Quiz Quiz: Is Your Toddler Ready to Start School?

When it comes to figuring out if your toddler is ready to load up his or her backpack and head off to preschool, there's no quick and easy answer. From finding out potential schools' policies on potty training to considering how you feel about being separated from your child, there are many things to think about before writing that tuition check.

"When considering preschool, one of the biggest questions is are the parents ready for their child to go to preschool?" notes Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive and director of Barnard College Center for Toddler Development. "If separation is hard for the parent, the child will pick up on that and feel less secure during this fragile process of entering school."

Take our quiz to help you decide if your family is ready to take the preschool plunge!

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