A year ago, days after my son was born, I called a friend with tears streaming down my face. Afraid that I had missed the preschool application deadline for my then 2 year old, I was panicked. “Don’t worry,” my much wiser friend assured me, “the Parent Talk preschool fair is next week. You’ll be fine.” And she was right.
At the fair, I was able to sign up for times to tour local preschools; I spoke with Directors and parents about educational philosophies; and I left the fair with more information about preschools than I ever imagined possible. But most importantly, I left with peace of mind.
Looking back, I can’t believe I was so worried. But choosing a preschool was the first big decision that we made for our daughter, and it seemed like the most important decision ever (dwarfing my own high school and college selection process). Attending the Parent Talk Preschool Fair allowed me to see first hand all of the incredible options available and helped put my mind at ease.
On Thursday, October 11 Parent Talk will host its 8th annual Preschool Fair at Pollard Middle School from 7 pm – 9 pm. I hope it’s as helpful for you as it was for me.
About the Author
Lindsay Wands lives in the Needham with her husband and two children. She and Debby Robbins are co-chairs of this year's PT preschool fair.