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The importance of preschool education for a child's future is well known to parents. But, trying to find the right preschool can be quite stressful. Wondering, “How to find the best play school near me?” See our list of preschools to choose the right play school for your little one.

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The key factors that determine the reliability of a daycare centre include transparency in sharing information about children with parents, caring to interact with parents on a need-to-know basis and providing a daily update about their children, and the ability to take care of a child if he falls sick at school. Moreover, parents should also get reviews from other parents on specific areas like infrastructure, staff, policies and rules.

Priya Krishnan, Founder/CEO, KLAY and Founding Years Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

FAQ's

What are the benefits of preschool education?

It is in preschool that early childhood education begins. It is also the place which helps your child learn social skills and how to function in a structured environment. So, a playschool plays an important role in shaping your child's academic success and bright future.

What are the aims and objectives of good preschool education?

The following are some of the objectives of a good playschool: To enhance a child's development in a safe, secure, caring and stimulating environment To develop self-confidence and self-reliance in a child To teach a child cooperative play and sharpen his social skills To help a child express himself through art and play To monitor a child's progress To develop a child's motor, cognitive and language skills To spark his curiosity and build a love for learning To work with parents to ensure an all-rounded development of the child

What are the different types of preschools in India?

The three main methods adopted by best preschools in India are: The Montessori method The Play-way method The multiple intelligence theory Some schools also follow other popular international playschool philosophies like Waldorf and the John Dewey approach. Other playschools follow the Indian education philosophies like the gurukul system.

When should I start looking for a good playschool near me for my child?

Ideally, a child is ready to attend a kids' playschool by the time he turns two years old. But, it also depends on the child's ability to understand language, communicate well, follow instructions, manage himself on his own and participate in a structured educational programme together with other children.

Why should I send my child to a preschool nearby?

Children gain a lot from going to kids' preschool. In school, educational activities for preschoolers help them understand basic concepts of letters, numbers, colours and shapes. In addition to this, they also develop fine motor, and social and emotional skills. Most importantly, they learn how to form friendships and get along with peers.

What's the difference between a day care and a playschool?

A day care or a child care centre is responsible for the well-being of a child for an entire day (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.). The minimum age limit for admission to a baby day care is 6 months. A toddler playschool is responsible for preparing a toddler for formal education by fine-tuning his motor, cognitive and communication skills. The child care services at a day care centre include infant care and toddler care, among other things.

What are the advantages of preschool education?

Preschool children are capable of absorbing more information since their brain is growing rapidly. So, as a parent, the best you can do to take advantage of this wonderful period of knowledge acquisition is by enrolling your child in a preschool. Also, research indicates that children who attend a preschool are equipped with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabulary, and stronger basic math skills, when they enter regular school. Go through a list of preschools near you and read up on the preschool reviews before selecting to visit a few.

What does a child learn in preschool?

Usually, going to a good preschool helps a child develop: (1) personal, social and emotional skills (2) communication skills - talking and listening (3) creativity (4) team spirit and (5) numerical and general ability. The teachers come up with educational games for preschoolers and engage the children in preschool play to teach all these.

What should be the ideal teacher-student ratio in the best preschools near me?

In an early learning centre, the ideal teacher-student ratio should be one teacher for every 15 to 20 students. This would enable the teacher to pay individual attention to each student.

What are the facilities that a preschool should have?

A nursery school should have (1) well-ventilated and colourful classrooms (2) wall paintings with eye-catching characters, letters of the alphabet, numbers and cartoons (3) play area with equipment and safety features (4) hygienic and clean surroundings (5) pollution-free environment (5) easy and unlimited availability of drinking water and (6) safe vehicles for transportation of students.

What safety features should a preschool have?

A preschool should (1) be well-guarded and the school gate kept closed and secured (2) be housed in a strong and stable concrete building (3) have relevant learning materials and toys, which meet safety standards (4) have fire safety measures (5) have CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras for surveillance.

What questions should you ask the preschool authorities?

To be assured that you are choosing the right school, check: The preschool background Preschool programmes Preschool fees Preschool educational philosophy Qualification and experience of the teachers and staff The kind of opportunities they provide for the growth of children Child care facilities Medical support system (for emergencies)

What questions should you ask yourself before sending your child to preschool?

A: Before you plan to admit your child into a preschool, ask yourself: 1. Is my child ready to go to preschool? 2. Can my child take care of himself in school? 3. What kind of facilities would my child need? 4. Does the preschool fees fit into my budget?

How do I prepare my three-year-old for preschool?

It is important to prepare your child for going to preschool. Some of the things you can do are - (1) use pretend play to familiarise your child with the idea of preschool learning (2) address his worries and concerns (3) teach self-help and communication skills (4) motivate him by telling him about the exciting things he can do in preschool (5) introduce a daily routine like the one he would need to follow in school to make him feel comfortable later on.

How can I help my four-year-old deal with separation anxiety?

School separation anxiety is normal for some children. Here are a few things you can do to help your child overcome it - (1) be compassionate and understanding while listening to his fears (2) come up with a farewell ritual (3) keep goodbyes brief (4) do not show your anxiety in front of your child (5) encourage your child to go to school (6) talk about your happy experience of going to school (7) pick up your child on time. A playschool is the stepping stone to your child's academic future. So, do your research, verify your information and make the best choice for your child.

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