“Preschool is founded on play; experts say it’s how children learn best. But not all play is the same.
“How, then, should parents decide what school is right for their child? They can readily compare cost and location, but quality is tougher to discern…”
“Jane Lannak, director of the Early Childhood Learning Lab at Boston University and a clinical associate professor, said children need to develop a love of learning as they play, and to feel respected and part of the classroom community.
“One good way to foster those ideals is to help them follow their interests, she said. Parents should look for a program with structure in which children make some choices about what activities they do.”
From “How to pick the right preschool for your child,” by Jennette Barnes, the Boston Globe, July 30, 2015