What questions are typically asked on a preschool application form?


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Preschool application forms ask for household information, contact information, health insurance and other personal questions. The questions asked on application forms usually vary from school to school.

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Getting a child enrolled in a preschool is a task that many parents worry about, especially those who want to get into a private school. An important part of the admissions process is the application form. Most forms require the same basic information, such as parent's name, age, contact information and child's name, birth date and place. Beyond this, schools might require other information, such as the following questions:

  • What is the name of the health insurance provider?
  • Did the child get a referral and from whom?
  • How many siblings does the child have and how old are they?
  • Does the child comes from an alumnus family?
  • Is the child toilet trained?
  • How many, and which, languages are spoken at home?
  • Does the child have any health problems or allergies? If yes, describe them.
  • What are the child's favorite activities?
  • How does the child get along with others, in play groups?

These questions help give admissions officers an idea of how well the child might fit in with other students and what kind of special considerations may be needed. Some questions, such as asking about alumnus status, are often asked by elite schools. Children from alumnus families may have a better chance of being accepted.

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