One of the most important skills that a preschool and kindergarten student should have is being able to sit still and concentrate. Young children need to spend most of their time active and have lots of opportunities to move and play. It’s important that the classroom setting provide the children with opportunities to move and play so that they can develop good dexterity and coordination.
Young children can’t sit still very long if they stay with their parents. It’s always best to let the kids play with an adult at home before going to school with them. This is mainly for their safety. It’s a known fact that children who are played with by their parents have better social skills and are more interactive and willing to learn.
So how does a parent choose a preschool or kindergarten program? There is no way to really know how a child will react or perform until the program has started. So it is a good idea to spend some time with the child, especially a toddler, and observe the way they react to others, and their general sense of well being. Does the child interact with the same children consistently? Do the children have fun, look happy and do you sense that the child enjoys being there?
The program you pick should be a personal one that matches the individual child. If the child is able to socialize with other children then you want to be sure the program has something to do with this. Children who socialize with children their own age will have more of an opportunity to build good relationships, learn social skills such as trust, and be able to work with others without beingsted.
Know ahead of time who will be teaching your child. If the child’s name is prefixed with a “don’t” then you want to be sure that your child will be able to sit still and concentrate for long periods of time. preschool programs begin with a strengths based curriculum and this is rarely changed. It is best to enroll your child in a program that will build their foundation slowly. An example of this is Boston’s Montessori Private School.
Next, you need to figure out what your child is learning at school. This is measured by such things as math and reading scores. An easy way to determine this is to look at what programs are available in your area. Make sure the school has a good variety of classes and explore their curriculum.
At this point, you need to identify what subjects are going to be taught. This can be difficult because education curriculum can be confusing. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If the school is new to your area, they may not have a clear answer. However, if they have a reputation for being good, ask for a recommendation. Another way to figure out what the school is capable of is to speak to alumni. Large companies that have worked with this type of preschool will have a good idea.
Finally, you need to figure out how much the tuition costs. This can vary considerably, depending where the school is located in relation to other schools in the area. If the school is new to your area, it may be worth it to compare schools in the area to see if the cost at this school matches what you expect to pay. If you prefer a school close to home, you may not spend as much as one far away.
There are many preschool programs that work with children who have not been diagnosed with any medical conditions. Many of these programs are very comparable to daycare centers. The one thing that helps your child most is the quality of the staff in a preschool program. If the teachers are able to kind words with your child, as well as encourage them to actively participate in their education, your child will view their learning as important.
In the end, it is hard to say which preschool programs are the best. Because each program has their own strengths, it is difficult to choose on one specific program over another. The best education is offered by a combination of both. pick the program that matches your child’s needs best and stick with it.