When choosing a nursery there are many aspects that influence the choice, including facilities, hygiene, treatment, transparency ... However, it is also advisable to analyze another very important point that clearly differentiates one nursery from another, the educational methods of the nursery scho
When choosing a nursery there are many aspects that influence the choice, including facilities, hygiene, treatment, transparency ... However, it is also advisable to analyze another very important point that clearly differentiates one nursery from another, the educational methods of the nursery school. It is the didactic method used to educate babies, as well as the importance and treatment given to English within the educational method.
What is the educational method in a daycare?
We call educational method to the grouping of documents that we use, as well as to the strategy that we apply so that the children reach the marked objectives in matter of education according to their ages and their personal characteristics.
The most common in nurseries is that they use one of the methods of large distributors such as Everest, which is the most widely used in Spain. It consists of a booklet of cards divided into ages and within these are classifications by trimesters where a series of developments in children is pursued.
The development of the educational method
Children between 0 and 3 years old have 3 areas that are fundamental in their development:
1. The area of personal knowledge: where the child must know their possibilities, have a positive image of themselves same, know how to apply their skills on a day-to-day basis, recognize their feelings ... El 2. Knowledge of the environment:
the child must know the environments that surround him, the differences, the different social relationships, his situation in front of others, empathy, interacting with the environment, the importance of nature ... 3. Language:
in this area, the child must recognize different types of languages such as oral, gestures, expressions, improving their abilities to interact with the world that surrounds him and make himself understood. It is important to emphasize that a day care center has an educational method does not say anything, if it is not being applied correctly. The first thing to do before starting to perform specific activities of the method, is to start with the observation phase, which usually coincides at the time of the adaptation period, evaluating each student independently, but also the class as a whole , since at the end of the day that group of children will share a large number of activities. From a good analysis we can work some aspects more than others.
The English language for children in day-care centers
Since early childhood is the ideal age to learn English in a natural way, and traditional methods are not prepared for it, most day-care centers have added an added value to the method. teaching English from 2 years of age, which usually consists of teaching two hours of English a week for the class of older children. It is usually a specialized external person who gives these classes to the little ones.
There are still few nurseries that include an educational method fully thought for the development of English at an early age, surpassing 70 percent of the time spent in daycare in English.
How to choose the daycare for the children?
Once we have seen the different methods of each daycare, it is time to compare them, and also appreciate the impression they have given us when explaining it, whether it is someone who knew the subject or not. They must be coherent methods, if they sell us too much the best thing is to distrust, each age has its developments within normality.