Parent Resources - FAQ

  • Q. What's the difference between childcare and preschool?

    Childcare centers are generally an option for working parents who need their children to be taken care of during the day; centers accept babies as well as toddlers and are full-time, full-year programs. Preschool refers to an early-childhood educational class for 1.8 to 4.5 year-olds. At preschool, they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learn how to socialize -- get along with other children, share, contribute to circle time."

  • Q. How important is preschool?

    Statistics show that nowadays a majority of kids attend Pre-School: According to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). "Children who attend high-quality preschool enter School with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not," says NIEER director W. Steven Barnett, PhD.

    Today’s school curriculum is more focused on academics from day one. Without preschool, many children struggle to adapt to the classroom while those who attended preschool are usually ready to learn. Children who attend preschool are less likely to require special education, more likely to graduate from high school and as adults enjoy higher earnings. Read more about the long term benefits of preschool. Expert says “Preschool gives our kids the strong foundation they need to be successful in school and in life.”

  • Q. How do I choose the right preschool?

    Research, research and research. First, decide on location (close to work or home?) and hours (not too long hours advisable) and safety factor. Next, you have to always carefully evaluate whether school based on standard curriculum or not, teacher qualifications, classroom size, health and safety standards, Child play area, First aid facility and Doctor on call facility; In addition, many preschools now have Web sites that you should visit. Also, spend some time to speak with the Center Head, Visit classrooms. Visit each school with your child and see how child responds.

  • Q. What should I look for during a visit?

    Check out the basics: Is the facility clean and safe? Keep your eye out for safety factor and first-aid kits. Is there a well-kept outdoor play area? Are there plenty of art materials, age-appropriate toys, and books? Are they in good condition? Is the atmosphere friendly, quiet and fun? Student work should be displayed around the classroom. Finally, do you feel comfortable? "You want to be confident that once you drop off your child, he/she'll be happy, safe and well taken care of,”.

  • Q. What will my child learn?

    In addition to strengthening socialization skills -- how to compromise, be respectful of others and problem-solve -- preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with her peers, and build confidence. "Kids in preschool discover that they are capable and can do things for themselves. Quality preschools help children to find answers through exploration, experimentation, and conversation."

  • Q. But what about learning his ABCs?

    "Young children can certainly learn letters and numbers, but to sit kids down and 'teach' them is the wrong way to do it," says Experts. "They learn best through doing the kinds of activities they find interesting – story time, talking to their teachers about stars, playing with blocks." To help kids learn language and strengthen pre-reading skills, for instance, teachers might play rhyming games and let kids tell stories. Keep in mind that for small children, school is all about having fun and acquiring social skills -- not achieving academic milestones. "Kids need to be imaginative and to socialize.

  • Q. Are admissions to the EuroKids programs open throughout the year?

    Playgroup admissions are open for most part of the year. Admissions to the programs of Nursery, EuroJunior & EuroSenior though close by 31st August in that given year.

  • Q. Is it necessary for me to secure admissions in advance?

    Since we limit our batch sizes it is important to secure admissions in advance. EuroKids Pre Schools open registration for the new academic session by January.

  • Q. What is the procedure for enrolment to EuroKids Pre-schools?

    EuroKids Pre-schools adopts a first- come- first-admit policy for enrolment to its programs. The documentation requirements are as given below:

    • Photocopy of the birth certificate.
    • 3 recent photographs of the child.
    • Duly filled admission form.

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