How preschool teachers positively impact your children
While proximity concerns are valid and you may be considering sending your children to a preschool near you, we recommend also taking into account the importance of the preschool’s curriculum and staff, which are vital factors when it comes to choosing a preschool. Preschool teachers play a crucial role in your children’s lives. Beyond helping them build trust and close ties with adults other than their parents, preschool teachers are also able to guide kids in developing learning interests.
According to Dr Ng Ee Lynn, Senior Education Research Scientist from the Centre for Research in Child Development at NIE, high-quality teacher-child interactions, characterised by the establishment of a sensitive and warm learning environment, form an excellent learning setting. These interactions actively support and optimise children’s learning experiences and classroom engagement. As such, children learn better with a strong sense of self-confidence and trust. These attributes are made possible when they are comfortable enough with caregivers and when caregivers are encouraging them to be more involved with school lessons and promoting learning processes. Developing an enthusiastic learning environment is key to positively impacting your children and this article will share how preschool teachers can do so.
1. Improves children’s emotional intelligence skills
Dedicated preschool teachers can improve your child’s emotional intelligence by teaching them to cope with their own emotions. When teachers pay close attention to children while they express themselves, children will feel secure enough to share what they are experiencing, thus, building their confidence, social and emotional intelligence skills. As a well-renowned preschool in Singapore, The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees’ curriculum emphasises on the value of relationships. Our educators work closely with children to establish bonds that are respectful, responsive, and reciprocal. Through authentic communication, every child is respected, and acknowledged that their feelings are well cared for. To reflect our emphasis on this principle, we have established a welcoming space – Neighbourgood, where family and school come together to create a nurturing environment for your child’s growth and development. With our welcoming space designed to foster meaningful interactions and create a close-knit community – you can always count on us to be your child’s 2nd home!
2. Consistent guidance and support
As children learn about the world around them, consistent guidance and support should always be in place. This is where preschool teachers come in. They provide a nurturing environment that allows children to learn academic skills and shape their character at once. Children are encouraged to navigate social interactions and express thoughts during school activities. They are able to foster a sense of empathy, kindness, and respect when they interact with their peers. The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees values children’s talent and potential. That is why we always strive to nurture your child in their learning journey by leveraging their experience and passion.
3. Promotes intellectual growth of your child
Intellectual growth in a child’s early years is often closely related to their success in later life. Good intellectual growth contributes to effective learning as it enhances a child’s capacity for thinking, making judgements, conceptualising and comparisons. An attentive preschool teacher makes this possible by monitoring a child’s learning pace. Moreover, they are also versatile enough to provide suitable teaching materials that suit a child’s personality, motivating them to learn better. When children’s interest is ignited, they gain a deeper understanding of concepts, and the eagerness of active participation. Consequently, it boosts their curiosity and thinking skills to promote profound intellectual development.
At The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees, a low teacher-to-child ratio is implemented in comparison to ECDA requirements. This ensures enhanced supervision of your child’s learning progress as each child will receive adequate attention and teachers can better identify their students’ learning paces to improve tailored teaching processes. With a customised approach in place, students are more likely to show their keenness in learning, further exploring their ideas, asking relevant questions, and developing innovative solutions. As such, intellectual growth is promoted through the development of a solid base of knowledge and the ability of real-world application. Meanwhile, the inquiry-embedded play approach adopted at The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees helps to bring out the inquisitiveness in children to ask, wonder and form meaningful intellectual questions.