Getting Ready For Kindergarten
(I) Parental requirement s before enrolment.
Starting kindergarten is a big event in any child’s life and as parents you may feel that you have many worries and concerns, ailment concerns about the school, the teachers and about your child. New parents should take note of the following three points;
- Never express your fears or concerns in front of your child. Children are very perceptive and constantly look to their parents, showing that you are concerned may well lead them to feel concerned or afraid about starting kindergarten. Not showing your own fears may save your child from any unnecessary anxiety.
- Take a scientific, rational and objective view of kindergarten and trust in your child’s potential. Upon entering the kindergarten children may not immediately feel accustomed to their new surroundings but children are resilient and extremely adaptable. With a little help and encouragement they will no doubt soon be enjoying their time in the kindergarten.
- Trust the kindergarten and trust the teachers. Our kindergarten is child development oriented and compiles with the education guidelines set by the Ministry of Education. We provide the children with a safe, welcoming, happy and healthy environment. Our teachers are all professionally trained, caring and responsible. Parents can rest assured that kindergarten will be their child’s home away from home.
(II) Preparing your child.
For the sake of children’s mental and physical wellbeing, the principals of education and child development require that children feed, wash and dress themselves as well as being able to take their afternoon nap independently which may be different from their routine at home. Although the teachers will assist the children whilst allowing them time to get used to their new environment, but before beginning kindergarten parents should prepare their children at home. This will help to reduce any anxieties when the children enter the kindergarten.
- 1. Eating independently
(i) Prepare a small bowl and spoon and bib if necessary.
(ii) Create a relaxed atmosphere and encourage your child to eat by themselves, letting them feel a sense of independence after they have eaten.
(iii) Set a time and place for eating meals and encourage your child to practice holding a spoon and taking food, chewing correctly and not to be a fussy eater.
- 2. Developing good sleeping habits.
(i) Get into the routine of having an afternoon nap in keeping with the routine of the kindergarten.
(ii) Children can learn independence by getting to sleep naturally. There is no need for parents to hug or coax their child to sleep. Reassure you that they are growing up and that they are more than capable of sleeping alone. Let them know that you (or the teachers) are nearby should they need anything. Children should sleep in a natural and comfortable position.
- 3. Developing good drinking, washing and toilet habits.
(i) Let children get used to drinking plain water and encourage them to use a cup.
(ii) Children know to tell adults when they need the toilet and parents can teach them, step by step, to use the toilet by themselves.
(iii) Teach your children the correct and proper way to wash their hands.
- 4. Learning to get dressed.
(i) Teach your child to recognise their own clothes. (Writing their names inside if necessary.)
(ii) Children should come to the kindergarten dressed in suitable and convenient clothes and footwear. Gradually encourage them to lean to put on their own clothes and shoes.
- 5. Everyday routines (our daily routine is as follows)
8?00—8?30 Arrive at school, morning exercise.?Flag ceremony every Monday?
9: 00—9?50 English/Chinese lesson.
9: 50—10?40 Outdoor activities,
10?50—11?30 English/Chinese lesson.
12?20—14?30 Afternoon nap.
14?40—15?20 Interest lessons?Dance, art, P.E., Technology, Reading?
15?20—15?50 Afternoon snack.
15?50—16?30 Interest lessons?Dance, art, P.E., Technology, Reading?
16?30—17?00 Outdoor activities
17?00—17?30 Home time.
(III) Mentally preparing for kindergarten
Parents should take their child to visit the kindergarten and get used to the environment. On a day to day basis the whole family should let you child know that they are growing up and that kindergarten is something fun and enjoyable, something to look forward to rather than to be afraid of.
(IV) Before starting kindergarten.
- Obtain a hospital health report for your child. (Up to three months before enrolling)
- Collect from the hospital a ‘Children’s Health Manual’ and an “Immunisation record”
- Ren Heng Xing Yuan proof of residency papers copy.
- Take pictures of those who will be responsible for dropping off and collecting your child. (For you student collection card) If you are unable to, please come to the front desk where the staff will be able to take the photos for you.
- Bring your child’s ID card number for the insurance forms.
- Note down your mobile phone numbers for the “Xiao xun tong” (School text messaging service.)
- Complete all the necessary enrolment forms.
- Pay a deposit of 1200 yuan for everyday items (3 school uniforms, bedding, school bag and other daily items) Also payable, tuition fees and meal fees. (Please contact the finance office before coming to the kindergarten.)
- Uniform, school bag, bedding etc will be distributed after fees have been paid.
- Please prepare the following items for your child; a change of clothes x2, small towel x2, slippers x1, shoes x1 easy to use water bottle for outdoor play x1. For children who are prone to wetting the bed please prepare 2-3 nappies.
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- A new, centrally located campus
- Spacious, well-equipped classrooms
- Art and dance studios
- Fully-equipped indoor multi-purpose room
- Library Domestic science room
- Language learning centres
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- A rigorous International, Inquiry-based Curriculum
- Qualified international and local teachers
- A local Chinese Kindergarten
- Daily Mandarin and English Tuition
- Specialised Art, Music and Physical Education Instruction
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