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What to consider in selecting a preschool / pre-

primary?

Preschools (Pre-primary schools) play an important role in early childhood education and requires careful consideration by parents. Children going to Grade 1 from quality Preschools normally have better developed skills, such as social, language, and cognitive. For this reason it is important for parents to find a good Preschool, especially for the ages 4 to 6 and shouldn’t be difficult process taking the following points into consideration.

Credentials of the Preschool / Pre-primary

Most Preschools are private and as such have their own rules and guidelines. Ideally Preschools should be registered with a government or governing body.

Experienced Educators

Educators should be experienced to work with young children, and ideally qualified for Grade R education as Grade R is now part of the formal curriculum  in South Africa. Educators should be friendly and be able to bond with the children and make them feel safe.

Learning program (curriculum)

The learning program (curriculum) offered by the Preschool should engage the children, offering different subjects, with the focus on learning through fun activities, including physical activities. Learners with well-developed physical skills also do well in subjects such as mathematics, languages and science.

Discipline

Corporal punishment isn't allowed in South African schools. It is important for parents to understand what discipline methods the school apply, in instances of unruly behaviour in class and bullying. Parents must understand and support the Preschool’s discipline policy.

Safe environment

The safety of learners should be paramount and the arrival and departure of learners should be monitored. In addition to security, learners should be monitored for health and injuries. Preschools should have first aid kits on site and should be trained in applying first aid. It is also worth asking the school for their procedure for minor and major medical emergencies.

Location & Logistics

The location of the Preschool should also be considered, early morning drop-offs and afternoon pick- ups should not be a stressful event due to traffic. A school in your local area or on-route to work will ease the rush hour stress and transport logistics.

Conclusion

Make a list of items that is important to you as a family. Consider the points mentioned above. Ideally parents should meet the staff, educators on the school premises. A friendly and welcoming environment speak volumes, but more so the interaction between staff, educators and learners.
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The Yard provides Pre-school / Pre-primary, Grade RRR, Grade RR, Grade R, Aftercare, in Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria East
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Preschool Selection

What to consider in selecting

a preschool / pre-primary?

Preschools (Pre-primary schools) play an important role in early childhood education and requires careful consideration by parents. Children going to Grade 1 from quality Preschools normally have better developed skills, such as social, language, and cognitive. For this reason it is important for parents to find a good Preschool, especially for the ages 4 to 6 and shouldn’t be difficult process taking the following points into consideration.

Credentials of the Preschool / Pre-

primary

Most Preschools are private and as such have their own rules and guidelines. Ideally Preschools should be registered with a government or governing body.

Experienced Educators

Educators should be experienced to work with young children, and ideally qualified for Grade R education as Grade R is now part of the formal curriculum in South Africa. Educators should be friendly and be able to bond with the children and make them feel safe.

Learning program (curriculum)

The learning program (curriculum) offered by the Preschool should engage the children, offering different subjects, with the focus on learning through fun activities, including physical activities. Learners with well- developed physical skills also do well in subjects such as mathematics, languages and science.

Discipline

Corporal punishment isn't allowed in South African schools. It is important for parents to understand what discipline methods the school apply, in instances of unruly behaviour in class and bullying. Parents must understand and support the Preschool’s discipline policy.

Safe environment

The safety of learners should be paramount and the arrival and departure of learners should be monitored. In addition to security, learners should be monitored for health and injuries. Preschools should have first aid kits on site and should be trained in applying first aid. It is also worth asking the school for their procedure for minor and major medical emergencies.

Location & Logistics

The location of the Preschool should also be considered, early morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups should not be a stressful event due to traffic. A school in your local area or on-route to work will ease the rush hour stress and transport logistics.

Conclusion

Make a list of items that is important to you as a family. Consider the points mentioned above. Ideally parents should meet the staff, educators on the school premises. A friendly and welcoming environment speak volumes, but more so the interaction between staff, educators and learners.