5 signs that you have chosen a bad kindergarten
In each city there are dozens, or even hundreds of kindergartens - public and private, with different methods, schedules, rules and approaches. And, more importantly, with different people. Pavel Taruntaev, a psychologist of the “Interesting Kindergarten” network, told Wday.ru how to choose such a kindergarten, where the child will be comfortable, useful and pleasant.
1. See how many children are in a group.
If the kids are 20, 25, or even more, the educational and educational processes are unlikely to be of high quality. Educators will not physically be able to pay attention to everyone. What kind of individual approach is there?
“A large number of children in a group entails building a tough discipline, this is inevitable. After all, it is impossible to organize such a crowd of children in another way. And it can negatively affect the psyche of the child, ”explains our expert.
Or it could be the other extreme - complete connivance, with all the ensuing consequences, when children do what they want.
The optimal number of babies in a group is no more than 10 to 15 people. Here and an individual approach, and to monitor children is better, and study more efficiently.
2. We consider toys
Children toys, materials for games, materials for creativity, etc. It is clear that all this needs a lot. In a bad kindergarten with equipment, there can be a twofold situation. On the one hand, there may be a lot of toys and other materials, but all of them are in perfect condition. This suggests that they lie in the room just for the sake of appearance, they are not given to children.
“On the other hand, all materials and toys for children can be in a very pitiable state: broken toys, torn books - all this indicates that they are not engaged in garden equipment. Well, or that this is no money, which is also not very good. Maybe the money will be dragged from you, ”says Pavel Taruntayev.
In a good kindergarten, good equipment, but it is clear that they are actively used, but they do not “flirt” to the state of rubbish. Minor defects and breakdowns on toys are perfectly normal.
3. Time for a free play and walk
In a bad kindergarten, children do not walk much with children, since this is a whole problem for caregivers - everyone needs to be dressed, brought out, watched over there, and then also returned to the garden.
“In a good garden with children should walk a lot, twice a day. In the summer, a morning walk is also added. Of course, all this is not to the detriment of studies, ”says the psychologist.
In a bad garden, free games are either too few - it’s better to keep children busy so that something doesn’t happen, or, on the contrary, too much, respectively, they do little with the children and the educational process does not go on.
In a good kindergarten, they strive to find a balance between adequate workload and free time for children. Any imbalance here is harmful - the child needs both to be actively engaged and actively to play without instructions from an adult.
4. The attitude of the child to the kindergarten
If a child systematically does not want to go to the garden, this is a good reason to think.
“Here I do not mean cases of adaptation or the return of a child after a long break or even after a weekend,” the psychologist immediately makes a reservation.
If for a long time the child does not want to walk in the garden, feels uncomfortable, closes,varies greatly in behavior (not for the better), then this is a sure reason to think: what happens in the garden? Bad relationship with a caregiver? With kids? And if the kindergarten staff is not in a hurry to help this and is not trying to solve the problem after your appeal, then this is a very sure sign of a bad kindergarten and a signal to look for a child from another institution.
The child goes to a good kindergarten, if not with joy, then without expressed dislike. The teacher tackles the problems immediately with his parents.
5. We look at the staff
In a bad kindergarten, they are not very interested in children, parents and their problems.
“If your questions, requests and inquiries are ignored, then it is worth considering whether it is worth continuing to take your child there,” Pavel Taruntaev is sure.
In a good kindergarten, not only work well with children, but also conduct an active dialogue with their parents, trying to work together to find solutions to problems and difficulties that arise. If caregivers and other garden staff are attentive to you and your child, then you can almost never worry.