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What To Consider When Picking A Preschool For Your Kid

by Corey Warren

There may come a time when you're ready to enroll your kid in a preschool program. This is a great way for your child to be introduced to learning while getting the chance to make new friends and interact with other kids. This can also be a good option if you need assistance with childcare. If you're feeling nervous about choosing a great preschool, that's totally normal. But you should know that there are many great preschool programs out there. Keep reading to understand what to consider when picking a preschool for your child.

Visit the School First

You want to have a list of potential schools in mind. Then, it's time to make a visit. It's recommended that you visit all potential schools to get a feel for the environment, how happy and satisfied the children appear, and how the staff treats you and the kids. This can give you greater confidence when making a choice. You can even bring your child in for a bit, too! This can ease them into the transition better. 

Ask About Staff Requirements

You want to make sure that your kid is in a safe and loving environment all day long. The school's staff makes a huge difference in your child's level of care and well-being. You can ask about hiring requirements and educational experience for all staff when you inquire about potential schools. It's a good sign if the school invests in continuing education for their staff members. 

Ask About Hours of Operation

You want to choose a school that fits in with your timing needs. If you have to be at work super early or plan to pick up later in the evening, you need to voice these concerns early on. Some schools are more flexible with timing, but many do charge extra fees for a late pickup or early drop-off. Take a look at hours of operation for any and all school options. 

Don't Forget to Consider Location

While all other aspects are important, the location of the school s a good thing to consider, too. You want to make sure that it's easy to get to and from the school for drop-offs and pick-ups. For this reason, it may be a good idea to aim for a school that is nearby your home or office. 

Choosing a preschool for your kid doesn't have to be a challenge. Consider the above so that you can choose the perfect school for both you and your child. 


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From Rote Memorization to Critical Thinking: Comprehensive Education Blogs

True learning involves lots of different elements, and they run the gamut from memorizing times tables to engaging critically with complicated philosophical ideas. As a parent, you probably want the best education for your child, bu how do you identify that? Do some approaches work better for some kids than others? What about learning disabilities? How can you help your child with homework you don't understand? In this blog, I am going to explore questions like that, and ultimately, I hope these posts help you find the best education for your child. Best wishes and happy learning. My name is Molly, and I'm so excited to be along for part of this journey with you.