Choosing a Pre-school for your Child
Along with the anxiousness parents face upon realizing that their child must enter school soon comes the difficulty and dilemma in choosing what school he or she must attend. Several factors such as the proximity, accessibility, credibility and academic quality of the school are often considered. Of course, you would not want to leave your child alone for several hours in the hands of people who are not trustworthy right?
The ABCs of choosing the best preschool for your child
Singapore currently has over 1000 childcare centres, more than 500 kindergartens and several playgroup centers. With such diverse options, how do you choose the “best” preschool for your child? There’s no need to be overwhelmed when you know what you and your child need from a preschool education. Here’s a checklist of what to keep in mind when choosing a preschool for your child.
Based on your child’s age and your work arrangements, you can decide which type of preschool might work well for you and your child. Read more…
The article suggests a couple of tips for parents and teachers alike which are all geared for the benefit of all the parties involved in the decision making process of sending a child to school. It is essential for parents to do their own research before applying for a school and check for the reliability of these schools. The next article from Youngparents enumerates what you, as parents, should be considering when sending a child off to school.
Choosing a preschool: 12 questions you must ask
You want only the best for Junior, but how do you know if the centre you have in mind meets your standards and will encourage your child’s social, physical, intellectual and emotional development? When you tour a preschool, what exactly should you be looking for? These are the questions that education experts say you should be asking.
“What are your philosophy and values?”
Elaine Chia, senior director for education (early childhood) at Mindchamps, says that the preschool’s philosophy, beliefs and values must be aligned with yours. For instance, is the centre’s curriculum more focused on play or academics? If you’re academic-oriented, a centre that doesn’t give homework would obviously worry you. Read more…
Several questions must be asked by parents in weighing options for schools they would like to consider enrolling their children at. It is important to know the school’s core values, visions, and missions. Will the child grow academically adept? Will he/she be socially involved? It is also important to know the school’s curriculum and teaching methods so as to know whether it will enhance the child’s learning and improve his/her skills in different academic areas. The following article by Anthia Chng discusses the ways on how to choose the right pre-school for your children.
How to choose the the right preschool or kindergarten for your child
With so many preschool and kindergarten options, how do you pick the right education for your little one? Each school comes with its own unique set of strengths so we figured it would help to hear from educators who teach at some of the top international schools in Singapore, on tips and tricks that may help us along. Parents give us their reviews and testimonials too, on what they like about the kindy system within K-12 educational institutions. Read on for the inside scoop!
What should you look out for in choosing a school?
This is where first impressions count: what you first notice, how the children are playing and interacting, and how the teachers are supporting them. Read more…
There is a dozen of options to choose from, but in choosing a school for your child, of course you would only want the best. The article enumerates a list of Singapore’s top schools and a few words from the teaching staff and parents as well. Sending a child to his/her first learning experience outside the home is a tough decision. That is why it is important that the parents and the school work hand-in-hand in order to provide the best learning environment the child could ever have.