The ABCs of picking a preschool

"But they're so little!" Ready to send your wee one to school? Keep panic at bay by learning why preschool's worthwhile, how to find the perfect one, and mistakes to avoid.

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Is preschool even necessary?

Not even counting college — just from elementary through high school — your child will spend 13 years in school. So is preschool even necessary? Learning to share, knowing how to follow instructions, and acquiring a strong foundation for academic learning are just three of the 10 compelling reasons experts say preschool gives children a boost that'll help in years to come.