Find the answers to your burning preschool questions right here.
It’s time for your child to head to school, a preschool that is. And while this can be a very exciting time for mum and dad, there are no doubt some worries as well – Will my child be able to cope? How do I choose the right school for my child? How will the teachers treat my child? Parents, you’re not alone. Those nagging worries are perfectly normal but you’ll be surprised just how well your child can thrive in the right environment. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a preschool and making it work.
What Makes a Good Preschool Teacher?
A good preschool teacher should exhibit the following characteristics: passion, patience, flexibility, creativity and communication. Every teacher should have a strong passion for nurturing children and the drive to unlock every child’s door to learning. Given the nature of their age, children often have short attention spans and little self-control so it is important for the teacher to have plenty of patience and keep the classroom in order under different settings. Every child comes to school with a unique personality and learning style. To reach each child effectively, teachers must respect these differences and work with each child’s style. To make learning fun and exciting, the teacher also needs to exercise creativity to make every lesson impactful. Lastly, teachers also need to effectively communicate with the child at his level and also with the child’s parents about his needs, skills, problems and achievements so as to build support for and strengthen the lessons the child is receiving in the classroom.
– Jaime Tan, Centre Director of Posso Preschool @ Big Box