Choosing kindergarten for your child needs to know what you want in kindergarten and ask questions to see if the schools in town match what you are looking for.
There are many philosophers working with toddlers. Some programs offer courses and some do not. Some offer pre-reading and some do not. Some offer a lot of social opportunities and some do not.
What questions can you ask to see if the available application matches you?
Let's start with the school hours. Some schools open as early as at. 7:00 for school and school starts at. 9:00 when the day of pre-school begins. If you need to be at work at 8:00, you must first narrow your choice to the schools that offer school care.
It is my suggestion that you visit the school without the child. Talk to the principal and ask what the best time to visit. You will learn more by visiting in indoor and outdoor time.
Most schools have a rough schedule of what the children do during school. Is this time match what you hoped for for your child? My children went to two different schools. My older daughter needed more structure. At school she left, the children moved from class to class. One class was treated like puzzles, but in another room was dressed in clothes and still another room held in the artwork. Finally, the last room was what I called the school. You may find letters and numbers and books in this room. This system worked great for her.
My other daughter went to school where scholars did not exist, but the organization was stable. This fits well with the child she was and met both her needs and my needs.
It is therefore possible to find a good school with great programs but it does not fit your child properly.
I also suggest meeting a teacher's kindergarten when choosing to find out what a kindergarten teacher in your school hopes to see when your child enters a nursery bedroom on the first day.
Here are some questions you can ask when you visit:
1. Do you learn to read and write at all? Please remember, it is not correct or incorrect answer. You, as a parent, need to know if this is important to you. As I said, for one of my daughters it was quite important and for the other child it was by no means my list that was important.
2. What is the percentage of the adult / child the school tries to maintain? Each state decides what the state needs, but all schools have their own guidelines within the Treasury. My older daughter was in a school that did not use teacher assistants. However, they kept the classes small. My younger daughter was at school who used assistant teachers and the ratio was just as 3: 1, although the state allowed a much higher proportion. With more children in the class is also more opportunity for playmates.
3. What is a sick child policy? Every school has another weak child policy. As a mom, I did not want my kids to be around the sick children all the time. However, I knew if my child had a runny nose, I'm probably called to get her up.
4. How often are new toys bought and how often are old toys thrown out? This was important for me, both because of safety and also the longer the toy is in circulation, the more bacteria live on it. At some point, dirt can not be washed anymore. Also changing times and new toys are coming out on the market. In addition, in the case of things like puzzles, pieces will disappear. I wish my child was able to finish the puzzle, not having one piece missing.
5. What is the communication system between the school and the parent? Some schools send home a monthly calendar next month, while some schools send out a letter on Friday that summarizes the week in review. Most schools have conferences. Mom like to hear what their wonderful kindergarten is. If the school discovers what they believe could be a problem like hearing, speech, visual or even behavioral problems, what is their method of informing you?
6. How are the children separated? Is it by age? Are there many classrooms? Does the system that this school uses to develop courses according to your needs and needs? Each child is different. My older daughter enjoyed the children of their own age. My younger daughter did great to children of many ages.
7. What are the food rules in this school? Are children having their own lunch? Are a snack served? Is the school groundnut available? Some preschools choose to be a loose nut to meet children who are allergic to nuts. Are the hot lunch served? If so, ask for a monthly long menu to see which foods are available.
Without the child it is important that you follow the class. Do the children interact with each other and in adults? Do the kids both alone and with others? Do you see activities and toys that allow the child to be unique and creative? Or is every child told to do the same color flower? Children are children. If you see two children argue, how does the teacher solve the problem? How big are the classrooms? Is there enough room for different children to play with different things? For example, is there room for two girls to play dress up while two boys build a freeway? Where are the bathrooms associated with the classroom?
Plans to visit school on departure time. Are the kids eager to drive in their classes or are most children happy to be there?
If you think the school matches what you want, ask if you can carry your child for one day. Most schools will allow a test day. If your child is happy, you have just found the right school to sign in to your child.