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Old 08-22-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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My family will be moving to Ballantyne in a few months. I have a three-year old who will be starting preschool this fall, and I want to enroll him in preschool shortly after our move. I know he'll have to be on waiting lists but I don't want to waste time researching and applying to preschools that wouldn't meet our needs. Question: what are the best preschools in the Ballantyne area and what makes them such? Also, how do daycare-based preschools differ from more traditional ones? Are preschools subject to some sort of state guidelines? If so, is there a rating system I can check out?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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If your child is delayed then there is a public pre k in various schools depending on what the delay is. If not, preschool is private and there are no state guidelines per se.

There are half day, three days a week etc type of preschool programs. The full days are usually available in a daycare settings. Depending on what you want or don't want, there are a lot of options but limited availability. We just had a detailed and recent thread on this a few weeks ago. Do a search for this using the form search function on the right almost to the top.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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I didn't see anywhere in the OP where he/she said the child had developmental delays.

There are pretty much 2 options here: Church preschool and daycare preschool. Church preschools are sometimes religion based and sometimes not at all. They usually run from about 9 or 9:30 to 12:00 or 1:00. They are often a cheaper option than using a daycare type preschool. Daycares will sometimes offer a part time enrollment (2-3 days a week) or some have a mornings only program. I would join CharlotteMommies.com because there is extensive information on which preschools are recommended and which ones still have room for fall enrollment. I just read about one that had room in the 3's class.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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I didn't see anywhere in the OP where he/she said the child had developmental delays.
Where did I say Op's child had developmental delays? I said if there were any, then there is public pre-k available. Just letting her know all the options.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts was great for my daughter. It's run by the YMCA and offered an arts based learning program. They involved the parents a few times per month in classroom activities and the teachers were wonderful.

Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts
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