My son will be starting pre school in the fall, and I have no idea where to start. He is my first child so this is my first time picking a school. We just moved to the area (lacey olympia area in Washington State) so I don't very many people at all, especially ones with children of that age, so I don't have anyone to ask. I have tried googling it with not much results. I even asked at the local children's education shops to get some feed back, with nothing that i felt really positive about. Anyone have any tips?
I am nervous about putting him any school, so finding one is going to be tricky
I would set up informational sessions with each preschool you are interested and get to know his prospective teacher(s), discipline rules, what and how they teach things, and how they handle any special needs you son may have. This link is a great place to start it reviews local preschools and can give you insight. http://www.greatschools.org/preschool/
I would also try going to the parks on weekends and talk to other parents with children your age or older if you are more social.
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Answer by Christmaslver68 at 11:08 AM on Mar. 13, 2012
Go to your local Library. They usually have a list of Preschools (in the children's section). Ask one of the ladies there since sometimes local preschools have open houses at the library. Ask the ladies for opinions on Preschools too. They usually know since they talk to other Moms who go there for toddler play times. Then make a list of schools & stop by these schools UNANNOUNCED during the day, actually early in the day when the children are there. They will give you a tour & you can see for yourself first hand how things are run. Go before summer break! Look for security, safety (CPR ability), how many children in a class (the smaller the better) & how the kids look & are attended to. If they are in a class running amuck then pass on that school. They need to be organized & calm. The closer the school is to your home the better . My Son goes two days a week for 5 hrs per day & LOVES it! GL!
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