There are hundreds of articles on the internet that provide checklists and guidance to parents when choosing a preschool for their child. We have provided links to some great ones at the end of this article. One thing they all have in common is the importance of parents asking questions before making their decision.
Many questions that parents ask focus on academics and learning?
Financial considerations are important
But don't overlook questions about how the preschool fits into your daily life.and your overall family needs.
Before making your final decision, it is important to make a visit to the school/ classroom. and bring your child with you if possible. Watch how the staff interacts with him/her. Do they bend down and talk directly with your child? Do they make efforts to engage in conversation?Are they welcoming? Do they take time to answer your questions? Do your feel respected and listened to?. Remember, you leave your child with people, not a building. One of the most important ingredients to a successful experience for your child (and for you) is the relationships you have with the administrator and teacher. In the end, trust your instincts.. Be confident that you know what is best for your family and your child.
Want to learn more- here are some other resources to help in your decision.