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Which Preschool is the Best in Roswell?

Share your favorite local preschool!

The decision of where to send a child to preschool is a choice many parents feel will help set their young ones on an early path to excellence. So this week, Roswell Patch wants to know: which local preschool do you think is the best?

Here are some of the local preschools that we know of, but we might have inadvertantly left a few off of the list, so please let us know in the comments and we'll add it:

Have a favorite? Vote below in our poll. Why is this preschool the best of its kind? Tell us in the comments. Or click on the link to the preschool in Roswell Patch Places and write your own review.

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We'll announce the winner at noon Friday.

(Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner, we will also take your comments into consideration. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. For detailed contest rules, see attached PDF.)

Amy Rea March 22, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Young Life Academy is the best. I really can't say enough good things about it. Everyone there is incredibly friendly. It's a very warm and inviting place, definitely a family feel to it! I have two kids in the pre-k program and they are so well prepared for Kindergarten because of Young Life's awesome program. It amazes me how much they have learned there....and how quickly they learned too! I should have sent my older two kids there, they would have been so much more prepared for Kindergarten. I wish I had know about Young Life back then!
Amy March 22, 2012 at 01:57 AM
St. David's is THE best preschool. My two younger children both went/go here (I only wish my oldest had had the opportunity to go to such a sweet school) and LOVED it. My youngest is currently enrolled in the Young 5's class, and he looks forward to going to school every day! Peggy Fallon is a sweet and caring director, all of the teachers are creative and loving, the classrooms and playground are perfect for the children, and the available Rooster Club and Lunch Bunch offer a nurturing environment if you need the extra time. Overall, I know my child is in the best school at St. David's Preschool, and I couldn't feel more secure when I drop my son off in the morning. We will greatly miss this sweet place when graduation comes.
Lindsay Lockery March 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM
We love Young Life Academy!!!! The staff and teachers are so amazing and my kids truly feel at home there! A wonderful, nurturing, Christian enviroment where kids can run, play, swim, and explore! We've also made some wonderful friend there b/c of the sense of community the staff provide! YLA all the WAY!!!
Green March 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
So what's all the fuss about Young Life Academy? I wondered that myself, until I enrolled my two girls (soon to be three). YL reminds me of the preschool I went to as a kid - family owned, impeccably clean & comforting. The teachers and staff go out of their way to make our family feel like part of theirs. Both of my girls continue to excel and surprise us with the interesting things they are learning. They don't want to leave at the end of the day and it's so nice to pick up happy kids! Summer camp is just around the corner and the girls are already talking about how much fun they'll have with all the planned events, swimming, field trips and special guests. For two very busy parents, we could NOT ask for anything more!
Nancy Kinard March 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM
St Peter Chanel :) The Super, Very Best! Everybody and everything there is perfect. Really it is a pice of heaven in earth . I love and miss that wonderful place . Nancy Kinard Mother (2009,2010, 2011) and Teacher (2005,2006, 2007)
MAO March 22, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Young Life has provided the nurturing, personal attention, and dedicated commitment to educating and caring for my twin boys in a fun, active, well-rounded, and professional learning environment. For over 4 years, I have entrusted YL with their care while I am at work, and at the end of the day, I get back back in return - happy children!
Bridget Scott March 22, 2012 at 02:49 PM
St Peter Chanel is the most wonderful preschool. The teachers and the administrators constantly go above and beyond and truly love the children. Our daughter, Emma looks forward to going to school all week and she is growing academicly as well as spiritually. It it a fantastic community and would without a doubt highly recommend to anyone! Bridget and John Scott
Sally-Ann Leddy March 22, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Love, love, love St. Peter Chanel!!! Amazing program!! My son loves going to see his friends and teachers!!! Ms. Barb and the rest of the teaching staff ROCK!! Can't wait to send my other two boys!!!
caroline morris March 22, 2012 at 03:33 PM
St Peter Chanel is the best!
Lindsay Lavin March 22, 2012 at 03:38 PM
St. Peter Chanel preschool has been an incredible experience for both of my children! The director is amazing! She puts her heart and soul into this school and it shows! A great curriculum, awesome enrichment activities, music fun, bible heroes, and more. The teachers at St. Peter Chanel are fabulous...loving, nurturing, fun, creative, patient, and always excited to see these kids each day. What great memories we have made at this school. We LOVE our St. Peter Chanel Preschool family!
Janna Smith March 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I love Young Life Academy! My son has been going there for over three years. We both absolutely love all of the teachers ! He always comes home and tells me all of the fun things that he did in school. Next year my son will be in Kindergarten, so I am glad that Young Life has an after school program that he can still attend! :)
Jessica Nelson March 22, 2012 at 09:10 PM
We LOVE St. Peter Chanel. Such a warm, caring and loving environment. My children have grown leaps and bounds since they started there. The staff is so welcoming and the director, Ms. Barb, makes it a point to get to know all of the students and parents. St. Peter Chanel is the BEST of the best!!!!!
Sheri March 22, 2012 at 09:17 PM
The teachers at St. Peter Chanel Preschool are beyond magnificent. It is the most loving, nurturing and safe environment to send your child. The director of the preschool is wonderful, which speaks volumes as to why the preschool and staff are the best of the best. I love watching the children arriving at school beaming because there are so excited to be there. What more can you say, their little faces say it all.
Colette March 22, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Saint Peter Chanel's director was voted "Best Director" in the Atlanta Diocese last year based on the performance of the school and her staff. The school attendance has remained "full" even through economic difficulties. My youngest child attended after moving to Atlanta and we loved it. The school offers not only a safe, loving environment, but a school of academic excellence for the very young. We are a community that is an extended family to each other. A perfect place to give your child their first introductions of being away from home, but feeling like an extension of their home!
Joanie Stafford March 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM
The Atlanta Academy is the best all around! I am thrilled that I chose a preschool with the option of continuing until 8th grade. My child loves her teachers and friends and is excited to return each morning!
Jennifer March 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I could not recommend Peter Chanel any higher. My daughter had such a wonderful two years there. The staff was so nurturing and truly cared about her. The prepared her for Kindergarten and we couldnt have been more pleased with the entire experience.
Lee Ann March 23, 2012 at 01:31 AM
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Preschool is a wonderful preschool! My three children all went there for a total of 6 years and they all have a deep affection for their teachers and the time they had there. It's a special environment where the children love to learn, have tons of fun and are truly loved and cared for by the entire staff. SPC Preschool holds a special place in my heart as well as my children's.
Andy P. March 23, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Each of my four children have gone to or are currently going to the St. Peter Chanel preschool. The teachers and faculty are energetic, fun-loving, and truly care for and about each child. I can't recommend the school highly enough.
Czabala March 23, 2012 at 01:45 AM
St Peter Chanel is beautiful place to be. All four of my children have gone there. The teachers really love the children and provide wonderful environments for learning. The Director is a great listener, friend and facilitator. They also plant wonderful seeds of our awesome Catholic faith into the hearts of our children.
Senetha Houck March 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
My kids have gone Young Life Academy for several years now. We love the teachers, the staff and the school. My daughter was greatly prepared for Kindergarten, and the summer programs are creative and fun for the kids. Looking forward to another fun summer at YLA!
Virginia Lee March 23, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Village Montessori School is an outstanding school! My children thrives not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. To be able to sent my children to VMS is the best investment I have ever made. The love of learning, love of others, love of nature and environment, encouragement of self dependent and thinking outside the box, positive determination, organization, creativeness, grace and courtesy, knowledgable and sincere teachers/staffs, are some important learning philosophies that I was looking for in a school for my three children, and Village Montessori Schools offers and maximizes these valuable foundations for my children's lifetime achievements. As a parent, I have always received positive support from VMS faculties and administrative staffs. They know and shared the deep understanding of the AMI Montessori philosophies and encourage parents to be advocates for their children's learning success. In all honesty, the experience not only gave my children the best education and learning experience, but it also allows me to be a dedicated and better parent. These are the reason why I think Village Montessori School is the best school!
Ashley March 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM
St. Peter Chanel Preschool has a wonderful community of families and teachers, as well as a very dedicated and involved director. It is a wonderful preschool program!
Barb March 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Delete Barb 7:45 am on Friday, March 23, 2012 It is clear that we are so fortunate, as a community, to have so many wonderful Preschools in our area that do so much to love children and help them grow! I think St. Peter Chanel Preschool is outstanding because of the loving, dedicated teachers and staff and also because of the parents who support the teachers and work hard to develop a sense of community and caring for all families by planning events where families can come together for fun and fellowship and helping each other in times of need. With children, parents and teachers who are the best, St. Peter Chanel Preschool is a place for families to grow!
Kendra Pope March 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I LOVE Kids R Kids of Historic Roswell! I have 2 children that were more than prepared for Kindergarten after attending the GA Pre-K class. The director is AWESOME, the teachers and loving and motivating, and the entire staff is warm and friendly! I can't wait for my 3rd child to enjoy the same fun, educational experience as my other 2 kids!
Beth Drisaldi March 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM
We love St. Peter Chanel! My son and nephew both attend and I couldn't be more pleased. I've always believed that family is so important to raising good, moral children with values and St. Peter Chanel is that family for us. The teachers are fantastic and are always providing feedback with what they are doing in the classroom and how they can help with managing the typical toddler stage (i.e. my rambunctious almost 4- year-old son:)). The director is personally involved with every aspect of the school to the point of getting the kids out of the car in carpool and knowing EVERYONE's names! We absolutely love it!
Neal March 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM
St Peter Chanel is awesome I share comments noted already, but would like to point out the Director, singled out as best preschool leader in entire Archdiocese last year......a huge distinction that reflects on Barb and the entire program & staff. Exceptional in all respects!!
Christina March 23, 2012 at 01:16 PM
My son went to St Peter Chanel Preschool for all 4 years and we were so happy with our choice. Barb Gordon, the director, exudes motherly love and greets each little one personally as they exit the car, by name and with a cheerful Good Morning and smile, every single day without fail. That alone is impressive. The parents respect her balance of sweetness and being in control, and she has been recognized with awards as the leading Preschool Director in the area by the Archdiocese. My son had fun and learned a lot every day, and he was more than prepared for Kindergarten. It really is like a family there. Loved it!!
Alex Burke March 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Atlanta Academy has a great Preschool. There are lots of things they learn and they have a very fun, safe, playground to play on. They have nice teachers and Mrs. Hook (the administrative assistant) truly loves the children like they are her own. I also suggest this school because it goes all the way up to 8th grade and provides a safe learning environment where the kids can grow into the young adults that have the most promising future possible! -Alex Burke (8th grade, Atlanta Academy)
Karla March 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM
La'Own Academy should be added to the list. My son is in the kindergarten prep (private per K). He has developed such a love for learning. Aside from play and character building; he is reading, adding, telling time, counting money and learning spanish, korean, and Spanish. Not only does La'Own provide a strong educational opportunity, it also provides my son with a loving and nurturing environment. I can't say enough exceptional things about la'Own Academy!
Sarah M. March 14, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I would like to add another endorsement for Roswell Presbyterian Preschool, located in downtown Roswell. Both my children went through the school, and I was extremely impressed by the dedication and professionalism of all the teachers and staff and the quality of the instruction. For the price, it's the best you will get, offering just as much as the pricier preschools in the area, and with so much love! The teachers were so kind and caring and made every day such fun, but they also put a strong emphasis on academics. We loved the specials- Fine Art, Music, Creative Movement, and Computers and the facilities are clean, bright, and cheery- everything preschool should be! The families that attend are great and very involved and it really is a great, welcoming community. We do not have a single complaint about this top-notch preschool and sing its praises every chance we get!

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