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Even before the pressure of finding the right kindergarten for a child rears its ugly head, there is—for many parents—the ordeal of finding the right preschool. Looking back on the frustrations of the process of getting her own child into preschool, Wana offers a helpful guide for other parents. She begins with a brief historical perspective on the rising prevalence of preschools and research showing that a strong educational program in preschool can launch a child’s school career. Wana outlines the array of programs, from private to public, part-time to extended care, and discusses accreditation status and the philosophical differences between play-based Montessori schools, project-based Reggio Emilia schools, and faith-based religious schools. She also advises parents on how to set selection criteria based on the child’s personality and family needs and circumstances. Wana offers practical advice on everything from researching and finding a school to the application process to—assuming the process is successful—preparing the child for the first day. A solid resource for parents of preschoolers. --Vanessa Bush
""Wana offers practical advice on everything from researching and finding a school to the application process to-assuming the process is successful-preparing the child for the first day. A solid resource for parents of preschoolers."" - Booklist
""The subtitle of Jenifer Wana's preschool primer says it all: "The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Getting Into, and Preparing for Nursery School." Type A moms everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief because How To Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child (Sourcebooks, $14.99, 256 pages, ISBN 9781402242083) will save you loads of time navigating essays, interviews, applications and recommendation letters."" - BookPage
""How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Getting Into, and Preparing for Nursery tells parents everything from criteria for choosing a preschool to preparing for admission interviews, as well as advice on applying to competitive preschools, including writing essays, soliciting recommendations and getting off the waiting list."" - Mom Most Traveled
""An invaluable resource for those that are entering the world of preschool"" - Preschool Playbook
""This is a wonderful resource for parents to help them start on this journey and process with their child."" - Plus Size Mommy
""Simple, sensible and sequential, the book is your one-stop shop for preschool time."" - Mom Writes
""I consider How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child the most comprehensive guidebook for parents looking to send their child to preschool."" - Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest
""This book is a great resource for any parent of a toddler getting ready to embark on the road to preschool."" - Katie Talks About
While this book covers the complete process from what to do before applying to what to do after you're accepted, there is no data here. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gregory
Jen Wana's "How to Chose the Best Preschool for Your Child" is an extremely helpful, insightful and organized book. Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by Deborah
This book is aimed at people who are already a bit polished and savvy, I think. I found it pretty general, and I need more detail. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Patricia J.
The book was very useful to me in several ways - As a first time parent, I had no idea when/how/what/where to begin when it came to thinking about preschools, and the book laid... Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by shokise
As new parents, my wife & I have worried about choosing & paying for the right preschool for our son. It's a big step. We had no idea what to look for. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by JASON R HUIE
I have an 11-month-old baby and have recently begun to explore preschool options. A friend recommended How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child, and reading this changed me... Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by rdy
When I first saw this book, I was worried it would be aimed only to those living in a big city with a competitive preschool process. Boy was I wrong! Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by Karen K. Shea
This book guided me in evaluating the preschools that my husband and I are considering, and now I have a list of questions just in time for the preschool interviews. Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by L.Valenzuela
Applying to preschools is a more complex and daunting task than I imagined. There are waiting lists, open houses, playdates, recommendations and other human factors involved. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by Marisa