To build a firm foundation for life and develop readiness for elementary schooling in every child by igniting their curiosity to explore, discover and develop a joy for learning amidst a safe, secure and immersive environment.
Most young children today will start their education by enrolling in an early childhood education program. Such programs offer great benefits that help in laying a firm foundation for a great education.
Preschools today, are as diverse as our children themselves! While having an array of programs at different price points does offer choice and flexibility, it can be quite a confusing and stressful as well as an exciting proposition for parents to identify a high-quality early childhood program that matches their goals and priorities as well as caters to the specific needs of their family and child. This is true at all times, but has taken on added importance as society continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges that it brings. So, while you’re navigating through the process of selecting a preschool, if you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone!
While choosing a Preschool, you must always remember that early childhood learning is built on positive and trusting relationships. Relationships that are nurtured by educators who are observant, patient listeners and lovingly engage with children. Educators who do not yell, cluck their tongues or roll their eyes at children. Positive relationships can be hard to define, but they are easy to see.
While many families usually narrow down their search based on the word-of-mouth recommendation of trusted friends who have shared their good experiences or by checking out social media reviews, it will take a lot more than surfing a few websites or speaking over the phone to make the decision of when and where to enroll your child.
The surest way to feel convinced about your child being assured of a positive early childhood care and education experience is, by requesting the preschool for a brief tour of their facility. Taking a tour while the preschool is functioning will give you a first-hand impression. It will provide you an opportunity to meet the educators, observe the children, speak with a few parents whose children are presently enrolled, make some key observations and even ask some pointed questions to the staff provided, you know what to look for and ask!
Here is a link to a few hallmarks of success that you would want to watch out for while you navigate through the process of selecting a preschool.
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