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Readers' Choice: Groton's Best Preschool Poll

Patch users weighed in with all kinds of great recommendations this week on the best preschools in town. Now it's time to vote!

Even years after their children have moved on, the love for many of Groton's preschools runs deep, as evidenced by the comments made in our Readers' Choice article earlier this week .

wrote: "Many happy times and smiles from three of our children enjoying their fun days at Happy Time Nursery School in Mystic...Absolutely wonderful program and the sweetest, kind teachers a parent could ask for :) :) :)"

And from : "Definately Mrs. Chmielewski`s preschool class at Mary Morrisson Elementary:-) Mrs.C and her team are one of a kind:-) They are truly AMAZING! My daughter still talks about them and she's in 5th grade. Great team:-)"

Of all the preschools in town, the poll below reflects those nominated by Patch users in the comments section of the article that was posted Monday. They are:

You can vote in the poll until 9 a.m., Friday and the winner will be announced Saturday. But based on all the comments made about these schools, they are all winners for the town's kids and their parents.

Susan Corrice March 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM
My two children went to Riverfront Children's Center and I think they are excellent!
Sally March 08, 2012 at 07:45 PM
My child went to stepping stones. best daycare she has EVER been at!! wish i didnt move, they are great teachers!!
Miss Samantha March 08, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I have had the privilege of working at Stepping Stones Discovery and Development Center, the teachers here are amazing and wonderful. Every child has learned so much while they are here. The teachers are fun and outgoing and know how to let the child out in themselves. I worked at many other centers around CT and no one compares to Stepping Stones warmth and care for each and every child. I took many memories with me from here and unfortunately I will never find another center as caring as this one. I was very sad that I had to pull my daughter when we moved to another town. She loved and still loves the teachers at Stepping Stones.
CA March 08, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I can't agree with Stepping Stones on recommending them. We had a terrible experience there.
Haley Pope March 09, 2012 at 04:42 AM
I LOVE MARY MORRISSON ELEMENTARY!! Best of Luck to Mrs Chmielewski, Mrs.Grills and Mrs. Purcell :)
kristine March 09, 2012 at 05:57 AM
great teachers!!! mrs. chmielewski. mrs.grillls. and mrs. purcell!! vivica talks about you all daily. best teachers yet. best of luck
brianna March 09, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Marry Morrison!! I love Mrs. Chmielewski, Mrs. Grills and Mrs. Purcell!! They are patient, kind and I've never seen them have a rough day!! The most wonderful ladies! Im very lucky my daughter has such wonderful teachers!
Amanda Carrillo March 09, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Mrs.Chmielewski she teaches at Mary Morrisson.
Stephanie March 09, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Great school, great teachers Go Mary Morrison !
Val Bilheimer March 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Both my children went to Pendleton Child Care and had a great experience. The teachers are nurturing and patient and were both very prepared for kindergaten. Would recommend it highly!
cb March 09, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Pendleton Childcare is wounderfull,very caring staff and small home feeling center
Linda Miller March 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
I was pleased to recognize a picture taken at the Children's Nook Daycare in Groton. I taught the 4-year-old class there from 1984 to 1988. It was a wonderful place for kids back then.
Sue Palmieri August 17, 2012 at 05:14 PM
As a recently retired Librarian who has had Outreach classes at all these locations, I would say they all are fantastic places to send your children. On a personal note, my grandson attended Mrs. Roberts' class at Mary Morrison Elementary School and we so appreciated all her efforts with his progress during his year there. Kudos to all!

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