It is Possible to Find an Affordable Preschool for Your Child
As parents, we all need to consider the affordability of preschool education, we want to provide our children with the best quality education at a foundation level but also need to consider that whatever we’re spending now will mean that we are able to save less for that looming expense of college.
What is a parent, such as yourself, to do when it comes to these tough calls? It doesn’t seem realistic that there would be a middle ground between the resources a kindergarten is able to offer, and an affordable preschool option. But maybe that is because you haven’t truly considered what should be on offer to ensure a quality educational foundation is being laid, and where all that extra money you are putting in is going.
Here are a few things to consider between preschool affordability and quality when deciding the route to take:
- It is possible to be affordable
It is not far-fetched to think that a facility might be capable of providing the best resources and a stimulating learning environment for your child without costing you an arm and a leg. Other countries are doing it. Norway has decided that foundation education is a necessary part of academic progress and, subsequently, made the move to provide standardized, quality education at a capped cost to parents; and their academic ranking beats the USA by an astonishing 20 spots on the ladder!
- Not all resources cost extra
It is so important to consider what technology is available to your child during the learning day to ensure that, in an ever-advancing economy, they will be able to compete and keep up with the life-long learning involved with technology. However, it is also astoundingly important to make sure that enough play time, and enough physical stimulation, is provided. And these outdoor, or safely created, areas are more about the people pouring their passion and time into your child’s development. This, as an expense, is very much a standard, so long as the facility you have chosen, chooses their own people wisely.
- It’s the curriculum that counts
At the end of it all, one needs only look at what content is being learnt to check that the necessary standard is being applied – that enough prep will be done for your child to ensure that he or she will not only cope, but flourish, at all later levels of education, and in the professional work space they choose. Their needs to be a guarantee that qualified staff are teaching quality material. And that is not an expense that should put you out of pocket. That should be a natural provision of any school worth their salt.
When all is said and done, it is possible to find a school that does not cut corners to be affordable, but rather looks at ways in which materials and environment can be arranged to meet expectations at a lower cost – by employing the right people, and placing the focus on the right areas. Quality should be synonymous with good family values, nutrition, safety, valuable staff input, engaging teaching styles, and up-to-date standards. These factors are what Parkland Children’s Academy strive to excel in.