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11 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Preschool

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Are you on that journey of finding the right preschool for your kiddo? There’s a lot to research and a lot to take in.

If you have narrowed it down to the particular schools you plan to tour, consider going in with some prepared questions. If you wait until you’re already there, you might forget to ask something you might really want to know.

Editor’s note: Two questions we suggest you find the answers to prior to narrowing down your choices are 1) Is the school licensed or accredited? and 2) What is the school’s philosophy? Since the answers to these questions could impact which schools you seriously consider, we recommend you have those answers before taking a tour or putting them on your final list.

Here are 11 questions we think you should ask when choosing a preschool:

  1. What does a typical day look like?
  2. What is your school’s approach to discipline?
  3. How is screen time and technology used during the day?
  4. How many kids are usually in a class?
  5. Does my child need to be potty trained?
  6. What kind of safety training do the teachers and staff have? Do you have a security protocol?
  7. If it’s a religious preschool, how is that faith incorporated?
  8. What is the policy for sick children?
  9. How involved are parents? Are there parent-teacher conferences?
  10. Are references from other parents available?
  11. Is there any financial aid or assistance?

Of course, this list is not exhaustive, and you should not be shy in asking all the questions that come to mind. The more information you have about the preschools you tour, the better you’ll be able to make your final decision.

Have you toured a preschool lately? What questions did you ask? Tell us at editorial@dfwchild.com.

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