to chose a preschool for your child
time has come to send your precious to preschool. And like
any mother, only the best will do. But how can you choose
from mothers with slightly older preschoolers. What preschool
does their child attend? Why did they choose that particular
one? If they have another child, will they send them to this
one as well?
Once you have narrowed
down your choices, phone the agency or ministry governing
preschools in your area. Find out if there have been any complaints,
and if the preschool is licensed. Then phone the Better Business
Bureau to see if they have any complaints on file as well
(they will have a record of complaints, even if the preschool
is not a member).
Visit many preschools,
both with and without your child. The first time, you will
want to be able to ask questions without being distracted
by your child. Ask for a tour - do the children seem happy,
clean and well cared for? Are the floors and toys clean?
The second time
you visit, you will want to see how the teachers and other
children interact with your own child. Even though it may
seem to be the perfect preschool to you, your child may have
different ideas. But be aware that some children might not
like any of the preschools, so keep that in mind. But if he
or she obviously loves one over another, you will want to
take that into account.