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What are questions I need to ask during an interview for preschool/daycare for my son?

I want to make sure I dont forget anything! So give me your list! THANKS

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (6)
  • How long have they been in business?

    Answer by Energ8zr at 6:10 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • how long have they been there, references from other parents, what is the best part of their job/the worst, far are they from an emergency room/hospital, what is the level of education for the other teachers, can yu drop by anytime(if they say no, run)

    Answer by Bearsjen at 6:12 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • How do they handle discipine?
    Is everyone CPR certified?
    Are the teachers degreed?
    Do they watch TV? (hope not)
    Do they go on field trips?
    Do the kids have free play? (very important)
    Which holidays are they closed?

    Answer by MLM0503 at 6:15 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • *what type of curriculum they use (if they say, "oh, we just do our own thing... " that probably means theres isn't much structured learning, which is what preschool is supposed to start introducing)
    * time outside...
    *interaction with different age classes...
    *depending on the age of your son, potty training techniques...
    *any surprise costs for things (parties, crafts, etc)
    *children's schedule (some preschools start structured learning at a certain time... naptime... etc.)

    Answer by gracefulsky at 6:21 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

    and all the above

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • Preschools and daycares are very different so the questions would be different. If you're looking for a preschool you want to find out about the curriculum, ratio of structured time to free time, and policies with regards to things like toilet training (basically all preschools require it and won't change kids at all) and snacks. If you're looking at daycares then you're looking at the full day routine. Most of them don't do much academic stuff, they're there to raise the kids rather than educate them. Ask about daily routines, personal care issues like toilet expectations, meal and snack policies.

    Basically preschools are there to educate kids and socialize them and are usually short days, daycares are there to raise them when their parents are otherwise engaged and are usually full day.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:28 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

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