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Choosing a Preschool for Your Child: Practical Tips from the Program Director of Early Childhood Education at St. David’s Center

photo of choosing a preschool for your child ME guest, Ashley ReubendaleChoosing a preschool for your child can feel like a daunting task, especially when there are so many options these days. But this week’s Mom Enough guest, Ashley Reubendale from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, brings very concrete advice on questions to ask about program model, teacher qualifications, discipline and how the program incorporates play and social-emotional learning. Ashley also emphasizes the importance of observing directly in the preschool, describing what to watch for in teacher-child interaction and the overall climate of the school.

 

What did you learn in this Mom Enough interview about things to ask or observe when choosing a preschool for your child? Thinking about your own child’s personality, strengths and needs, what other things would you want to know about a preschool before enrolling your child there?

 

For tips on social and emotional school readiness, click here.

For 5 tips on promoting Reggio-inspired learning at home, click here.

For 5 tips on helping your child be ready to succeed in school, click here.
For 4 questions to ask when choosing a child care provider, click here.

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