Answers About Preschools

Posted on: 24 May 2021


If you are thinking about putting your child in preschool, you might still be in the beginning stages of thinking things out. If this is the case, you likely have plenty of questions about preschool. This article covers questions and answers to a lot of the things many parents usually wonder about when they are also considering preschool for their own children. You can learn a lot by reading common questions and responses.

At what age can your child go to preschool?

It's important for you to realize that each preschool will have its own requirements. Some preschools will take infants. Some preschools will accept a child once they are one, two, or three years old. Another requirement some preschools may have for admitting a child is that they are already potty trained.  

Do you have to have your child in preschool full time?

Most preschools will have full-time and part-time programs. In some cases, they have a three-day program and a five-day program. They will have so many slots available. You want to visit the preschool and let them know what you are looking for and they will let you know what they have available. 

Can you tour a preschool?

A preschool will be happy to give you a tour of their facility. In most cases, they will even let you peek in during certain programs while they are going on so you can get a true sense of what it is that they have to offer. You will also be able to meet some of the staff. You do want to be aware that there may be some changes to the way they handle their tours right now due to the pandemic, but they will try their best to work something out, so you can see what they have to offer your child. 

What are the hours of preschool?

The days and hours of preschool depend on the facility. However, most preschools are available Monday through Friday, from early in the morning until later in the afternoon, to accommodate parents working hours to the best of their ability. Some preschools will also offer an extended daycare program where children can stay later. On weekends and major holidays, a lot of preschools are closed, but they will celebrate a lot of the holidays with the children during class, so they can enjoy a nice celebration with their classmates.

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