Which preschool/day care for 4YO coming from India?
We are a full time working couple from India.I work from home and my wife works near UC campus as consultant.Our 4 year old son is coming to join us in June 2017.We are very new to the pre-school world and looking for help/suggestions from group members and other parents.
Below is my son's status currently:
4 year old boy(very active at home).He was going to a nursery school in India till now, just learning basic alphabets.Can't speak or understand English much, except his mother tongue(not english).Date of birth is in March 2013.None of us are US Citizens.Currently in India with his grand parents.
He is coming to US in June this year and we have below questions:
a).Shall we look for a pre-school or day care?
b).Do we need to choose pre-schools or day care centers only based on our street location or can we join him wherever we like?
c).We are currently in Berkeley and thinking of moving to Albany. Do you think Berkeley is a better place for pre-schools or Albany?
d).Since he can't speak/understand english yet, will that be a problem for him in pre-school or day care? Is it mandatory to speak/understand english for joining pre-schools?
e).Since he is not here yet, can we still apply for pre-schools OR do we need to wait till he is physically here?
f).Are there separate public and private pre-schools in Berkeley /Albany area? (I don't think we will be eligible for any govt subsidy)
g).Can you please suggest any good pre-schools or day care centers in Berkeley/Albany area?
Sorry for too many questions..just started exploring this world.
Appreciate your help/suggestions,