These schools were voted the Best Preschools and Childcare Centers in the Bay Area in Bay Area Parent’s 2023 Best of the Best reader poll. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Action Day Primary Plus. It has a semi-structured preschool program with a STEAM-integrated curriculum that combines learning with free play and exploration. Multiple locations.

Silver: Canyon Heights Academy. Campbell.

Bronze: Hope Technology School. Palo Alto.


Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center School. At this award-winning preschool, children learn and play in a caring, nurturing environment. Foster City.

Silver: Silicon Valley International School. Menlo Park.

Bronze: Odyssey Mandarin Immersion Preschool at John Gill. Redwood City.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: St. Thomas the Apostle Preschool. This Catholic preschool strives to prepare students to be productive, socially aware global citizens of the 21st century. San Francisco.

Silver: Casa dei Bambini School. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Terra Mandarin Preschool. Mill Valley.

East Bay

Gold: Larson’s Children’s Center. This developmental play-based program has been in operation since 1963. Danville.

Silver: Springfield Montessori. Walnut Creek and Dublin.

Bronze: East Bay German International School. Emeryville.


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