Making the decision as to which preschool to choose can be a difficult one. Several years ago, I got together with some other moms and compiled a list of questions to ask when choosing a preschool. I’d like to share them with you today.
Here are the top 10 questions to ask when choosing a preschool.
- The price. (This can be a big issue; some places are outrageous!)
- The class size and/or student to teacher ratio.
- Is the program learning through play based?
- Do I need to volunteer time or fundraise? (I had never thought of this one!)
- Do they go on field trips?
- What are the disciplinary actions?
- What safety precautions are taken? (How secure is the building they are in, and is it easy for a stranger to walk in?)
- Are the teachers all certified through the state?
- The school’s worldview and what will be taught.
- What is the sick policy? (Are children to stay home for at least a day after having a fever?)
If you have a little one, I hope this list of questions to ask when choosing a preschool helps.
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Mary @ Fit and Fed says
My best tip would be going to observe a class, that gave me the best idea of the atmosphere and philosophy of the school. And once your child starts, try to observe a bit at the beginning or end of class to get a better idea of how it’s going for him or her.
Definitely agree — getting to observe a class is a big plus.