Time for Preschool?
Q. My daughter just turned two. When should I start looking for a preschool and what should I look for?
A: Two is a great age to begin looking for a preschool. The first three years of childhood are consumed with exploration and experimentation. Given this innate curiosity, children need safe spaces for exploration. They also need stimulating environments that foster early learning and development. A high-quality educational preschool can position children for academic success for years to come. When choosing a preschool, health and safety are always a parent’s first concern. Pay attention to the esthetics of the Preschool. Is it well maintained? How does it make you feel when you walk in? Look for well-organized classrooms that allow teachers clear sight-lines. Check that classrooms and playgrounds are clean and are age appropriate. Finally, when visiting how does your child respond?
Lynne Groff, LMSW | Owner | Primrose School of N.E. Green Oaks | www.primroseschools.com