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Recent preschool reviews in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Patty's Home Preschool - Laguna Hills

5.0

My husband and I could not be happier with Ms. Patty and her family home daycare. The care, love and attention she shows to each one of the children is clear the moment you walk in the door. She engages them with arts and crafts, holiday activities and curriculum based on their ages and...

- Alexandra G

Mother Goose Daycare by Lisa

5.0

The BEST Daycare in Orange County!! Lisa's Daycare is the most loving, welcoming, incredible daycare I have ever taken my kid to. She does crafts with the kids everyday and I have a box at home of all of the wonderful school projects she has done with them. She takes them swimming during the summer...

- Camberlyn M

Millie's Daycare

5.0

I am so happy Millie has re instated her daycare license. I met Millie 27 yrs ago when my oldest kids where little. My youngest girls are now loving going to Millie's. She is warm and caring and always happy..

- Melissa R

Mind Builder At The Hills

5.0

Where do I start? Mind Builder at Laguna Hills is absolutely amazing! All three of my children have gone to this home daycare. My oldest is 7 years old and she started at Mind Builder when she was one. My youngest is 8 months old and he is currently enrolled. Dia and Elsie are quite the duo. They...

- Angela J

Anamarie's Daycare

5.0

Anamarie has been such a delight to work with and provides exceptional care for our son. She has been very helpful and flexible while I was transitioning back to work. Her structured days allow the children to feel secure in routines and schedules. She provides very delicious and nutritious meals...

- Angel C

Preschools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Bright Bubbles Academy, LLC

17 El Guiro, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Starting at $285/wk

I am a licensed family child care home, whom implements a rich curriculum and learning environment for children Infants-10 years old. I am open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. I teach the core academic subjects to children daily. Rest assured, your children will not only be loved and cared for,...

Everbrook Academy of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Everbrook Academy of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

30722 El Portal, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Welcome to a place filled with warmth and light, smiles and laughter, fun and fitness, love and learning. Our school offers an engaging, nurturing environment for every child, during the most critical early years, starting in infancy. By adhering to high standards, we help mold inquisitive,...

Everbrook Academy of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Everbrook Academy of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

30722 El Portal, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Welcome to a place filled with warmth and light, smiles and laughter, fun and fitness, love and learning. Our school offers an engaging, nurturing environment for every child, during the most critical early years, starting in infancy. By adhering to high standards, we help mold inquisitive,...

Rancho Viejo School

29782 Avenida De Las Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Costimate: $320/wk

Premier Montessori school serving South Orange County California. Ages 18 months to 14.

The Kid's Gym

29821 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Costimate: $320/wk

We offer the following programs: *Part-time Preschool (2 to 5 years of age) *Mommy & Me Programs *Open Gym *Birthday Parties *Mom's Day Out *Parent's Night Out *Playdates

Patty's Home Preschool - Laguna Hills

Patty's Home Preschool - Laguna Hills

24572 Southhampton Ct, Laguna Hills, CA

Starting at $265/wk

5.0

(4)

Patty's Home Preschool is licensed for 14 children. Over 25 years experience. Infant / Toddler / Preschool / Dedicated to provide quality care and encourage children the love for learning so they could excel in Kindergarten and beyond. Patty's Home Preschool is regulated by the "Child Care...
5.0
"Ms Patty has cared for each of my three children from infant to preschool age and always showed them love and care. They come home with fun artwork and projects nearly every day and love the friends in their 'classes'. Her home has a separate setup for the younger...

Stephanie

5.0
"We love Mrs Patty and her family home daycare. Mrs Patty's is located in a safe and clean environment. She follows a school curriculum for the older group of kids that has helped our oldest child excel across all subjects. They engage in lots of art time and learn...

Nathan A

5.0
"Ms Patty has cared for each of my three children from infant to preschool age and always showed them love and care. They come home with fun artwork and projects nearly every day and love the friends in their 'classes'. Her home has a separate setup for the younger...

Stephanie S


Mother Goose Daycare by Lisa

Mother Goose Daycare by Lisa

24266 Mccoy Rd, Lake Forest, CA

Starting at $250/wk

4.8

(20)

I am a licensed small family daycare provider. I have run my daycare from my Lake Forest home for over 15 years taking care of infants and toddlers. we learn, play and grow through all developmental stages with fun interaction with other kids and myself in a loving family home atmosphere using...
5.0
"Lisa is an excellent childcare provider, our daughter has been with her since 2013. Her home is very for lack of a better term homey! It's very neat and clean and always smells like there is something great going on in the kitchen. We couldn't ask for a better...

Anthony C

5.0
"My son started with Lisa when he was 2 years old, well that was 14 years ago and he still looks forward to seeing Lisa during the summer months to catch up. I can't say enough about Lisa, not only did she go above and beyond for our family but she remains today...

Laura K

5.0
"Lisa's daycare is amazing! I would give her 10 stars if I could! We aren't all lucky enough to be stay home parents, so when you have to trust your children with someone, you want to find a daycare that will treat your children as their own. Lisa does just that...

Jo M


Millie's Daycare

Millie's Daycare

25582 Pacific Crest Drive, Mission Viejo, CA

Costimate: $295/wk

5.0

(10)

Millie's daycare is proud to offer the highest quality care with a safe, nurturing learning environment where your child will get the attention, care and love that he/she needs and deserves. As we know that 90% of a child's brain development happens before age 5, in this period of incredible...
5.0
"Amazing Daycare. Great program and nurturing environment!"

Sarah M

5.0
"Millie's place is a high quality daycare. She offers many stimulating activities for the kids. I definitely recommend it !"

Lauren C

5.0
"Such a wonderful daycare for our son. We are glad to have found a daycare where we know our child is well taken care of, happy and safe."

Elizabeth L


Mind Builder At The Hills

Mind Builder At The Hills

25052 Mawson Drive, Laguna Hills, CA

Starting at $12/hr

5.0

(5)

I am a passionate professional licensed LVN, experienced with pediatrics, who decided to take care of your children at my home to give them a comfortable and safe environment! Details are listed below. *Services offered for children ages 3 months old to 12 years old. *Preschool curriculum....
5.0
"My husband and I are so relieved to have found Mind Builder at the Hills. Dia is just wonderful with our 14 month old son, Max. Before when we dropped him off to other corporate daycares he would start to cry and grab on to us as we passed him over to the care...

Amanda B

5.0
"Our daughter is one year old and we we're seeking the best possible services as would normal parents do. We visited several child care centres but felt like the personal attention was lacking. When we visited Dia at Mind Builders, the immediate attention she gave...

Bobby G

5.0
"Dia and her staff are fantastic. My two year old daughter always loves going to daycare. They do great activities with the kids, hold fun events for holidays and birthdays, and help my daughter to continue her growth and learning. We know the kids here are safe,...

Brandon M


Anamarie's Daycare

Anamarie's Daycare

43 Inverary, Trabuco Canyon, CA

Starting at $250/wk

5.0

(7)

Anamarie's Family Daycare, is a safe place where your child will develop to be strong, healthy and successful, with strong mind, strong moral and family values. That's what we offer at Anamarie's Family Day Care, a place where child safety and positive environment are carefully monitored everyday....
5.0
"I am looking for the job, that is connected with child care and development. I am young, but have a great experience working with kids. I want to build career in child care, as I like to stay with kids the most in my life and can do it the best. If you need an...

Julia R

5.0
"Going back to work was extremely difficult for me, but dropping off my kiddos at Anamarie's has made the transition much easier. My 8 month old Emily and my 2 1/2 year old James love going to Anamaries. She provides the children with healthy food, has interactive...

Leah W

5.0
"I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS DAYCARE FACILITY! MY 3 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER AVA, CURRENTLY ATTENDS THIS SCHOOL AND LOVES IT! ANNAMARIE IS ONE OF THE BEST PROVIDERS IM THANKFUL TO KNOW. SHE IS VERY ATTENTIVE AND SENDS ME HER DAILY REPORT WHICH CONTAINS ALL THE...

DENISE G


Lulu's Fun House

Lulu's Fun House

30 Montecilo, Foothill Ranch, CA

5.0

(9)

-Loving, nurturing and academic. -Park-like playground yard. -Infant/Toddler/School Age. (2 weeks-5yrs) -No Pets In home/yard. -Smoke Free Home. -8:00am-5:30pm. -Preschool play based program. Dear Future Parents, We would like to extend our warmest welcome to Lulu's Fun House. Thank you for...
5.0
"My son started with Ms. Nouf when he was 4 months old. It was hard for my mama heart to leave him in someone's care that little, but Ms. Nouf made it so easy and truly loved him like her own children. She was invested in him and I know his adaptability is truly...

Stacey

5.0
"Lulus fun house is absolutely amazing. We live in Laguna Niguel/Dana point boarder and drive to foothill just to attend this daycare. My daughter who is extremely antisocial and doesn't like many people acclimated very fast here thanks to noufy taking her time and...

Christina H

5.0
"We needed care in a short notice and lulu fun house delivered. Ms Nouf has been very attentive to the child's needs. During the pandemic ms noufi is also paying extra attention to make sure no child is sick and this keeps everyone safe"

Calvin L


Lake Forest Family Daycare

Lake Forest Family Daycare

22832 Aspan St., Lake Forest, CA

Starting at $280/wk

5.0

(4)

May has been working with children for two decades now and has made taking care of them her lifelong passion. She has a degree in child development, has worked at college campus daycares, centers, at home family daycares, and eventually opened up her own family daycare in 2015 in San Marcos. After...
5.0
"Just dropped off our 13 month old for his first day of daycare and--as first time parents--we couldn't be more at ease to have him in Ms. May's care. The process of finding the right daycare has been a long one, but we were immediately impressed with Ms. May. She...

Nancy S

5.0
"I started sending my son to May's day care when he was only 5 months old and I have no hesitation saying that May took care of him very well. Like all moms when I was looking day care for my child, I was very concerned and wanted to send him to a place where he...

Saima

5.0
"I have been bringing my daughter here since 2017. May is very caring and patient. She understood my daughters needs and took care of her the way I wanted her to be taken care of. She even exceeded my expectations. She is loving and smiles all the time. Jessica...

Sara R


Tweety Small Daycare

24922 Muirlands Blvd. Trlr 109, Lake Forest, CA

Starting at $250/wk

5.0

(5)

Open doors and arms to those from the Children's Home Society of California! Open in Lake Forest since 2005, I have provided government licensed childcare for families with newborns to 4-5 years old. I love all of my children and believe it is important that they all are receive my full attention...
5.0
"I'm very thankful and lucky we were able to find Liz. She took care of my babies from when they were 8 weeks old to pre-k. They were always so excited to go to Liz's, which gave me peace of mind knowing that they were being well taken care of. The one on one...

Melina H

5.0
"Liz is calm and patient. She invests in the children like they are her own & they learn so much! When my son went into Kindergarten he was well ahead of the curve thanks to Liz. This is a safe, loving, intellectually stimulating center. Highly recommend her!"

Natasha S

5.0
"For the last 15+ years, Liz has taken care of all 4 of my nephew and nieces and recently both my children. She has played a critical role with the development and successful transition of our oldest into Kindergarten. This hasn't been a typical daycare. She has a...

Arlene H


Normandale Family Childcare

Normandale Family Childcare

Summit Vista, Lake Forest, CA

Starting at $300/wk

4.8

(25)

Welcome to Normandale Heights Family Child Care! We provide an atmosphere that is safe, loving, educational, and ideal for early childhood education. Our daycare is full of educational material, as we believe education should feed a child's growth. We will encourage learning through reading,...
5.0
"I had my 10 month old girl and 2 yr old son attend..they took very good care of them both...very understanding and attentive to my children's wants and needs..I would definitely reccomend this school (childcare).They have taught my kids soo much.."

Camene C

5.0
"The staff are astonishing. Their daycare is very educational to the children which I appreciate . The staff are very friendly, helpful and kind towards the parents and the children. If I could give this daycare more then 5 stars I would."

Karen

5.0
"Ms. Mina and Ms. Maryam are so kind and wonderful. Our son had special needs and they were so attentive. Their flexible schedules allowed us to take our son to his medical appointments and they were very understanding and provided a loving environment for him....

Minhan D


Happy Home Daycare

Happy Home Daycare

49 Sable, Irvine, CA

Starting at $400/wk

5.0

(4)

There is no greater feeling than watching a child learn, laugh and grow. It gives me life and fills me with hope knowing that we can raise confident, competent, contributing members of society. As mother of three, and aunt to 8, i have decades of experience raising happy , healthy, well-adjusted...
5.0
"We are glad we chose happy home for our baby.. She has been going to Shana since she was 8 months old. The house is very clean and organized with a dedicated room for the kids to play. Shana and her husband are very caring and patient and totally love the kids....

Priya N

5.0
"Shahnaz is the kindest woman that I have ever seen, she loves kids like her own kids. Her daycare is like a private, calm and enjoyable environment for kids. Thank you Shahnaz for taking care of kids."

Afsaneh

5.0
"Shahnaz is wonderful! We started taking our baby to Happy Home Daycare 5 months ago. Shahnaz is always warm and welcoming. Our little man smiles every morning when he sees her. She's very responsive via text message. She'll even send videos and pictures. She...

Rachel W


Guidepost Montessori at Alicia

Guidepost Montessori at Alicia

25261 Paseo De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA

Costimate: $293/wk

5.0

(1)

Welcome to Guidepost Montessori, where your child will blossom when engaged in child-directed learning within a knowledge- rich environment. At our beautiful Laguna Hills location, your child will take advantage of a full Spanish Immersion curriculum, beautiful, new classrooms and natural...
5.0
"My two children switched to Guidepost Alicia in its opening week. I was not a mom who was originally excited about Spanish immersion, until I really started doing some research on the value of bilingualism, and I realized: I have a small window of time here when...

Rebecca G


Mary Legere Home Daycare

Mary Legere Home Daycare

27393 Iris Ave, Mission Viejo, CA

Costimate: $301/wk

4.6

(12)

Hi, my name is Mary Legere; I am a license daycare provider, License # 304300386. Located In Mission Viejo Off Marguerite Pkway, between Oso Pkway and Crown Valley. Open Monday-Friday Flexible Hours Full-Time: $250.00 a Week. BabySitting Available for Day Care Families Only $15.00...
5.0
"We love Mary! My daughter has been in her Daycare since she was 6 months old(now 3 years), and she is the BEST Daycare provider there is! She's like family to us now, and my favorite part about her is that she cares for the children like her own. The only reason...

Jennifer C

5.0
"We moved to the area last year and had the hardest time finding the "right" daycare for our 2 year old son at the time. I lucked out and found Mary's information and set up a meeting with her. Within just a few moments of meeting her I know her home was the place I...

Jenee C

5.0
"Mary has an amazing daycare! We are so happy we found her for our 18 month old. He truly enjoys going everyday to see Mary and the other kids. She has lots of toys and nice yard for the kids to play outside. She even offers early, drop off, late pickups and date...

Brett B


Playfuldays Childcare

Playfuldays Childcare

25 Ericson Way, Laguna Hills, CA

Starting at $60/day

5.0

(9)

* We are conveniently located in Laguna Hills, just a few minutes to the I 5 and the 73. * My operating hours are 7:00AM to 5:30PM, Monday thru Friday. *Specially designed, indoor play/preschool room. * Beautiful park like setting, for outdoor play area. * Custom made patio room, for outdoor...
5.0
"To Whom This May Concern, Liz Gill was our daughter's provider at Playfuldays Childcare. We would like to highly recommend Liz as a child care provider as she is an outstanding teacher that goes above and beyond. Liz gave our daughter an incredible start to her...

Carol R

5.0
"To Whom It May Concern: Before we began our search for a preschool program for our son, we sat down and talked about what we wanted the program to include and what we wanted in an instructor. We knew we wanted a structured program with activities that included...

Laurie G

5.0
"To Whom It May Concern: I became acquainted with Liz Gill while my husband was working in Cupertino, California. I needed someone who felt was reliable enough to take care of my 18-month-old daughter. Someone recommended that I call Liz. I was very pleased...

Ron J


Guidepost Montessori at Foothill Ranch

Guidepost Montessori at Foothill Ranch

26462 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA

Costimate: $200/wk

5.0

(1)

Welcome to Guidepost Montessori, where your child will blossom when engaged in child-directed learning within a knowledge- rich environment. At our beautiful Foothill Ranch location, your child will take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings and patios that allow for an indoor-outdoor...
5.0
"Excellent school. My two boys went here until recently, and we only switched because a new Guidepost sister school was opening up that offered Spanish immersion, so we took advantage of that program. But before we switched, we were extremely happy at this school,...

Rebecca G


Silverado Children's Center - A Nature Preschool

Silverado Children's Center - A Nature Preschool

7525 Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA

Starting at $800/mo

5.0

(1)

The Silverado Children Center is dedicated to providing environmentally centered child-care, focused on each child's individual needs and learning/developmental style. We are dedicated to hands-on learning by working in an outdoor environment with plants and animals, while integrating teamwork and...
5.0
"Kids need to be outside. This is a great place for kids to connect with nature and be around animals too. Love this place! I would definitely send my kids here for their summer program and their daycare and after school care as well. Small quiet group of kids."

Katherine B


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