 at 06:29 PM
CFUMC!
Susan March 22, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Yay for First Baptist Church's Weekday Preschool!
Sandy Kilpatrick March 22, 2012 at 09:56 PM
We have graduated 2 children from FBC's preschool. They both are doing great in school and had wonderful experiences at FBC. Our third child will graduate this spring from the 5K program. She has been at FBC since she was 1. I love the teachers and staff. When I though their program couldn't get any better, with each passing year, I have been amazed and delighted that each year programs are better, bigger, funner and even more creative. Lisa Blevins, the preschools director is a loving, caring, goldly woman. She has a heart for children and has become a good friend. We are so thanful to have found FBC's preschool!!! God is Good all the time!!
Vivian Heard March 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Working alongside our wonderful Pinecrest Academy PreK teachers is quite a privilege. I have witnessed our PreK3 and PreK4 children thrive and learn (and laugh a lot) in a very engaging, joyful, and faith-filled environment. The teachers are not only well-trained and professional, they LOVE their students, each and every one, and their families, too. The field trips and special projects are so well orchestrated. We've had a helicopter land on our soccer field, giant tee-pees set up on campus, special visitors who bring learning to life, and projects that teach these young ones to be giving and charitable. It's a great place for the youngest of students!
Cheryl Dubois March 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I have been a teacher at St. Brendan's for 11 years, and it is truly the best job that I have ever had. I often pinch myself and say "Wow, I can't believe that I get paid to teach these children!" The school has the Best Director and Assistant Director ever, and the professionalism of my co-workers is amazing. We really are like a big happy family, and I think the children can feel that.
Paula L. Walker March 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM
They listed FBC Weekday Preschool as The Weekday Preschool of First Baptist Church.
Heather Howard March 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM
First Baptist Weekday Preschool is the best preschool in Cumming. I am amazed at what my two boys learned in just four days a week. It is amazing what the teachers can accomplish in four days. I have seen the results first hand. The students who graduate from FBC Weekday Preschool are so prepared for Kindergarten! I have seen that in the four hours that they are there they accomplish what some kindergarten class do all day. Not to mention that they are surrounded by God and teachers who love GOD. The students come away with much more than a traditional preschool. FBC plants the seeds of faith as well as education....No wonder we have a waiting list the day after we open registration. That speaks for itself. I wish my kids could go there for 12 years!!! Love my First Baptist Weekday Preschool!!!
Christine March 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Creekstone Academy is FABULOUS! My daughter has significantly excelled in their program. They work with my child, and give her so much attention. They are always working with them on letters, numbers, and SO much more! I really feel she is being prepared for her future. I love Creekstone Academy, it gets my vote!
melissa March 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM
My daughter has attended Cumming First United Methodist now for two years and is now in the young 5's program there now. The teachers and adminstration are the most caring and loving people out there. What my daughter has learned in the past year is what she would have learned in kindergarten at a public school. Every day she comes home singing and talks non stop about what she has learned and is so brilliantly happy! I researched different schools and then a friend of mine told me about how wonderful CFUMP was. From the moment i walked in, i knew that i didn't need to look any further. My only complaint? Why can't they go there through 12th grade? :)
Deana March 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Primrose School of Cumming East!!
Vickie Jennings March 23, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Cumming First United Methodist Preschool is a wonderful place for children to grow, learn and play. My three daughters spent many happy hours there, where they learned not only "shapes and colors and how to read", but also valuable social skills and moral lessons. This program so impressed me, I was led to change careers. I have been blessed to be on staff there for thirteen years. It is truly a terrific school.
Charouny Lee March 23, 2012 at 02:04 AM
We are blessed to be part of First Baptist Weekday Preschool family. The teachers and staff are fabulous! The curriculum is top-notched. Our oldest child was more than prepared for kindergarten after graduating from the First Baptist Preschool program. Our youngest absolutely adores going to school and begs to go on his days off. We love our preschool and highly recommend the school to everyone we know!
Jan Myers March 23, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Cumming first united Methodist is the absolute best! The parents and teachers are all so involved and I truly believe my daughters are getting the best education possible! They both love it here!
Julie March 23, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Weekday Preschool at First Baptist Cumming gets my vote! The staff is very loving and tried so hard to get my daughter adjusted to preschool when she first started. She ended up loving it and is now a rockstar in first grade! Great program!!!!
Jan Saunders March 23, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Working as a four year old teacher at St. Brendan's Preschool for 11 years has greatly enriched my life. We have a lovely nuturing environment which allows us to give individual attention to our precious children to ensure each child's needs are being met emotionally, socially and academically. We strive to develop their readiness skills and give them the best foundation we possibly can!
Julie Hennessy March 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Cumming First United Methodist is a wonderful preschool here in Cumming. My son is in the 2 year old program there and I am amazed at how much he has learned in such a little time. He comes home so excited and ready to go back. His teachers are so patient and loving. My little girl will be attending there as well in a couple of years.
Monica Villarreal March 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Pinecrest Academy is a school we love, our three kids been there for six years now; and had the experience of wonderfull teachers, academic very well prepare; they give personal attention and allways have a great attitude to help the kids grow in any particular situation. We feel proud to be part of the PA family.
Gayla March 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Love St. Brendan's Preschool!! Best place to work and best preschool experience for my son!!
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Liz Kennedy (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Thank you Rikki for taking the time out to comment on our Readers' Choice poll - sweet!
Tara Tompson February 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM
It's so important to find a good preschool for your children. This is where they can find their love for learning. I remember when my kids went to preschool, they wouldn't even want to go home at the end of they day they loved it so much! Tara | http://www.littlepeoplescollege.com

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