Choosing a preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent for their educational future and academic success. Enrolling your child in a quality preschool program will most likely be the first time your child is introduced to a structured learning environment, and will ultimately give your child the educational foundation they need to be more than ready for kindergarten. Here are three steps you can take to make it easier to decide on the best preschool for your child.
Get The Basics
When starting your search for the best preschool, you want to start with the basics. It’s important to make a list of potential preschools that meet the criteria that is important to you as a parent. This can include:
- Operating hours that will work with your schedule
- Convenient location
- Recommendations from other parents, friends, and family
Shorten Your List of Potential Schools
Once you have the basic information, it’s time to schedule an initial visit with the schools on your short list. It’s essential to have a clear discussion with a school representative that explores the expectations of both the parent and preschool.
Schedule a More In-Depth Tour
Schedule a secondary tour of the classrooms, and if possible, visit while a class is in session to get a feel for the environment your child will experience each day. Make note of how the teachers interact with students. Also note how the children are guided through learning activities. For more information on selecting the right school for your child, check out this informative article.
Discover the Bayside Discovery Center Difference
Our staff here at the Bayside Discovery Center are committed to forming a partnership with parents to promote a love of learning within your child. Contact us online or call (321) 728-8689 today to speak with one of our friendly staff members for more information or to schedule a tour of our facility.