Preschool education is important, no arguments on that. But, taking wrong decisions just to avoid the time-consuming process of enrolling your child into a preschool is pure carelessness. What is the point of wasting money on schools which don’t even provide the justified value for your child’s development. After all, the child is your successor, get the best for him by sparing some time.
There is a big bunch of private schools and government schools in the USA, hence, it’s really difficult to choose the best one. Yet, the time is worth devoting, at the end, it’s about your child’s future. So, here are some questions that you should deliberately ask private schools before handing over your child’s future in someone’s hand.
- Do you meet my family requirements: The world is full of competition and everyone whether man or women, both are doing 10%, 20% more than their capabilities to earn the daily requirements. Major families in the United States consist of two working members, so, one of the reasons for a preschool is also the unavailability of a parent for child care. It’s important to evaluate the working of preschool if they match the timings of the parents. Most of the child cares follow the all or nothing approach, yet there are few preschools which are flexible. Also, ask if they offer full day care or half day care.
- How are plays integrated into the daytime: Kids have different needs from the daycare and parents have different ones. At pre-kindergarten level, activities that employ physical activities and the development of all the 5 senses are essential. But, engaging kids in unplanned, unguided, and unethical plays can lead to a negative impact and may result in dangerous events. Daycare play activities should focus on teaching kids in a fun manner rather than just letting them have fun on their own. Make sure that you’re enrolling your child in a preschool that cares for your child’s education, not just money.
- Parental involvement is incorporated or not: Parents love their kids and that’s why they send their kids to get the best education. But, at the same time, they don’t want their kids to forget who their parents are, and how much parents love them. It’s important for pre-school programs to involve parents in them to let parents devote some time towards their kid’s development. Parents are also advised to save some time for kids and engage with them in fun activities at home. Take some time off from work and take their kids on family vacation, and picnics.
One important advice for parents, yes, the private schools will be costly but they would put some extra attention towards your child’s overall development. Also, enroll your child in schools which are certified by the government or the designated authority. Beware of cheats and wannabe preschools.
Don’t rush things, take time, do some proper research and then agree to any deal.