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Daycares, Preschools, and Pre-K: the Difference

The difference between preschools and daycares has become increasingly blurred. There is now a lot of similarities in programing, structure, and childcare. Many preschools mirror play based learning typical of daycares. Vice versa, daycares now offer more educational structure. Throw Pre-K into the mix, and it can get even more confusing - especially in Park Slope where early child care centers line the city’s blocks.

 Here, PSP breaks it down

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Preparing for daycare and preschool in the time of coronavirus

In the age of coronavirus, the needle on best practices is constantly moving, turning decisions like choosing a daycare into a complex cost-benefit analysis. Information is the best defense against all that worry and uncertainty, so we’ve compiled some PSP member experiences and some questions to ask your daycare or preschool so that you and your family can proceed with confidence. 


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What do I need for daycare?

"What's something you figured out with experience that could help us in our early days of day care?" asks one PSP member to their baby group. Here are PSP member tips of what you need for daycare.

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Transitioning to Daycare

Are you wondering about how to transition your little one to daycare? PSP parents share what they did to transition their baby to daycare.


When to Start Preschool?

What age do you start children in preschool?

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Important Reminder About Choosing a Daycare/Preschool

Dear PSP Members,

There have been a few situations in the past weeks that warrant us posting information that you should be aware of regarding Daycares and Preschools.

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Daycare for Under Two Year Olds: What Can I Expect?

How much is too much to expect from a 2s program? And is a 2s program suitable for a younger age? A PSP Member shares the summary of a question she posed to the group.

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Preschool Deposit and Tuition

Whether it's a layoff, a sweet PreK spot, a move, or a new job schedule, circumstances change. So what do you do when your chosen preschool isn't an option anymore - and you've already put down that killer deposit? Park Slope Parents members talk about their experiences with preschool tuition deposits and tuition.

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The PSP Guide to Finding and Securing Daycare

With explainers on the different types of childcare, tips compiled from PSP members, and much more, our step-by-step guide is designed to help parents navigate the sometimes challenging and time-consuming process of finding the right daycare for your family.