Another two days before we move into the new year 2012. Parents would be busy with their children school’s preparation. We are not left behind to find pre-school for Amirul and Daycare for Widad. Thinking about which is the BEST preschool for Amirul/Widad
Here is my OBJECTIVES for Amirul’s Preschool/Daycare
 Amirul at minimum rate can recognize, identify and correctly pronounce alphabets, numbers, jawi, colors, shape, etc
 Widad at minimum rate can recognize alphabets, numbers, jawi, colors, shape, etc
 Amirul/Widad can develop good social skill with others than family members.
 Amirul/Widad at minimum rate can recite simple doa’
 Amirul/Widad happy when in the Preschool/Daycare. Jgn bler hantar pg preschool dier ckp xmo pg school
Here is my KPI for BEST Preschool/Daycare for Amirul & Widad.
Preschool/Daycare’s locations to be close to our house and my office. This is easy to send and fetch Amirul/Widad. In the event of an emergency such as Amirul / Widad catch a fever/vomit/fainted/ etc, I can immediately go to Preschool/Daycare from my office.
In case of your house is far from the Preschool/Daycare, at least should your immediate relative like parent-in-law or sibling nearby to attend your kids before you reach there.
Qualified and Caring Staff
I do not emphasize the qualifications of the teachers. She doesn’t need to have a degree /masters in children’s education. Sufficient with the minimum requirements to become a preschool teacher; to attend courses related to preschool and learn first aid techniques. But, its a plus point if the teacher/caregiver have degree in children development/ children psychology. However my KPI are :
- Teacher should be love the children.
- High patience, they can handle children when they throw their tantrum
- Creative with plenty of ideas and able to catch Amirul/Widad’s attention
The Preschool/Daycare not necessarily using Montessori method and Preschool/Daycare that are not using Montessori Method not necessarily not good. As my KPI, the Preschool/Daycare
- Have daily schedules that include plenty of time for physical activity, reading sessions, group programs, socializing, crafts, individual activities,meals, snacks, and free time.
- Can encourages independence and inspires Amirul/Widad individuality and creativity
NOTE : Children’s learning methods are not only on the books, they learn what is around them.
Preschool plus Daycare.
Because I do not have a maid,and does not intend to hire a maid, the daycare is very important to me. My KPI criteria for Preschool/Daycare are:
- I would prefer if the preschool is a house that has a wide area to Amirul play and learn. Outdoor activities is very important to boost up their creativity and interests
- Clean and well-arranged. uncluttered and the floor / toilet not dirty
- Safe - equipment like table and toys must be safe for play by children.
After all above mention points, do not forget about the fees that you have to pay. Its very important because its will effecting your monthly expenses which you need to allocate on monthly basis. Its shouldn’t be a burden yet affordable with fulfill your criteria.
NOTE : Will update on Amirul/Widad current Preschool/Daycare.