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?

Preschool is available. - Feb 2019

Yes. They are abundant and inexpensive. ACS Calvert offers several after school activities that keep the school age kiddos busy. - Sep 2016

Yes. We love the preschool the girls attend (CEAMI). It is affordable. Children are promoted to K/1st grade early here. They begin taking children at age 2 in preschool here, potty training not required. - Jun 2015

Our younger son, who is 2, goes to a neighborhood preschool which we (and he) love. It's a half day program, from 8:30am-12:30pm, and costs us about US$110 per month (includes daily snacks). - Apr 2015

There are a bunch of preschools that are run out of houses and unregulated; one or two are popular within the embassy community. Nannies are inexpensive, equivalent of less than US$20 a day. - Nov 2014

Lots available, reasonable costs. - Jan 2014

Many throughout the town - and they are cheap. - Jun 2013

Plenty and inexpensive. US$350 a month for two kids, 9 AM - 1 PM. - Jul 2012

Great and inexpensive, usually classes are in Spanish until the children are 3 year of age when they can go to the American School. - Feb 2012

Preschool at the ACS school is 240 dollars a month for PK3 (3 year olds) - a little more at PK4 (4 year olds) - but oh so worth it!I see my child getting the head start she needs. Worth every penny. Cheaper options elsewhere. - May 2011

Again, I heard that all the parents are very happy with schools and daycare. It is not easy to find a reliable nanny though. - May 2011

There are many preschool and daycares in La Paz. I have only had experience with ACS, which offers KG3 (3 year olds) and KG4 (4 year olds)classes as well as Elementary, Middle and High School. - Mar 2011

Great preschools. I highly recommend Paraiso which is Montessori system. Regina the owner speaks fluent English and is fantastic. Our daughter was very, very happy here. - Jan 2010

There are many options including 3 and 4 year-old pre-k programs at ACS, a Montessori school and some good private preschools. Nannies are cheap. - Aug 2009

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