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How to find a good quality preschool in
New York City

Having trouble deciding what school to send your
preschool child to?

Your personal values are the most important factor in selecting a preschool. Everything you see at different schools will be filtered by whether or not it is personally important to you and works for your child’s personality and learning style.

There are three main areas in which to focus your research:

  1. People: The quality of a school rises and falls with the competency of the teachers and director.  What is their experience, how do they interact with the children and parents, what is the atmosphere like when you walk into the classroom.  Is the Director organized, and can they motivate their staff.
  1. The Program: Are there different learning centers, is there space for the children to move, abundant well organized books, accessible and appropriate learning materials? Do the teachers have a purposeful plan and can they explain it to you?  Is there a protocol for communication? Does the school have a Mission Statement that they follow and an educational philosophy you believe in?
  2. The Place:  Can the goals of the program be met by the confines of the space? Is there space for physical activities, are sinks near bathrooms, is there a quiet area?  Is it safe? How is the location, the fees, and what are their hours of operation?

 

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