Submitted by Dan Gilbert on behalf of Primrose Schools.
Primrose helps students achieve success in learning and life by delivering innovative, high-quality day care services in three different Birmingham locations. Dan has written a number of articles on topics varying from bilingual learning to teaching the importance of volunteering.
One of the most important decisions parents make is finding the proper person or facility to take care of their children. Studies have shown that children’s brains develop quickly from the time that they are babies to the age of five.
Parents should also be mindful that the well-being of their sweet children is based upon receiving encouraging, engrossing experiences when growing through these first years of life.You should be aware of the options regarding the care of your children. Be sure to ask those you trust such as family members, friends and your child’s doctor for references. Once you’ve gathered a list of possibilities, review each school’s web page to understand their approach to child care.
Your next step is to narrow down your list to a few favorites and then call the school with questions that you may have about their programs. After you’ve spoken to several school officials, you will need to tour each facility before making your ultimate determination.Your initial intuition regarding each school is significant. Often, parents will later admit that they had a first impression of their child’s school and knew that it was the right one immediately.
Certain aspects of a school may provide you with comfort allowing you to leave your child there such as how you and your child are welcomed. You can tell a lot by the smell that greets you when you enter the front doors of the school and how staff members speak to you and your child. If you have initial concerns regarding the school, then this may continue to nag at you after you’ve placed your children there.
You will need to make time to personally connect with the teachers and caretakers at the school. In order to feel comfortable leaving your children in the care of others, it’s important to make sure that they genuinely want your child to learn and grow.
After you’ve found a school that you feel comfortable with, it’s time to understand the school’s strategies, guidelines and teacher credentials. Five areas to consider discussing with school officials include:
Review the school’s learning ambitions and values. Furthermore, you will want to check their methods for instructing your child and the type of resources used during teaching moments. Also, make sure that their teaching strategies align with your standards. Another factor to consider is whether the pre-school will prepare your child for entering elementary school.
Review the school’s official qualifications and accreditation. Make sure that the school is held responsible by local agencies. These organizations are in place to ensure schools use curriculum based on approved research.
Review the credentials of the school’s teachers. Ask the school about the training required for their employees and if they provide continuous development opportunities for their teaching staff. It’s also important for your school’s teachers to be educated in CPR in addition to first aid.
Review your schools educational atmosphere. When you make your initial visit, notice what the other children are doing. Are they working together in planned activities with teacher supervision? You should also notice how the teachers are interacting with the children, and if the teachers are discussing situations with the children instead of speaking at the children.
Review the school’s regulations. For example, what is their policy during illness or an accident? How do they expect payment? And, does the school have the proper licensing?Childhood development is greatly impacted by the care and instruction that children receive. It establishes the future accomplishments that children are capable of. Also, take your time to find the right preschool for the comfort and well-being of your family.
Guest blogger disclaimer: Neither Dan Gilbert or Primrose Schools is affiliated with Bham WIiRE Realty, LLC. Bham WIiRE Realty, LLC receives no benefit or compensation from either Dan Gilbert or Primrose Schools nor do they receive compensation from Bham WIiRE Realty. Bham WIiRE Realty, LLC does not guarantee the accuracy, validity or reliability of the information contained in this article. Bham WIiRE Realty shall remain harmless and will not be liable for the article’s content in the event damages or harm comes to others as a result of this article. The opinions, views and claims expressed in this article do not represent the views, opinions and claims of Bham WIiRE Realty, LLC.
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