What is the difference between childcare and preschool?
My son is 3.5 and everyone i speak to sends their kids to preschool. My son goes to childcare.
Is my son missing out on preschool?
What do they teach that childcare doesnt?
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11-08-2013 00:07 #1Junior Member
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Which is better preschool or childcare?
11-08-2013 00:35 #2
Pre School is usually where kids go to get ready for kindergarten/primary school. Starting at about age 3-4 . Some childcare centres are combined Pre-Schools , as in they offer a similar programs or " school readiness programs" , so kids can be ready for primary school.
I dont know if your child is missing out, maybe ask the childcare centre?
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11-08-2013 03:41 #3
The only difference between childcare and preschool is the hours. Both are still accredited by the same people, both should be offering the new EYLF as a basis of their curriculum and daily activities. Preschools are usually 8-4 whereas childcare obviously is open longer hours for working parents etc. Depending on how big your centre is, you are also required to have an ECT (university trained early childhood teacher) on the premises too so your little one shouldn't be missing out on a thing
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11-08-2013 05:53 #4
I've been wondering the same thing. I heard that childcare centres need to employ proper kindergarten teachers now for the kids starting school the following year - does anybody know if this is correct??
11-08-2013 05:58 #5
However not all child care centres have a qualified registered teacher employed yet, it's a process.
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