3 Reasons to Send Your Child to a Private Kindergarten

Your child's education doesn't begin when they start school. It starts at an earlier age in their kindergarten years.

While some parents default to using a local kindergarten because of its convenience, others have more choice of schools. For example, you might have to choose between sending your child to a public or private kindergarten.

While public kindergartens have their benefits, some parents prefer to send their children to private schools. When might you choose a private option?

1. You Want Smaller Class Sizes

Public kindergartens might have to take on more children from their local area. They might have fewer teachers. So, these schools often have larger classes.

Private kindergartens don't have to rely on public funds. They often have more money to spend. They can often afford to employ more staff or take on fewer children. So, your child might go into a class with fewer children in it if you choose a private school.

Smaller class sizes can be beneficial. They often make children feel more comfortable, especially if they are shy. Plus, class staff can give more attention to each child which boosts their developmental, social, and educational progress.

2. You Want a Specific Type of Learning

Public school systems have to follow set education systems and curriculums. Most public schools work in this structure. While your child might thrive in this environment, they might not get extra learning opportunities that might be important to you. For example, you might want your child to start learning a foreign language as early as possible. Or, you might think that your child is academically gifted and might want them to get extra help. Or, you might want your child to go through Montessori education.

It's not always going to be easy to find a public kindergarten that can fulfill these needs close to home. A private school is more likely to meet your needs.

3. Your Local Kindergarten Feeds Into Your Elementary School

You should think about your child's elementary school before you choose a kindergarten. Some kindergartens, both private and public, feed into specific elementary schools. You might find that your child transitions more easily into elementary school if they go to a school that is also attended by their kindergarten friends. Even young children find it easier to move on if they already know people in their classes. If you know you want your child to attend a private elementary school, it makes sense to start with kindergarten. 

To find out more, contact your local private kindergarten and book a visit.