When should I start looking?
Each preschool has a different admissions process and time line. If a school has a waiting list, you may be able to add your child as soon as he is born. Generally, you don't have to start looking until about a year before the September that your child would actually start school, typically around age 3 or 4. Some parents opt to start their kids at age 2; although there's no huge educational benefit to doing so, it sometimes makes it easier to get into a competitive program, rather than waiting another year and hoping for a spot to open.