Without realizing it, he has already turned three years old and in a few months he will start going to school. Do you already know which one? It is an important decision, there will spend most of your time, so perhaps you should take into account several guidelines that we have here
Choosing a school can be a dilemma for parents, since it is difficult to choose a center because of the wide educational offer that exists, ¿bilingual ?, ¿religious ?, public or private school ?, the one next to the house or that so good with a pedagogical method of its own that is very far? We help you choose.
The 10 questions we must ask before choosing a school
- What is the center’s educational project?
The way in which knowledge is transmitted in the school, what method of learning they use and if they have any specific pedagogical orientation. It is also good to have references on the strengths of the center, if it stands out for its musical training, new technologies, literature, sports, public speaking …
If it is an alternative pedagogical method, parents must first verify that it is certified by the Ministry of Education, be more involved in monitoring the studies and check that at each stage the objectives set by the ministry are met.
- How many students are there per class?
The normal thing in Spain is 20 or 30 students per classroom. Of course, if the school has smaller classes, is a point in their favor, because the child care will be more personalized.
- How far is the school?
It is important to consider this aspect, because it depends on where you will have to take transport or not. In addition, if you have to go pick it up, it will be subject to our work schedule. However, it is not decisive, because sometimes it compensates what the school offers even if it is further away. Everything depends on the preferences of the parents.
- How important are they to languages?
Is it a bilingual center? Do they offer other languages, apart from English and Spanish? A fundamental point in the preparation of the child, which has ceased to be exclusive, because now there are also bilingual public schools.
- What is the ideology of the school?
What are the moral, religious and ideological lines of the center? These must adapt to the education we want to give our children and our beliefs, so that there are no contradictions.
- How is the day to day in the center?
For this, nothing better than visiting the school, see how the classes are, inform you of how they distribute time, talk with other parents who have their children there about their experience … In short, see live and how they will be children at school.
- Does it include a dining room?
And if so, what kind of food do they offer? Beyond the knowledge that can be acquired at school, a healthy and balanced diet is crucial for the health and development of the child.
- What extracurricular activities do you offer?
Extracurricular activities are important so that the child can develop other skills and abilities. Pay attention to their tastes and the offer of the center.
- What time do they leave school?
The hours of the center must be compatible with the work and activities of the parents, so that the child can be well cared for and there are never problems when picking it up.
- Do you offer good facilities?
It is necessary to take into account the tools available to the center, especially the new technologies, such as computers and electronic boards, with which the child will grow and will be decisive in their future.