8 Red Flags to Watch Out For In Your Child’s Kindergarten in PJ

20/03/2019

Kindergarten is a fun and scary time for both parents and their children.  On one hand, kindergarten is a place for a child to explore new surroundings and make new friends, and on the other, it’s scary because many parents and children don’t know what to expect.

 

This is why so many parents decide to tour the school during school hours before enroling their child in kindergarten, and we can’t blame them!  It’s good to get a feel for the school before simply registering your child and hoping for the best!

 

As such, we put together this article which highlights what to look out for in a kindergarten in PJ BEFORE enroling your child.

 

8 Red Flags to Watch Out For in Your Child’s Kindergarten in PJ

 

  1. Teachers yelling or shaming kids.

This can crush a child’s self-esteem – especially if it is in front of their peers.  Granted, discipline is sometimes required in the classroom, but that doesn’t mean emotionally manipulating the children into FEELING shame is the right thing to do.  If a teacher disciplines a child by use of force or touch, this is definitely not a place to enrol your child for kindergarten!

 

  1. Children are constantly told to sit down and be quiet for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Children, especially young children, need to get up and move around.  In fact, there are some studies which reveal they often learn and retain more information through play.  Think of it this way – we spent years teaching our child to walk and talk.  It doesn’t make sense for them to start school and be told to sit down and be quiet!  Keep in mind, this is not referencing nap time or quiet time.  This usually takes place after lunch so the children can rest and digest their food after a morning of learning and moving!

 

  1. Teachers take away recess as a punishment.

Again, children, especially those in kindergarten, need to move around.  For some children, after a period of play they are more ready and focused to sit down and learn.  Playing is important for children!

 

  1. No daily routine.

While it is important to switch up the lessons every day (so the kiddos don’t get bored), it is also important to have a structured routine.  This helps the classroom stay on task and the children also know what to expect.  Sure, there will be some varying days such as field trip days and themeatic activity days- but having a basic structure and ensuring it is followed helps with the overall flow of the day.

     5.  An overuse of flashcards and tests.

Coming back to the notion of play, children, especially those enroled in kindergarten in PJ, need to have breaks of play so they can exhaust that energy they have!  Overusing flashcards and having too many tests may dissuade a child from developing a healthy curiosity for learning.

 

      6.  None of the children’s artwork is on the wall – it’s all commercial posters.

It’s good for kiddos to see their work is valued and appreciated.  On top of that, many children feel a sense of pride when they show mommy and daddy how awesome their artistic skills are.

 

       7.  Staff turnover is high

If staff turnover is high, it’s because something isn’t right within the school.  If teachers aren’t happy, do you think the classroom is going to be a happy place to be?

 

        8.  You don’t feel welcome

If you go to tour a kindergarten in PJ and aren’t greeted by smiling faces and made to feel welcome, this probably isn’t a very great kindergarten.  Imagine sending your child to a kindergarten in PJ where no one smiles!  No offense, but I wouldn’t want to have to go there five days a week!

 

About Little Human Scholars Kindergarten in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

Jana Moreno

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