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10 key questions for preschools

Choosing a preschool? Don't do it without getting the answers to these questions!

By GreatSchools Staff

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2) Are the teachers credentialed?

Requirements for preschool teachers' training differs from state to state, but ask about the teacher's training. Did they attend college? Did they study early childhood development? At the very least, the head teacher should be certified in early childhood education and have a B.A. or M.A. Not all staff like teachers assistants need to have these formal credentials. Just make sure they are good with kids. Also, ask how long the teachers have worked at the school. High turnover rates can be a red flag for unhappy teachers.

Comments from GreatSchools.org readers

04/13/2011:
"These articles are useful for me, because I arrived USA recentry. but I have to find some preschool for my child."
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