Selecting the Right Preschool for Your Child

Many parents want to know why preschool is essential for their children. If you are new to the area or a first-time parent, you may need to realize preschools start registration and tours/open houses during the winter months. Many preschools in the area fill up quickly, so you need to act fast to secure the perfect spot for your child. Fun Things is here to guide you through the many choices to find a preschool that fits your family.

The significance of enrolling your little one in preschool cannot be understated. Most preschools accept children aged 2 ½ - 3 years old, and it's an excellent way for them to prepare for the educational challenges of kindergarten. Preschool gives kids the chance to hone their social skills, such as learning how to share, take turns, and collaborate with other children. During their preschool experience, they can explore their interests and build up their self-assurance. It also enables them to develop their language skills, like expressing themselves and paying attention to others. Preschool further permits children to enhance their physical abilities and coordination through creative play and physical activities.

What to look for when selecting a preschool

When you're deciding on a preschool for your child, there are a few things to consider. The safety of the premises should be a top priority, so make sure the doors are secure, and all staff have the necessary background checks. Do some research into the curriculum offered and make sure it aligns with your child's educational goals. You should also speak with teachers and staff to get an understanding of the school's atmosphere. Other things to look into are the school's location, cost, and any extracurricular activities available. Ultimately, pick the school that best meets your needs and provides the best environment for your child to learn, develop, and flourish.

Questions to ask when you visit a preschool

When it comes to student/teacher ratios, what can you tell me?

How do you handle discipline?

Do we need to make sure that my child is potty-trained before enrolling?

How many teachers are CPR/First Aid trained?

Do you spend time outdoors? How often?

What is the tenure of your teachers?

This article was provided by Lima Christian Nursery School. To learn more about the affordable programs that Lima offers, visit their website or call 610-566-9303 ext. 2.