5 Tips on How to Pick a Preschool

In some ways, selecting a preschool for your child is a lot like choosing a college. It’s the beginning of the rest of your child’s life, and you want the best start possible. As a parent, you may be wondering how to pick a preschool that is the right fit for your child.

Whether you’re near or far, the staff at Toddlers ‘N Tots Preschool in Clarksboro, NJ, offer these five tips on how to pick a preschool that you and your child can feel good about.

#1: Curriculum

Like any good parent, you want the most for your child in every walk of life. And it’s no different when it comes to early education. A good preschool will have curriculum designed for every age and developmental stage. Curriculum that will help them develop motor skills, learn letters, numbers, colors, and shapes, and exercise their wild imaginations. Don’t be afraid to ask a preschool about what goes on inside the classroom. Ask for specifics, and do some research to learn as much as you can about what your child may be learning.

#2: Teachers and Staff

Considering how to pick a preschool for your child is multi-faceted. But more than parents’ concern about curriculum is often a concern of those who will be teaching the curriculum. Of course, you want to know that the teachers and staff at the preschool you choose are kind, caring, patient, and qualified. You want to know you’re leaving your child in the best hands before you ever enroll. Ask to meet with teachers and staff at the preschool you’re considering to get a feel for the personalities and values of the staff caring for your child.

#3: Facility Features

What features do the preschools you’re considering have over others that will benefit your child’s experience? Maybe computer literacy is part of the curriculum or is offered through in-classroom computers. Maybe the preschool has a state-of-the-art playground and outdoor play area for children to exercise and run free. Whatever you want for your child, weigh the features a preschool has in addition to its staff and curriculum before making your choice.  

#4: Safety and Security

When you drop your child off every day, you want to know that they’re safe. Safety and security at the preschool you choose should be an important part in your decision making. When considering preschools for your final selection, ask about their safety measure, protocols, and the security at their facility. Do they have a security door? Cameras? Fire drills? Don’t be afraid to ask.

#5: Your “Gut Feeling”

Lastly, ask yourself how you feel about the preschool as a whole. How to pick a preschool that is just right for your child can be answered by considering the above—but it ultimately comes down to how you feel about the facility.

Toddlers ‘N Tots has specialized in quality care, education, and guidance since 1982. If you’re looking to enroll your child in a preschool founded on learning, fun, and above all, a passion for child development, consider taking a tour at Toddlers ‘N Tots Preschool located at 270 Landing Road in Clarksboro, NJ! Click here to contact an administrator to learn more.

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