Checklist for touring a preschool

Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming task for parents. We want to make sure we’re sending our children to a safe place that fosters academic, emotional, and social development.
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What age should a child go to preschool?

Parents usually put a lot of thought into whether or not to send their children to preschool. But, once they decide that preschool is the right option for their families, they need to decide at what ...
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How to find free preschool

Depending on what families are looking for in a preschool, the costs can add up quickly. Even in-home and religious-based preschool programs can be expensive. Unfortunately, not every family’s budget ...
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What to do when your child is having behavioral problems at preschool

Preschool is sometimes the first time children are in an environment without their parents, with structured learning, and with a lot of other children. It’s not unusual for all these changes to ...
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How do I know my child is ready for Kindergarten?

Children who are ready for kindergarten typically have mastered skills in three categories - academics, physical readiness, and social emotional development. 
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What is the difference between preschool, Pre-K, and TK?

Preschool, Pre-K, and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) are all great options for children, depending on their ages and academic needs. When discussing kindergarten preparation, all three of these early ...
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Homeschooling curriculum for preschool

Parents who decide to homeschool their preschooler may feel overwhelmed with where to start. Many parents start looking for a formal curriculum that encourages a foundation for future education and ...
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How much does preschool cost?

Unfortunately in most of the United States there is no public preschool. This means that in most cases parents are paying out of pocket for early education, typically for 1, 2, or even 3 years before ...
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What is Montessori? An introduction to Montessori

When it comes time to choose a preschool, the options can seem overwhelming. Do you need an in-home daycare provider or a preschool program … and what’s a Montessori school? These are all common ...
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How to use the Montessori method at home

Bringing Montessori principles into your home can encourage your child to further practice the skills they learn at school: tidiness, independence, intrinsic motivation and more. Remember that your ...
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