When the time comes for you to send your precious child to preschool, we know that finding the right one can be daunting. In a world full of childcare choices, finding a professional preschool that will take good care of your child and do a good job of educating him or her can be tricky. Here are a few tips that can help you make the right decision.

Three Good Signs

The first thing you should look for is a school that lets children be children. When you visit the school, you should see children actively engaged with toys, learning materials, or other children. If you see children walking around without any direction, sitting by themselves, or seemingly bored or upset, walk away.

The second thing you should look into is the daily schedule. In a good preschool, teachers should give children some one-on-one time, work with small groups, and also lead exercises with the whole group. If the teachers never give children individual attention, your money can be better spent elsewhere.

Finally, find out how children are taught. If a preschool is using a lot of worksheets, it’s a useless program. Children should be learning concepts through hands-on manipulation and life experiences like feeding fish, serving snacks, and helping clean up the room.