One of the biggest challenges for parents is to find the ideal school that can provide the necessary education for their child’s overall growth. Hence, we have created a guide that can help parents choose a school for their child that provides them with a rewarding educational experience.
Consider the Needs of Your Child
Before you can start the search for the perfect school, you need to first understand your child – any special needs or wants which need to be met within an educational system. Some of the things you need to consider are:
- Does your child need a structured environment?
- Do they prefer challenging work?
- Do they need individual attention?
- Do they need extra help in completing their assignments?
As a parent, you know your child the best but it also helps to ask their opinion on it. Get into a conversation with them about what kind of place they would like to go and once you have all the information at hand, you can begin your search.
Looking Into the Details of Schools
There are a number of ways you can ask around and get an understanding of the different kinds of schools in your area. You can ask relatives and friends with young children about the best schools. Most parents usually assess what other kids do, how they turn out and usually opt for those schools.
Fortunately, we have the internet where people around the world share their reviews on all kinds of things – even schools. You can read through authentic websites and see what people have to say about certain schools such as the child and parents experience with the teachers, etc. Once you have narrowed down which ones you like, go ahead and give a call at the schools and ask relevant questions such as the details of the curriculum, their approach to learning, safety, behavior policy, and more.
Taking Help From the Experts
If you are still confused, it helps to take assistance from professionals in the field – like Jill Bittinger, one of the finest American multicultural arts educators and Montessori leader of our time.
Earlier on in her career, Bittinger moved to Arizona where she decided to pursue a career in early childhood and elementary education. During that time she took a keen interest in Dr. Maria Montessori’s work. Following the same path as her, Bittinger became certified in the model of whole child education. As a result, she became the Lead Montessori Teacher for ten years and serves as the Founder of Transformed Education.
Bittinger remains an activated agent of change to give power to whole child modalities. She even hosts virtual summits that feature educational leaders paving pathways in transforming learning environments. Her years of experience in her professional career has led her to author two books – “Peace Education: Our Time is Now” and “Teaching with the Soul in Mind: Connecting Content, Community, and the Creative Spirit” and was even named to the Top 100 Leaders in Education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning in 2021.