A couple of years ago I put Lucas is preschool and it was a really great experience. Originally I was looking at preschool’s based on learning. But what I seemed to find was that most preschool’s use the learning based on play philosophy. I was looking for a preschool that was a bit structured i.e. had desks or tables where the kids would sit at and some structure to the day. Here are some of the other things I considered.
1. Location: I think most people look for something fairly close. I live in a new community, so there were quite a few choices in our area.
2. Times: When I was researching preschool I found there was some variation in the days and the times. I wanted something in the mornings and 3 days a week. The mornings spots do fill up quite quickly. For many of the preschool we looked at you had to sign up on the first day to get a morning spot.
3. Cost: For us this was not the most important thing, but it is always a factor. At the time 3 years ago we paid 140$ a month, but that was one of the most affordable ones we could find. Most were between 180 and 200 dollars.
In the end we had a really great experience with preschool and our son benefited from the structured learning environment.
Jenn is a Wife, Mommy, Sister, Daughter, Friend and Barenaked Ladies Fan and blogs over at My Life in a Nutshell.