Staff and a parent from a local early learning program participating in QSLA talk about the benefits of being part of this initiative.
Parents with children attending a site participating in QSLA share their thoughts on quality.
What differences have you noticed in your child’s learning since enrollment at this center?
"She is interacting more and is crying less when I drop her off at school. She is learning more words, letters, and songs.”
“I think my child has developed more expressive language. He is able to explain clearly what he feels and how we can help him solve his problems/meet his needs. He is developing friendships through play.”
“Language development and social adaptation.”
“She is interested in learning and is enjoying the process.”
“My child is more social and has an easier time learning new things at home. She also has learned to follow instructions with a bit more ease.”
If your neighbor were to ask you what should they look for in a high quality preschool, what would you tell them?
“Search for a school that is accredited and has teachers that are certified/have degrees in early childhood education. A high quality preschool should also provide a clean environment conducive to not only academic learning, but also to learning life skills (social, emotional, etc.).”
“I would recommend a center that has a play-based curriculum. I’d also recommend a center that has well-trained staff.”
“A classroom where children feel appreciated and are geared to play and learn.”
“La atención a cada niño”
“A place where a child can find a safe place to explore and learn through movement, play and cooperation. A place where he/she is respected and asked to contribute. A place where parents and families are welcome to join in.”
How do the teachers or school staff encourage your engagement as a parent?
“Often the teacher tells me something my daughter is learning at school so I can encourage her to continue learning that at home.”
“They offer tons of activities to get parents involved (family dinners, picnics at school, etc.)”
“They definitely talk to the parents about the child’s progress or mishaps that happened at school. They keep you involved with proper communication of the child’s day.”
“The teachers are extremely warm and welcoming to parents.”