Questions Preschool Directors Wish Parents Would Ask

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Questions to ask yourself as you tour a preschool

Are the teachers getting down to the children’s level to talk with them?

Are teachers yelling across the playground?

Are the rooms organized and show children’s recent artwork?

Are there adequate areas to play inside and outside?

Are there different activity stations?

How do you and your child feel when you walk through the gate?

Do the children seem happy and busily engaged?

Pay attention to your child’s instincts as a clue to whether the school provides an environment that will support his growth and development.

For some of us, asking questions may seem contrary to an expectation of trust about the preschool or ourselves. Yet, preschool directors remind parents of that old adage, “The only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked.”

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