4 Tips for Finding the Best Preschool and Kindergarten



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Posted by PSR_AXP 7 mths ago

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Hong Kong offers some of the best early childhood education in the Asia-Pacific region - leaving parents spoiled for choice when it comes to preschool options. Many expat parents in Hong Kong choose to enroll their children in preschool or kindergarten to reap the benefits of quality early childhood education. Children who take part in these programs have improved social skills, perform better in school, and learn essential life skills that will follow them throughout their lives.
 
If you’re an expat parent who would like your child to benefit from early childhood education, you’re going to want to know how to choose the right one. Our friends from Pacific Prime Hong Kong are here to offer four tips for finding the best preschool and kindergarten.
 
Simplify Your Search
 
With so many places to choose from, looking for the ideal kindergarten in Hong Kong can be overwhelming. You can simplify your search by focusing on places that:
 
  • Are safe and hygienic
  • Provide a stimulating learning environment for children aged 3 to 6 years old
  • Consider holistic development in children
  • Understand the importance of sensory play
  • Employ professionally trained teachers and staff

 

Focusing solely on these qualities will narrow down your options and leave you with some of the best preschools and kindergartens Hong Kong has to offer.
 
Go Over The Curriculum
 
Ensure that the establishments you’re interested in practice what they preach by taking a closer look at the curriculum. This is also a good time to ask yourself some important questions, such as:
 
  • Do I want my child to learn American or British English?
  • Do I prefer a traditional learning approach or something more flexible?
  • Do I want them to get hands-on education?

 

Contact the kindergarten’s administration to find out more about their teaching approach, get advice, and have your questions answered. The Hong Kong Education Bureau has a handy curriculum guide that you can refer to as well.
 
Arrange A Visit

Once you’ve selected your top picks, it’s time to schedule a visit. Make an appointment beforehand to get a proper tour of the preschool and ask any questions you may still have. It’s advisable to bring your children along so you can see whether it’s a good fit firsthand. If possible, attend an open day to explore and learn more with other parents.

 
Talk To Other Parents
 
During your visits to the different kindergartens, strike up a conversation with some of the parents to find out what they think of it. You can ask about the curriculum, environment, teachers, or anything you’d like to know for a more balanced perspective. Parents are often more than willing to share their thoughts and offer any advice or support you might need. You might even leave with a new playdate partner.
 
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