4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Preschool

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A good preschool helps in laying a strong foundation for your child’s formal education. It is like second home to your child in his initial years, when he’s dependent on others for most of the daily routine activities.

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4 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Preschool A good preschool helps in laying a strong foundation for your child’s formal education. It is like second home to your child in his initial years when he’s dependent on others for most of the daily routine activities. The child learns to socialize and becomes aware of the surroundings in preschool. The mix of learning and fun helps in building confidence and also prepares the child for formal schooling. That’s why choosing a preschool is often exciting and overwhelming for parents. When you are looking for pre school in San Antonio here are a few pointers to consider. 1. Curriculum Though there’s no fixed or mandatory curriculum for preschools it is important that the staff and director set goals for students of each age group. The school should share a teaching plan with parents. Hands-on activities such as holding books listening to music dancing etc. should be a part of the curriculum. Other than these the school must add sensory play arts and crafts writing activities and language teaching in the curriculum. 2. Staff Preschool staff is the most important factor to keep an eye out for. Teachers should get down to the eye-level of students when interacting with them. See real conversations between teachers and children when you visit the preschool. Smiles on faces of kids and laughter in classrooms are indicators of positive environment. Parents should also inquire about the experience and background of teachers. 3. Infrastructure Kids should feel comfortable in classrooms and that’s why it is important to have child-sized furniture. Besides furniture consider the size of the room and ventilation. It is not necessary to choose a preschool with the largest classroom size but it should be adequately sized so that kids can freely move around. Also the classroom must have colorful pictures and basically a print-rich environment which means colorful walls and drawings all around.

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4. Meals and Snacks If the preschool provides meals and snacks inquire about the food that that they cook for kids. It is essential that meals served in schools are nutritious and well-balanced. Besides serving healthy food kids must be made to practice pre-meal routine that involves washing hands. The preschool should pay attention to teaching table manners to kids and encouraging them to socialize during this time. Wrapping Up In addition to considering the above-listed pointers parents must ask the teacher or director of the preschool for references. Most of the schools will be happy to share parent references. Make a list of questions that you will be asking the reference. Clarifying your doubts and paying attention to every detail during your visit to pre school in San Antonio will help in making the right decision for your little one.

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