My nephew is getting to the age where he has to start preschool. It is kind of mortifying to think that he is that old already, but it can be more mortifying to think about what might happen if he went to the wrong preschool. A day care center that only had a veneer of quality. A daycare center that really treated the kids like they were all brats unworthy of praise or attention.
So, he wondered how to go about the whole process of preschool hunting. Here are the three things he did to find the perfect preschool for his one and only son.
1. Ask for recommendations.
Chances are co workers, friends and family will already have kids. Perhaps some might even be older than your own, which would mean that those parents technically have more experience than you. Ask them what childcare facility they took their kids, too.
You can also do a quick google search, like “Preschool Union City Daycare,” and read some online reviews of the place.
2. Visit the place with your child and interview the teachers.
Take your kid to the place and see if they like it. After all, it is them who has to spend six to eight hours there at a time. If they feel comfortable and like it, then it should definitely be worth considering. My brother really like one preschool in particular, but my nephew could not wait to escape there. So they decided on another child care center that everyone felt good about.
Interview the preschool teachers, too, to see what their educational values are. You will also be able to see how the teachers interact with kids as well.
3. Do a little background research on them.
Remember that one preschool I mentioned before that my nephew hated? Well, my brother was going to send him there anyways, but after a quick call to the Better Business Bureau, he found out that there have been a lot of complaints against that place. This just goes to show that anyone can be fooled, and it is always safe to do a little digging.
There you have it folks. That is how my brother found the prefect preschool for his first born. If you have any questions, concerns or opinions, feel free to share them in the comments! Great references here.