Hillary Teague, Assistant Director of Admissions for Pre-Primary and Primary School, was recently featured in a Cleveland Jewish News piece highlighting the reasons many families choose to send their child to daycare or preschool.
In the story Hillary states that, "One of the biggest pieces is what is necessary for the family. Oftentimes, daycare is used by families who need it. The parents are caregivers and working, and they need care for the child. So, it could have nothing to do with a child's readiness but overall need. For preschool, it's more about what the child is needing academically."
She goes on to say that, "If you have a child that is 3 to 5 years old, and you're thinking about kindergarten readiness, looking for something that has some sort of curriculum is key. There are some preschools that consider themselves an academic preschool but are very intentional about it. But other schools, like Laurel, we introduce these ideas through play-based activities and focus on the social-emotional skills that are paramount to success in kindergarten." Click here to read the full article.