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Choosing a right Preschool for kids?

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Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:27 AM
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Finding a good preschool for the kid is pretty tough job. I found out some key factors while selecting Preschool program and would like to share it with you.  Here are this:

Identify your priorities.

Do your research.

Visit and interview

Check references.

Kid-test it

Get on the waiting list

What's your take on it?






                                   


by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:27 AM
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SassyWildflower
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM

i didn't/don't send my kids to preschool so it's a non-issue for us.

12yrmama
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:50 AM

What they say over the phone means a lot. Are they rushed? Did you get transfered? Then they aren't very organized; minus ponts! Can you stop by ANYtime? Or do you need an appointment? If you're only invited at certain times -minus points! Major points for me is if they welcome parents ANYtime, means they are proud of their schedule and have nothing to hide.

Also, look at the art work; did they teacher do it? Or overplan it? If they all look kinda the same its not real art. Huge point there too.

Potty training, is there an age limit? Because you don't need the extra pressure. (same question on bottles and stuff) Do kids move-up rooms based on birthday or readiness?

mrswillie
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I sent mine years ago. Since I was a working mom, school hours, and transportation were also on my list.

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM

My kids are doing preschool from home.

cookin_mama665
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I agree with your list.  I was able to find a high-quality daycare/preschool that was not only affordable, but had received numerous awards for the educational program.  There were very few minor violations on their record and they were close to home.  My DS, who will be 4 in April, has been there since he was 8-weeks old.  He is very interested in learning and almost Kindergarten ready.  

kellynh
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Good list, but observe, observe, observe... And do so when things will be chaotic... Getting ready for naps, mealtimes when 15 kids are washing their hands, ect

LOswald0314
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:37 AM

 Good tips!

Madelaine
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Good list!

Madelaine
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:54 PM


True!

Quoting 12yrmama:

What they say over the phone means a lot. Are they rushed? Did you get transfered? Then they aren't very organized; minus ponts! Can you stop by ANYtime? Or do you need an appointment? If you're only invited at certain times -minus points! Major points for me is if they welcome parents ANYtime, means they are proud of their schedule and have nothing to hide.

Also, look at the art work; did they teacher do it? Or overplan it? If they all look kinda the same its not real art. Huge point there too.

Potty training, is there an age limit? Because you don't need the extra pressure. (same question on bottles and stuff) Do kids move-up rooms based on birthday or readiness?



.Angelica.
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 1:13 AM

i've never sent my kids to preschool.

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