Child Care Center Registration: The Basics Of The Application

Child Care Center Registration: The Basics Of The Application

3 Things To Look For In A Pre-K Program

Patsy Brown

If you have a toddler that is nearing the age of three, then you may have a lot of things on your mind, like potty training, sleep training, and getting them ready from preschool. As a fundamental part of a child's education, pre-kindergarten programs help to set them up socially, and will teach them some basic things, like the alphabet and counting; that way, they head into kindergarten with at least a little bit of knowledge and understanding. If this is your first child, you may be wondering what on earth you should look for in a pre kindergarten program. This article will take a closer look at three specific things for you to look for in a pre-k program. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, read on.


Toddlers are their own people, and are learning to test a lot of their boundaries in some ways that are good, and some ways that are bad. When you are looking for a pre-kindergarten program, look for one that disciplines children in a way that works for you. For instance, the last thing that you want is to find a program that disciplines kids using physical violence, verbal abuse, or that does other things that are harmful. You want to find a pre-k program that uses discipline in a way like removing them from a situation and talking to them in a way that's constructive. 

Social Skills

One of the main reasons why you are sending your child to a pre-kindergarten program is to make sure that they get the social skills that they need. For instance, you want to make sure that your child learns how to share with other kids, interact with other kids, and communicate with other kids. What kinds of activities does the preschool program have that will help them with all of these social skills? 

Learning Structure

There are different types of learning structures to help pre-kindergarten kids learn. For instance, there's Montessori which is more child led and then there's other programs that place more of an emphasis on academics like math, reading, and writing. 

As you can see, there are several things that you should look for when you are trying to find a pre-kindergarten program for your toddler. Just make sure that you find a program that your child is really excited about going to, and encourage them along the way.


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Child Care Center Registration: The Basics Of The Application

When I wanted to work from home, the very first thing I could think to do was start a home-based child care. I had no idea how much paperwork would be involved. From safety inspections to licensing, there was a lot to do. I spent a lot of time researching and working with the licensing professionals locally to be sure that everything was in order. That's when I knew this site had to happen. I created it in the hopes of making the process easier for others who decide they want to pursue the same thing. The pages of this site are full of information from my experience as well as other child care topics that may be beneficial.