What do parents REALLY want to know about daycares and schools? Guest Blog by Karen Young Chester of www.theshortylist.ca/
From the moment your child is born - nay, conceived - the race is on. The clock is ticking and you’re frantically looking for daycare space, researching preschools, hunting for the right elementary school. Some parents use the scattershot method of applying willy-nilly for every facility and school within their proximity. Others comb through reports and test scores. I’ve always found that one of the most valuable approaches is talking to other parents. Small talk at the playground often reveals the kind of important but unquantifiable information impossible to find anywhere else. Opinions and anecdotes provide the extra - and human - dimension to a school or daycare’s profile.