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LAUPlifting, March 2017 – Your Guide to Finding the Right Early Learning Program

Did you know that parents and caregivers begin looking for their child’s early education program the first few months of the year? Whether it’s an infant-toddler facility, preschool, or family childcare center, we’re here to help you navigate this exciting and important process.

Here are some of our favorite resources we like to have at our fingertips, when choosing a quality facility! Please check out these helpful hints from us and our partners below!


7 Things Preschool Teachers Want You to Know

We want you to feel prepared when it comes to your family’s early learning experience; so why not hear directly from the source – your child’s teacher! And an added bonus—you get to hear from one of LAUP’s very own: 2016 LAUP Preschool Teacher of the Year award winner, Sandy Chen!


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

10 Things to Look for in a Preschool Program

A check-list you won’t want to miss: Our partners at NAEYC have evaluated 10 important elements to consider when choosing a learning environment that will help your child reach his or her full potential.


Ed Source

Tools for parents: What to look for in a preschool program

An on-the-ground perspective: Staff at Ed Source toured a quality early learning facility at Stanford University and notated best practices parents can identify when evaluating preschool options.



How to Spot the Quality in a Child Care Setting

Whether you’re evaluating an infant-toddler facility, or early learning provider, we consulted our experts, and have bubbled your questions down to the basics! Visit the link above to download a printable (perfect for your fridge or pocket!) that provides ‘Yes and No’ questions to ask when choosing a child care setting.

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