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Best Preschools
in Seattle
2019

Why These Preschools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored preschools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best preschools in Seattle, WA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 137 89 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Child Becomes Preschool

A Child Becomes Preschool is a child development center in Seattle that offers a nurturing, compassionate learning environment to children ages 2.5 to 5 years old. The school covers a broad range of learning areas including writing, reading, phonological awareness, storytelling, dramatic play, math, science, health and nutrition, communication, and critical thinking. Parents commend A Child Becomes Preschool for its loving, encouraging, and engaging teachers.

Seattle, WA 98116

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Blossoming Buds Cottage

Blossoming Buds Cottage is a preschool that offers a nurturing, positive learning environment to children in the Seattle area. The teachers strive to hone the children’s creativity through stories, songs, and art projects. The center is also equipped with art areas, a reading nook, a play house area, a themed self-discovery area, trucks, blocks, and puzzles to maximize the students’ cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development. Parents commend Blossoming Buds Cottage for its warm, kind, and patient teachers.

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BRIGHT!

BRIGHT! is a Seattle-based child development center that provides play-oriented learning programs for children ages 30 months to 5 years old. The teachers aim to foster students’ physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through activities involving play, socialization, problem solving, self-reliance, art, music, and outdoor play. BRIGHT! is a member of National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Pacific Northwest Montessori Association (PNMA), and Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC).

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Burien Cooperative Preschool

Burien Cooperative Preschool is child development center that offers non-traditional learning methods to toddlers and their families in the Seahurst area. The educators conduct classes for children ages 2 to 4 years old and provide a diverse set of fun, hands-on activities, involving music, dance, free play, group interaction, circle time, social events, and field trips, and plays. Parents appreciate the teachers at Burien Cooperative Preschool for their genuine care and ability to enrich children’s social skills.

Seahurst, WA 98062

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Crown Hill Cooperative Preschool

Crown Hill Cooperative Preschool is a child learning center that provides a well-rounded educational curriculum for children ages 12 months to 3 years. The teachers follow a daily routine that involves a variety of cooperative and creative play activities including large motor play, free play, nutritious snacks, music, dance, art appreciation, and literature. Headteacher Janice Jacobson has over 25 years of teaching experience and holds a BA in Education and a BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.

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El Cuento Preschool

El Cuento Preschool is a Spanish immersion school that provides fun-based learning programs for children throughout the Seattle area. The teachers focus on nurturing children’s socio-emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistic development and strive to foster cultural immersion by letting students experience and explore Spanish culture, language, and traditions. Parents commend the faculty of El Cuento Preschool for being kind, attentive, and accommodating.

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Enchanted Garden Preschool

Enchanted Garden Preschool is a child development center that offers nature-based, Waldorf-inspired learning activities to children in the Seattle area. The school was founded in 2002 and has since highlighted the importance of imaginative play, nature immersion, and a compassionate social life. The teachers offer developmentally appropriate programs such as music, literature, arts and crafts, gardening, and baking. Parents highly commend Enchanted Garden Preschool for its warm, loving, and engaging teachers.

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French Mornings Preschool

French Mornings Preschool is a French immersion school that offers a multicultural learning environment to preschool aged children in the Seattle area. The faculty specializes in teaching spoken and written language, socialization, physical education, math and sciences, and creative arts and also provides additional programs such as summer camp and after-school French tutoring. Parents appreciate French Mornings Preschool for its warm, compassionate, organized, and knowledgeable teachers.

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Kids With An Edge

Often, children are already exhibiting signs of wanting more. Does your child like to "read" their favorite story "all by myself"? Is your child curious about numbers, time, or shape concepts? If so, you might have a little learner who is hungry to delve further into such topics and will thrive exploring these things in the fun and nurturing environment at Kids With an Edge. They have a very uniquely powerful reading and math program for Ages 4-7. Just read their parent testimonials and take a look at the little videos online. The best part is that all this learning takes place under the umbrella of their philosophy which is "Play, Laugh, Learn!" Children seem to love the program and the instructors even more. What a wonderful way to prepare a little learner to step into Kindergarten with confidence.

Seattle, WA 98103

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Little Farm Preschool

Little Farm Preschool is a home-based learning center that provides a Waldorf-inspired, student-focused curriculum for kids in the Seattle area. The school curriculum mainly covers role modeling, practical play, and storytelling programs and includes additional activities such as free play, baking, painting, coloring, circle time, and clean-up. Parents commend the staff of Little Farm Preschool for cultivating a warm, loving, and welcoming atmosphere.

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Magnolia Cooperative Preschool

Celebrating 76 years of growing with parents and children, we are the oldest and largest cooperative preschool in Seattle. Offering classes for children ages 12 months to six years, the emphasis of our program is the social development of the child. Of primary importance is building a child’s positive self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Social, intellectual, and psychological gains are made through creative and cooperative play.

3555 West McGraw Street
Seattle, WA 98199

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Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool

Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit school in Seattle that provides quality learning programs for children ages 2 to 5 years old. The teachers focus on nurturing students’ self-esteem, confidence, respect, and social competence through a child-centered curriculum that involves math, literacy, dramatic play, storytelling, bookmaking, music, and art activities. Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool is a member of North Seattle Community College Cooperative Preschools (NSC).

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Mount Baker Preschool

Mount Baker Preschool is a Waldorf cooperative preschool in Seattle that offers creative play learning programs to children and their families. The center offers an extensive range of fun activities, including climbing, swinging, digging, daily walks, local community adventures, gardening, dance and creative movement, circle time, drawing, painting, sewing, baking, and storytelling. Mount Baker Preschool is a member of the Waldorf Early Education Association of North America.

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Persian Preschool

Persian Preschool is a Persian immersion school in Newcastle that offers quality early childhood education to kids ages 18 months to 5 years old. The teachers integrate music, movement, art, imaginary play, and games to develop the students’ Persian vocabulary and language skills in a fun, engaging, and meaningful manner. Persian Preschool founder Jayron Finan holds a Master’s degree in Teaching with a concentration on early childhood language acquisition.

Newcastle, WA 98056

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Sandhurst Cooperative Preschool

Sandhurst Cooperative Preschool is an autonomous, non-profit entity that provides play-based learning activities for toddlers and children in the Seattle area. The teachers focus on developing students’ emotional, communication, creative, physical, and self-help skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, including art, block building, dramatic play, large motor, manipulatives, literacy, as well as emotional and social coaching. The co-op has three classes: toddlers, pre-3’s, and 3-5’s. As a cooperative, parents participate in class once a week, and the preschool partners with North Seattle College for Parent Education. Parents commend the staff of Sandhurst Cooperative Preschool for fostering a supportive, family-oriented, and community-driven environment.

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Seattle Kids Creative Preschool

Seattle Creative Kids Preschool is a child learning center that provides physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development for Seattle-based kids ages three years to pre-K. The teachers lead a broad range of activities that include reading, sensory exploration, dramatic play, cooking, block building, arts and crafts, games, puzzles, writing, gardening, digging, and running. Parents commend the educators at Seattle Creative Kids Preschool for their ability to inspire and expand children’s creativity and imagination.

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Sprout Preschool

Sprout Preschool is an in-home learning center that offers tactile, self-directed activities to children in the Seattle area. The school curriculum features a variety of development areas including conflict resolution, communication, fine and large motor skills, self-help, reading, writing, phonological awareness, mathematics, science, and artistic expression. Parents appreciate Sprout Preschool for cultivating a safe, learning conducive environment.

Seattle, WA 98118

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Tiny Trees Preschool

Tiny Trees Preschool is an outdoor learning center that offers accessible, high-quality education to children throughout the Greater Seattle area. The school focuses on cultivating students’ social, emotional, and academic skills and equally strives to provide kindergarten readiness within a vibrant, nature rich childhood. Discounted and free tuition is available for families who don't make a lot of money. Tiny Trees Preschool has been honored by Sustainable Seattle with the 2015 Leadership Award.

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Trettin Drop In Preschool

Trettin Drop In Preschool is a child care center that provides holistically enriching learning programs for children in the Seattle area. The school was founded in 1968 and has since developed students’ self-image, natural sense of wonder, creative spirit, problem-solving skills, self-control, consideration of others, and coordination skills. Parents appreciate Trettin Drop In Preschool for its professional, patient, friendly, and loving staff.

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