Once you become a parent, tough decisions are made almost every day. From parenting methods to screen time to discipline to activities, it seems that every choice you make will change the course of their lives. There’s so much pressure! Choosing whether or not to send your child to a preschool, and then choosing which one is just another in a list of decisions. Break down your decision-making process to make it easier to approach and less stressful with these tips.
Make a list of your top five prospects and start researching. Visit websites, make phone calls, schedule tours, and maybe even read Yelp reviews. But don’t hesitate to reach out to your community for personal experiences from people you know, love, and trust. If you’re in parenting groups in your community or even on social media, ask about their experiences with the schools you’re leaning toward choosing. This information can be more comforting and valuable than any website!
Know Your Child
Knowing your child’s specific needs and methods of learning and socialization before you make your first visit or take your first tour. This will not only help you when you’re observing teacher/student relationships in the school, but you’ll be prepared with specific questions to ask regarding learning environments and teaching style.
If you have a lot of questions, ask them. You’ll get a good idea of how parent-preschool communication will be just by observing the way the preschool answers and fully addresses your questions and concerns. It’s also a really good idea to ask how they will communicate with you going forward. Do they send emails or text messages? Is there an app they use to update you on your child’s day and experiences? Ask!
Our Preschool Comparison Checklist will help you find the perfect preschool for your family!
Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro located in Greensboro, North Carolina? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.