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Most Recommended Preschools (in the Cherry Hill area)

Just about every week someone in one of the Facebook groups asks for a Preschool recommendation in the Cherry Hill area, so I thought I’d round up the ones that seemed to be recommended the most. There is no scientific method behind this. I just perused the many groups I’m in and searched “preschool” and pulled out the ones that seemed to be recommended the most along with some quotes to give you a feel for the school.

The questions that most of the parents had that were asking for recommendations were: hours of operation, does it have an infant room, do they have a nice outdoor space, what’s the student/teacher ratio, and is there a caring staff?

Personally, my kids went to Laurel Tree Academy. We did try another school for one year, because the commute was a little shorter and the school came highly recommended, but we’re going back to Laurel Tree in September. We just had a much warmer experience there.

Happy to chat about our experience!

Without further ado, and in no particular order:

St. Andrews 327 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

“My 3 yr old - 4 in Sept goes to St. Andrews and she loves it!”

“We are very happy with St. Andrews too and chose them after talking to lots of other moms and getting their experiences with various preschools in the area. There’s no religious component which was important to me. You can arrange tours and visit a few schools.”

“My kid and I love St.Andrews. The teachers are very loving and caring.”

“St. Andrews is amazing! My oldest went there and now my youngest. They have open enrollment now. They book up fast.”

Blessed Edmund 1000 Cropwell Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

“It has been the best experience for me and my family. It’s our last year and so sad to have to say goodbye. It’s run by nuns and is on a beautiful Convent.”

“Both my boys, ages 3 and 5, started at Blessed Edmund in September and love it. It is structured and they have learned so much already and love going. The teachers are all amazing and so caring. They have events throughout the year on the weekends so it is a sense of family and you can tell they truly care about the kids.”

“Blessed Edmund Center is warm and loving. Run mostly by Polish nuns.”

“Blessed Edmund! All our kids went there and loved!”

Cherry Hill Montessori 1825 Garden Avenue Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Montessori was the best. It’s right behind the big Wawa off of Route 70. Our daughter is so smart because of it and the teachers are special, very caring and kind. It’s also clean.”

“Huge fans of Cherry Hill Montessori. Expensive but totally worth it IMO.”

“We had a great experience with Cherry Hill Montessori on Rockhill Road.”

First Presbyterian Church “Presby” 20 King's Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

“Both my girls went to first presbyterian on King’s hwy, haddonfield. Very happy with them. Plenty of options for days & hours.”

“We LOVE it. Our youngest just started and I am already sad at the thought of my kids all graduating (and not attending there anymore)! It definitely is like home!”

Laurel Tree Academy 4106 Church Road Mt. Laurel NJ 08054

“My oldest was there from 14 weeks until Kindergarten and I have 2 others there now. It feels cozy and the staff are amazing. Theyve been amazing to all my boys and really care about their growth and development!”

“We loved Laurel tree. Still go for summer camp.”

“It may be a little further but Laurel Tree Academy's philosophy is learning through play. They have a large outdoor area and the children have daily outdoor time. My daughter has learned so much and loves going there everyday.”

The Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

“We needed full-day care and had a good experience at the JCC Preschool and Kindergarten. (Though it was over 10 years ago) Children of all faiths welcomed.”

“My son is 5 and has been at Jcc since he was 1. We love it there!”

“At JCC the teachers are sweet and caring. They have several in each classroom, and many activities. I babysit and pick up one there 3x a week, and she is very happy all the time with her teachers and things to do.”

Barclay Early Childhood Center 1220 Winston Way Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

“We go to Barclay and love it! Very clean and organized feels like a little elementary school when it comes to education.”

“Both of my kids did/are doing 2 years at Barclay ECC....we love it there! But as mentioned it is a half day program so it doesnt always work with everyone’s schedule.”

“We just moved to Cherry Hill & my daughter started Barclay ECC in Nov. We are very happy! We were on the waiting list for a while, though.”

Jubilee 520 S. Kings Highway Cherry Hill NJ 08034

“Both my kids went to jubilee on Kings Highway they are small and great. A lot of one on one with the kids.”

“Jubilee on Kings highway. It's the best kept secret around!! It's amazing!!”

“Jubilee preschool has been really great. Price is very reasonable and they do so much for the kids. We toured a lot of the other schools people mention here but found jubilee to be smaller and more tight knit, with better student:teacher ratio.”

Edited (due to popular demand:)

402 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill NJ 08034

“My two kids went there and by far better than any experience that I had for my oldest two in the “chain” daycares. More personal- more teacher expertise, and lots of fun!”

“All of my kids went there and I honestly don’t have one negative to say about it—the teachers, principal, and how they handled this last year was beyond excellent.”

“My oldest son has been going there since PreSchool 4. He will be in 1st grade this school year coming up and couldn’t think of a better school. We are also sending our 3 year old in the fall to PreSchool 3. The teachers, principals, parents and the atmosphere is amazing.”

“We loved Resurrection!!! We sent two so far for PreK and will send our youngest 2 as well!”

1101 Springdale Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

“Small classes, amazing teachers. And we have students from all backgrounds and religions.”

“The Preschool at Temple Emanuel is a wonderful program! It is warm and nurturing with a learn through play environment.”

“We love the teachers, families, and the love and learning our children feel there:)”

1875 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill NJ 08003

“I can’t say in words how much we love it!! We are so blessed!”

“We have two children at Primrose, for the past two years, they’ll be in Preschool & Pre-K in the fall. The teachers are the best, so caring and they have taught our boys so much.”

“Primrose is amazing, but the teachers really make the school. We once went to once local daycare but the teachers were so wonderful, we followed them when they went to Primrose. They’re just wonderful!”

Hope this helped!!

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