What are the factors that decide an effective school?
Choosing the right school for your child is a difficult decision to make.
Nowadays children start going to school at a very young age.
Infants around 9 months old also start going to daycare. There is no harm in sending a child to a daycare or a preschool. But, all that a child needs at this tender age is LOVE.
So make sure they are in the LOVING CARE of elders. As they pick up all the essential skills in the first year. Listening, speaking, walking, talking.
So, the person handling the child should be loving and patient.
While we are trying to choose a school, the first thing we need to consider is the AGE of the child.
A child builds all the required skills by the time they turn 6 years of age.
This is the age by which a child is able to express themselves properly.
They are able to perform their daily routine like taking bath, toilet, and brushing.
They start eating on their own.
And most important they are able to communicate their feelings.
Difference between Montessori and kindergarten.
The Montessori way of teaching was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. In this method, a child learns by doing it by themselves in the company of various age group children. They learn with different educational materials basically crafted from wood.
A teacher watches out for the signs of development in a child and keeps providing materials to help the child improve the skill.
Whereas in a Kindergarten environment a child with children of similar age where the activities are selected and guided by a teacher. Songs, rhymes, movement, art, and crafts activities play a vital role.
Preschools are generally expensive because small children need extra care. So the number of staff involved increases. The facilities and infrastructure should be conducive, a child should not get hurt.
The number of facilities involved makes the preschools expensive.
A child spends a long time in his life and day in school.
During the primary years, the focus of a particular school should be to make a child responsible, independent, and caring.
These days a child is not assessed based on marks only. Child is assessed in different ways and accordingly, they are graded.
A child learns in various ways. The home environment or any other place where a child is sent makes them prepared for the formal form of education. Where a child is required to read, write, play, participate, collaborate, and compete.
A child can learn a number of things informally but formally it is not possible. In a formal setup or in a school, teachers need to consider a lot of things.
Informal ways of teaching a child are homeschooling daycares and activity centers.
The age for informal school can be reduced, there is no harm in sending a child to a preschool, a daycare, or an activity center to learn and enjoy. But formally the age should be increased so that a child becomes a little aware of what and why they are doing.
What makes a good school?
Different people answer this differently.
I feel a school life is needed for a child. A child learns every moment.
It is not the school curriculum that makes the difference, it is the routine, people, and friends who bring out the true colors of a child.
At the same time, there is no harm if a child is homeschooled. The only thing that a parent needs to pay attention to is a child should be around people, different types of children, playing and interacting with them. Learning is happening all the time. But discipline and routine should be maintained.
Not a strict routine, but a routine, like a child has to read certain pages every day, a child should be writing or drawing to express, etc.
Co-curricular activities render a number of values:
Visit a school that is near to your house. Choose a board that suits you more depending on your child. During the early years, the pressure is less but from middle school, things change. So, make a decision based on all the parameters.
Any board or curriculum is good for a child, make your choice wisely. Remember that HOME is the FIRST SCHOOL if the foundation has been laid well the structure will definitely be strong.