A Guide to Collin County Education & Childcare

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.

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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 2022/2023. You won’t want to miss these open enrollment/application dates if you’re looking for a spot for fall 2023.

Good luck as you begin this new adventure!

Thank you to the following featured sponsors who helped us bring you this guide.


Legacy Prep Charter Academy logo

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy develops and inspires innovative, critical-thinking scholars who influence our global society.

This tuition-free charter school provides a comprehensive educational experience that engages, a culture that empowers, and technology that enables scholars to be college, career, and military ready.

Legacy Preparatory serves students in k – 12th grade.

Legacy Preparatory Plano
601 Accent Drive
Plano, Texas 75075

Legacy Preparatory Mesquite
2727 Military Parkway
Mesquite, Texas 75149


Lionheart Children's Academy

Lionheart Children’s Academy is the new standard for excellence in early learning. It is committed to partnering with parents to give children the best possible start.

With an emphasis on children’s educational and spiritual growth, Lionheart addresses the needs of the whole child. Staff selection is based not only on qualifications, but also on a passion for teaching and an 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 dedicated to excellence in early childhood education. Its faculty and staff are passionate about equipping kids to be world changers, and supporting working parents who need quality, affordable care and education for their children.

Currently enrolling infants through age 12 at all locations.

Several Locations Around Collin County:
@ First Baptist Plano: 3665 PGB Hwy, Plano, TX 75075
@ Central Church: 2301 Premier Drive, Plano, TX 75075
@ First Celina: 841 N Preston Road, Celina, TX 75009
@ Springcreek: 2660 Belt Line Rd, Garland, TX 75044
@ Bent Tree Bible: 4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007
@ Life Fellowship: 6400 Henneman Way, McKinney, TX 75070


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Pebblecreek Montessori is dedicated to providing the most genuine Montessori atmosphere by interpreting Maria Montessori’s philosophies faithfully. It strives to develop the whole child (intellectually, emotionally, socially, and academically). Pebblecreek provides a challenging and inviting environment that fosters a love of learning and creative thinking while recognizing the potential in every child.

Pebblecreek Montessori students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for independent thinking, problem solving, stewardship, and lifelong learning.

8104 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75025



The mission of Good Shepherd Episcopal School is to inspire children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage. From the first day of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade graduation, they provide students with the best environment to achieve this mission.

Good Shepherd ensures students are confident learners by encouraging intellectual exploration. They give students many chances to feed their spiritual selves and build compassion by serving others. And God Shepherd provide various leadership opportunities across grade levels to instill respect, courage, and acceptance, so students can make a positive impact on the world around them.

The early childhood program allows the youngest of our students to discover their own joy and confidence in how they learn. They are able to participate in a myriad of activities to uncover strengths, develop creativity, implement important socialization skills, and begin to serve others. In the lower school, students continue to grow, discovering new interests, establishing strong moral values, and building self-esteem and confidence. In middle school, our students continue to explore learning, identifying their gifts, stretching their minds, pursuing their leadership potential while remaining in a close-knit community where all students are being encouraged and nurtured. This understanding positions them beautifully to participate fully in the high school search process, finding the perfect high school fit.

Come visit our campus to experience the Good Shepherd community!


write on frisco

Where CURIOSITY and INSPIRATION can be set free and IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY discovered and brought to life. Write On! is first and foremost a place for writers that isn’t solely for academic purposes or obligation, but to improve or cultivate a love for writing that matches ours.

Reluctant | Proficient | Struggling | Passionate

Write On! offers opportunities for ALL WRITERS, kinder through 12th and adults. Opportunities include weekly writing workshops, handwriting support, specialty workshops, editing services, summer & one-day camps, one-on-one sessions, tutoring, novel coaching, book clubs, Just Write! sessions, and almost all things writing. It is their goal to take writers from average to extraordinary!


young chef's academy

A culinary academy for children ages 3.5 to 14! Teaching the joy and value of cooking since 2005, Young Chefs Academy offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at YCA, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste!


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Challenger School has been inspiring children to achieve since 1963 and now has two campuses in West Plano for preschool through first grade. They blend fun and learning in early education — when children are curious, eager to learn, and when their minds are developing rapidly. Preschool is offered year-round for ages three and up, from as early as 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tour a campus to see the fun, focus, and achievement at this private school with unmatched academic results.


Great Hearts Online


Great Hearts Online is a full-time, classical virtual academy serving students k – 8th and expanding each year to reach k – 12th grade. This is not pandemic learning. This is engaging, hands-on instruction by top talent from across the nation. Did you know it’s TUITION-FREE? Rolling enrollment for the current year and open enrollment for 2023-24 begins November 7, 2022. Choose from two learning models: live instruction or flexible week to fit your family’s needs.




Legacy Academy of Frisco is an NAEYC accredited preschool providing exceptional care for children ages six weeks to 12 years of age. They are committed to providing a positive, nurturing, and enriched learning environment and experiences that will foster cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in each child as an individual.

To help you find a school within your community, we’ve organized this guide by geographical location. Select a region below to jump to listings of Collin County preschools & early education providers in your neighborhood.



  • Ivy Kids of Prosper
    577 S Teel Pkwy, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Kiddie Academy of Prosper
    650 N Preston Rd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Little Learners Preschool
    4331 E Prosper Trl, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Primrose School of Windsong Ranch
    1050 Gee Rd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Prestonwood Christian Academy North
    1001 W Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078

  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic School
    4000 W University Dr, Prosper, TX 75078

  • The Goddard School of Prosper
    1180 La Cima Blvd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • The Children’s Courtyard of Prosper
    2301 Richland Blvd, Prosper, TX 75078

  • Whispering Farms Montessori Academy
    2460 Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078


  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at First Celina
    841 N Preston Rd, Celina, TX 75009

  • Celina Christian Preschool
    841 N Preston Rd, Celina, TX 75009

  • Light Farms Montessori Academy
    3921 County Rd 51 Dr, Celina, TX 75009

  • Friendship Corner Christian Preschool
    12465 FM428, Celina, TX 75009

  • Mudpies & Lullabies Preschool Celina
    710 S Oklahoma Dr, Celina, TX 75009

  • The Goddard School of Celina
    380 W Frontier Pkwy, Celina, TX 75009


  • Anna Kids Academy
    1215 W White St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kangaroo Pouch
    9090 Co Rd 423, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kids Under Construction
    100 W 2nd St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Kingdom Country Academy
    210 W 3rd St, Anna, TX 75409

  • Lolli’s Christian Preschool
    105 Indian Creek, Anna, TX 75409

  • Mudpies & Lullabies Preschool
    3034 Sam Rayburn Hwy, Melissa, TX 75454



  • Young Chefs Academy
    939 W Stacy Rd #145, Allen, TX 75013

  • Brookhaven Academy
    401 S Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002

  • Cadence Academy
    1224 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002

  • Carpe Diem Private School
    873 Junction Dr, Allen, TX 75013

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
    611 E Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002

  • Life Skills Autism Academy
    279 Town Place Suite 279, Fairview, TX 75069

  • Sylvan Learning of Allen & Plano
    210 Central Expy S #98, Allen, TX 75013

  • Suncreek Kids Christian Preschool
    1517 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 75013

  • The Academy at Church Eleven32
    700 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002

  • The Goddard School of Allen
    1695 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002

  • The Learning Experience
    850 S Allen Heights Dr, Allen, TX 75002

  • Twin Oaks Private School
    1001 E Main St, Allen, TX 75002

  • Wisteria Preschool
    694 S Watters Rd, Allen, TX 75013

  • Xplore Preschool & School
    1020 North Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013


  • Applebee Montessori Academy
    1770 N Stonebridge Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Castle Montessori
    6151 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Discovery Learning Center
    1815 W White Ave, McKinney, TX 75069

  • Heritage Learning Center
    200 Jordan Rd, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Kiddie Academy of Stonebridge
    6300 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
    9070 Westridge Blvd, McKinney, TX 75072
    2910 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Oak Brook School
    6363 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

  • Spanish Schoolhouse
    2421 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071

  • Sylvan Learning of McKinney
    6840 W Virginia Pkwy #105, McKinney, TX 75071

  • The Ivy Vine Preschool
    5780 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071


  • Faith Lutheran School
    1701 E Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

  • Good Tree Academy
    3600 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074

  • Kids Creative Learning Academy
    1408 O Ave ste c, Plano, TX 75074

  • Kidz Station Childcare
    4120 14th St, Plano, TX 75074

  • La Petite Academy of East Plano
    1137 E Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

  • New Hope Christian Academy
    1501 H Ave, Plano, TX 75074

  • Parker-Chase Preschool
    4801 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

  • The Weekday Program at FirstChurch Plano
    3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

  • Small Miracles Academy – East Plano Campus
    2700 S Rigsbee Dr, Plano, TX 75074


  • Alpha Princeton Academy
    2090 Monte Carlo Blvd, Princeton, TX 75407

  • Soar Academy WeeCare
    1319 Soap Tree Dr, Princeton, TX 75407



  • Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Frisco
    5570 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Creme de la Creme
    9375 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Guidepost Montessori School at Timber Ridge
    2550 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco International School
    2770 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Heritage Learning Academy
    2755 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Kiddie Academy of Frisco
    3188 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Frisco
    2660 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Legacy Christian Academy
    5000 Academy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Primrose School of Frisco West
    333 West Lebanon, Frisco, TX 75036

  • Rainbow Corner at Grace Avenue UMC
    3521 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034

  • St. Philip’s School of Frisco
    6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • The Goddard School of Frisco
    3336 Main St, Frisco, TX 75033


  • Write On! Creative Writing Center
    7027 Hickory St #200, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Young Chefs Academy
    8855 Preston Trace Blvd #100, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Legacy Academy of Frisco
    11955 Coit Rd, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Aspiring Minds Montessori School
    12615 Jereme Trail, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Castle Montessori of Frisco
    5050 Legendary Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Eldorado Montessori
    75033, 11600 Teel Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco Creative Arts Preschool
    9255 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Spanish Schoolhouse
    6065 Esther Way, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Grace Covenant Academy
    8000 Sanctuary Dr, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Apple Creek Private School
    7797 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Frisco Montessori Academy
    8890 Meadow Hill Dr #2430, Frisco, TX 75033

  • Rosewood Academy
    4577 Ohio Dr, Frisco, TX 75035

  • Sunny Days Christian School
    8100 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

  • Sylvan Learning of Frisco & McKinney
    8765 Stockard Dr STE 801, Frisco, TX 75034


  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at Central Church
    2301 Premier Dr, Plano, TX 75075

  • Pebblecreek Montessori
    8104 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75025

  • Challenger School
    10145 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025
    6700 Communications Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

  • Custer Road Christian Day School
    6601 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023

  • Fusion Academy Plano
    2400 N, Dallas Pkwy Suite 180, Plano, TX 75093

  • John Paul II High School
    900 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075

  • Legacy Learning Center
    7220 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025

  • Legacy Prep Charter Academy
    601 Accent Dr, Plano, TX 75075

  • Life Skills Autism Academy
    6500 Pinecrest Dr, Suite 700, Plano, TX 75024

  • Primrose School of West Plano
    6480 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • Parker-Chase Preschool
    4801 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

  • Plano Day School
    3705 Ohio Dr, Plano, TX 75093

  • Preston Meadow Lutheran Church Preschool
    6801 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75024

  • Prestonwood Christian Academy
    6801 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

  • Spring Creek Academy
    6000 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023

  • St. Andrew UMC Preschool
    5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • St. Mark Catholic School
    1201 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075

  • The Einstein School
    4011 W Plano Pkwy #132, Plano, TX 75093

  • The Learning Experience
    8744 Ohio Dr, Plano, TX 75024

  • Willow Bend Academy
    2220 Coit Rd #500, Plano, TX 75075

  • Windhaven Academy
    5900 Communications Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

  • Wind Rose Academy
    1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075


  • Lionheart Children’s Academy at Bent Tree Bible
    4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Angels Christian Preschool & Daycare
    5600 N Colony Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056

  • Happy Tree Child Development Center
    3225 Belmeade Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006

  • Kiddie Academy of Little Elm
    2055 FM 423, Little Elm, TX 75068

  • La Petite Academy of Carrollton
    1835 East Frankford Road, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Mother’s Day Out at Freedom Church
    2435 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center
    4004 Midway Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Sylvan Learning of Carrollton & Lewisville
    1016 E Hebron Pkwy #175, Carrollton, TX 75010

  • The Learning Experience – Castle Hills
    2401 W Parker Rd, Lewisville, TX 75056



  • Bilingual Whiz Kidz Preschool
    720 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Breckinridge Montessori School
    3900 Breckinridge Blvd, Richardson, TX 75082

  • Canyon Creek Daycare
    2800 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Carpe Diem Private School
    271 Renner Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Preschoolers at The Heights
    201 W Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Primrose School of Breckinridge Park
    4301 E Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75082

  • Primrose School of Richardson
    1100 Jonsson Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Qalam Collegiate Academy
    1111 Digital Dr STE 101, Richardson, TX 75081

  • Rainbow Connection Preschool
    1651 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

  • Waterview Christian Preschool
    720 W Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

  • Weekday Kids at First United Methodist Church
    503 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080


  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School
    11110 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

  • Ann and Nate Levine Academy
    18011 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

  • Bent Tree Development Center
    17275 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Greenhill School
    4141 Spring Valley Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Kaleidoscope Child Development Center
    19310 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75287

  • Parish Episcopal School
    4101 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

  • Primrose School of Prestonwood
    15237 Montfort Dr, Dallas, TX 75248

  • June Shelton School and Evaluation Center
    17301 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

  • The Westwood School
    14340 Proton Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

  • Trinity Christian Academy
    17001 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

  • Vanguard Preparatory School
    4240 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244


  • Children’s Lighthouse
    3465 W, FM 544, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Hope Rising Preschool
    1100 W Brown St, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Liberty Private School
    1435 E FM 544, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Oak Brook School
    121 Heritage Pkwy, Murphy, TX 75094

  • Primrose School of Wylie
    1615 W Brown St, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Summit Private School
    216 N Rustic Trail, Wylie, TX 75098

  • The Learning Experience – Murphy
    151 Brand, Murphy, TX 75094

  • Veritas Academy
    109 S Birmingham St, Wylie, TX 75098

  • Woodbridge Montessori Academy
    4510 Ranch Rd, Sachse, TX 75048

  • Wylie Preparatory Academy
    4110 Skyview Ct, Wylie, TX 75098







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  1. Hello,

    I have a new school accepting pre enrollments from January 2021. The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education will be opening first week of March 2021. We provide childcare and education for children between the ages of 6weeks and 6 years old.

    How do I go about getting included on your blog? I will be very happy to partner with you.

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