Mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, brothers and sisters too -- here's your chance to help your neighbors find the best child care in Healdsburg.
Many parents and educators believe preschools or child care providers are the best way to expand the world of young minds, exposing kids to other people and personalities outside the immediate family, provide basic learning lessons and social skills, as well as giving parents a chance to get back to their careers.
To help proclaim your favorite, there's more involved than just voting in the poll: The winner will be decided by a mixed tally of your votes and positive ratings on the business listings, linked below.
These are new rules, in effect with this week's contest: From now on, your weekly winners will be determined by the ratings on their Healdsburg Patch Places business listings and the votes in the poll, with ratings receiving the greatest weight when we tally up the results. Comments are always welcome, but no longer included when we tally the votes at the end of the week except in case of a tie.
So if you love your child care provider, be sure to leave a rating and a review. The winner receives a handsome certificate to display and bragging rights as Best of Healdsburg.
Note: After much discussion in the larger Patch region, we've decided to focus only on pre-schools in this poll, not California Child Care licensed providers. If you are one of those, feel free to leave your information in the comments so parents can discover you, or leave a note in the What Do You Have to Say box on the home page.
If you own or manage one of the businesses in our contest, please be sure to ! This allows you to customize the information that appears on our site, and to thank your loyal customers for the five-star ratings they give you.
Here are the nominees for this week's Reader's Choice Award for best child care in Healdsburg (as always, if we've missed something, please tell us in the comments and we'll add it ASAP):
Preschools and Child Care in Healdsburg
Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Complete contest rules are detailed in the accompanying PDF document.
We'll close the contest Friday at 9 a.m. and announce the winner at noon.
May the best preschool win!