How to Choose the Right Preschool for your Family
I am a huge believer that a preschool can be an excellent place for children to spend their first few years of life.
My mother and even my grandmother have worked in daycare my whole life.
I was always planning to continue working on my career and finding a fantastic place for my kids to learn and grow.
However, when my first child came, we were actually in a place where I could stay home with her.
I was loving being a stay at home mom but quickly realized she needed more socialization than my husband and I could provide.
I knew it was time to find a school for her.
We sat down and made a list of the things we were looking for when it came to our children’s daycare.
I would encourage all parents who are considering any childcare to start with listing out priorities and wants.
Then we began our search for a preschool.
How We Searched for a Preschool
We knew that we wanted our children to be in a safe, healthy environment.
It was vital for them to be cared for well and to learn new things.
I wanted to know about potty training and nap time; I believe children do better on a schedule.
We wanted a place they could be themselves and encouraged to build friendships with other children.
We made sure when we looked at new preschools to ask about outside time, a safe playground, or other fun events for children.
Take your time, and ask questions when choosing a daycare for your kids.
The right quality preschool will help ready your child for school and be vital in the development in all parts of their lives.
We found a fantastic church-run program.
I loved the idea of a Parent’s Day Out.
We got to decide between a 2, 3 or 5-day program, and with part-time hours I still got to spend so much of my day being a stay at home mom, while she got the friends and education she was craving.
The staff was friendly and knowledgable. There was an outside playground that she loved, and I was so excited to see how much they loved parent volunteers so that I could stay involved.
Set your priorities for a preschool, and trust how you feel when you walk in and meet them.
Finding the right fit in childcare is not only about the right PRICE but also finding a place that fits your family.
We’ll handle your child with care!