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Readers' Choice: Marietta Preschools

Tell us what you think the best preschool in Marietta is.

For this week's Readers' Choice, we're looking for your favorite preschool in Marietta.

We've selected the following establishments and an accompanying poll. If you don't see yours, tell us about it in the comments section, and we'll add it.

The winner will be based on the poll results and positive reviews and ratings in Marietta Patch Places. So after you vote in the poll, be sure to click on the name of the preschool above so you can give your pick a five-star rating and review.

If there's a tie, we'll break it based on the most positive comments, so be sure to tell us about your choice in the comment section below.

You have until 9 a.m. Friday to vote and add your reviews, and we'll announce the winner at noon Friday.

If your child goes to preschool near Marietta, you might want to help choose the winner for or as well or instead.

Next week we'll ask you about the best place in Marietta to get sweet tea.

Jessica March 19, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Please add Due West United Methodist Preschool.
Kerry March 19, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Please add Weekday Ministry (First United Methodist Church of Marietta). They are one of the few preschools in the area that is SACS accredited, the program has been around and thriving for over 50 years, and the teachers and curriculum are unsurpassed. Both of my children have thrived with their love and guidance. Thank you!
Melissa Kory (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Due West is in our West Cobb. You can vote for it at West Cobb Patch at http://westcobb.patch.com/articles/readers-choice-best-preschool-a663912a Thanks!
Melissa Kory (Editor) March 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM
I added it. Thanks for the information, Kerry!
Christine March 20, 2012 at 06:10 PM
First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Weekday Ministry is top-notch! The teachers and staff are amazing, and my two sons (3 & 2) love the school. We recently moved to Marietta from Atlanta, where my son attended a top Buckhead preschool. Despite the difficult decision to switch schools, I'm so glad that we made it! My boys love their teachers, are excited about the things they're learning, and the environment is very warm and personal.
K March 20, 2012 at 08:31 PM
First Methodist preschool is a wonderful place to send your children to prepare for elementary school! The teachers and staff are second to none and the kids learn primary school skills mostly through play and are enriched with music, movement, arts, language and more! They are SACS accredited and are leaders in the community in supporting kids with special needs!
Amanda March 20, 2012 at 09:01 PM
We love weekday at FUMC!! They do a fantastic time of embracing all children and adhering to developmental standards. We are very fortunate to have found such a loving environment for our children.
Marietta Scott March 20, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Please add Riverstone Montessori Academy. This is the same type of preschool attended by the founders of Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, TheSIMS and other IT entrepreneurs. These billionaires even attribute part of their success to having attended a Montessori school and incorporate it into their business practice. As an AMI Montessori school it offers the most advanced, individualized preschool curriculum available. In Montessori there is no changing, random curriculum or 'on the job training.' The teachers receive a Masters-level training in early childhood education and child development focused specifically on the curriculum they work with everyday. This specialized training allows them to teach advanced academics in a truly individualized manner, in all subject areas complete with social and professional skill development. The goal in Montessori is to create happy, independent learners who are the leaders of tomorrow and it works. Montessori students enjoy fine arts, music, gardening and baking combined with geometry, geography, language, mathematics, animal classification, culture studies and more in a beautiful homelike environment. Unlike conventional preschools that have curriculum and teacher training that may vary widely from year to year with each changing fad, the AMI curriculum is consistent from teacher to teacher, class to class, around the world. Discover why princes and presidents choose Montessori schools for their children.
HMG March 21, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I agree. We love Weekday Ministry. My children are taught curriculum as well as love. I can not say enough good things about the program!
Rachael Bowman Bradbury March 21, 2012 at 01:57 AM
You might wish to add First Baptist Marietta's Center for Early Education -- they've been in operation for over 50 years!
Beth March 21, 2012 at 03:20 AM
We have been attending MFUMC for many years and have loved it! Each year has been a wonderful experience for our children. The teachers are so knowledgeable and engaging and the atmosphere is warm and friendly.
Mary Beth March 21, 2012 at 02:12 PM
This is my first year with a child in First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Weekday Ministry and I am so excited about the education and socialization she is receiving. I have two more children and will definately enroll each of them in the program as well. The teachers are amazing and so is the director. My daughter loves going to school and is sad on the days that she does not get to go. My middle child is very excited that she gets to go to school at Weekday Ministry next year!
Primrose School At East Lake March 21, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Please add Primrose School at East Lake to your Marietta Patch. Thank you. :-)
Melissa Kory (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 06:22 PM
You can vote for Primrose School at East Lake at our East Cobb Patch (http://eastcobb.patch.com/articles/readers-choice-east-cobb-preschools).
Melissa Kory (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. We added it!
Melissa Kory (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. It's been added.
The Walker School March 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Please add The Walker School to the list. Walker offers Pre-K and Kindergarten in the Preschool. Thank you!

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