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The Winners of “Best of Collin County”

Best of Collin County

The Best of Collin County 2022 nominees were chosen by the Plano Moms team and have been repeatedly recommended in our Facebook Group “Plano Moms Talk” over the last year.

This survey was completed during April 2022 with no consultation with the nominees to ensure it was an authentic and impartial vote without the nominees asking for votes from their customers.

These nominees were voted on by local Moms who are followers of our Social Media channels, registered to our Email List, or readers on our website, to determine the winner (nominee with the highest number of votes) for each category.


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Your Winners for “Things to Do”

So many Moms are looking for fun places to go, things to do, and places to go, especially when it’s too hot or cold outside (here in Texas, we have more Summer months with high temperatures that make it hard for little kids!)

Best Place for Indoor Play

Cheeky Monkeys

Urban Air (2nd)

Safari Run (3rd)


Best Place to go Outdoors

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Hope Park, Frisco (2nd)

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve (3rd)


Best Museum for Kids

Perot Museum

Heritage Farmstead Museum (2nd)

Dallas Museum of Arts (3rd)


Best Places to see Animals

Dallas Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo (2nd)

Cathy’s Critters (3rd)


Best Birthday Party Venues

Cheeky Monkeys

Safari Run (2nd)

Dino Kidz (3rd)


I love Cheeky Monkeys! Their huge play area for kids, a separate room for a birthday celebration, and a cute monkey that leads a birthday parade!


Best Swim Classes for Kids

Emler Swim School

Plano Parks and Recreation (2nd)

Aqua Tots (3rd)


Best Music Schools and Teachers

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts

Plano Parks and Recreation (2nd)

School of Rock (3rd)


Best Performing Arts Theaters and Classes

North Texas Performing Arts

Shine Plano and The Dallas Conservatory (Joint 2nd)

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts (3rd)


Best Places for Sports

Plano Sports Authority

i9 Sports (2nd)

Cheer Athletics (3rd)


Best Dance Classes and Studios

Studio 3 Dance

KJ Dance (2nd)

Gotta Dance Plano (3rd)


Your Winners of Best Services for Parents

Best Childcare for Infants

Bright Horizons (multiple locations) and Primrose School of Plano at Deerfield – Joint Winners

Primrose School of Plano at Preston Meadow (2nd)

The Goddard School (multiple locations) (3rd)


Best Preschool

Grace Presbyterian Christian Day School and Faith Lutheran School – Joint Winners

Custer Road Christian Day School (2nd)

First United Methodist Day School (3rd)


What do Parents think?

Grace Presbyterian Christian day school. Teachers are loving, knowledgeable, and very engaging. All of the staff care and treat you in a very personable way

Faith Lutheran School – Plano – The teacher and staff are amazing! The class size is small. The schedule is flexible. And the educational activities are customized for every single child at the level they need. The children aren’t just in school, they are a beloved part of a school family.


Best Private School

Faith Lutheran School

Prince of Peace (2nd)

Prestonwood Christian Academy (3rd)


What do Parents think?

Faith Lutheran School. The teachers are great and really get to know the students and become invested in them. They have small classes. The curriculum is challenging and the students learn both academics and social skills.


Best Pediatrician

Dr Amy Hayes – Pediatric Associates of Dallas (in Plano)

Best Nest Pediatrics- Dr Harn (2nd)

Dr Susan Sickler – Willowbend Pediatrics (3rd)


What do Parents think?

Amy Hayes- Pediatric Associates if Dallas- Plano location. We love love love her. I feel like she remembers everything, she never rushes us with questions, and she is so calm and gentle with babies!


Best Pediatric Dentist

Dr Patrick Ryan at Grin Dentistry

Dr. Kwon at Lucky Kids Dental (2nd)

Frisco Dentistry for Kids (3rd)


What do Parents think?

Dr. Patrick Ryan – Best bedside manner! Takes time to listen and explain and connect with my boys. The BEST STAFF IN DFW!!!


Best Orthodontist

North Texas Orthodontic Associates

Dr. Jensen (2nd)

Goldreich Orthodontics (3rd)


Best Hospital to have a Baby

Texas Health Plano (Presbyterian Hospital of Plano)

Medical City Plano (2nd)

Baylor Frisco (3rd)


Best Birthing Center

Plano Birthplace

Allen Birthing Center (2nd)

Frisco Birth Center (3rd)


Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all of our local Moms who took part in our survey in April 2022.

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