Many parents have a difficult time choosing a preschool for their children. For one thing, it can be quite an adjustment for both child and parent to adjust to that first school experience. Secondly, there are often so many choices to choose from! Does a play-based, academic, Waldorf, Montessori, co-op, or Reggio Emilia option fit your family's and child's needs best? What should you look for in a program? What are the differences between program philosophies? How do you navigate through the admissions process? What's the right age to start preschool? How can your family pay for it? This is a step-by-step guide to learning more about your options and finding the best fit for you and your child.