Best Preschools & Daycares in the Bay Area

These Preschools or Childcare Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Action Day Primary Plus. This group operating highly rated South Bay preschools recently celebrated 50 years in the community. Multiple locations. 408-244-1968.

Silver: Neighborhood Christian Center. 887 Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara. 408-984-3418.

Bronze: One World Montessori. 1170 Foxworthy Ave., San Jose, 408-723-5140. 4343 Leigh Ave., San Jose, 408-615-1254. 3635 Pearl Ave., San Jose, 408-963-0360.

SF and Marin

Gold: C5 Children’s School. Expert care in a nurturing environment for ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Multiple San Francisco locations. 415-626-4880.

Silver: St. Thomas the Apostle Preschool. 3801 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-221-2711.

Bronze: Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children. 201 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco. 415-564-5044.


Gold: Phillips Brooks School. This is an independent, co-educational school offering a child-centered learning program for preschool through fifth grade. 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. 650-854-4545.

Silver: Alto International School. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617.

Bronze: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-212-7522.

East Bay

Gold: Mission Valley Montessori. Uses the Montessori approach of learning meant to help children love learning and become self-motivated, self-disciplined and independent. 39600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. 510-793-2327.

Silver: Springfield Montessori School. 2780 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, 925-944-0626. 5100 Brannigan St., Dublin, 925-828-5102.

Bronze: The Saklan School. 1678 School St., Moraga. 925-376-7900.

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