When it comes to childcare, parents really have two options: 1, enroll the child in a daycare, or 2, enroll the child in a private school that has an early learning department. Dollar for dollar, the money spent is largely equitable; yet in one, the student obtains an academic edge and exposure, while in the other, the child is simply supervised.
Starting your child off in a private school instead of a daycare has so many advantages. A private school has multiple grade levels and is an educational facility. In a school, there are state certified teachers and principals who oversee and implement state certified learning programs. Private schools themselves have accreditation from state and national school associations, which means, a more academic approach is present at a private school than at a daycare center.
Children starting off in a private school will achieve confidence that grows with them as they advance to the next level within the Early Childhood Department. Children will even confidently move from the Early Education Department into the Elementary Education Department with ease and comfort. By staying in the same school, there is no reason for students to suffer anxiety or fear. Transitions are simple and students are excited to “move up”. Students who are comfortable within their surroundings, who also are building consistent friendships, and are becoming familiar with other private school staff, achieve more as learning and growth become the focus.
Beacon Hill School is a private school that can accommodate your child from the toddling stage through 8t h grade. The program offers children the opportunity to succeed in a nurturing, supportive, and creative environment. Additionally, the program for all students, including the early learners, lasts 212 school days! This is much longer than other schools, allowing for higher levels of achievement and cognition.
At Beacon Hill School, upon entering a classroom, one immediately notices the rapport between teachers and students, the care and concern for each student, and the supportive atmosphere of fun and enjoyment as the children learn and play together. The children display eagerness to learn and happiness in their achievements. They participate in all activities willingly and are never pressured.
Comparisons and findings between an actual pre-school and a basic daycare can be read at a popular site called Mom Junction that was reviewed by Dr. Shrestha Dhar (M.A, M. Phil (Clinical Psychology)) which is linked here. https://www.momjunction.com/articles/preschool-vs-daycare_00355566/
The article above advises that, “Daycare centers mainly cater to working parents and focus on taking care of the child, feeding them, putting them to sleep, and making them play for some time.”
At Beacon Hill, the Early Learning Department prepares your child for the first grade and beyond! This is carefully coordinated at all levels within the Beacon Hill Private School Program. Further, the school recognizes that parents need before and aftercare, which it offers. All students may arrive as early as 6:30 in the morning, and leave as late as 6:00 in the evening.
When choosing the right fit for your child, please contact Beacon Hill School in Hollywood (954) 963-2600 to get an in-person tour or a virtual tour in order to begin your child’s wonderful journey in early academics.