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?

There are preschools available in English, including at the International school. They seem be a little pricey, although not more than what you would pay in the U.S. for childcare. The school does not have before or after school care, which is a concern for families that have both parents work. Some parents are working to change that at the school. For now, many families have a nanny that watches the children after school. - Jul 2018

Limited English language preschool options depending on where you live. Kindy International is popular on the west side of town, and The Learning Tree, as well as Magical World on the east side. Most function as a daycare model, not as preschool. - Apr 2016

Yes, there are 3 to choose from and we have heard good and bad things about them all. Nannies are also a viable option and pretty reasonably priced (about US$8-10 per hour). - Feb 2014

The AISZ preschool is the only English speaking preschool. However, there is a nice Croatian speaking preschool called "Brat Sunca". - Oct 2010

There are limited English-speaking preschools: 3 main ones, and the one at AISZ.All are in the Northern hills. AISZ is ridiculously expensive for a preschool that is nothing better than an average preschool you'd find in the States. The other options are also quite expensive (US$350+ for just a few mornings a week, up to almost US$500 for full-day, 5-day programs). These schools are...okay. They are fine, the teachers are fine. But not great for the price. Facilities are VERY small, making the schools not as comfortable and functional as you'd want. - Mar 2009

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