The education of children is a top priority for most parents. As a child gets close to school age, the question of where the child will attend school arises. Wanting the best for your child, you may consider a private school. But, you may wonder if a private school is worth it. Will a private school provide a better learning foundation for your child? Keep reading as a few parents answer this question.
It Depends On The Child
In many states, private school teachers do not have to undergo the same certification process as public school teachers. This could mean that they do not have the same level of training in early childhood development that public school teachers are required to have. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they are less qualified, but it does mean parents should ask questions to their potential school and do their due diligence to find out how the teachers are trained.
These schools are usually unprepared (or at least under-prepared) for children with special education disabilities. Public schools mandate that procedures are in place to help every student, regardless of ability. Private schools do not have to make the same accommodations. If your child has special needs, a private kindergarten is probably not equipped to handle the child’s individual needs.
Student groups in these private schools tend to be homogenous and fairly high achieving. This makes it easier for teachers to move at an accelerated pace and deliver rigorous instruction without having to differentiate for multiple learning styles and abilities. A private school could be an excellent fit if your child is already operating at an advanced level.
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