The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Getting Into, and Preparing for Nursery School

** Winner of the 2011 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Parenting Resources Award **

Read what the experts think about the book:

“This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool admissions. Its practical, clear advice breaks down this sometimes overwhelming process and gives parents helpful guidance.”

-Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School

“Any parent questioning where and when to send their child to nursery school should definitely buy this book! It gives invaluable insight on finding and getting into the right preschool for your child.”

-Victoria Goldman, author of The Manhattan Directory of Private Nursery Schools

How to Choose the Best Preschool For Your Child is a gift to every parent starting to navigate the preschool search.”

- Irene Byrne, MA, author of Finding a Preschool in San Francisco and Marin and Executive Director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool

“I highly recommend this book—it’s the most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search of a preschool! Not only does it provide sound advice on how to navigate through the admissions process, it’s also filled with useful information on helping your child get ready for this new experience from handling separation anxiety to packing lunch and snacks for your preschooler.”

-Helen Cohen , Director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center

How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child is a must-read for any parent looking for a preschool. Jenifer Wana’s book offers practical, step-by-step advice to help parents find a program that fits their child and family’s needs. I recommend it to all my preschool workshop participants.”

-Lee Ann Slaton, MS, former Parents Place education coordinator for over 20 years

All families who are about to embark on the search for a preschool need to read How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child. It is well-organized, approachable, and takes a well-thought out approach to the preschool selection process.”

-Aimee Giles, Director of Admission, Children’s Day School

How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child is an excellent resource for parents.  It provides a balanced and common sense approach and guidance to evaluating and choosing a preschool that is focused on the child’s developmental needs. Although the book focuses primarily on the two or three years before a child enters kindergarten,  the book could serve as a guide for anyone considering placing their children in an out-of-home care setting. 

-Linda K. Smith, Executive Director, National Association Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)

“Wana’s guide reveals everything you need to know to choose a great preschool. She takes what can be a stressful and overwhelming task and transforms it into a simple process any parent can successfully navigate.”

     -Bill Jackson, President and Founder, GreatSchools