Solid foundations and traditions
As an extension of your home, a pre-school must be built on solid foundations and operate from a place of total integrity. You will need your little one to feel loved, secure and validated throughout their day at pre-school. Just as you do at home, you would like your child to be heard and to be treated fairly.
Your child should be exposed to various traditions and be taught what it means to be kind. If your child is treated with love, patience and respect, they will no doubt adopt the same values as they progress through Pre-School. If your child is considered, they will become considerate. If your child is thanked, they will be thankful.
The Pre-School you choose must be registered with the Department of Health, Department of Social Development and the Department of Education. It is an added bonus if the Pre-School you choose is registered with ISASA (Independent South African Schools Association) and if it adheres to a strong, proven curriculum and is intent on following it. This way, you can be sure that your child will get a good introduction into productive, exciting, meaningful learning.
You will want to see facilities that are well maintained, and replaced regularly to meet the needs of your child’s physical development. It is useful to choose a school that has a maintenance team on site that is available to fix any broken or damaged equipment, as it happens, so that the health and safety of the children becomes prioritised.
Large grounds that cater to the gross motor needs of young children are hugely beneficial.
A Pre-School that follows progressive teaching styles will afford your family the opportunity to have your child learn IT skills as well as learn from teachers who attend workshops and seminars frequently, enabling them to keep up with changes in the ECD (Early Childhood Development) sector.
(Come and visit us at Veritas College and see if we meet your expectations.)