Choosing the right pre-school for your child is an important and often a difficult decision. I have just gone through this with my daughter. She started pre-school yesterday in a village we had only just moved to 4 days earlier, so I really did not have anytime to do much research.
I recommend that you first visit in person, any pre-school you are interested in. If you arrive unannounced you will get a good feel for the pre-school and the staff shouldn’t mind! After all, if they are doing the right things during the day, you should never be catching them unawares!
After the visit, think things over and make a second visit if you feel the need to. The following ‘tick list’ may help you in your search for the right pre-school.
As I was saying, my daughter started pre-school yesterday and it was a bitter sweet moment. I can’t believe my baby girl is growing up so fast. She happily walked into the room, went straight to a table with games on and started playing. I said; ” Do I get a kiss goodbye?” to which her response was , “In a minute mom, I’m playing.”
Perhaps it is just me that found it hard leaving her for the first time. It certainly was not a problem for her, infact, when I came to collect her…she was disappointed and asked to go back again!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.