FOR A PARENT, FINDING THE PERFECT PRESCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILD CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK. HERE ARE SOME KEY ELEMENTS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN SELECTING ONE TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM HOME TO A NEW LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE.
“The social and educational foundation of a child begins where teaching begins.”
When looking for a preschool for your little ones, you should consider those that have a solid reputation in the community, a warm and comforting environment, passionate teachers and staff, active learning, and child-friendly facilities. Children need to feel nurtured and appreciated. Students discover the joys of learning as parents discover the joys of having peace of mind knowing their child is striving with a natural desire to learn.
The preschool should also offer a healthy and safe environment, follow current CDC guidelines, and be a place where kids’ learning can flourish. The preferred preschool will care about the stability and reliability of their essential and critical workers while helping the community. Preschools should also hold the highest level of standards for children with quality education. Caring, loving, and nurturing staff should exceed the level of character, integrity, and excellence required to provide students with a fun and safe learning experience and environment. Students can reach their fullest potential with educators that empower and provide a high-quality early education experience. By instilling self-discipline and other skills necessary for children to achieve their education, they can enhance every child’s imagination and improve their quality of life as well.
It’s important that we, as educators, document children’s work and make it visible so that they can see their process of thinking. As observers, we can then assess the process and learning that has taken place during any given project. A child’s natural curiosity is used as a powerful motivator. Therefore, teaching important concepts such as mathematics and early literacy through projects, everyday experiences, collaborative activities, and an active curriculum is a guide to a college-preparatory, traditional, and structured education.
By: ELIZABETH GARCIA
Director at TREE OF LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRESCHOOL