When a child goes to school, he or she is introduced to varieties of programs. Therefore, choosing the best preschool for your little one can be overwhelming. This is because there are many factors to consider. These factors include budget, class size, location, staff among others. In most cases, different schools advocate for different theories of early childhood education, and thus as a parent, knowing your values or teaching styles will help you have the best choice for your kid. The following are types of early childhood programs;
Family child care home: The program takes care of the child and is mostly provided in private homes.
Custodial care: The program takes care of a child’s physical needs
Child care center: The program focus on child’s basic nutrition, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs
Montessori approach: The program provides a child freedom in choosing their learning activities.
Head start: The program provides children with the economically fortunate with skills required to start school, social skills, health and also involves parents in playing different roles in the program.
Parent cooperative: The program is formed by parents who would wish to take care of their children’s preschool experience.
Universal pre-kindergarten: The program is sponsored by the government and is meant to introduce 4 to 5 years kids to literacy-rich environment.