Most Singaporean parents will agree that finding a good pre-school is somewhat challenging. The reason for this is that there are so many pre-schools in Singapore.
Each of these schools claims to have high teaching standards, experienced teachers, and a comfortable learning area. But if you do a little digging, you will find that some of them don’t have what it takes to help every kid grow and ultimately reach their potential.
To reduce the odds of picking the wrong preschool for your kid, there are some essential things you must give careful considerations to.
The following article by Youngparents unveils some 10 things Singaporean parents must consider before choosing a preschool.
10 things you must know when choosing a preschool or childcare centre in Singapore
Choosing a preschool or child care in Singapore for your child? Here’s what you must know before you shortlist a childcare centre, playgroup, or kindergarten for your little one. Playgroup, infant care, childcare and kindergarten are the different types of care services and programmes available in Singapore. Playgroup is designed for children aged 18 to 30 months old, with sessions lasting from two to four hours. Read more here.
The above article has definitely armed you with some tips that can help you find the best preschool for your kid. The article discusses in depth why parents should consider factors like-their location, curriculum, the learning area, administrative policies, and so on before making a final decision. Read the next article to learn more tips that can help you select the best preschool for your child.
The following article by Jasmine Alimin is a guide to choosing the best preschool in Singapore.
Parents: Here’s how to select the best preschool in Singapore for your kids
No longer do preschools have teacher-led, cookie-cutter curriculums. Instead, there is a wide array of different award-winning pedagogies, language immersion programmes, beautifully-designed campuses, first-class amenities… the list goes on. With so many options – and with each institution offering varying and unique features – how do you pick the one? Read more here.
As you likely saw in the above article, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a preschool is your child’s comfort. Picking a school that your child is comfortable with is an excellent idea, as he will be relaxed, ready to learn, and happy. Do you want to learn what one professor has to say about preschool? If yes, you are going to love the next article.
The following article by Jenny Anderson sheds light on the thoughts of one professor on preschool.
A Berkeley professor says preschoolers need the academic skills parents are rebelling against
For parents with means, selecting a preschool can feel nearly as onerous as choosing a college. Elite and competitive preschools abound, especially in the US, with parents picking apart their pedagogies—Reggio Emilia or Montessori? Waldorf or YMCA?—to figure out which might later clinch their child’s academic success (and make them happy, well-rounded human beings). Read more here.
The above article is a must-read for parents, as it shed light on how preschool where teachers teach about math concepts, use more languages, and engage in pre-literacy activities, can help kids. The article also explains how a great preschool can help a child build an excellent foundation and set him apart from his peers.
Truth be told, not all private preschools in Singapore are great and will be able to address the unique needs of your child.
So before picking a preschool for your little one, it is crucial that you first consider factors like their student-to-teacher ratio, curriculum, and learning area.
Even after considering these factors, it is still a good idea to visit the school you plan to enroll your child to get a firsthand view of what they offer.