Preschool is the place where children of the same age can mingle, play and learn together. It’s important for a child to socialize with same age children and enjoy constructive play time at school. Finding perfect preschool which meets your all expectations is difficult. Recently I had to choose a preschool for my 2-year-old daughter and feedbacks and reviews of fellow mommies helped me in it. Correct age for starting preschool or playgroup is again a different topic and there are different opinions about it. Actually, every child is different and age to start preschool depends on him/her. Mommy knows best about her child and she can decide the correct age to start preschool.
Sara is already 2 years old and I didn’t even realize where these two years have gone. I was busy with both my kids and it was total bliss to grow with them. Sara likes playing and she sees her elder sister going to school every day. She thought school must be a fun place and asked me to drop her to school. She has her school bag and water bottle which she carries to her imaginary preschool in house. It gave an indication that my little angel is ready to go to preschool. In these last two years, there were hardly a few times when I had to leave her with someone else for 2 hours. I was anxious with a thought to leave my child for 2 hours in preschool. More than her it was difficult for me to leave her in school.
I visited almost every school which was near to my house before finalizing her current preschool. I wanted to enroll Sara in a preschool, near to my house as I have to drop off and pick up. Actually, there are many criteria to select play school for your child and it depends on the place you live as well. Start your school search before hands and enroll your child in the best and convenient preschool.
Let’s check a few things which will help you to choose a preschool.
Distance of school from your house is a very important thing as your child have to commute to school every day. If the school is very far from your place and it takes more time to travel and the child may get tired. Playschool children should enjoy their school. Prefer schools nearby your place which will be helpful to save time and energy of the child.
#2. Schools hours
Always check for school hours preschool and it should not be more or less. Small children have their nap times and school time should be convenient for your child. It shouldn’t be affecting the child’s regular nap time or too early in the morning. Don’t select school having very early morning or late afternoon school timings as well. The select school which has a suitable time for you as you will need to go for drop off and pick up the child.
#3. Friendly staff
Small children need more attention and care and loving teachers at school can provide it. Check for school staff and their approach to children. Friendly and caring staff will makes the child feel at home. Check if school staff is well trained and qualified to handle young children. When the preschool has good teachers and other staff , the child will feel loved and comfortable at school.
#4. School premises
Children will spend time at school and that’s why school premises should be friendly. School should be specious and have clean and airy rooms. Educative toys and constructive activity will be useful for learn while fun . Children will enjoy going to school when it has good activities. Also, check for cleanliness and hygiene at school as younger kids are more prone to infections . The school premises should be cleaned regularly .
#5. Feed backs
Don’t forget to take parents feedback who’s children already studied in the same preschool. Parents can tell you best about all the pros and cons of the school. They will know the exact details about the school and staff . These feed backs will be helpful to take the decision of enrolling your child to the same school.
Enjoy searching and selecting preschool for your children and hopefully above tips will be helpful for it. Please provide your feed backs and tips in comments. Thank you.