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Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?

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Your child’s first year at school should be easy and fun. This sets the stage for his future education. Although no program is perfect there are some programs that are better than others. No matter what your options, find out what makes them stand out and how you can give your child the best start possible.

Why K1報名?

Consider the purpose of a kindergarten program. Your child will have the opportunity to practice and learn essential social, emotional and problem-solving skills in kindergarten.

Kindergarten is a time when self-esteem is a key goal. This is the process of making your child feel confident about herself and her abilities to face the challenges of learning. This can be done with the help of books.

Kindergarten teaches cooperation. It teaches you how to work, learn and get along with other people. Your child will learn patience in kindergarten, how to share and take turns with others, and all the social and emotional skills he will need throughout his school years.

While most children are naturally curious, some don’t know how to use their curiosity or focus. Kindergarten is the time to spark and direct your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning.

What does an ideal kindergarten look like?

Ask parents and educators, and they will give you many different ideas about the ideal kindergarten. There are some basic principles that educators agree on about what makes a program good. It should:

Your child will be able to understand the world and organize information. This will increase his self-worth, confidence, ability to work well with others and interest in difficult tasks.

You can offer a mix of teacher-initiated and child-initiated activities. Your child can work independently or in small groups on investigations and projects.

Avoid sitting in large groups. Most activities are play-based and hands-on, with small groups. As the year progresses, large groups become more involved in preparation for 1st Grade.
Encourage a love for books, reading, writing, and encourage creativity. You will find books, words and children’s writing in every corner of the classroom.

These elements should be considered when looking at programs. Also, consider the needs of your family. Every child is different and not all programs are right for them. Some children do better in programs that provide more guidance than others. Before you make a decision, talk to your preschool teacher and visit several schools.

What if the Program is less than ideal?

You may not have the option of where your child will go to kindergarten, but you are worried about the quality. Give the teacher and program time to get the year started. It may be because the spring class was different than the fall. Many programs begin slowly. This allows children to get away from their families and feel more confident at school.

Talk to your teacher if you have any concerns after a few weeks. Talk to the teacher about your goals and expectations. Sometimes, a mismatch in approach can just be a mismatch. Keep the conversation going. Be open to receiving information but also willing to listen to the teacher’s philosophy.

There are instances when a teacher’s approach or teaching style is not right for your child. Talking with the principal is the next step. Bring clear points to share with the principal. This will allow the principal to see the problem and offer suggestions.

Children may need to change schools or teachers from time to time, but this is rarely the case. This could be due to many classroom observations by your child’s teacher, principal, or another professional. This decision should be reached with group consensus.