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Interested in a preschool or childcare program for your 3-5 year old? This is the place to start! This is the guide we would tell our friends to use when they ask, “So where do I start and what do I look for?”


This 50+ page guide contains detailed information on:


  • Childcare basics, including an overview of the different types of center-based childcare programs, information on tuition/fees, and program hours.


  • Family involvement, including key things to consider when reviewing an attendance policy and how often a program should communicate with you.


  • Safety and security, including information on childcare licensing, ratios/group size, and things to look for to determine if a program is prepared for an emergency.


  • Education and learning, including information on what the heck Montessori is and why you keep hearing about it, what education philosophy might work best for your child, and a special section on supporting children with disabilities.


  • Child health and nutrition, including an overview on what to look for when reviewing an illness policy, how accidents/injuries should be handled at a program, and nutrition/meals options in programs.


We also include a comprehensive preschool aged specific interview guide for you to use when touring programs! When we say comprehensive, we mean 50+ questions you can pick from depending on what is more important to you when touring centers.

The Complete Preschool (ages 3-5) Guide

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