One of the best parts of my job as director of the Parents League Advisory Services is the opportunity to visit schools. Annually, I visit over 30 independent or private schools, from preschool to high school, and occasionally a boarding school. There is nothing like seeing a school in action. And nothing brings me more joy than visiting a preschool. I am often asked, “What should I look for in a preschool?” My answer is simple: Joy. Of course, this simple answer may not seem an adequate response to what can feel like a complex question.