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How do you begin the process of selecting a good daycare or preschool?

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wondercat

Asked by wondercat at 8:24 PM on Jan. 25, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • call your local school dist and they should have a pre school program or if u qual for head start or even start you can ask them for a numb for them gl!!
    pinkanfgrl

    Answer by pinkanfgrl at 9:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • hi im becky i have a 2 year old son he has headstart and meeting street coming every week
    but i had a friend whos kids were in it i just called and he was in before he was even a year old .
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • As a person who never qualified for head start, and had to find my own, let me say that the best way is to find one that is in a good location. Then, go visit it. Get their pamphlets and what not, and ask a lot of questions. Try to visit when you can see what they do during the day. Don't worry about asking too many questions, this is your kid we're talking about. If they get irritated by your questions, it's probably not the right place for you. Good luck. Finding a good one is tricky.

    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:47 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Make a list of centers around your home. We did that and then interviewed each one--in mid morning and in late afternoon. They are a crazy busy these times of day. You also get to see all adults that work with your kids. We also asked many parents as they were leaving what they thought of the center. We made our choice and have never looked back. We have a terrific center and the all the staff is excellent. My kids are happy and actually ask to go to "school" on the weekends. We feel very blessed in Omaha NE! (millard area)
    retail-mom

    Answer by retail-mom at 12:36 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Have you tried the Health and Human Services? They have a list of all the daycare and child care center that are licensed. Also try this web site care.com, it is a web site that helps you find day care. A bit of advice to you, when looking go with how you feel about the place and day care provider. Meet with them first. See what kind of person they are, kind of like an ineterview with them ask quietions and address some consers if you have any. If you don't feel confortable then they are not who you want to take care of your child. On the Health and Human Service web site they go by school that your are in or by zip code. That Helps as well .Set up some time to meet with the provider and see where it goes.
    BARBMASTEL1

    Answer by BARBMASTEL1 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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