What a daunting task! Or at least it was for me. When my daughter turned three I was very excited for her to attend preschool—to meet new friends, to explore and play in new ways, and, of course, the biggest issue: much-needed childcare. What I wasn’t prepared for was what came next: research, wait lists, tours, and the pressure of picking a program that was a good fit for my child and my family. Having gone through the process with my two children and now being on the other end, having started my own preschool (the Victoria Nature School), I have decided to write a list that I wish someone had been able to give me!