Selecting A Preschool: Important Questions To Ask
Selecting a Preschool Checklist
When selecting a preschool there are important questions to ask about the social and emotional aspects of support for your child, along with transitions, class size, curriculum and more. Here are a few questions to ask potential providers.
What should I look for in a Preschool for my child?
How will this school help my child and my family transition into a preschool setting?
How do you help children when they are missing their parents?
How does this school create a sense of community for families?
How does this school involve parents in their child's preschool experience?
How do you select your teachers?What is your approach to balancing academics, social skill development, and emotional growth?
Does the school require my child to be potty trained?
How will you work with us to support this goal?
What is the class size and the reasoning behind it?
How many students per teacher?
How is your preschool day structured for the children?
How are children prepared for changes in routine?
Who will be involved in my child's day at school?Are creative arts such as music, visual arts, and movement incorporated into the program?
Will my child interact with the same core group of children each day to build community and trust?
Does your program have connected or alternating days, and why?How do you deal with conflicts between children?
Will this school offer counseling and support to meet my family's changing needs throughout the school year?
How are birthdays celebrated?
Are holidays celebrated at this school?
How do you help children understand differences between children, culturally or otherwise?