Finding the right pre-school for your child

August 1, 2008 4:58:03 PM PDT
Picking the perfect pre-school for your child can be a challenge, so how do you find one that fits your child's needs? Host of radio talk show "Childhood Matters" on 98.1 KISS-FIM and registered nurse, Rona Renner, has some advice.

What to look for in a pre-school:
(from Pre-school California, www.preschoolcalifornia.org)

  • What kind of training and education do the teachers have?
  • Are the teachers and kids engaged in conversations?
  • Can teachers tell you not only what they are doing, but why?
  • Does the program use a curriculum to guide learning?
  • Does the program welcome and involve families?
  • Does the space have separate learning centers (reading, art, dramatic play,writing etc.) & a well equipped playground?

    For Pre-schools in your area: www.rrnetwork.org

    Rona Renner's bio:
    Rona Renner, RN has been a nurse for over 40 years, and is a temperament specialist and parent educator. She is the Executive Director of Interactive Parenting Media, and the host of Childhood Matters Radio show, Sundays at 9AM on 98.1 KISS FM


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