Ensuring the quality of preschool education

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The site has been designed to support your engagement with the Framework and may be used by you as an individual practitioner, in working with colleagues in your setting and also as a support for networking with other professional colleagues who work with young children from birth to six years. Please forward this error screen to 81. Read a roundtable with its founders here, or see new stories in the Human Interest section. If you are reading this article, your kid probably doesn’t need preschool.

One morning last September, my husband dragged himself out of bed at 5 a. The moonlit block was empty but for the first seeds of a sleepy line forming outside the school’s doors—he was the sixth person to join it. It wouldn’t be New York if preschool admissions, or any admissions, were easy. Waldorf preschool versus a Montessori one, little Emma isn’t going to suffer either way. It’s hard to tease out the effects of preschool on a child. Part of the problem is self-selection: Compared with kids who skip preschool, kids who attend usually have more well-to-do, encouraging parents who read and do puzzles with them at home.