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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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HELPFUL TOOLS & RESOURCES
- Children’s Learning Adventure : Let’s Go on an Adventure!
- Fusion Academy : Your Child CAN Thrive at School
- Greenville Montessori : 5 Ways Education Looks Different
- Kids ‘R’ Kids : How to Choose the Best Daycare for Your Family
- New Hope Christian Academy : Individualized Instruction in an Urban Setting
- Oak Brook School : Academic Excellence with a Family Atmosphere
- Parish Episcopal School :
- Richmond Montessori : Bright, Friendly Classrooms Learning in the Montessori Method
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- Trinity Christian Academy :
- Lionheart Children’s Academy