I’m currently looking to put my kid in preschool and wow, did you know there are tons of choices in the Redmond and Bellevue area?!
Well, after a whole lot of asking around, I finally have a list of potential schools. I know there are lots of parents in the same shoes, so I thought I’d post my list of good preschool and daycare centers here to help out other parents jumpstart their school search.
How I Came Up With This List
I’m pretty much that busybody who’s always talking to other parents at the playground, and whenever I meet a one with a kid in school, I always make it a point to ask them for the school’s name.
After a while, I’d noticed that the same names keep coming up over and over again. These schools are clearly popular with Redmond parents, but I want to stress that I have not personally toured these schools, and this is not a review of the schools listed here. Please use it as a starting point to find the perfect school for your child!
Daycare + Preschool Redmond, WA
Address: 14860 NE 31st Circle Building B, Redmond, WA 98052
I know a few parents who have their kids enrolled at Bright Horizons and all have been pleased with this daycare that’s conveniently located near the Microsoft campus. None have reported any problems, and both moms say that their kids have been happy and well-adjusted there.
Address: 2253 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
This daycare in Bellevue has excellent reviews online and is definitely worth looking into! This school offers programs for infants through pre-K, and also Korean language classes for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade!
Address: 11415 NE 21st St, Bellevue, WA
The Growing Tree is a popular daycare and preschool in Bellevue with programs for infants through children 6 years old. They also provide drop-in care in the afternoons for kids 30 months to 5 years old. Great for those crazy days when you need a break from your kid! Also good to know: children don’t need to be potty-trained to enroll!
Address: 15821 NE 56th Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Interested in giving your child a Chinese bilingual school experience? You’ll want to look into Eastside Little Learners, a home-based daycare and preschool. There are 2 locations: Grasslawn and Marymoor, both of which are close to the Microsoft campus.
Preschool Redmond, WA
Address: 2812 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
This private school serves children 3 – 11 and is set on a beautiful campus in Bellevue. It’s exclusive, and yes, pricey. I was told by one gushing mom that the difference she saw in her friends’ kids who attended the Little School was astonishing, and that she’ll be sending her own daughter there when she turns 3.
Address: 17720 NE 65th St Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052
This private school with 4 locations in the Eastside offer preschool to elementary education. It’s big on academics and extremely popular with parents who want to give their kids a leg up in school.
Address: 9041 166th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052
This preschool is located on Education Hill and I personally know two different moms who sent their kids there. Both moms cite the school’s proximity to the downtown Redmond area and good teachers as top reasons for sending their kids there.
Address: 5003 218th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98053
This is probably the Montessori school I hear about the most in Redmond. Moms who have visited the school have gushed about its beautiful farm-like campus and kind, competent teachers. One caveat: it’s about half an hour’s drive from downtown Redmond each way, so you may want to factor that into your commute.
Address: 7655 NE 178th Pl NE, Redmond, WA 98052
This spacious school is located right by Target and offers preschool, kindergarten and elementary classes for kids 3 years and older. The classes are mixed-ages, and extended care is offered till 6:15pm.
Do you want to help add to this list of awesome Redmond preschools and daycare? Comment below!