Is it too young to send my girl to school at 18months as my mom can help me to take care of her actually. Shortlisted this school, http://www.artskidz.com.sg/en/, anyone has any feedback on this school? What I like about them is they offer a lot of curriculum and music class in their program.
18 months is the age where some parents choose to send their kids to childcare centre - it really depends on your personal reasons for sending your child to preschool. I cannot access the link you provided on artiskidz preschool but it seems that you are taken in by the preschool's curriculum and music class. I am assuming that you are hoping for your girl to be in a learning environment with a focus on music, etc? If that is the case, then, sending her to school would probably provide such an environment as opposed to staying at home with your mum. Since this might be her first time attending classes, perhaps, a half-day programme might be more suitable? It can allay your fears (that she might be too young) and she can spend time with her grandmum as well in the second half of the day. My two cents worth :)Read more
You can also search for playgroups in your area, or start a new one. Playgroup has an advantage which is each child comes with a guardian, so he/she will be taken care during activities instead of just a teacher and assistant in the class. Playgroup duration also can be arrange to suit your child's age, since she is still young and will get exhausted if has to attend long duration activities.Read more
Yes, you can let your toddler to attend half day even there is a care taker at home. The main purpose is to let him/her to learn to socialise&interact with other children. Also, early learning is able to stimulate brain development. If you feel cc fees is expensive, you can look for kindergarten which also has shorter hours like 3 to 4 hours but at cheaper fees compared to cc.Read more
I don't have feedback for the school but 18mths is a good age to go. Children can pick up various skills quickly. They are able to learn about interaction and nay be able to gain some independence. For a start, you can start her with short hours type. The kids will also need some time to adapt.Read more