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?

Two of the schools have preschools which I've heard are expensive. Some families use local daycare/preschools which are Dutch-language and some have waiting lists. - Jun 2017

Yes, but I have no experience with them. - May 2016

Yes, not many. Usually in Dutch, unsure of the cost. - Dec 2014

There are several very affordable day care options (around US$100/month for full-time care), but the quality is questionable. Most teachers don't speak much English and the teaching/overseeing style is quite different than in the USA. Both of the international schools offer preschool, but at much higher cost. There are also local preschools, but they are in Dutch. - Jul 2014

There was one place called the Rainbow school where some people brought their kids. Otherwise, International American School had a preschool that was good. I think Suriname International School also had a pre-K program but i'm not sure. - Sep 2013

The international school has a pre-k class. There is also the Rainbow School which is more of a daycare than school but is English speaking. - Feb 2010

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