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What to Look For in a Preschool

Looking for a preschool for your child can be overwhelming. We all want our children to be safe, but also to have fun and learn while they are away at school. Here are some things to look for in a preschool to make sure it will be a great fit for you and your family!

1.     Cost

The first thing to consider when selecting a preschool is the cost. Try to have a number in mind when visiting schools. You want your child to be at a school that’s a good fit for them, but not at an expense that burdens your family.

2.     Number of Children and Staff

Ask about the staff to child ratio and the size of each class. If your child wants or needs extra help or attention, look for a smaller class size. If your child will thrive in a busy environment with lots of children, you can select a school with a larger class size. Make sure the staff, and teachers especially, seem friendly!

3.     Safety

The most important thing for most parents is that their kids are safe while they are at school! Make sure the preschool you choose is up to date on their licenses and certifications. You will also want to see if they can accommodate any allergies your child might have.

4.     Schedule

Preschools have many different schedules! Before visiting, determine how many days a week you want your child in school and for how long. Schools offer full and half days, as well as every day and every other day schedules. Ask about naptime and recess and what kind of curriculum the school uses, if any. Finally, if you need to drop your child off early or pick them up late, make sure to find out what options are available.

5.     Reputation

Check with neighbors and friends, or even online reviews, to get a parent’s perspective of the preschool you are looking at. While every child and their needs are different, it will help to see what others are saying about the school.

The most important thing to remember when picking a preschool is that you want to find a place where your preschooler will thrive and where you feel comfortable dropping them off. If you keep this in mind, you can’t go wrong! Use our handy Comparison Checklist to help you pick the perfect school for your child!

 Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Stafford located in Stafford, Texas? 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.