Choosing The Right Preschool For Your Child Can Be Daunting
Even though I’ve been a mom for 3 years now and I think I have it down, I am still a first time mom going through a lot of firsts. As you read in the last post where I share 10 Steps to Protect Your Kid’s Teeth From Cavities, I have already started messing up on some of my first being that little one has her first cavities 🙁 So you can imagine how overwhelmed I must feel in choosing the right preschool for my little girl.
It’s a huge decision! I am putting my child and her fragile little mind in someone else’s care. At this age, when Iliana’s brain is like a sponge, I need to be careful who and what I allow near her. Believe me, she DOES absorb everything.
Where To Start
I honestly did not know where to start. The budget limitations sure narrowed the options down. Luckily, there are a great group of moms in my life who had good insight as to what to look for from an kindergarten preparedness standpoint. I left the rest to gut feeling, especially considering she’ll be enrolled for just the 2 months that remain in the current school year. I figured I have time to check and adjust.
However, I was still uneasy. Then come Claudia to the rescue 😉 She reminded me that one of our mommies in the Everything Stay At Home Mom community is going through this same experience. Better yet, she is a child specialist who specialized in evaluating preschool environments. I’m talking about Melissa Galvan, from Crazy Wonderful Motherhood. Melissa graciously accepted to do another podcast with us (the first was Raising A Bilingual Child) to share her tips for choosing the right preschool for your child.
Melissa outlines 8 things to look for in a child care center, which she discusses on her blog. So don’t delay, if you’ve never chosen a preschool, . . . or perhaps have some reservations about your child’s current preschool, listen to the podcast for some very concrete professional advice coming from a real mom who has been there.