So your little one is ready for preschool, but you’re not quite sure where to enrol him. Should he be placed in infant care or childcare? Or should he attend a kindergarten or a preschool?
Before you decide, it’s important to understand their differences. That way, you’ll figure out what level and quality of education he needs at this early age.
“Preschool” is an all-encompassing term; it is used to describe any institution that provides early childhood care and education. Depending on Junior’s age, childcare and educational needs, and your budget and working status, you can send him to infant care, childcare or kindergarten.
Iris Lim, principal at Chiltern House Preschool, says that there are numerous differences between each one, from the activities your child will participate in and the things he will learn, to the school or centre’s vision and mission. How the curriculum is carried out will also vary.
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