veani asks:

What are some aspects that should be considered in determining objects of preschool education?

In Topics: Choosing a preschool
> 60 days ago



Jan 2, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

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There are many factors that should go in to picking a preschool.  I know that not all preschools are equal, so you may wish to consider the following:

1. Is your impression of the preschool that it is a warm and inviting environment? Did your child seem to like the school? Did you have a first impression that it could be a good match?
2. Will the child have opportunities to learn readiness skills including in the areas of : pre-reading, counting (and other early math skills), socialization, fine and gross motor skills and overall emotional development?
3. Is there adequate supervision?
4. Does the preschool have the state mandated licenses needed to operate and if yes, when were they last inspected?
5. Are the teachers trained in early childhood education and continue their education by going to staff development trainings?
6. Do the children at the preschool seem happy?
7. Are parents satisfied with their child's progress and well being at the preschool.
8. Do they have emergency plans in case of an accident/illness? Need of an evacuation?
9. Is the cost within your budget.  An expensive preschool does not always equate to being the best match for a child, nor a great academic and nurturing environment.

There are a few websites that offer good information, in addition to the terrific resources here on


Good luck!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families

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dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Veani,

Here are some resources on that focus on preschool education in the United States...

The second link in particular covers preschool curriculum. I hope this is helpful to you.
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