Looking for a school for children today is not an easy job. According to Irma Gustiana, MPsi., Psi., A psychologist at the Clinic Liver house, choosing the right school for the children is paramount for the psychological development of children.
“When parents choose one school for children, or not in accordance with what is required of children, may show developmental problems would be greater,” he said.
Therefore, parents need to make some considerations when looking for a school for children:
1. Distance to school
The distance to the school will have an effect on the physical condition of the child. “Children are fatigue, lack of focus will usually face the task of studying at school. The distance away from home, the likelihood of children get a chance to play becomes less because of limited time.”
2. School fees
On school fees are also very important to be evaluated. “Do not until later, children” stop “school or change schools because parents experiencing lack of funds. Surely this is not desirable.”
In addition to school fees, which also must be considered is the social cost of schooling at the venue.
3. Conditions schools
The proper conditions for the process of teaching activities important to note. “Is it very close to a public place eg markets, shopping malls, landfills, factory. The place needs to be a special consideration, if the condition of the school is not feasible then it will affect the child’s motivation to learn.”
4. Type of school
There are several types of schools that offered by various educational institutions, such as faith-based schools, international schools, public schools, private or national plus. “Parents need to understand the advantages and disadvantages that are not wrong in choosing.”
5. The language of instruction
With so many programs offer, then parents also need to be more selective, one of them in terms of language. “In some children who are in nature have the ability to more rapidly absorb a foreign language, then he would have no trouble knowing a foreign language.”
But if the child is less sensitive, then choose a school foreign language can be a “boomerang” for children. “Children may have difficulty listening and consequently lower performance. Parents also need to be consistent, if you want to use a foreign language take the kids to communicate in a foreign language.”
For pre-school children who live in Indonesia, “It would be better if use mother language with a steady advance until he was fluent in expressing themselves. After that allowed to be stimulated in a foreign language.”
6. The concept of learning
There are schools that apply the concept of conventional learning with lectures, there is the concept of Montessori learning. “There are also models that utilize the natural school study room is open and the concept of active learning. Parents need to find out which one fits the needs of children.”
Not all schools organize catering. “Usually if schools are providing the catering, then the cost becomes more expensive schools, but on the bright side food hygiene children become more assured than the pocket.”
8. The composition of the class
We recommend that you choose a school that has small class composition or by two teachers in a classroom with 25 pupils or 2: 25 children. “Especially for the primary school, the composition is considered more ideal.”
9. Background teachers
Needs to be asked whether it is from the Department of teacher with a certain level of education, diploma or undergraduate, as well as work experience of teachers who teach also an important consideration.
10. Track record school
“For this thing parents need to find out, what accomplishments ever achieved such schools, both in the academic or non-academic.” Then, what about the quality of its graduates? Usually this is an important consideration for those who sit dibangku SD toward junior high.