Expert Advice

Preschool Choices

Education Expert Advice from Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

Q
How do I choose a good preschool? What are the characteristics of good preschool teachers? Are children who don't attend a five day preschool program unprepared for kindergarten?
A
You want to find a state-licensed preschool because it ensures that the facility has adequate space and staff and meets state safety requirements. Visit the national Child Care Resource and Referral Center site to find out how to contact your local center, which should have a list of licensed schools. You should also visit the website of the
Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts are experienced teachers who have more than 60 educational publications to their credit. They began writing books together in 1979. Careers for Bookworms was a Book-of-the-Month Club paperback selection, and Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza received recognition from the Children's Reading Roundtable. Gisler and Eberts taught in classrooms from kindergarten through graduate school. Both have been supervisors at the Butler University Reading Center.

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