Choosing the right childcare provider and preschool for your child can be an overwhelming undertaking.
At Stepping Stone School we want to share some data and tools to help your family make an informed decision on childcare.
Start your search as early as you can. Do your research – via the internet and by word of mouth. Call, ask questions and arrange a visit. Once you’re at the facility consider how it might feel to be a child in this environment. Is it welcoming? Is there a feeling of respect, acceptance and belonging? Are the activities interesting, engaging and meaningful? Would you want to come and spend time here every day?
Is it welcoming? Is there a feeling of respect, acceptance and belonging? Are the activities interesting, engaging and meaningful? Would you want to come and spend time here every day?
Here are some trusted resources for thorough guidance on searching for and finding the best preschool program for your child. When you’re ready to visit a campus near you click here to find your school and schedule a tour.
- Child Care Aware: Choosing Child Care Thirteen research-based guidelines to follow as you consider childcare programs, from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.
- How to find the best preschool for your child A six-step guide to help you find the right program for your child, including an outline of some common preschool philosophies and a printable preschool interview sheet.
- Going to School: Choosing a Preschool From PBS Parents, questions to ask and things to watch for during center visits.