enlucas's picture

want to know about early kid education

Hello friend’s

i have one 3 year old baby me and my wife we both are working,so we need to send our child to any play school,
but we both are confuse to send our child to play center, is it safe for our child in terms of growth or to get some education idea.
give me some good suggestion on this issue we are so worry for our child and which kind of play school is better for him.


mayamay's picture

Before you choose a daycare center, find out these things.

The place must be clean and safe. There must be fewer than 8 children for each 1 adult, fewer than 4 babies for each 1 adult. There must be nutritious food. It must be acceptable for you to come any time with no advance warning. There must be a plan for discipline that is acceptable to you. There must be activities planned for each day. Sick children must be forbidden so the other children may remain healthy. The adults must provide you with contact to other clients so you can assess the way the children are treated.

mayamay's picture

Also, investigate this:

junieg's picture

In Britain, all childcare facilities are inspected regularly by government authorities and reports are then published. Prospective parents can view these reports and get a good idea of the facility's strengths and weaknesses. The nursery where I work has had outstanding reports for years now and that is why our waiting list is so long. I am sure that the facilities in the States must have regular inspections too, so is there somewhere you can view these reports when choosing a place?

junieg's picture

Here our ratios are 1 adult to three children under 2, 1 adult to 5 two year olds, and 1 adult to 8 children over 3. This is when inside the nursery. The ratios are less when on outings.
Visit the nursery with your child and look carefully at the children there. Do they look happily occupied? Does the place look clean? Do the children have access to outdoor play? Ask to see some learning plans and policies. Do they follow any kind of curriculum? Watch carefully how the adults interact with the children. Ask if they have any sample menus of food served and if your child may take their own food to be heated up for them. All that mayamay has said is also very important.

littlekingdomchildcare's picture
I completely agree with you Mayamay, these are the prerequisites of a good preschool or daycare center.And the best condition is that the parents and guardians must be allowed to pay surprise visit to the center.
Alexklaschools's picture
The first 2 years of a child's life are spent in the creation of a child's first "sense of self” most children are able to differentiate between themselves and others by their second year. This is a crucial part of the child's ability to determine how they should function in relation to other people. Early care must emphasize links to family, home culture, and home language by uniquely caring for each child, which is known as the key worker system. Parents can be seen as a child's first teacher and therefore an integral part of the early learning process.