How to Choose a Preschool for your Child

Learning is not a race for information; it’s a walk of discovery!

Are you trying to admit your children in a preschool? Then, you might as well know that choosing a preschool for your children involves much more than filling up a form and shipping them off to the school!
There are so many preschools and play schools in Hyderabad that one is pampered with a lot of choice. The usual setup of the best preschools in India is that they operate in franchises. If you are trying to get your child admitted in a preschool brand X, then you are inadvertently choosing a franchise of that brand.
Franchises operate as per the guidelines given by the brand and it is their duty to abide by them. These guidelines include mandates for the area of the preschool, the ambience of the place, the number of staff, and the methodologies of imparting education.
Over the years, there has been a lot of research in the field of early childhood development, and the best approaches for optimum results. Among the famous ones are the Montessori Method, Reggio Emilia Approach, Waldorf Approach, Bank Street Approach, and the High/Scope® Approach.
All these approaches have their own ideologies and methods to impart education to children. All these methods have been proven to be successful. However, in India, most of the preschool chains adopt a hybrid approach where they borrow ideas and ideologies from the above mentioned approaches to create their own mode of education.
This is the tricky part. Until you have a detailed talk with the instructors or the operators of the preschool, you are not really sure as to what exactly your child would learn. There are also other things that make choosing a preschool for your child a tough task.

Here is a list of things that you need to enquire or do to take the right decision:

The Basic enquiries you need to make:

  • Is the preschool near to your home?
  • Is the preschool near to your place of work?
  • Do they offer daycare facilities?
  • What is the exact approach the preschool takes?
  • What is the security they provide?
  • Do they provide medical facilities?

After you have gotten answers to these questions, you are ready for the second phase of your enquiries. Here, you dig deeper and know more about the preschool and its staff.
We understand that it would be a laborious task for you to understand all the approaches of preschool education. So, just enquire whether the teaching there is child centered, teacher led, or child led.
In a child centered approach activities are based on the interests of the students and not on prescheduled activities or topics. In a teacher led approach, activities are preplanned and implemented that way. In child led approach, the teachers have to wait till the students are interested in learning. This is good because when the child is ready he/she would be more receptive.
If you have a clear idea about these approaches, you can decide the best for your child. The next step is to pay a visit to the preschool and see how it works. If you physically see the way children are engaged in activities, you would have an idea of how your kid would fit in.
Next, you have to talk to the staff and the parents of other students. This way would get firsthand feedback of how the place functions. You should also enquire what sort of training the staff gets to handle young and sensitive minds. Equipped with this information, you would be able to choose the best preschool for your child.
Dreamz Playschool is fast becoming one of the best nursery schools in Hyderabad. Our core ideals are to incorporate the best practices of our heritage with emphasis on thinking, analyzing, and comprehending the values of our ancestors. We strive to accomplish this with concept based learning.
We encourage children to explore the world around them and develop their cognitive and creative abilities. For us, though teachers are the centers of classrooms, they are not chalk and board teachers. They would interact with the children, motivate them to explore and learn. This way the child would not lose the zeal to learn.
Being members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) USA, we provide the best your child deserves. We are among the best pre primary schools in Hyderabad. Talk to us to know more!

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