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About the Schools, Preschools & Camps Newsletter
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1. Reply to a Previous Question
Topics raised in previous newsletters are listed by date on the posting form here. Choose the topic you are replying to and type in your response. If you work at the school that you are recommending, please disclose this, per the policy below. BPN accepts negative reviews from parents with first-hand experience in this section if they comply with the Negative Review Policy.
2. Post a New Question
Post a new question about schools and preschools, summer camps, tutors, and other topics about school and pre-school. Per the policy on Repeated postings, we ask that you post only one question per newsletter.
3. Parent Review of a School, Camp, or Tutor
Here you may post an "unsolicited" review of your child's school, preschool, camp, or tutor. This section is for parents only. Reviews from teachers, directors, or other staff are not accepted in this section, even if they are also a parent at the school.
Negative reviews are not accepted in this section. The are accepted in response to a previous question. See the Negative Review Policy for more information.
3. Announcements about a School or Camp
This section is mainly used by local schools and camps to post announcements about their programs. Preschools and other programs for children under 5 years must include the facility's license number in their post - see About Childcare Licensing in California. For more information about BPN's policies on promotional postings, see Advertising and Self-Promotion on BPN.
- Camps & Afterschool
Local summer camps, camps operating during school holidays, and afterschool programs may post an announcements about their programs here. Homeschooling enrichment programs may also post to this section. Please see the policy on Repeated Postings for information about how often you can post announcements.
- Info Sessions/Tours/Open House
Information sessions, open houses, and tours about schools and camps can be posted here. Please see the policy on Repeated Postings for information about how often you can post announcements.
- School/Preschool Openings
If you have openings in your program outside of your regular enrollment season, you may post them here.
- School Connections
This section is mainly used by parents to publicize get-togethers for school families, typically for public school kindergarteners before the beginning of the school year.
Miscellaneous postings such as announcements about employment and volunteer opportunities at local schools, conferences and lectures about schools, public discussions, and the like.
Guidelines for Parents:
Guidelines for Schools & Camps:
When parents see the same school posting repeatedly in the BPN newsletters, it gives the impression that the school is having trouble with enrollment. So be judicious about how often you post.
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