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What to Look for When Visiting Nursery Schools

Posted by Andrea Dominic Lubrano on Jan 22, 2018 4:45:21 PM

You want the best for your child—so what should you be looking for when you visit a nursery school? So much goes into a family’s final decision: Teachers, program, facilities, transportation, and cost, just to name a few.

Barring extraordinary circumstances, no parent would pick a school without visiting. It is important to have a sense of what is important before you visit, and to make sure you ask a consistent set of questions and make a consistent set of observations.

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Questions to Ask When Comparing Nursery Programs

Posted by Friends' Central School on Jan 22, 2018 4:08:38 PM

Enrolling your child in a nursery school program is an exciting new chapter for you and your family. At the same time, there is a lot to think about!

From church or synagogue programs to free-standing nursery programs and daycares, there are lots of programs to choose from, and many parents spend a lot of time evaluating the nursery programs available to their children. Every parent wants to choose the program that is the best fit for their child and their family. But compiling a shortlist of nursery programs is relatively easy so long as you ask the right questions; narrowing that list down to a final selection is much more challenging.

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Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child After a School Visit

Posted by Lydia Martin on Jan 10, 2018 2:58:35 PM

If you are in the middle of deciding which independent school is right for your child and family, then you undoubtedly have a lot going through your mind. Questions about teacher-to-student ratio and college matriculation statistics are probably of the greatest concern, followed closely by questions of cost, transportation, and other logistics.

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8 Questions Parents Should Ask During a School Admissions Interview

Posted by Lydia Martin on Jan 10, 2018 2:51:14 PM

The process of choosing and evaluating the different independent school options for your child will undoubtedly vary from school to school. But no matter the schools you are deciding between, most schools require an admission interview. Sometimes this will take place during an already scheduled campus tour; sometimes it will be a standalone event. Whatever the format, one thing is certain: The admissions interview is an important moment and parents may feel anxious about it.

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3 Tips for Evaluating Nursery Programs

Posted by Andrea Dominic Lubrano on Dec 11, 2017 3:59:31 PM

Parents decide to enroll their children into nursery programs for many reasons. Sometimes it’s so that the child can begin building social skills and become accustomed to being around other children so that the transition to preschool and kindergarten is easier; sometimes it’s to begin laying a solid academic foundation; sometimes it’s because busy schedules mean that both parents are working, and there is no other option. Often, it’s all of the above!

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