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Choosing a Program

Even just making the decision to send their child to a Pre-K in Rockland County, NY is a big decision, and often a heart-wrenching one, for parents. So once you’ve made it, how can you be expected to even start making the decision of what day care you are going to choose? There are so many factors to take into consideration!

First and foremost of course, you want to make sure your child will be in a safe, caring environment when not with you. And you want to make sure your child will have lots of fun and educational activities, and that all of his or her needs are being met. On top of all this, you also need to take things into consideration such as locations that are close to you, the cost of different Pre-K programs, and how many hours a week you need someone to watch your child.

That’s a lot of things to think about; especially when the parent may not be one hundred percent happy or is sure about wanting to send his or her child to day care in the first place! So how do you even start?

Start by taking a deep breath. Your child is going to day care and yes, that’s a sign that your child is growing up and it can be difficult especially if you’re the one who’s watched him or her up until this point. But regardless, you’ve reached the point where you’ve made the decision that day care is what’s best for you and your child.

So take that deep breath and reassure yourself that you’ve already made the tough decision, and that it was the right one. Now it’s necessary to make sure that you find the right Pre-K program for you.

Choosing a Program:
I. How to Choose a Pre-K in Rockland County, NY
II. Preschool, Nursery School, Day Care, or Home Child Care in Rockland County: What’s the Difference?
III. Where to Start Looking for an Early Childhood Center
IV. During the First Visit to an Early Childhood Education Center
V. Rockland County Day Camps: Making the Decision
VI. 29 Questions to Ask Preschools
VII. Recommended Early Childhood Education Resources