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Saturday
Feb232013

Goodies and Guidance at Demystifying the Preschool Process Event

I love school recruitment fairs. I probably attend about 20+ a year. I see schools reaching out to new families and intrepid parents approaching admissions reps with their questions. I so easily forget how intimidating it is to look for a school.

I have to say the Demystifying the Preschool Process and Fair hosted by Club MomMe and Launch Education was a pretty good way for parents to get their feet wet and on their way to making the preschool decision a little easier. Rachel Pitzel is an organizer extraordinaire. She has a penchant for making best friends with kid friendly businesses and racking up freebies to give away at her events. I have to admit I was envious of the Bob Revolution City stroller she gave away and I don’t even have a young child to go with it. Along with premiere car seats and even a tricycle as giveaways, several parents went home very lucky.

Beyond the goodies, Demystifying had a professional panel of speakers that allowed parents an insight into the preschool process. Michelle Nitka, publisher of the book, “Coping with Preschool Panic” was on hand to talk applying to preschool and overcoming the preschool jitters. Jonine Nazar Psy.D. talked about child development while Admissions Director Patricia Kong addressed the admissions process.

After the panel and Q and A, parents could peruse the tables and get information from the various preschools. One of my favorite child educators, Deborah Wylie, of Children’s Community Center, was present to represent her school. Allison from Wallaby, represented a wonderful child development center. I loved the wealth of information (not just schools!) available in the room. This was such a wonderful event for families to attend and help begin their path to find the right education outlets for their child.

Mia Johnstone, The Private School Lady, publishes an online guide, The LA Private School Guide for families looking for private schools. She has been working with private schools for over 7 years. Check out her private school insights at www.theprivateschoollady.com

 

 

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