I have been busy working on updating my directory for preschools. I attended ParentMap Magazine's preschool fair for the east side area (Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond) this past week and will be attending the Seattle fair next weekend. I love seeing familiar faces working the school booths and I also enjoy meeting the new teachers and owners to learn about their programs. ParentMap is expecting over 1600 people to visit their four fairs this year - that is a lot of families looking for preschool!
There are so many great preschools in the area with a program to fit every family and budget. The problem may lie in this fact - so many choices and it is hard to narrow down the right school for your child. Popular preschool programs start their registration process and accept deposits in the winter prior to the Fall start, at times making it difficult for families moving to the area to find a program in their new neighborhood.
I am consistently touring preschools, evaluating new programs and adding additional schools to my resource list. I love helping families find the right preschool for their child and spending time observing in a preschool class is always a highlight of my day.
Along with sponsoring the preschool fairs, ParentMap magazine published an excellent article explaining the different preschool teaching methods. A great read and I am always happy to review in additional detail too.