Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Want the scoop on childcare and education?

It's no news that childcare and early education are a daunting part of parental life in Vancouver - my daughter is going to be three in February so I know all about it - wait lists with hundreds of names on them, line ups to register, lottery registrations, etc. And most importantly, what school is best in the first place? Well, we are now in luck because The Shorty List is here to help. The Shorty List was just launched in November and is packed with information as well as government-sourced data including maximum daycare sizes, satisfaction surveys, test scores, and demographics. You'll find valuable information on over 600 elementary schools, 1000 preschool and daycare facilities in Metro Vancouver. The site also features reviews and comments from parents just like you. Visitors can write about their experiences and perspectives on a particular school or daycare while creating an online community for parents to share and communicate. Making important choices for your child just got easier, and it's FREE!