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Choosing the Right School for Your Child

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Every child deserves a good beginning and as a parent, education is the best legacy you can give to your children. Your child’s background determines how productive he or she would be in life- the earlier you make the right decision for your kids the better. Your child’s education is important because it helps keep them in the right track and prepare them for a successful career in life

Considering your child’s age, personality, strengths, needs and your financial capability, the good thing is that there are lots of school choices available but it seems a bit tasking to make the right choice though. Most parents desire for for their children to be in a prestigious supportive, competitive and inspiring learning environment but all these are determined by your own personal preferences - what type of school are you looking for your child and what kind of personality would you want your child to attain?


7 Things To Look Out For When School Hunting for Your Child?

What are your preferences?


Naturally, an environment with a strong academic focus is of essence to you, every parent has their preferences for the type of school they look for their child but all this depends on the child’s needs. Some schools follow religious affiliation, some have strong sports ethic, while others promote individuality and artistic pursuits. If your child requires special needs, strength or interest, then you will need to enroll that child in a school where he or she will be given the best of attention to enhance their learning ability and develop their individual skills.

Useful consideration to help you make a choice

  • What is your financial capability?
  • How good is the school as it has to do with supporting children with special with special needs? Like kids who have some form of disability, developmental delay, autism disorder, deaf or dumb.
  • Schools recommended by friends, other parents or family members?
  • Is this school close to the house - walkable distance or not?
  • Is there availability of public transport available?Private or Regular Public schools?
  • Private or Regular Public School?
  • Regular Boarding School or Missionary Schools
  • Does the school have a bus to pick up and bring the kids back home?
  • Is there an after school option? Optional for a busy parents

·        Do your Findings


Take a stroll around the school premises to get a feel of the school, also take the time to check out the standards of the school facilities like the classrooms if they are conducive for learning and the bathrooms if they are in good condition. Secondly, talk to other parents whose kids are in the same school that way you are able to evaluate if this school is the most appropriate place for your child’s learning.

The Quality of the Resource Persons Count


The quality of the teacher is very important in facilitating an impressive and interactive learning for any child, also look out to see if the kids in the school are well cultured and respectful, be attentive to note if there is open and free communication between teachers and the pupils in the school.  
  
Quality Resources, Well Planned Curriculum With Extra Curricular Activities

A good school should have quality learning resources such as equipped library, laboratory, ICT center to help them do some vital research, a good quality curriculum that can help prepare the students to improve in knowledge, skills and good values. Extracurricular activities helps to build individual self-esteem and gives you that self-determination to help you do some critical thinking, express yourself freely and brings out that creativity in you stand out in life. Extracurricular activities has great advantages, do your best to ensure your child is registered in a school with active extracurricular activities.
  

Popularity and Fame of School?


Popularity or fame is also a good start when school hunting for child but the truth remains that a good school is not dependent on how popular the school is but on how much impact it has really made on the students. You never know, recommendations might be based on past glory It is not advisable to depend on how popular a school is

What is the location of the school?


Another tip for picking a school for child is the location of the school. Is the school located in a pollution free zone, free from pollution (noise, air and spillage) and safe from danger of being abducted?

How To Find A Good School For My Child


Making the right choices for your child starts with your choice of a good  school and this marks the beginning of your child’s future. With the few tips given above, I believe you now know how to choose a good school for your kids – from pre-nursery, nursery, primary and up to university level. Please leave us a message if you find this article useful.

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