Are You Planning Your Child's Education Early?

Posted on: 8 February 2018

Even though it may seem like just yesterday that your little one was born, the years have more than likely flown by and now you are thinking about his or her early education. While college may seem like it's in the very distant future, the steps you take while your child is very young will more than likely be a great preparation for college. Don't panic, though. There's plenty of time for you to provide great learning experiences for your little boy or your little girl. From things you can do at home to enrolling your child in a private primary school, here are some ideas that might help you as you plan your child's education early.

At Home - Even before your child attends school, consider the wonderful things you can do right in your house. Think of setting up different areas in your home for varied learning experiences. For example, think of decorating your child's bedroom with things like a map of the world, cute posters that have the letters of the alphabet as part of the design and even posters of the wonders of the world, things like the solar system and the jungles of South America. And, of course, don't forget to have a great place for reading. Even a huge floor pillow in your family room with a stack of books beside it will be a good little at-home library setting. Consider using your kitchen for age-appropriate science experiments. Even helping you to cook and bake will probably help your little one learn things like measurements and equations. 

Private Primary School - Of course, your child can more than likely receive a good education at a public primary school. However, have you considered enrolling your young son or daughter in a private primary school? If you do, it might be that he or she will be in small classes that offer more individual attention to each student. In addition, choosing to send your child to a private primary school allows you more input on what your child will be learning. For example, if you are wanting your child to have a Christ-centered education, you can select a private Christian school where the values you teach at home can be reinforced in the classroom. If you want your son or daughter to be in a creative program that emphasizes hands-on, self directed learning, consider enrolling him or her in a private school that embraces the Montessori method of learning.

As your child goes through each school year, consider keeping a journal on what you think his or her strengths are.