In order to decide on the best preschool for your child, you need to learn how to choose a right preschool, beginning with finding out what kind of learning techniques and resources are offered. The best preschools usually use both formal and informal methods to educate children. Some of the best preschools I have observed include Montessori preschools, Waldorf preschools and academic selective preschools.
A good preschool will be able to teach different subjects such as phonics, numbers, foreign languages, science, geography, and English. The preschool should teach all of these subjects using both formal and informal teaching techniques. The Montessori style of learning is based on the principle that children should be allowed to learn their own things at their own pace. This type of learning is highly valued by most parents because it allows their children to develop their natural creativity. However, formal styles of learning such as Montessori are often best for those children who have received a significant amount of negative attention from their parents, or who are otherwise very sensitive and may not be receptive to other kinds of learning.
Another important aspect in choosing the best preschool is how the pre-schoolers get to learn about the subjects taught in the school. Many schools encourage children to play games on their computers or in their rooms, which may not be the best way to learn. A Montessori preschool would greatly benefit from an atmosphere that fosters interaction and real-life experiences. Thus, the Montessori style of learning is best suited for preschools that encourage free communication between teacher and child. You may also want to inquire as to the Montessori preparation program that the school has in place if you wish to know how to choose a right preschool.