Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers

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, they are. There are several and they teach in English and there is one that is half English and half Spanish. Preschool is about $2000 a year for half-day. - Aug 2021

Yes, a broad range, but price depends on the school (some seem expensive). The kids attend a wide range of schools and newcomers should check with the Community Liaison Office (CLO). - Mar 2019

There are a lot of in-home daycare and nursery schools. These are a lot less expensive than daycares in the US. Most people have found one they are happy with. - Aug 2016

Everything is expensive and COLA is not enough to cover costs. - May 2016

Preschools are usually located within someone's home. Prices are very affordable compared to the U.S. - Jun 2015

My kids were in preschool and there were a few to choose from. Most of the preschools are in a private home and kids ages 2-5 are all in the same room. It is very different from American preschools. Most kids start at age 2 in Trinidad. It was significantly cheaper than preschools in the States. - May 2015

Yes, several small daycare options. - Aug 2014

I do not recall there being a preschool. - Oct 2012

People hire nannies, and there are some preschool programs, including montesouri. - Feb 2011

n/a - Jan 2011

- Nov 2009

There are some, including Montessori. - Mar 2008

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