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?

N/A - May 2019

This is a semi-unaccompanied post for U.S. Foreign Service officers. Only adult family members (spouses) are allowed - Apr 2014

I know several young couples who had babies while living in Beirut and they were all able to find good daycares/preschools. - Jan 2014

Lots of pre-schools taught in both in English and/or French. More difficult to find an Arabic-focused pre-school. Very affordable. - Apr 2012

Again, I've heard preschool quality is great, with either English, French or Arabic as the language of instruction, but Beirut is still unaccompanied for American diplomats. - Sep 2010

I have no idea since no children are allowed at the embassy. If a woman becomes pregnant while at the embassy, she is currently required to give birth in the U.S. and remain there afterward. - Jul 2010

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