How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Getting Into, and Preparing for Nursery School

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Aug 1, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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"The most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search for a preschool!" -Helen Cohen, director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston A must-have for parents of future preschoolers Starting preschool is one of the biggest milestones in a child's life. With this comprehensive, step-by-step guide, you won't have to navigate the preschool process alone. Whether the nursery schools nearby enroll every child, or they're so competitive that they only accept a few applicants, this book has everything you need to know to choose and get into the right preschool for your child. You'll learn: How to find high-quality preschools in your area Insight into popular preschool programs (Montessori, Waldorf, play based, cooperative) Key criteria to consider when choosing a preschool Strategies for paying for preschool (financial aid, tax benefits) How to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool Advice for gaining admission into competitive programs, including getting off the waiting list, submitting a strong application, and preparing for a child assessment "This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool." -Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, New York "A gift to every parent starting the preschool search." -Irene Byrne, MA, author of Preschools by the Bay and executive director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool, San Francisco
 

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Wana, director of brand marketing at Pottery Barn, survived the cutthroat preschool admissions process, having filled out numerous applications and attended fairs, seminars, and panel discussions. She ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
21
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
63
Chapter 6
83
Chapter 7
93
Chapter 8
115
Chapter 12
165
Chapter 13
177
Chapter 14
193
Chapter 15
213
Appendix 1
225
Appendix 2
229
Appendix 3
233
About the Author
239

Chapter 9
131
Chapter 10
143
Chapter 11
155
Back Cover
240
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