Private Preschool Admissions

Let preschool be an enjoyable time for you and your family. Get all the information you need on private preschool admissions in this series.

5 Important Rules For Parents Choosing an After-School Program
17 September, 2019
After-school programs are a great way to keep students engaged and encourage their development outside of the classroom. With the number of programs available today, many parents may find it difficult to seek out the one that best fits their child’s needs. Here are a few factors for parents to keep in mind during their selection process. 1. Find a Low Faculty to Student Ratio A low adult to student ratio is an important characteristic for fostering meaningful relationships between a program’s
Advocating for Your Gifted Child Within the Public School System
25 February, 2019
A parent is her child’s best advocate. Many times, as parents, we find ourselves in a situation where we need to speak up for our child, especially when she is too young to speak up for herself. Parents ofgifted children []are often in the uncomfortable position of advocating for their child when her unique learning needs are not being met at school. When we see that we have to address these educational concerns with our child’s teacher
Navigating Pre-K With The NIEER
28 February, 2018
Are you, as a parent, prepared to choose a pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program? Take a look at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) report [] to see where your state’s program ranks, and read on to see how NIEER’s targeted metrics help parents learn more about Pre-K programs. *** Prepared for Pre-K? No, I am not asking whether your toddler is spelling her own name or whether she is starting to potty-train. What I am ask
"She Created Such A Positive Work Environment For My Children"
15 February, 2018
At Noodle Pros, we consider the relationship we build with each of our families to be one of the best parts of the job. For tutor Morgan Leff [], a third grade teacher at a Manhattan private school with over 10 years’ experience tutoring one on one, a wide-ranging skillset and the ability to differentiate her instruction is key to working with multiple students from the same family. One satisfied parent raved: “My family is thrilled t
Tips For Private Preschool Admissions
16 October, 2017
As a learning process, applying to preschools was stressful. Also, it was madly time-consuming. What’s more, we’d soon be faced with our first yeas and nays for our little star munchkin. *** I first considered preschool when my daughter was six months old — friends of ours were surprised that we hadn’t thought about it even earlier. When we started actively applying 18 months later, we found the process overwhelming. Sure, I’d heard of the documentary “Nursery University” and the rumors of Man
The Parent Statement: What Not To Say
12 October, 2017
Much has been written about how to write a parent statement or essay for your child’s applications to private preschool or continuing K–12 schools, but little has been written on what not to write. For parents of preschoolers to students at older points of entry (and all the years in between), the finest example of admissions/application essay instructions can be found in the Common Application to U.S. colleges and universities. The Common App [
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Playdate-Child Interview
11 October, 2017
As a parent, it is terribly confusing to deduce what exactly school staff assesses during the playdate (if you look around, you mainly see toddlers licking LEGOs). Apparently, schools look for children who are social, polite, engaged, and who transition well from one activity to the next. *** While it’s true that some organizations offer tutoring services for the preschool interview, I’m really (really) not sure how or if they work. It’s difficult for me to believe that any amount of training
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Parent Interview
09 October, 2017
The private preschool parent interview has a lot in common with a job interview — except, of course, that your performance will affect the educational options open to your little pumpkin. So, how should you get ready? Well, just as you would for a job interview. Know the Preschool’s Values As with the written application, be sure you know something about the school’s philosophy so you can convey — hopefully, honestly — your interest and commitment to being part of that particular community. T
Private Preschool Admissions Tips: The Application
06 October, 2017
Some NYC preschools are so popular they use a lottery system to manage the pool of applicants — meaning that you have to apply in order to apply. You’ll be asked to fill out a written form (some short, some long), and then, depending on how many spots remain after the ages and genders of siblings of current students are taken into account, you may be invited to continue the process. *** Your child may be ready for preschool, but are you ready for the application process? If you choose to go
Private Preschool: Demystifying The Admissions Process
01 September, 2017
The admissions process for private preschool can be daunting, even though, or because, you usually begin when your child is one or two years old. Though there is no uniform set of admissions steps, most preschools require at least some of the following. Download a sample Pre-K assessment []. *** Already experiencing palpitations as you think about applying to a private preschool for your child? Read how Judy Batalion got through the experie