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Readers' Choice: Westport Preschools

Tell us why the preschool you choose is the best—through a poll vote, rating and review—and help Westport Patch crown a winner in this week's "Readers' Choice" installment.

It's one of the early formal choices that parents make that involves education and separation from a child for regular, extended periods of time: Preschool.

This is our second week of the Readers' Choice contest, and it's a wholly different category from last week's "." We understand that practical considerations of availability, money and location figure largely into decisions about which preschool parents choose for their children.

Since so much careful research—in person, online and through word of mouth—goes into the preschool decision, we want to poll our Norwalk Patch parents not just on what they feel is the best preschool for their child, but also why.

Below is a list of preschools we have registered in our continuously updated Norwalk Patch Places directory. Click on any of them to get to a page dedicated to that preschool and to rate and review it.

Please also which preschools are missing from the list and why they're the best—we'll add them to the poll and create a new Patch Places listing for them. If you're a preschool operator who doesn't see your listing on Westport Patch, email me at christopher.rueli@patch.com or if you want to (or even !)

Here's our starter list:

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We will announce the winner at 12 p.m. Friday.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include: A Child's Place, Temple Israel Early Childhood Center, Learning Community Day School, Old Hill Children's Day School and Earthplace Nursery School.

Jackie Marini March 08, 2012 at 10:00 PM
St. Paul Christan School is a wonderful balance of learning and play. Our children are surrounded by a loving and nurturing group of teachers. Our school community is like an extended family and for that I am very grateful. Our director, Mrs. Troup is a woman who blesses us everyday with her incredible wisdom and knowledge. I will forever be grateful for this wonderful school and recommend to all.
Tamsen Malcarney March 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM
We love Earthplace!
Beth March 09, 2012 at 03:34 AM
We love CCDC! The teachers are loving, kind, and intelligent, the facilities are beautiful, and the extracurriculars are outstanding--yoga, music, Animal Embassy, "Coach" and more. The director, Eileen Ward, is continually improving the school and its programs, and is responsive to parents and generous with her expertise in child development. Above all, she is a caring, kind, and devoted to the children and their well-being. We couldn't be happier with our school!
Gupta March 09, 2012 at 07:31 PM
My daughter loves Landmark. Teachers are absolutely amazing. It is definately one of the best preschools in the area.
j markas March 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM
For those who publicly express negative opinions ; consider the reason YOU may deem it necessary to send a child to day care : may be you can't figure out parenting for yourself jm

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