Irene Byrne, M.A. is the director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool in San Francisco. She obtained her B.A. degree in psychology and English from University College Dublin, Ireland and her M.A. degree in education from San Francisco State University. She also holds a Montessori Teaching Credential from Sion Hill College in Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland.
Her publications include Birthing: Choices You Have to Create the Best Birth Experience For You and Your Child, Finding a Preschool for your Child in San Francisco and Marin, Preschools by the Bay, and Preschools L.A.
Irene teaches workshops about the preschool and kindergarten application process and consults with families throughout the bay area.
This book is designed to get parents started on their search for the right preschool for their child. This process is a personal one and each family will approach it in their own unique way. It is the author’s wish that everyone will find some good pointers throughout the book. There is a lot of general information given about the search and specific information about preschool programs.