Live QnA- 19th April
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Are you also in the dilemma to choose the right preschool for your baby? This live chat is all about solving your problems and dilemmas. Our expert and CEO of Purple Turtle Preschool Swati Rajoria will be there on the app to solve all your queries.
Some sample questions such as:
1) What should one look for when exploring possibilities for your preschooler?
2) How is discipline handled in a good preschool?
3) How imp is child safety and how to figure out if the preschool is taking enough measures to ensure the same?
4) What teacher-child ratio is best?
5) What do schools expect from the parents?
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Date: 19th April
Topic: How To Select The Best Preschool?
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I have seen these days pre schools are too much into fashion show, talent hunt, dance shows etc, is this type of school is good for toddler
#askswati

#askswati
Hello maam..thankyou for this session.
I would like to know a few things
1) Are there any interviews; (for kids) for pre school admissions?
2) what are basic qualities that make a pre school, a good pre school?
3) How as parents we can ensure safety of children in the premises when we aren't seeing them?
4) How to manage the emotions of child who is going to pre school...away from mom..for the first time? Few tips please.
Thankyou!

#mrs chhoker
If you are looking for quality preschool one has to understand the programme well
It's not always what it looks like a lot of play way learning is imp for young ones. Certainly not talent hunt and fashion shows but of course dress up helps as dramatic play is a very good way of learning for kids

#richa
1) For preschool starting at playgroup- certainly not needed.
2) Make your choices based on competence of the faculty, teacher welfare/training programs, infrastructure, individual attention to children, parental involvement, value for money, innovative teaching methods, child safety, hygiene and such other facilities.
3) ask a few questions to the school like:
• How many full-time caregivers do you have?
• How many are part-time?
• How do you screen staff? Do you perform background checks before hiring?
• What are the staff's credentials and training?
• Does the staff have emergency training?
• Training in first aid?
4) Emotional separation causes anxiety- primarily in both. The child and the parent face this at the first time. Dealing with such situations is tricky but surely can be handled well. Explaining further ...

Managing emotions of a child isn't as easy as it appears. Here are some ways to familiarize your child with her/his new environment:
Introduce your child ahead of time to common school activities, such as drawing pictures or storytelling.
Visit your child's classroom a few times before school starts to familiarize her/him with the space.
Have your child meet her/his teacher.
Don't minimize the importance of easing your fears as well as your child's. If you feel guilty or worried about leaving her at school, your child will probably sense that. The more calm and assured you are, the more confident your child will be.

How to select best preschool

#Madhuri
Each one of us has different needs. Hence Ask yourself
"What kind of childcare or school environment am I looking for?”
Do you picture your child in a busy, active place with lots of other children, or are you looking for a small, nurturing environment with just a few kids? Are you looking for a particular educational philosophy? What kinds of specific needs does your young child have: toilet training, napping, socializing? Do you want a school located near your workplace or your home? Is the preschool fees within your budget? What kinds of needs do you have regarding your schedule? Once you are there then start considering forward.

If you're looking for a quality preschool program, keep this in mind about small children: Their work is play. Hold on to that thought as you weigh your options. Learning at the child's level or pace is important. The child-centric approach means the system should be focused mainly on the needs of the child, not the teacher or just the academics.
Before you zero down on the school make sure u run thru the following:
• What's in the daily routine for your child? Get the teacher to lead you verbally through the structure of a typical day. What you're looking for is a sense of predictability, a pattern your child can anticipate day in and day out. Circle time, snack time, nap time. These are the anchoring events that help young children feel safe during the ups and downs of the day.
• Is there a sense of flexibility? Just as you adapt your routine at home to accommodate the unexpected, good preschool teachers know when to respond to individual needs. When you're visiting a preschool, observe teachers closely during those inevitable times when things aren't going exactly as planned. You'll learn a lot if you observe well.
• Forget academics. If the preschool you're considering promises to have your child computer literate or reading in several months, walk right out the door. There is absolutely no requirement to push harder than needed. Remember they are just kids.
• Don't be swayed by parents who crow about their preschooler's scholastic milestones. What is important is that they should be able to register and retain what is learned. Differentiating C for cat and K for kite is more important than reciting the ABCD rhyme fluently.
• Imaginary play is as important to preschoolers as the air they breathe: Are they working at a sand table? Playing with blocks? Mesmerized by a story? Climbing on a jungle gym? Building a fort? Parading about in dress-up clothes? Fooling around with puppets? Activities like these are developmentally appropriate and can foster a lifelong love of learning.

Thank you for such a knowledgable session. Really helped in clearing my doubts!

Great session!

#askswati
Really. ....such a wonderful session. ..i opn d app for ask question. ..bt i read all answers. ..n now no any doubts. ..thank u so much for ur; guidance ..Swati Rajoria

How to select best preschool n what do school expect from the parents

#askswati Swati Rajoria
Hello mam, i would like to know few things.
1. Whats the best age to send our kid to play school?
2. How to select best school. What particular things we should look for selecting the pre-school?
3. How to prepare our child emotionally to send to school for the first time?
Thanks in advance.

Montessori v/s playschool ??

#bhavna anadkat
Thanks.

#prashanthi Srikanth Pls read above for the process on how to select best preschool As for the second part of ur question- what schools expect, here we go 1) To be receptive to explanations. When parents get to hear excuses and complains abt the school staff, pls don't jump to conclusions. Let's talk. The truth and the whole truth about any incident needs to be heard from both sides. Not just let ur angelic child's side of the story alone frame a picture of what happened. Remember we are both on the same side- ur child's side. Children form and present a lot of excuses and stories to avoid certain situations. Don't neglect what they have to say. But wait before you claim their story as facts. 2) Don't forget to tell us important things. Any allergies, vegetarian non vegetarian choices, potty training, bed wetting issues, family separation orders, court restraining orders anything important cannot be missed. 3) Health and Hygeine. If a child is infested with head lice or has a communicable illness, viral infection, pls keep the child at home. We cannot expose other children to the same. 4) It's not always mess free learning. Remember kids love to have fun. Getting messy is something kids like at most times. Some r exceptions. If it's juniors messed up look back home, pls don't get angry or upset...imagine how much fun she/he would have had. Enjoy the moments. 5) Make sure you follow a routine. Don't impose on kids to follow routine and timings unless u show them u do it urself. They learn when they see. Be punctual. Make them practice the same. Make them sleep timely so that they aren't groggy at school hours.

Thanks u for you ate advance

Most importantly schools expect parents to be responsible for their wards- u as parents r the very first teachers. Make sure u do ur part well. We can nourish and foster good habits in ur children but practising them is your part too. Remember they are always watching u as their idols.

#manvi
1) In India, the school education department, through a government resolution (GR), fixed the minimum age for admission to nursery at three years from the 2015-2016 academic year and six years for Class I by 2018-2019. Playgroup starts at 1.8 or 2 yrs depending upon your choice of preschool.
2) already answered above. Kindly read thru.
3) Emotional separation causes anxiety- primarily in both. The child and the parent face this at the first time. Dealing with such situations is tricky but surely can be handled well. Explaining further ...
Managing emotions of a child isn't as easy as it appears. Here are some ways to familiarize your child with her/his new environment: Introduce your child ahead of time to common school activities, such as drawing pictures or storytelling. Visit your child's classroom a few times before school starts to familiarize her/him with the space. Have your child meet her/his teacher. Don't minimize the importance of easing your fears as well as your child's. If you feel guilty or worried about leaving her at school, your child will probably sense that. The more calm and assured you are, the more confident your child will be.

#resham java Not sure if your question is well drafted- just clearing it for u as definitions. Montessori is a method of teaching right from birth up to adulthood. Play school is a specific childcare space provided for learning while playing in the early childhood years.

Thank you swati for this insightful session!!

My pleasure. Happy to be here.
Thank u.
Bye

Amazing session.

Thank you so much Swati Rajoria for such a help full session and explaining things so well 😃

Thank u so much Swati Rajoria mam for the great advice 👍

Mere beti dhai sal ki h use Maine aise pas k school me bhejne start kr diamond h mam mujhe samajh Ni aa tha mai kya kr uske pdhai ko krke mujhe bhut China ho rhi h please suggest me and tell me about this

#priyanka
2.5 saal ke bachche ko aapne kis class mein daala hai? Playgroup ya nursery? Aur paas mein daalne se chinta kyun hai?
Kabhi kabhi dusron ki requirements aur aapki requirements alag hone se, unka best school aapke liye best ho yeh zaroori toh nahin.
Apni situations ko dekhte hue jo school aapki requirements match kare...wahi aapke liye best hota hai.

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