Tips for Picking the Right Preschool

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Thank you to La Petite Academy® for providing these helpful tips and sponsoring this post.

“Is my child ready for elementary school?” 

tips for preschoolsIf you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can. That means ensuring their education begins early—and gets off to the right start.

Here are just a few things you want to look for when selecting a preschool for your child:

  • Curriculum and learning experiences 

  • Building safety and security

  • Physical fitness, indoor and outdoor activity

  • Healthy food selections

  • Extracurricular learning opportunities

  • Communication with families

At La Petite Academy®, you’ll find all that and more. This is a place where your child will discover respect, collaboration, and a love of learning. And at this school, innovation starts early, with STEM learning: science, technology, engineering, and math. In a nurturing, interactive environment, little innovators will find themselves inspired.

The warm, caring, and dedicated team at this school works hard to ensure children are prepared for elementary school and future academic success. Their teachers utilize research-based curriculum and an exclusive digital lesson planning tool to customize learning experiences based on the needs of each child. This means no two lesson plans are the same—because no two children are the same. The school offers programs for infants through school-age students.

finding the right preschool

As a committed partner to busy, working parents, they feature flexible offerings such as full- and part-time enrollment options. Plus, they’re dedicated to the complete well-being of your growing child through healthy food choices and physical activity. The best part? You won’t miss a single precious moment. With the brightwheel mobile app for parents, you receive regular updates of your child’s day, including photos and videos.

Visit LaPetite.com to find your local school and schedule a tour.

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Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!