If your child is coming up on the age to start preschool, you may be making a list of options in the Danville area that will be a good fit for your family. While taking in consideration what is most important to you, Danville residents need to know what type of preschool options they have for their children. Whether your child is ready for a five day a week program or if you will only send them for two days a week, knowing what is available will help you make a well informed choice so you can feel confident in your child’s first experience in education.
Preschools can be very different from each other depending on if they are public or private, and what type of method the teachers follow in the classroom. A few types of Danville preschools include:
California State Preschool Programs: This is a state funded preschool program that gives your child a taste of what to expect in public school. The school will be run very traditionally with the goal of getting preschoolers ready for kindergarten.
Montessori preschools: A different approach to education from a traditional preschool is the Montessori philosophy, which encourages independence, problem-solving, and personal choices. Montessori preschools operate with a colorful, engaging classroom full of activities that students can explore. The classroom stays tidy throughout the day because students are encouraged to put away their station completely before moving on to something else. This teaches strong tidying skills as well as respect for the other students in the classroom.
Religious based preschools: Depending on your faith, there are multiple religious based private preschools in the Danville area. If you want your child to have your faith’s principles reinforced while at preschool, this may be an excellent option for your child.
Speciality focused preschools: Whether you want your child to have plenty of play, exposure to arts and music, or time outside, there are several private preschools with a special focus on certain activities to keep the children happy and engaged throughout the school day.
Observe a class
If you have a good idea of what your child will enjoy while at preschool but would like to make sure, many preschools will allow you to observe a classroom so you can see how students respond to the instruction and method from the teachers. If you are ever on the fence about which preschool is right for your child, checking out a real classroom will make it easier to picture how your child will fit in.
In Danville, if you are seeking more information about a Montessori program, give Fountainhead Montessori School a call today. We would love to answer all your questions regarding our preschool programs and let you know about all the fun and educational options we have for your preschooler.