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Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

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Yes, many options and price ranges. - Apr 28, 2016
Yes. We pay something like US$2,000 a year for preschool, which seems reasonable. - Jan 28, 2016
Several available and new ones seem to be popping up. Costs similar to the states. - Jan 19, 2016
I believe so. - Aug 10, 2015
Preschools vary greatly, and run from US$200-500 a month. - Aug 2, 2015
Yes, they are plentiful. - Aug 25, 2014
We sent our daughter to a Montessori, Spanish-only preschool. We had a wonderful experience there and she really bonded with her teachers. Her Spanish is great, too. Most people seem happy with the preschools here and moderately pleased with the other schools. - Jul 14, 2013
There are a variety of options. Most people seem pretty happy with the choices. - Apr 30, 2013
Lots of options. - Jan 24, 2013
Many options. Parents seem pleased. - Jun 9, 2012
As stated above, our local Montessori has been amazing. Our son was 2 1/2 when he started, with no Spanish.2 of his teachers spoke Spanish and English, and he adjusted relatively quickly. This year he's in an all-Spanish environment, and thriving. Many different members of the Embassy community have differing opinions, my suggestion is to ask around and take all advice with a grain of salt. - Mar 13, 2012
Good, inexpensive, and readily available. We have our kids in a bilingual preschool, and they love it! - Feb 22, 2012
yes - Feb 12, 2012
New Horizons, is good. - Oct 5, 2011
There are many preschool options that range from the traditional style with rote learning and worksheets to Reggio Emilio, Multiple Intelligence, and "montessori" based schools. We love the school our child attends. After age 2 though it is difficult to find a quality preschool that teaches in Spanish - they are all English speaking. - May 21, 2011
My 3-year-old attends a preschool (about 5 minutes from our home) which speaks primarily English. We are switching him to another school next year that will teach him more Spanish. The problem is that the bigger, nicer facilities have families there with parents who can afford it.....for those parents it is very important that their kids learn English. This is great for them, but not so great for our English-speaking kids. So it has been a struggle to find good quality schools that will still give them some Spanish language. - Jun 29, 2010
Stay with a local provider. There are great daycare facilities, particulalry without the low quality of teacher that staffs this area at CMS. Plus, you have a real chance for your son or daughter to learn Spanish at a local daycare. - May 13, 2009
The school starts at Pre-K, daycare is available and decent if you're selective. - Nov 24, 2008
Yes--it seems to be very available and I've known people who seem to have had good experiences with it. - Oct 19, 2008
Some good programs here. Very reliable, inexpensive childcare available. - Aug 21, 2008