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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?

Yes, many have nannies at home for kids under three years old. - Nov 22, 2017
Parents are spoiled for choice. - Jul 14, 2016
Really nice preschool options, and a variety to choose from. Many are bilingual, and are reasonably priced. Most run mornings only. Salvadorans begin preschool as soon as they can walk, so age usually isn't an issue. Younger children almost always have a nanny, at least for the afternoons when they come home from preschool. - Dec 8, 2015
Yes. Preschools/daycares usually run 7am to 12pm. They are about US$200 per month. Or a little more or less. Very good schools where people feel safe/happy to send their kids! - Jun 9, 2015
Yes and very cheap! There is a wide variety as well with many from the Embassy using the French or Montessori, each taking children younger than 2 years of age. - Mar 23, 2015
Yes plenty, but you have to pay. - Oct 29, 2014
Yes, many. - Jul 8, 2014
Most embassy families choose Barquito de Papel. The British School or recommends the Montessori School. A few families use Arbol de Dios since it is close. In my opinion, the Montessori School is the best option. - Jul 15, 2011
No idea, no kids. Most people just get nannies for the daycare part. - May 21, 2010
There are several. Most are bilingual. Arbol de Dios and The Paper Boat seem to be popular, and both have bilingual teachers. There is also a Montesorri School that I've heard is excellent - much better than many Montessori Schools in the US. - Feb 28, 2009