How To Pick A Preschool: Hang Out In It For A Few Hours

Just because it says “Montessori” on the front door doesn’t mean it’s a good preschool. Over at the Science-Based Parenting blog they learned that the hard way after putting their kid in a place that called itself a Montessori school and he was miserable. It was only after going there and watching for a few hours that they saw diapers weren’t changed frequently, there was a layer of grime on everything, and the teachers spoke to the children in admonishments. So now they’ve learned their lesson:

Narrow it down to two or three and then take the time to spend a few hours observing how it operates. It might be hard to find the time but doing it will save you a lot of heartache down the road.

Have you ever had your kid in a preschool where the fit didn’t seem quite right? How did you deal with it? Sound off in the comments.

How to Look for Preschools [Science-Based Parenting]
More About Montessori [Science-Based Parenting]
Zack’s New Montessori School [Science-Based Parenting]