As parents, we all want to find that preschool that offers a little more, that is highest quality, and that really will help our children bloom academically.  But what differentiates a good preschool from a great preschool?  What combination of services provides that “X-factor” that we are all looking for?  After much thought and deliberation, we came up with a few key items that turns a decent preschool into a fantastic preschool.


What Makes a Great Preschool in PJ

There are several things, both tangible and intangible, that make for a great preschool.

Here are a few examples:

  1. A warm and comforting environment.

This is something that can’t be measured tangibly per se.  It is something that you notice the minute you step foot in the preschool.  Were the teachers happy and did they smile?  Were the other students happy or engaged in their activities?  Did it feel welcoming and warm when you first entered the property?  All of these things are incredibly important when finding a great preschool to enrol your child in.


  1. The teachers are passionate.

Are the teachers passionate and enthusiastic about their job, or are they cold and disconnected?  As great as a preschool may be, it’s really the teachers and staff that make or break an organisation.  When you visit the preschools and nurseries on your shortlist, keep an eye out for educators who speak kindly and respectfully with the children. These are the teachers who want your child to succeed and who will do everything in their power to keep them happy and healthy in the process.


  1. There is an active learning environment.

You can ask yourself, “Are the facilities clean and disinfected?”  And while this is important, it is equally important to ask yourself, “Are the children engaged?”  Are they not afraid to raise their hand when the teacher asks a question? Lots of reading time, arts and crafts, music, dance, exploring the natural world, outdoor play—these are all critically important to young children. In addition to laying the foundations of a solid education by exposing children to reading and writing, play builds curiosity, teaches empathy and problem-solving skills, and helps children to learn important pre-academic skills and concepts.  A joy of learning and a love of school starts early and can flourish in the right preschool environment.


  1. Child-friendly preschool facilities.

When selecting a preschool, safe and engaging facilities are very likely to rank high on your list, for a number of reasons.  The health and safety of your child are paramount and should be to your child’s school. Does the preschool disinfect regularly?  Are there guards present?  You want to make sure that the facilities are constantly evolving and being updated, and that the faculty and staff are well trained in safety measures.  Things as simple as contingency plans are of the utmost importance.  What are the steps if there is a fire within a school?  What other contingency plans does the preschool contain?

You will also want to learn about the school’s resources. Modern classrooms are chock full of screens, gadgets, and tools designed to teach children more effectively, but be sure to check that they are used judiciously. Also, if outdoor education is appealing, look for gardens, animals, and opportunities for your little one to wonder about the natural world. Science tells us that getting little hands dirty in outdoor play spaces improves health and brain function.


  1. A Preschool with a Good Reputation

What have others said about the preschool?  What is attendance like?  Are the children happy?  Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself:

  • Is your child happy to go to preschool?
  • Is the program play-based, academic, or both?
  • What do you like about the preschool?
  • Are the teachers experienced and nurturing?
  • Do they share new things they learned while at school?
  • How does the school communicate with parents?
  • What extras does the program have? Are there languages, outdoor play spaces, nature education, art, music, science, library, etc.?

In summary, finding the best preschool in PJ means going beyond the hard facts and getting a feel for the soul of the facilities.  Finding these X-factors in a preschool will help your child not just love school, but become a lifelong-learner.


About Little Human Scholars Preschool in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app that provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!