Early Learning

Selecting a Preschool

Choosing your child’s first school is an exciting process. It can also be a little intimidating. It is a good idea to start looking into your options early and apply to multiple programs because space is often limited. Once you know your options, call them to set up a tour.

Here are good questions to ask when visiting a preschool option. These will help guide you in finding a preschool that is right for you and your child.

Before You Visit

  • Ask yourself “What kind of preschool am I looking for?”
  • Would your child do better in a busy place with lots of other children or a smaller, quieter environment?
  • Does your child have any needs like toilet training, napping, or socializing?
  • Do you want your preschool to be close to your work or home?
  • Are any fees within your budget?
  • Does the school’s schedule work with your own schedule?

Learn more about the questions to ask and things to look for when selecting a preschool at: PBS