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Are you thinking about enrolling your baby into school but not sure what to look for? I’m sharing a few things to consider when choosing a school for your child.
Tatiana was only 9 months when she went to daycare for the first time. It nearly broke my heart having send her to school. Even though I knew it was the right thing to do it wasn’t an easy decision to make. Trevor is coming up on 9 months in a few months and we’ve talked about possibly sending him to school at the same age. Since it’s something that we’re considering we’ve been thinking about everything we would want Trevor to experience at school and what type of program we would want him in. Choosing a school for your child isn’t easy but here’s a few things to consider if you’re looking to enroll your child into school.
Tips for Choosing a School for Your Child
Consider the curriculum
The curriculum is one of the most important things we examine when we’re looking into schools for our children. It’s the foundation for their daily routines and what they’re learning is so important to us. There are many different type of curriculum out there. STEM and STEAM curriculums seam to be the most popular these days. They focus on science, technology, engineering and math which allow kids to build the necessary skills they’ll need to be successful in the future. La Petite Academy offers a STEM-inspired curriculum for infants through Junior Kindergarten.
Take a look at the schedule
The schedule you want for your kids will vary depending on their age. Some schools have rigorous schedules no matter the child’s age. If that’s what you’re looking for it will be easy to find. Make sure any electives that you’re wanting are incorporated into the daily schedule.
Cameras are a must
One of the non-negotiable features of any school we decide to enroll Trevor in are cameras. I want to be able to have the ability to be able to check in on Trevor whenever I feel the need. Cameras in the classroom are a great way to do that. The WatchMeGrow live streaming cameras at La Petite Academy are there to put parents minds at ease when they’re away from their children. Parents can even get photos, videos, milestone and learning updates through the brightwheel mobile app.
A school with various program options is a plus
Since I’m a work at home mom and my family tends to travel a lot, a school with various program options is a huge bonus for us. Part-time and drop-in programs are beneficial to families who aren’t looking for a full-time school. They’re also a great way to ease into the whole school experience and makes the transition a little easier for everyone. One of the things I love about La Petite Academy is that they have a drop-in care program for parents who need something that’s a little more flexible.
I hope these tips are helpful when you’re choosing a school for your child. Be sure to schedule a tour at La Petite Academy and check out all of their program options.