Choosing the Right Playschool

Published on May 14, 2019


As a parent everyone wants to give their child the best and most secure future. In this process of building a bright future, pre-schools act as a very important foundation for your child. But, let us first learn more about a playschool. It is a place where children from the age group of 1.5 to 6 years spend their time under the supervision of teachers and caretakers. The main aim of playschool is focused on sensory-motor development as well as the social development of the child instead of aiming only on academic skills. Among various other plus points, sending your child to a playschool helps them get used to a new environment and being around people, which in turn reflects on how they handle separation anxiety.

 

What makes the Best Playschool:

  • Location:

The location of a playschool holds utmost importance. Parents should look for a playschool that is in and around their vicinity. Finding a play school which is near your home or place of work will make it convenient for you to reach your child whenever needed. We also want to make sure that a playschool is located in an area which has good surroundings, atmosphere and hygiene.

  • Safety & Security:

This is a key factor that cannot be neglected while picking a playschool. As children are younger than 6 years of age it is important to have a child-friendly and safe environment. It is also important that they feel secure even of their way to school. There shouldn’t be any kind of safety and health risks in or near the school. A good preschool should not only manage the mental well-being of a child but also his/her physical well-being. It is also necessary for the content and displays in the school area to convey safe and positive messages.

  • Child Comfort:

Setting up a room with smart infrastructure will not be enough if we are looking for a quality playschool. There should be some areas for the child that are child-friendly and hazard-free. To put it in simple words, a playschool should have a washroom, a hygienic area for eating food, a separate place for garbage, a health care clinic, emergency medical kit, no-slip flooring surfaces, cabinets for playthings and other items.

Any equipment like, chairs or cupboards must not have sharp edges. Electric sockets must have covers, and other things that cause injury to kids need to be kept out of their reach and eyesight.

  • Healthy Environment:

A playschool’s environment should be welcoming to young kids. It should not seem frightening or discomforting. The classrooms are to be well-ventilated and spacious. Good and vibrant images and patterns should be visible to children.

  • Passionate Teachers:

Coaching or re-training the teachers is a significant practise that needs to be followed by a playschool. If children are not taught the right things in playschool, it certainly affects the purpose of the particular program. Playschool teachers should have knowledge on the way they teach, ABC and counting, best way to recite rhymes/songs and read stories, how to engage children through various games and ways to control a class of young kids. They have to be caring, loving and passionate about kids.

  • Child-Friendly Facilities:

When you are selecting a playschool, the campus will play a huge role in your decision-making process. Safe, secure and engaging facilities are mostly preferred, for a number of reasons.

The health and safety of your child are very important and so should be your child’s school. You have to make sure that the facilities are constantly being updated, and the faculty and staff are well trained in safety measures. You may also want to know about the school’s resources. Make sure to check that classrooms that are equipped with screens and gadgets are making effective use of the same. Also, if outdoor education is appealing, look for gardens, and opportunities for your little one.

                                                                                                                                                          Author: S Ramya 

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