Mini City Preschool Guide

Getting ready to register your little one for preschool? You've come to the right place! The Mini City Preschool Guide will give you all the info you need on the local preschools along with what to ask, when to register, parent testimonials, and more.

what local parents are saying...

When you’re taking a tour of a preschool, don’t be shy! This is your chance to ask questions to really get to know the program and to decide if it would be a good fit.
— Jenny
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what does my kid need for preschool?

To be honest, they don't need much, but what they do need is super important. Some stuff to clean up any potential accidents, some healthy snack options, maybe something to stave off homesickness and then something cute to hold it all. Click through the gallery for our favorite tried and true preschool picks...

did you know?

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Local parents voted for the Beagle School as Best Preschool for 2018 in the Mini City Family Choice Awards

with Malta Montessori coming in as Runner Up!

So, how do I know if my child is even ready for preschool?

There’s no one-size-fits-all checklist to determine if your child is ready to begin preschool, but there are questions that will help you think about the most important factors for preschool readiness.

What is your motivation?

Think about what your goals are for sending your child to preschool. Do you just need time for yourself or daycare for your child? There's no wrong answer for this, but there may be other options if it seems he isn't ready yet for the rigors of school.


Does your child have the stamina?

Whether it's a half-day or full-day program, preschool keeps kids busy. There are projects to do, field trips to take, and playgrounds to explore. Does your child thrive on activities like this, or does he have trouble moving from one thing to the next without getting cranky?

our featured preschools...

there's even more in the January issue of Mini City Magazine, click the cover below to read it online for free!