Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KinderCare Blog Tour

Now that Isabella is almost three years old I have been debating whether or not to enroll her in preschool or have our own home preschool at home.

There are so many choices and decisions when it comes to preschool and school for your child or children. Class size, tuition, location, what programs will be taught, curriculum...it honestly is a dizzying time in my life. I want the best for Isabella and Madelyn--and when it comes to who is going to teach them and help them learn I simply want the best {don't we all?!}.

I was recently introduced to KinderCare and what they have to offer. Right away hearing the name KinderCare put me at ease--one of my cousins attended KinderCare many years ago. I love the fact that they're still up and running so many years later.

KinderCare provides low teacher to student ratios, strong and open communication between teachers and families as well as a safe and nurturing environment. Their projects are tailored to excite a child's imagination and they provide a stimulating learning environment for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary aged children.

What do you look for when choosing a preschool for your child? Are you planning on enrolling them somewhere or are you leaning towards a homeschooling program? Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of KinderCare Learning Centers and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.


Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

I'm interested to read your feedback. Although my son is only 10 months, it's something to think about. What to look for. Okay, I have plenty of time :)

Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh, I can't believe KinderCare is still up & going! My brother & sister went there 20 years ago.

We don't have anything like that here. When we were trying to choose a preschool for Miss K it was tough. Ultimately we opted for a private preschool that is very similar. They had very small class sizes & tailored the curriculum to each student. I LOVED it!!

Erin said...

Selfishly, I could never homeschool my kids. I have a hard enough time dealing with them on a daily basis. I also feel like they'd never respect/listen to me as their teacher in that way. I don't know....

My girls are in preschool now and love it. I love the teacher to student ratio, the teachers themselves, the environment, etc...we'll be going elsewhere for kindergarten and that should be interesting. We'll be going to the local public school for that. We've heard wonderful things and it will be a brand new facility by the time we start---BONUS!

Kmama said...

We never really had a choice. The boys are in daycare, and thus preschool. However, if I was a SAHM or WAHM, I would probably still choose to enroll them. I'd definitely consider KinderCare if we had one near us. The closest is over an hour away.

KLZ said...

Our daycare has teachers that do continual continuing education courses and truly love what they do. Plus, it's affordable. Can't beat it.

Llama said...

Hey girl! Oh how ive missed you!
I know you know that I teach, and I def. wanted to tell you how completely amazing I think it is that you are so interested and involved in your daughters education. I will also def. recommend putting them in school, even if it is just for a few days/hours a week. The social atmosphere they get a school is so important. They learn so much in preschool and they will carry it all the way through the upper grades. I wish all parents were like you! p.s. if you do decide to home school preschool i have tons of things I can give you! feel free to ask! xo