Where to send their toddlers to preschool is one of the most important decisions faced by young parents.
Studies have shown that early childhood education programs help youngsters be better prepared for kindergarten.
In Mountain View, we're fortunate to have a good selection of excellent preschools that accept children as young as 3 and 4 years old, with flexible schedules such as just a few hours a day and as often as five times a week.
Today we hope you, our valued reader, will help us rate the preschools listed in this article and in the poll to make the selection a little easier for our local moms and dads.
So which one is it going to be?
Because our poll isn't scientific, it won't be the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, who will base their decision on the poll results, ratings, reviews and comments. Readers are asked to please vote only once per survey, per Patch site.
Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Winner will announced at noon Friday and will receive a "Patch Best Of 2012" certificate.