Looking for an amazing preschool isn’t easy. There are so many things to consider, including a school’s learning philosophy, curriculum, approach to educating toddlers, teacher-to-student ratio, location, and–most importantly–a staff that you trust and who your child feels comfortable around.

Much of this boils down to trusting your instinct, but it’s also important to speak to the director of each school, observe the teachers interacting with the children, and see how your child responds to the staff in person.

Child playing with butterfly at American French Preschool in Brentwood
Photo courtesy of Wonderschool

There are so many options for high-quality child care in the East Bay that it can easily be overwhelming. Here’s a list of some of the best preschools in Brentwood, Antioch, Oakley, and Discovery Bay neighborhoods to get started:

American French Preschool

1200 Holsapple Way, Brentwood, CA 94513
Ages: 33 months – 5 years
License # 073408461

This bilingual French-English program for children ages 33 months to five years is led by a 14+ year veteran teacher with four children of her own (3 in college and one in elementary school). Located in a large, single-family home in Brentwood a quiet residential street, the environment stimulates independent learning activities as well as teacher-guided discovery using differentiated instructions, integrating movement, pre-reading, math skill development, science and social studies, while encouraging thinking, curiosity and problem solving. The school’s thoughtfully prepared curriculum also provides basic French language knowledge and prepares children with emergent literacy skills relating to both English and French language arts.

Now enrolling! Contact the school to set up a private tour:

Email: americanfrenchpreschool@wonderschool.com
Phone: 925-308-5045
American French Preschool website

Sunshine House Preschool

Locations in Martinez, Brentwood, and Oakley
Ages: 2-5 years

Sunshine House Preschool is a local, family-owned daycare business that cares about its community, families, and teachers. In our high-tech world, Sunshine House boasts the personal touch you’ve been looking for to satisfy your family’s child care needs. Its learning program encompasses many learning theories and styles, but they are most proud of their teaching staff.

Enrolling year-round! Admission preference is given to friends and families of currently enrolled children.

There are five locations in Martinez/Brentwood/Oakley. Visit the Sunshine House website for contact information for each.

Little Handprints Preschool

1100 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513
Ages: 2-5 years
License # 073403138

Serving children ages 2 to 5 years old, Little Handprints Preschool offers a preschool curriculum with a structured program by age group. Its goal is to make your child’s time away from you during the day both educationally stimulating and emotionally rewarding in a fun, loving, and nurturing environment that will help your child transition from preschool to kindergarten.

Email: littlehandprints@att.net
Phone: (925) 513-1757
Little Handprints website

Best preschools in Brentwood: American French Preschool
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Montessori School of Brentwood

3421 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA, 94513
Ages: 2 months-5 years

Montessori School of Brentwood’s classrooms provide a prepared environment where children can be driven naturally to work and learn. The children’s inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them the opportunity to be spontaneous and engage in meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained instructor. Through their work, children develop concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline. Within this framework of order, they progress at their pace and rhythm according to their individual capabilities.

Email: pamelarigg@montessorica.com
Phone: (925) 516-2111
Montessori School of Brentwood website

Brentwood KinderCare

2321 Eagle Rock Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513
Ages: 6 weeks-5 years

Brentwood KinderCare believes that its students are the most important package anybody can deliver and leave in their hands. Their teachers are loving and caring with every student to help make their learning and their day one of the best days they could have.

Phone: (925) 513-4118
Brentwood KinderCare website


We hope you found our roundup of the best preschools in Brentwood helpful. At Wonderschool, we partner with talented teachers to create high-quality preschools in local communities. You can explore all our preschool options in our growing network on the Wonderschool website.