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theschoolboards
12-23-2010, 05:10 PM
Christina Simon of Beyond the Brochure (http://beyondthebrochure.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-preschool-directors-can-help-with.html) recently interviewed Veronica Cabello, founder of Green Beginning Community Preschool (http://www.greenbeginningpreschool.com/) in West Los Angeles, to get her insight on the role of preschool directors in the private school admissions process.

Christina's questions include:


As you know, preschool directors can play an important role in helping families with the private elementary school application process. If a family knows they will be interested in private school, how early should they begin this discussion with their preschool director?



As the former Assistant Director of Temple Isaiah (a preschool where a number of families apply to private elementary schools each year), you’re very familiar with the competitive nature of LA private elementary schools. What specifically can a preschool director do to help families prepare for this process?



How much parent-education do you plan to provide at Green Beginning about how the application process works?



What if a parent thinks their child should attend a very traditional school, but you think a more developmental school would be better for the child?



In your opinion, what is the biggest mistake made by parents when they are applying to schools?



There is a form that preschool directors fill out and send directly to all the elementary schools where a family applies. Do you discuss this form and the particular child with the private elementary school admissions director?



Can a preschool director be an effective advocate for a family and their child help them get into a school (s)?

To see Veronica's answers, click here (http://beyondthebrochure.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-preschool-directors-can-help-with.html).