What does a perfect preschool look like?
Updated: Sep 7, 2019
With the onset of summers, comes the season of caps and hats, umbrellas and sunglasses. What also comes with this is the search for the best preschools for your child.
The first school for a child is always special. Research has shown that early education creates a huge impact on a child’s brain development. These help shape the cognitive, emotional, social, literacy, physical and numeracy skills of a child. So, what does a perfect preschool look like?
Philosophy & Approach
Most prevalent preschool philosophies are – Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and others. While each of them have been developed by years of research in different parts of the world, they are unique in their own way. Many parents choose Montessori because they believe it helps their children acquire leadership skills and independence in general. Many other parents, parents who want their child to be a good citizens may choose a Reggio Emilia program. Children learn all about cooperation through the many projects, particularly how to solve problems and resolve conflicts.
Reggio Emilia schools are known for a project-based approach, which many preschool programs have borrowed. In a project-based curriculum, lessons are based on the interest of the students
Cleanliness & Hygiene
Children at this age tend to be vulnerable to communicable diseases. The best preschool for a child is one where a germ-free environment is guaranteed. Also, Delhi NCR is notorious for its polluted environment and children are affected the most. Hence, international standards of cleanliness is required in this region.
Safety & Security
Children learn best in a safe & non-threatening environment. It would also give the family immense peace of mind to understand that their child is in safe hands.
Preschoolers should always be under adult supervision from pickup to drop. Some schools also provide CCTV coverage – which is essential in this day & age.
Health & Nutrition
Child’s good health is the key to better learning. Choose a school that provides a balanced diet in the meals they provide. Preschool plays a pivotal role in developing food habits and these habits are better learnt early on.
It is also important to be associated with a school that partners with you on your child’s growth.
In a nutshell, what we should look for is a second home for our child. Nothing less.