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Oh it is hard, that first kindergartener going off! I am said that my 2nd and probably last little k-gartner will be heading off in the fall!
I would ask questions about how they handle children who need discipline (even if yours doesn't, how they are handling the ones who do will set the tone for the class)
How much time do they spend outside?
How many transitions are there?
How much down time?
How much free play? (this is still developmentally needed at 5 and certainly 4)
Strong focus on academics or play-based model?
How are art and music handled?
Are there themes for the year? Do the "specials" (art, music, gym) incorporate these themes?
What kind of communication can you expect? What does the teacher like from you?
How do they challenge a child who is bright and already reading (as yours is)? Will your child be bored going over the ABC's? How will they teach to her level?
These are just a few off the top of my head. I don't know very much about language immersion schools so there would surely be other questions that go with that.
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