Five Factors to Consider When Choosing a Preschool in NJ

March 06, 2015

Your child is your world and you want nothing but the best for them, including the best education possible. During early childhood education, it is essential to find the right school for your child. You want somewhere safe and secure that is also friendly and provides quality education. There are many factors to take into consideration when looking for a preschool for your child – location, classes, activities – but there are certain things that every child deserves from their school that you should look for.

As a private preschool in New Jersey for over 25 years, we know a thing or two about providing the best care for children. To help families on the search for a preschool in NJ, we have compiled a list of the top five things to look for to find the perfect preschool for your child.

Parent Involvement

Early childhood education isn’t only hard for the child but the parent as well. You want to be involved in as much as possible during these precious years. That’s why you need to find a preschool that has plenty of opportunity for parent involvement. Whether it be special events or an open door policy, there should be room for you somewhere.

Here at Home Away from Home Academy, we offer several special events throughout the school year for parents to get involved. Additionally, our door is always open to our parents to visit and make memories with their little ones.

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Advanced Curriculum

A preschool should not just be somewhere your child goes for the day while you go to work. It should be a place of learning and fun. Through our experience and research we have found that between the ages of infancy and six years old as much as 50 perfect of lifelong learning takes place. This means that you need to find a preschool that will not only take care of your child but teach your child.

Our advanced curriculum at HAFHA has lead child to go on to be in the top 10 percent of their class and many invited into gifted and talented programs.

Optimal Class Size

During these fragile years, it’s important that each child get the attention that he/she deserve. You want to make sure the preschool you pick isn’t overcrowded with students and therefore has large class sizes. This will result in children getting left behind due to a lack of student-teacher relationship.

Health, Safety and Fitness

These three things should be of top importance to the preschool you choose. Student’s health is never something to be taken lightly. All parts of the school should be cleaned daily, including all toys. This is vital to keeping the children healthy and safe.

Additionally, while it’s important to find a solid learning environment for your child, the preschool you choose should also make time for physical activity. It’s important to the children’s health to be physical active for at least one hour per day.

In addition to play time and physical education classes, Home Away From Home Academy also offers a school of dance, school of karate and a fit kids course to keep kids in shape while having fun. The health of our children is always a top priority.

After School Programs

The sooner children get involved in activities with other children, the better. This will help them later in life when they have to work well with others. At HAFHA, we offer many after school activities such as dance, karate, music, fitness, and even study groups where students can learn together while having fun.

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When looking for the right preschool for your child, it’s all about balance. You want them to have fun while also learning something. Home Away From Home Academy has been a private preschool in Aberdeen, New Jersey for 25 years. We provide advanced education to children from three months to seven years of age. Our goal is to advance and enhance the development of a positive self-esteem in each of our students. We’re always looking to grow our family so give us a call and book a tour today!

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