ERIC Number: ED388390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Preschool and Your Child: What You Should Know.
Written for parents, this book answers the following questions: (1) What is preschool about, and what are appropriate parent expectations for the experience? (2) Why should (or shouldn't) a child go to preschool, and what are reasonable alternatives to preschool? (3) When is a child, and a parent, ready for the preschool experience? (4) What are the differences in preschools, and how do parents explore their options? and (5) How does one choose a preschool which will provide the best developmental atmosphere? The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, "The Basic Ingredients of a Good Early Childhood Program or School," discusses characteristics of preschools; specific topics covered here include: early childhood classrooms; understanding terminology; and the goals of early childhood programs. Chapter 2, "A Parent's Dilemma: What To Look For, How To Choose," discusses how to choose a good preschool; specific topics are: location; educational continuity; and philosophy. Chapter 3, "Getting In: A Parent's Guide to Admissions," discusses preschool admissions; topics covered include: publicly financed programs; private preschools; and screening applicants. Chapter 4, "Parents and Children: Ready or Not," discusses preschool readiness; topics covered include: sending a 2-year-old to preschool; understanding separation; and compatibility between parent and school. (JW)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Evaluation Criteria, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, School Choice, Selection, Student Adjustment
Walker and Company, 435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A