Sengkang and Punggol residents should look forward to the plans of the MSF (Ministry of Social and Family Development) to put up ten more childcare centers within the area. Actually, the plan is to build childcare centres in multi storey car parks so that parents can easily drop and pick their children without thinking of a parking space. This is good news for parents.
There are many childcare centers out there. With that, parents need to choose the suitable center for their children. The parents should put effort when it comes to choosing the right childcare center. To help you through this, you can consider the following tips:
The first thing that you should do is locate childcare centers near you. You can start by creating a list of a number of childcare centers. You can visit the Child Care Link website for a list of centers.
When you located a center, you have to check and obtain information about their operations. For example, you need to know their operating hours, children’s age range, enrolment, fees and many more.
You have to determine the qualifications of the staffs and teachers. You have to find out the trainings and experiences they acquired.
Curriculum and Programme
You need to learn about the curriculum and programme of the center. You will know if it is a good programme or curriculum if it is balanced and organized. The curriculum and programme should give your children opportunities to play, learn and grow.
Meals and Snacks
The center should provide meals and snacks for your children. It should comprise of breakfast, lunch and afternoon meals. The meals and snacks should be filled with nutrition. If your child has special dietary requirements, do not forget to tell the personnel.
If you are decided, you should visit the place. You need to inspect it and then conduct an interview with the teacher. You should bring your child when you conduct ocular inspection and then observe him/her.