Preschools Near Me

About Preschools Near Me
When making a decision about the early education of their child, parents have two main options to choose from: enrolling their child in a preschool or a daycare center. These days, the two actually have a lot in common, including being licensed by the same state agencies. Contrary to a common perception, many quality daycare centers also offer educational and extracurricular activities that mirror those in a good preschool, and while daycares tend to be somewhat less expensive, the gap in the cost of child care is not always significant. Some preschools will also offer daycare services before and after the "official" school day, or even all-day care for infants and toddlers, giving parents the benefits of both worlds. Nevertheless, there are some other key differences between daycare and preschool that parents should consider. First, preschools will generally follow a schedule similar to grade schools, opening later and closing earlier than daycare centers. Preschools will also be closed on school holidays and breaks, making them less convenient options for parents with demanding work schedules. Preschool programs typically won't accept infants or young toddlers, usually will have a potty training requirement, and will almost always separate preschoolers by age group (except in some educational...
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Recent Reviews for Preschools
Sweet Home Care, Ashburn
"I can't say enough positives about Mrs. Manal and her team. We joined her at the end of 2019 and have been thrilled with the level of service our daughter receives. Our daughter" Read More
Peace Plantation Kids Playhouse, Sterling
"This woman is an excellent child care provider. She does an amazing job helping and teaching young children. She is caring, thoughtful, and patient. My son has learned so much" Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
How many daycares and preschools are there in the US?
There are over 200,00 licensed daycare and preschool programs on CareLuLu. In the US, there are over 800,000 child care businesses but most are not licensed.
How much does daycare cost in the US?
The average cost of daycare in the US is $9,649/year. The lowest price is $2,813/year (home daycare in Mississippi) and the most expensive is $23,666/year (child care center in Washington DC).
How many daycares offer infant care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 60% to 70% of daycares offer infant care. This includes licensed home daycares and child care centers.
How many daycares and preschools offer part-time or drop-in care in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 40% of daycares offer part-time care or drop-in. This includes home-based and center-based child care and preschool programs.
How many daycares and preschools teach a foreign language in the US?
Based on CareLuLu data, 30% of daycares teach a foreign language. Most common languages include Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi / Urdu, Korean.
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