Here is some insight from an occupational therapist that works with the birth through three years-old population on what she would ask when looking at different preschools: “What’s your philosophy regarding child development and learning? What are the learning styles and approaches you feel are appropriate for your students? What is your philosophy on classroom schedules and routines? What are your thoughts on visuals?
How do you “handle” behavior?” With the last question, my reference point would be to hope to hear the
teacher say she would teach.”
These are great questions to ask. Even if you don’t completely understand the importance of each of these questions, the way the teacher responds will provide great insight into if it is the right place for your child or not. You will get a “feel.”
The conversation on “finding the right preschool” for your little one continues tomorrow.
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist