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 age children should begin preschool.

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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 allows for preschool tuition payments and finding free preschool is a necessity.

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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 produce behaviors in your child that might be new and undesirable. Don’t fret! Here are some tips to deal with behavioral problems that may arise at preschool.

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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 childhood education options may come up.

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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 find that there are a lot of options.

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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 their children enter kindergarten at age 5 or 6. Preschool is more expensive than a lot of parents initially plan on.

Here’s how to understand what preschool costs and different ways to manage those costs.

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How to figure out what child care arrangement is best for your family

With so many child care options, it can be difficult to determine which is the best arrangement for your family. 

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8 of the most common types of child care

With the many different types of child care, how do parents know which ones are the best fit for their families?

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