Parents have a lot of expectations as they decide to enroll
their child in a preschool. After zeroing in on a certain school, they feel
that it the first step towards the fulfillment of raising their child into a
capable human being. Each preschool follows a certain program and they expect
the parents to be well aware of their philosophies and mode of functioning when
they admit their child. So it is essential for them to interview
the parents as well along with the kids prior to the admission. This is not
only to safeguard the interests of the school, as it is a commercial
organization but also to avoid future complications in matters related to
facilities and child development.
Questions that are asked to the Parents during a Preschool Interview are:
expectations on how they wish to see their kids grow up
there is a specific manner in which they want to raise the child and the
reason for it
they have any dreams regarding the future of the child?
case of working parents, a few details of the workplace like the address
and the type of work that you are engaged in
other interests and activities of the parents
The Common Set of Questions
to the Parents Includes:
- How do
they comprehend the role of play in a preschool classroom?
- How do
they consider the role of adults like teachers at school and parents
at home during a free play session?
manner in which they prepare the kid for their reading,
writing and story telling sessions
- If it
is normal for the child to show lack of interest in art activities and if
Do They Deal with It?
- Do you
ever strike your child? If so, when?
the child have a habit of biting, scratching or harming others?
would the parents help the child to separate from his mother?
- How do
you make the child sleep if he is reluctant to sleep during nap time?
- How do
you deal if your child happens to be a fussy-eater?
specific times when you have taught or want your child to wash their hands
and the manner in which they are acquainted with their regular activities.
The Real Intention of
the Parents’ Preschool Interview
The main objective of the parents’ interview is to derive a
clear picture of the background of the child. As it is often reiterated that a
child is a like a sponge, they absorb the attributes of the environment that
they grow up in. So after the admission of the child, the authorities and the
teachers at the preschool will require a complete understanding of the behavior
of the child which in turn is actually shaped by the environment that he has
grown up in.
Finally, the preschool is committed towards preparing the
child for the formal academic life ahead and help the child develop his
faculties that fulfill the requirements of the real competitive world. It is
thus important for the preschool
to know whether you wish your child to take an active part in the real
competitive world or you wish for the development of specific faculties so that
the child grows up to specialize in the respective domain. Through the
interview the preschool also gets vital information on whether the child has
special medical conditions and requires specific attention.