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How to Choose a Preschool – A Quality Checklist

How to Choose a Preschool - A Preschool Checklist

Wondering how to choose a preschool that’s right for you? To assist parents in making the right choice for their child, we’ve created a Quality Checklist to use during your preschool search. When reaching out to a school, reference this checklist to determine which schools meet or exceed the highest standards in early childhood education. We are confident you won’t find a better fit than The Malvern School!

Click here to download a printable checklist and click here to contact a school near you!

√   Exhibits a loving and nurturing environment
√   Is accredited or seeks accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
√   Highly-qualified Directors who are knowledgeable in early childhood education
√   Educated Head Teachers in every classroom
√   Stringent internal Quality Standards Program that ensures best practices
√   Maintains state-mandated teacher-child ratios and NAEYC recommended group sizes
√   A curriculum that guides each child to reach their fullest potential and is aligned with State Learning Standards
√   Incorporates a balance of small group, large group and independent learning experiences
√   Provides a developmentally-appropriate program that centers around the child
√   Integrates the use of technology-based on-screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
√   Performs detailed Developmental Assessments of all children through Teaching Strategies™ Gold®, an authentic, observation-based assessment system
√   Offers parent-teacher conferences twice a year
√   Provides helpful learning and development exercises and strategies for families to implement outside the classroom
√   Hosts frequent family-fun events
√   Three age-appropriate playgrounds for outside play
√   Exceptionally clean classrooms with an emphasis on health and safety
√   Demonstrates acceptance and respect for children and adults
√   Displays an environment of friendly and positive staff who always put the children first
√   Has dedicated staff who are continually encouraged to advance their skills and knowledge through workshops, training and coursework
√   Classrooms filled with children who are busy learning, thinking, experimenting, drawing, laughing and always smiling

We are proud that The Malvern School meets all of the criteria on this checklist! That’s why choosing The Malvern School today is one of the best decisions you will make for your child’s tomorrow. 

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