Ardent Preschool and Daycare has been voted as the Best Daycare, Best Preschool and Best Childcare Program throughout Alabama, by a number of publications. We are so blessed to be able to provide care for the wonderful parents and precious children that come through our doors each day. Thank you, Ardent family, for consistently voting for us year after year!


Ardent has won Best Daycare and Preschool in Hoover, Vestavia and Shelby County Magazine’s Best of the Best awards. Thousands of votes are cast in their annual Best of the Best contests and Ardent has won 11 times.

Best preschool and daycare in Huntsville, Birmingham, Hoover and Vestavia Alabama

Rocket City Mom’s Family Favorite Award

Huntsville area campuses have been awarded the Rocket City Mom Family Favorite Award for 2016, First Runner Up in 2020 and First Place in 2021 & 2022! Rocket City Mom is the go to for parents in the Huntsville Area.

Best of Huntsville Kids & Family

Rocket City Broadcasting awarded us Best Preschool and Best Daycare in 2020, and First Runner Up for Best Preschool and Best Daycare in 2021 through votes submitted by their listeners.


Ardent is the winner of three different Family Favorite Awards from 2009-2019! The Family Favorite Award is presented by Birmingham Parent magazine. This is an annual award ‘voted on by readers of this magazine, and Ardent has been voted either Best Preschool, Best Daycare or Honorable Mention nine times in past ten years including consecutively from 2012 through 2016! Ardent was also voted Best Parent’s Night Out!

Best of Birmingham Kids & Family and Birmingham Magazine awarded us Best Preschool and Best Daycare in 2017, 2018 and 2019 through votes submitted by their readers. This award helps them determine the best of the city with 7 categories of different places, people and activities.


Voted on by residents throughout the Birmingham area, the Parent’s Choice Award is presented jointly by Alabama Baby & Child magazine and Birmingham magazine. With our 2014 win and 2015 finalist award for Best Daycare/Preschool, Ardent has been awarded these honors in the Parent’s Choice Awards for 4 consecutive years!

Other Awards

Ardent has been awarded Best For Families 2016 by Alabama Baby and Child Magazine, and Top Rated local in the State of Alabama 2019 for preschool and daycare businesses. Ardent Preschool of Exchange Place, Ardent Preschool of Trace Crossings and Ardent Preschool of Valleydale were selected as one of the Three Best Rated Preschools in Huntsville and Birmingham 2020, 2021 & 2022 and Ardent has been voted Best School in the 2021 Best of Bama awards in Alabama Magazine.  


Experience Excellence at Ardent Preschool and Daycare!