10 Reasons A Good After-School Care Environment Can Make A Difference for Students
Nowadays, parents who are both working need to juggle a balancing act between their child’s needs and their own career. While they are busy at work, parents need their children to be taken care of by responsible adults during after-school hours.
Here are 10 reasons finding a good after-school care centre can make a real difference during the six years when your child is in primary school:
1. A PURPOSE-FILLED ROUTINE
First and foremost, a structured after-school care program can help students spend their time productively and efficiently after school. It can transform the ‘aimless hours’ after school into a purposeful regime for a young kid.
2. CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT
A good centre should NOT have frequent changes of teachers. This is important because a stable environment is conducive to learning and can have a positive impact for a student in the long term.
3. RECEIVE GUIDANCE
Parents wish to ensure their child gets the necessary guidance in doing homework. This means a good student care center must have full-time and qualified teachers who can competently coach their child’s daily school homework and clarify his/her doubts.
4. REVISE WHAT HAS BEEN TAUGHT
It is very common that children who don’t pay attention in class end up having to sign up for extra tuition. A good after-school centre should have a system to help students revise what’s taught in school and mitigate/reduce this need.
5. MOTIVATION TO HELP ONESELF
A good student needs to develop self-discipline as well as rigor in his/her schoolwork. A good student care program can train your child to develop a real responsibility for his/her own work. For example, many learning loopholes can be plugged when a child cultivate positive habits such as asking for help when there are doubts and checking his work thoroughly after it is completed. A good care environment can help enforce this on a daily basis.
6. TENACITY TO TRY FIRST
It is natural for students to ask for answers to questions they do not know. However, a good student care teacher will first encourage your child to try , then show processes, teach methods and only give answers as a last resort. In this way, your child will develop the skills to help himself when he is alone during examinations.
A good centre can also help your child learn to become resourceful individuals. It does this by investing in reference materials required in your child’s study and then encouraging him/her to use those materials.
8. ENFORCE DICTIONARY USAGE
In your child’s academic journey, knowing how to use the dictionaries effectively can be an added boon. A good student care program makes sure every student learns how to use both the English and Chinese dictionaries at the earliest opportunity.
9. SOCIAL GROWTH
In addition to school homework guidance, a good care environment must promote friendship and play. There should be activities at the end of the day to stimulate your child socially and emotionally. There should absolutely be no bullying tolerated or allowed.
10. BEST USE OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Your child’s time is precious, and a good after school care not only strives to achieve optimal productivity during the term-time, but will make the best use of school holidays to help students catch up and/or prepare for the next school term. A good center also provides optional enrichment programs such as reading, writing and math during long school breaks.
A good fit between a student care centre’s core values and the parents’ beliefs often results in cumulative benefits for the child over the six years that the he/she is in the centre. That is how a good after school care environment can make a real difference for your child.
Please have a look at what our parents say in our Testimonials Section
A CONDUCIVE PLACE TO STUDY AND LEARN
TRG is a After School Student Care in Bukit Batok located near Princess Elizabeth Primary School (PEPS). Our after school care program caters to children who need in-depth or complete coaching in their homework.
TRG as a student care service provider, is committed to providing the best student care for our children. We have a team of qualified and experienced teachers, specializing in the day-care of Pre-school and Primary School children. The Student-to-Teacher ratio is small (15:1), and there are NO frequent changes of teachers so as to provide a stable learning environment for your child.
Furthermore, our student care center has STRICT POLICY of NO "outside" (tuition) kids during our after-school coaching hours. This is to ensure your child gets our full undivided attention during the time when he or she is with us
NUS Graduate Teachers With 15 years’ Experience
Our Student Care Center Programs here in Bukit Batok Singapore are 100% taught by Full-Time NUS Graduate Teachers with 15 years of school homework coaching experience.
Your child will be instructed in ALL 4 school subjects using our PROVEN Back-To-Basics Approach. Our teachers do not freely give answers, but instill a responsibility for learning in your child.
If you are looking for a good Student Care in Bukit Batok near Princess Elizabeth Primary School (PEPS) or a Student Care Centre in Bukit Batok West, we invite you to visit our centre and talk to us.
A Gift of Reading for Our P1 & P2 Children
Our After-school Care program comes with a structured program to bring your P1/P2 child's reading proficiency to higher levels. Through this program, your child’s ability to navigate and understand Math problem sums will also improve. And when P3 finally comes, your child will be more confident when confronting his or her Science textbooks.
We would like to welcome your child with this Gift of Reading. Let your child get a head start in reading today!
This is the best After School Student Preschool to Primary Preparatory Enrichment Program.
Education and reading are ‘mutually reinforcing’ – In other words, the more a young child has of one, the better the development of the other.
Here at our TRG After School Day Care Center in Bukit Batok, we are not only fully aware of this fact, but we are committed to providing a timely opportunity for your child to start his or her reading development right from Primary 1.
Informed parents know that reading ability is synonymous with learning. These parents know that children who are significantly below average in literacy are less successful in applying other study skills, in continuing education, and in their future professions. Therefore they start nurturing their children’s love for reading at a tender age. Likewise, here in Bukit Batok at our Student Care Centre, we will make sure that your Primary 1 child does not miss this crucial window (Primary 1 - 3) to develop his or her reading proficiency to its fullest.
By making our Student Day Care Center’s Literacy Programs compulsory and complimentary for every student, we endeavour to help all our P1 children
develop their capability and capacity for reading before Primary 3.
To conclude, it is up to parents to nurture their child’s ability and interest in reading and to supplement their child’s reading materials wherever possible. Importantly, if parents are putting their child in an after-school or student care environment, choose a centre that has the means as well as a mission to nurture their child’s reading potential to the maximum. This is a service we provide at our student care center in Bukit Batok.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
MICHELLE TAN AND MICHAEL SETO
You guys are so serious about the children. We’re so glad
Frankly, I have not come across student care teachers as dedicated and committed as you all. Thank you!
It’s really, really hard to be able to find a center, (run by a team of teachers) whose beliefs about bringing up children match our own
Mrs.Teo, who put her two daughters at the center
I am so happy I put my son here! Now I no longer worry about his productivity & learning
Madam Oo, The Reading Gym parent
When Rachel's time comes, you know what to do - simply reserve a place for her
Madam Goh, on her plans to put her daughter with The Reading Gym
We owe Dan Feng's fluency in English to the center's efforts, since we speak only Mandarin at home
Some of the children here speak better English than the caregivers in other centers
Siew Siew, on why she put her son here
If only I had put my son here earlier, he would have improved even more
Mdm Heng, on her son’s better productivity after six months at the center
There are so many student care centers here.
But only yours is so serious about the child’s English
Madam Cheong, The Reading Gym’s parent
I will continue to put my son here
because this is the only place
where I know his potential won’t be stifled
Your teaching method is so effective that Meng Lok pronounces every ‘s’, ‘t’, ‘ed’ and other end-sounds so clearly
Mrs. Lim, a TRG parent
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