Did you know that the brain keeps growing to about 80% of adult size by age 3? The brain grow so rapidly that all 90% of brain growth happens before age 5.
That’s why early childhood education is probably one of the most critical education that happens to humans. A child develop in 4 core areas: cognitive development, physical development, language development, and social-emotional development in a kindergarten setting. Parents most often wonder when should their child start schooling, here we have got you covered:
In Hong Kong:
- Playgroups are offered to children from 6 months to 3 Yrs old, with parents accompanying
- Pre-nursery programmes are provided for children from 2-3 Yrs old
- Kindergartens programmes (K1-K3) are provided for children from 3-6 years old
- All Kindergartens must registered under the Education Ordinance in Hong Kong, and they are subject to regular visits from Inspectors of the Education Bureau who may provide feedback on safety, teaching and curriculum, managemen
When To Start?
- Pre-Nursery/Preschool are set up to help children learn basic skills to prepare them for their next stage
- Kindergartens often adopt a more academic curriculum with a greater structure to the day, providing children a holistic development in both the emotional and physical realms
- Parents are recommended to start children in half-day classes (3 Hours) first, before transitioning them to full-day classes (7-8 Hours)
- There is no one-size-fits-all approach, go to a school tour and talk to the head of schools and admissions to find out whether the school is suitable for your child