Choosing a preschool based on its philosophy

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Choosing a preschool based on its philosophy

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I feel it´s important to do a lot of research on the different philosophies of each different school. There is a lot out there. And it´s important to research them but don´t become obsessed with them. I feel all of them have the best interest of the child at heart and that´s what you really need to look at first. First and foremost, you really need to look at the family values and what´s important to your family. You need to kind of understand how your child will learn. Are they going to do better in a structured environment, academic environment or more of a free play kind of style, loose kind of education? It´s important to look at the environment. Do you feel safe and trusting in that environment, leaving your child there? It´s really important. Your family structure, it could be religious based that makes you decide on a certain preschool. Co-op, are you a parent who wants to volunteer a lot and be participating in your child´s education? Therefore, a co-op might be the best solution. So really look at your family structure and really think about that before making that decision.

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Renae Plant

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Australian native Renae Plant saved Los Angeles-based Camelot Preschool on February 14, 2008 along with a handful of parents who believed that Camelot should remain a community preschool. Over the years, Camelot has flourished under her leadership as owner/director. Renae improved the campus with eco-friendly bamboo floors, synthetic grass, themed sand castle and play structures. Her biggest accomplishment was turning a run-down shed, in record time, into an eco-friendly, open plan classroom with natural skylights and a special indoor/outdoor feel. Most recently she planned and added a Kindergarten Program to compliment the school and continues to implement new exciting parent involvement programs as well as Music, Spanish, Yoga and Sign Language.  She oversees the day-to-day running of Camelot as well as juggling her hubby Livinio and three kids, Ilan, Mateo and Deklan, (all of whom attended Camelot) and her bump maternity clothing line.

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