A positive childcare or preschool program lays the foundation for later success in school. However, it is important to recognize that the right program for one child may not be appropriate for another, even for two children in the same family. Begin the selection process by considering what kind of setting best suits your child and your family's needs.
When picking a program, find out the size of the school, its location, the number of days and hours offered, the availability of extended hours, how different ages are grouped, class size and the cost of the program.
After deciding which type of program best meets your criteria, you should visit more than one preschool or daycare site so you have a basis for comparison. Ask yourself the following questions:
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