Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in Collin County and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide as a resource, brought to you by our many sponsors! Thank you to those that participated in this guide.
Let’s get real… deciding where to send your children is tough! Whether it’s daycare, preschool, public school, or private school, these are where your child will grow, develop, feel nurtured, and spend a large part of their day. No one should have to start this type of research on their own, so we’ve done a little bit of the hard work for you.
Collin County Moms is excited to bring you our annual in-depth guide to local childcare, preschools, and schools in the area. We hope this guide will serve as a resource for those new to town and those who are entering a new stage of parenthood.
If you have questions about specific schools, we encourage you to ask the moms in our neighborhood groups about their thoughts and experiences. Who better to ask about local schools than moms with firsthand experience?
DON’T FORGET: In North Texas, almost all preschools and private schools begin enrollment in early winter of 2021/2022. You won’t want to miss these open enrollment/application dates if you’re looking for a spot in 2022-2023.
Good luck as you begin this new adventure!
Thank you to the following featured sponsors who helped us bring you this guide.
Lionheart Children’s Academy is committed to partnering with parents to give children the best possible start. With an emphasis on children’s educational and spiritual growth, we address the needs of the whole child. Our staff selection is based not only on qualifications but also on a passion for teaching and our abiding love for children. This purposeful and holistic approach to early care and education ensures that your child has a strong and healthy foundation for learning and for life.
Lionheart is a non-profit Christian organization committed to excellence in early childhood education. We are passionate about equipping kids to be world changers, and supporting working parents who need quality, affordable care and education for their children.
Enrolling children age 6 weeks to 12 years: Infant Care, Full- and Part-Time Preschool, Before & After School, and Summer Club for K – 12.
Life Skills Autism Academy is a high-commitment, center-based ABA Therapy program with locations throughout Texas and expanding. Rooted in the evidence that early, high-intensive ABA therapy leads to the greatest potential reached by children on the autism spectrum, we specialize in providing services to young children.
As leading experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the academy’s highly-trained clinicians develop individualized, one-on-one programs that help children break down routine tasks into manageable steps. This type of therapy helps children improve communication ability, daily living skills, and the social behaviors necessary to thrive in school, at home, and in their community.
The Nest Daycare and Preschool accepts children ages 3 months through 2 years; PreK programs for 3’s and 4’s. Part-time and drop-in options available. The Nest has a full developmental curriculum for all age groups, implemented by a well-trained, loving staff. (Low staff turnover!)
New Hope Christian Academy accepts grades K-8th. It is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International and Cognia. We offer low classroom ratios, individualized instruction, and experiential learning. Master teachers are experienced in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of the students. Located uniquely in Historic Downtown Plano.
Inspired by the values of Wisdom, Honor and Service, the mission of Parish Episcopal School’s inclusive Episcopal community is to guide young people to become creative learners and bold leaders prepared to impact a complex global society.
As Parish enters its 50th Anniversary with excitement and anticipation, the School remains steadfast in helping students find balance and joy in their educational journey, discover their authentic self, and have a great sense of belonging and engagement across all disciplines, from PreK 3-12th grade. The School does this in a high-quality, college preparatory learning environment through challenging core curriculum and signature programs that develop and inspire, with the individual in mind.
For a quality learning experience staffed with amazing teachers, look no further! Creative World School in Frisco is unique and more than just a daycare facility. From our unique Exploratorium™—an atrium space in the center of our school where discovery and learning come to life—to fully equipped classrooms for every age group and developmentally appropriate state of the art playgrounds, our school will provide the best learning opportunities for your child.
Choosing the right school is a challenge. To provide the best education for your child, you need a trusted partner. Good Shepherd Episcopal School makes it simple! Let us inspire your child to become a confident learner, a compassionate server, and a courageous leader. We have been successfully educating students since 1959. Start your PreK through 8th grade journey with us now, and find your true school community at Good Shepherd. Visit gsesdallas.org to learn more today!
At Ann and Nate Levine Academy, education is active, purposeful and enlivening from early childhood all the way through eighth grade. Our teaching and learning tapestry is woven together with 21st century skills, including critical thinking and creativity in the Language Arts, exploration and problem-solving through STEM curriculum, peoplehood and globalism in Judaic and Hebrew studies, inspiration and bonding through experiential trips, plus community building and caring for our world through art, celebrations, social/emotional development, and so much more.
Students graduate Levine Academy with love for lifelong learning, prepared for the most rigorous academic programs in upper school and beyond, and empowered with moral character, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity to lead their communities and contribute positively to our world.
Bilingual Whiz Kidz is a progressive Spanish-Chinese Language Immersion Preschool, serving infants through age 5. Your child will learn Spanish or Chinese naturally in a language immersed environment, achieving a strong academic foundation, cultural appreciation, and bilingual skillsets.
Our program offers an excellent early childhood education while giving the gift of bilingualism, modeling the love of Latin culture and ancient spiritual wisdom of Chinese traditions, all in one school.
For your scheduling convenience, we do Zoom Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Primrose School of West Plano is a family-owned and accredited early education and care school offering curriculum-based learning, exceptional care, focused attention on health and safety, and peace of mind for parents. Children as young as infants through kindergarten, as well as elementary school-age children experience the very best of educational childcare at our school!
With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, our Balanced Learning approach inspires children to think in more ways: with creativity, compassion and resourcefulness. This time-tested approach instills a love of learning and discovery that helps your child develop and excel for years.
Greenhill is a coeducational independent college preparatory school for about 1300 students in grades PreK through 12. Serving the Dallas community, we offer a challenging and balanced curriculum, exceptional and committed teachers, a welcoming and diverse community, and strong character education.
Our students are drawn to the unknown and motivated from within; they ask questions that lead to more questions, think critically, and unearth “the why.” They serve with compassion, work with tenacity, and develop personal strengths for lifetimes of success.
The Academy at Church Eleven32 is a Christian growing private elementary school, currently offering Kindergarten through 4th Grade. 5th Grade will be added in August 2022.
We offer a full-time schedule in a rigorous academic environment with an emphasis on spiritual development.
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- New Hope Christian Academy : Individualized Instruction in an Urban Setting
- Oak Brook School : Academic Excellence with a Family Atmosphere
- Parish Episcopal School : An Inclusive School Where ALL Belong
- Richmond Montessori : Bright, Friendly Classrooms Learning in the Montessori Method
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