What We Need to Know in Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Children

Your children are one of the most precious people in your life right now that is why as much as possible, you do everything just to give them the best you can. Education is one of the main things that you can give to your children and most parents make sure that the school they will send their children to is a good and effective school. Parents must inquire and research well about that school to ensure that everything will go well. Preschool is the first school that they will enter and there a lot of preschools around. Make sure you choose the best.

One good angle is to look at how the preschool will prepare your child for the future stages in his/her life. At My Little Campus, programmes offered to kindergarten children prepare them for Primary School, and the programme has a strong focus on linguistics, Mathematics, Science and life skills. They also cater from infants to kindergarten aged children so do be sure to check their website here.

Next, Mind Champs will teach us about the seven types of preschool in Singapore. We should know about this before choosing.

7 Types of Preschools in Singapore

Choosing a preschool in Singapore for your child can be an extremely daunting task, as it is a decision that carries far more weight than, say, deciding between diaper and jumper brands. Singapore’s preschool education is not compulsory and neither is it subsidised by the government, yet parents go to great lengths to suss out the best preschool in Singapore for their children. Choosing the right fit is often the first consequential decision that parents have to make for their young dependant.

The universal recognition of preschool education’s importance can be attributed to its usefulness as a preparation and an introduction to the school system, regardless of whether the next phase for the child is elementary or primary school. Establishments where learning is encouraged through play, the preschools in Singapore are in such abundance that young parents these days exercise full discretion when choosing from among them. Read more here.

These different types of school teach different things and they also have different methods in teaching. As parents, we have to know more about these and identify what type of preschool is the school we are planning to send our children to. In addition, Melissa Tan will share to us eleven things to note when choosing a preschool.

11 things to note when choosing a preschool

So, it’s time for your peewee to take his first step into formal education ― preschool!

A new bill was passed in parliament in February this year mandating that all preschoolswill have to renew their licences within three years, to ensure that they maintain their standards.

And whether your child is 12 months old or 36 months old, we are sure that you, as a parent, would like to have assurance that you pick the right preschool for your child.

Your choice preschool facility could feature caring teachers, a comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and be priced decently. Or perhaps it’s a particular learning style you’re looking for ― such as the Montessori or the Reggio Emilia approach.

Take a look at our checklist of factors to consider, so that you can whittle down your preschool choices. Read more here.

Some of the important things to consider when choosing the right preschool for your children are location, duration, budget, accreditation, values, teaching methods, class size, and many others. One wrong thing could actually affect many things that is why we have to extra careful. Once we found the best school for our chid, the next thing that we have to worry about is how we would handle the first day of preschool. New Age Pregnancy will help us regarding this matter.

Tips for Handling the First Day of Preschool

Whether it’s preschool, primary school or secondary school, every parent has the first-day-of-school jitters – that weird and wonderful mix of anxiety, excitement, anticipation, stress and fear. Perhaps more than the children themselves!

 The first day of preschool is definitely a huge milestone in any family, and is especially tough for the mom. Your little baby is growing up, and (you tearfully worry) away from you. Going to school can seem daunting in the logistics involved, the beginning of academic life and the end of those years of total carefree play. There will be new friends made, germs caught and milestones reached where you’re not around.

You may be concerned that your little one will feel abandoned and lost when you leave him in this new environment. As far as possible, do take steps to ease the transition by introducing him to the place in advance and explaining to him what school is like. If your child has never been out of your watch since birth, now might be a good time to leave him with trusted friends or family members for periods of time, so that the first day of school is not the first time he is apart from you. Read more here.

New Age Pregnancy provided us with four simple tips and these are: sleep early, say good bye and go, tell the truth, and trust the teacher. Trusting the teacher is really a big factor because you, your child, and your teacher wouldn’t feel comfortable if you are so worried. A lot of preparation is required and parents must embrace the responsibility attached to it.  This is for our children that is why we have to do our best about it.