Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My search for the perfect Preschool for my daughter...

The past 2 weeks I have been looking into a Preschool 2 year old program for my daughter.  My 4 1/2 year old has been going to a local Preschool for 3 years now but I am not all that happy with them so I started looking somewhere else for September 2011 for my daughter.

I knew what I wanted from a school so that was easy, it was finding one that met all of our needs that was hard.

I started out with a Google search of schools in our area.  Then I went on a local chat board to search and ask for recommendations.  Then on to my Facebook to ask around for help.  The Library also helped with recommendations.

I compiled and list and started calling to make meetings for my daughter and I to tour the school and meet the teachers.

After 2 weeks, I found a school for her.  Now I am on the "list" for next year and I pray we get in!!  I have to wait until February to start calling to make sure she is in the program we want.

Now this is the criteria I wanted for her school.  Some of which my son's school did and did not have. Some of these things may not be important to some but after having my son go through Preschool (almost done) I know what is important to me.

  • Playground
  • Nice Classrooms (not a class in a gym or church office)
  • Medium Size Classes
  • Not a Cooperative 
  • Snack Time
  • Certified Teachers
  • Caring Teachers
  • Nice and Understanding Director
  • Great Reputation
  • Location
  • Price
  • Days/Times
  • Excellent Curriculum for 3 & 4 year old program
  • Locked Doors
  • Music
  • Holiday Shows

Is that asking too much? Ha!!  I am so happy I found a Preschool that had all I was looking for and more.  Now on to the wait to see if we made it in...

So, What do you look for in a Preschool?  What am I missing that is important in your search?


Diane said...

Those all sound like great things that I would consider. We need to worry about food allergies so that makes it even harder for us. I'm glad you found one you like:) It's such a hard thing.

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