Last Saturday, we attended the pre-school parents’ orientation at Divine Grace Child Development Center where we enrolled Ayex as Kinder 1. We chose this over the other school because they are offering Chinese lessons in all levels and we think of that as an advantage.
It was my first ever parents’ orientation and I am glad to know that the I share the same sentiments as the school. What exactly do I mean?
Initially, I thought of homeschooling Ayex because I want to control her lessons to the basics. When I hear parents rave about their children being thought very advanced subjects in pre-school, it does not amaze me. Instead, I kind of pity the kids because I know they are stressed out from the heavy school work they do. My homeschooling project did not push through so we had to look for a school that offers a balanced curriculum.
And we are glad that we found Divine Grace. They believe that children should be left as children. They believe that preparatory school is not about academics because they will take that in the formal schooling which starts at grade 1. They believe that preparatory school is about preparing a child to take on the challenges of formal schooling by developing their values.
I am truly glad that I heard what I want to hear during the orientation. In a week’s time, Ayex will be going to school already. I hope everything will turn out fine, specially her bad sleeping habits.