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Voting results are in! They will also be in our upcoming September Issue
Welcome to our annual Reader’s Choice Awards. For the past 20 years, Parenting OC has asked you, our readers, to choose your favorites in a long list of categories — Family Fun, Food, Kids Play & Places to Education, Health, Lifestyle & Beauty, Camps and Classes. Plus we have an Editor’s Choice Awards for businesses that our editorial staff could not fail to mention.
No one knows Orange County like the locals, and there’s always something new to discover. So, whether you’ve lived in OC your entire life or you’re fresh to the county, we want to thank you for throwing some love around by voting! It doesn’t hurt that you could win a very cool prize for your entire family.
Here’s how the process works: The top nominees go on to the voting round, and when we tally the votes and pick the winners, we will celebrate online and in our Reader’s Choice Special Issue all the family-friendly businesses, places and activities that make this community the country’s best place to live and raise a family.
ENDED Nomination Period: May 22 – June 4
ENDED Voting Period: June 19 – July 9
Best Faith-Based School
Covenant Christian School
“My son attends here and they’re so encouraging in each of their teachings and have the best and most patient teachers. All the staff knows my son’s name and it just feels like a big family that we’re a part of. Love it!”
— Eva Esparza, Tustin
Best Single-Campus Private School
Heritage Oak Private Education
“Amazing academics, caring teachers, incredible music program. They take nurturing the whole child to heart by not just having strong academics, but also by taking the time to build character and manners through cotillion classes and character cards.”
— Jeannine Torres, Villa Park
Best Martial Arts Class
Jimmy Kim’s Taekwondo Center (JKTC)
“Consistent, high-quality martial arts training in a supportive, fun environment. My kids love going there for classes! For serious athletes who want to compete nationally or internationally, this is the best place in Orange County!”
— Julie Hirota, Irvine