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This article was published in the September 5, 2015 issue of World Journal. It is presented in its original form below, followed by a translation into English by Google Translate.

托兒所,怎麼找?

September 5, 2015, 6:00 am 417

托兒難,是家長的普遍心聲,一是不見得有空缺,二來托兒所也會良莠不齊。 怎樣可以找到最適合自己孩子的那所呢?

大溫地區的托兒所種類很多,有的是在自家開設的家庭托兒型,通常最多只能收8個孩子。 專業托兒則有固定場所,根據機構的規模不同收生數也不同。

華裔媽媽胡女士提醒,選擇托兒所一定要提早,給自己留出充裕的時間去考察。胡女士的孩子兩歲半,從1歲入園到現在已經換了好幾家托兒所,甚至還與第一家產生了許多不愉快。 胡女士指出,當初就是時間比較倉促,馬上要上班卻沒找到托兒所,見到一家有空位的就送去了,結果後來麻煩更多。 胡女士提醒家長多做研究,自己上門考察外,也要向其他家長打聽口碑。

家長考察托兒所時需要留意什麼呢? 根據卑省孩童照護資源和推薦中心(www.ccrr.bc.ca),需要準備的問題包括:是否有執照及接受衛生機構的監管?員工的從業資格狀況? 費用、托兒人數、年齡、可托兒時間、托兒設施及孩童時間安排、餐點情況、出現緊急情況或負責人生病假時如何處理等。 另外也可以問問是否鼓勵家長參與? 家長是否可以探訪?

胡女士就指,她的孩子一歲剛送入托兒所時,哭得很厲害,她想陪伴一會,但被負責人告知,園內政策是家長不可停留,並指政策是菲沙衛生局許可的。 但實際上,許多托兒所會採取漸進式,等孩子慢慢熟悉環境後再放手離開。

大溫連鎖托兒機構Cefa的做法是:第一天孩子可以只托兩小時,家長可全程陪同;接下來幾天將托兒時間慢慢延長,同時減少家長陪伴時間,讓孩子逐漸適應家長不在的情況。

列治文Rainbow Angels托兒所經理鄧平盈表示,家長慢慢退出是個方法,不過要注意一旦決定放手,離開時最好跟孩子解釋清楚、讓孩子知道這只是短暫分離。 另外家長也要相信老師,讓孩子更多接受老師。

鄧平盈建議,家長在為孩子找托兒所時,首先要留意的是是否乾淨和安全,觀察有無潛在危險。 其次是看老師對小孩有無愛心,可以從老師講話的態度等方面用心去感受。 另外,也可以參考托兒所的課程以及老師的教學方式是否符合自己的要求。

為了讓家長對孩子在園情況更加了解,鄧平盈每月都會給家長提供孩子情況報告,採用面談、電話、電郵或微信等多種方式,有時候還會給孩子拍照發給家長看。

●Cefa課程多元YMCA寓教於樂

記者向數位媽媽打聽托兒所的信息時,大多數媽媽都推薦了Cefa。 記者陪同一位媽媽一起進入Cefa考察,聽老師繪聲繪色地為孩子們講故事,貫穿識字、數數、顏色等多方面的知識。 活動時間則在戶外場地自由玩耍。 場地按年齡大小分開,不同年齡的孩子玩樂設施不同。

最令記者驚訝的是課表,密密麻麻的課表上,有閱讀、科學、音樂、數學、法語、寫作、瑜伽、舞蹈等多項課程。 老師介紹,根據孩童年齡的不同課程設置及難度也不同。 托兒所提供早午餐和零食,菜單以及每個孩子吃飯的情況都有記錄並張貼在墻上,家長可一目了然。

華裔驕媽媽表示,兒子送入Cefa後能明顯看到進步,「在家裡看到地上掉了東西,居然會撿起來放好。自己穿衣服吃飯。有一回在家看到兒子做瑜伽,姿態憨憨的,讓人忍俊不已。」不過驕媽媽認為Cefa的費用偏高,希望能更平價。

Cefa市場及品牌拓展副總曹本(Ben Chhoa)表示,Cefa不僅僅是一所托兒所,採用的課程是在經過對歐洲及亞洲早教的考察後特別設計。 Cefa的教師們在獲得幼師職業牌照後,還需要經過四個月的Cefa額外培訓。

YMCA托兒所在大溫有50個連鎖點。 硬件設施,比如教室環境、乾淨程度以及兒童安全等都十分到位。 孩子按年齡分班,接受不同的課程。 課程特色是寓教於樂,孩子透過創意性的玩樂學到各類知識,同時也教授行為規範和生活技能等。

素里居民金女士曾將自己的孩子送入一家YMCA托兒所,「老師會盡責地看著孩子,確保孩子的安全。」但她認為課程不足,「大部分時間就是孩子自己在玩,上課時間不多。」

金女士也承認,這或許與華人的要求有關:「西人家長送孩子上托兒所的通常只需要孩子玩得開心,但華人希望除此之外還能學點什麼。」

Child care is difficult, is the universal aspirations of parents, one not necessarily have vacancies, and secondly, the nursery will be mixed. How can I find the most suitable for their children that the do?

Nursery GVRD many species, some in their own family daycare opened type, usually only receive a maximum of eight children. Professional child care is a fixed place, a different number depending on the size of the enrollment mechanism is different. 

Chinese mother Ms Wu reminder, be sure to select the nursery early, give yourself plenty of time to visit. Ms Wu’s child two and a half, from 1-year-old park has now been changed several nurseries, and even with the first produced many unpleasant. Ms Wu pointed out that the original is the time rush, did not go to work immediately to find a nursery, to see there is a vacancy dispatched, and the result was more trouble. Ms Wu remind parents to do more research, study outside their own home, but also to other parents inquire about reputation.

What parents need to inspect the nursery when watching it? According to a BC child care resource and referral center (www.ccrr.bc.ca), problems need to be prepared include: whether licensed and supervised by health authorities?Employee qualification status? Costs, childcare number, age, time can childcare, childcare facilities and children timing, meals situation, emergency or responsible for how to deal with life sick leave. Alternatively, you can ask whether encourage parents to participate? Whether parents can visit?

Ms Wu would mean, when she was just one year old child into nursery, crying badly, she would like to accompany for a while, but was told that the person in charge, the park policy parents can not stay, and refers to the policy is the Fraser Health Authority license a. But in fact, many nurseries will take progressive, the child is familiar with the environment and then slowly let go leave.

Greater Vancouver Cefa childcare chain approach is: the first day of the child can care only for two hours, parents can accompany the entire process; the next few days will gradually lengthen childcare time, while reducing the time parents spend, let the children gradually adapt to the parents is not situation.

Richmond Rainbow Angels nursery manager Dengping Ying said that parents gradually withdraw from a method, but note once decided to let go, when to leave the child with the best explanation is clear, let the children know that this is only temporary separation. Also parents should believe the teacher, the teacher let the children more accepting.

Dengping Ying suggested that parents looking for their children at nursery school, the first to be noted that is clean and safe, to observe whether a potential hazard. Second is to look at whether the children love the teacher, the teacher can speak from heart to feel the attitude of other aspects.Alternatively, it can also refer to the curriculum and teaching methods nursery teacher meets their requirements.

To give parents a better understanding of the child in the garden, the Dengping Ying monthly report to parents provide children, the use of interviews, telephone, e-mail or micro-letters and other ways, sometimes even to the children photographed for distribution to parents to see.

● Cefa course Multiple YMCA recreation

When the reporter asking the mother to digital information in nurseries, most mothers are recommended Cefa. Reporter accompanied a mother went into Cefa trips, listening to the teacher vivid storytelling for children, through a wide range of knowledge of literacy, counting, color and so on. Activity is free to play in outdoor venues. Site separated by age, children of different ages play different facilities.

Most reporters surprised that schedule, the crowded schedule, with reading, science, music, mathematics, French, writing, yoga, dance and many other courses. Teacher, according to the age of the child and the difficulty of different curricula are also different. Nursery brunch and snacks, menus, and the case has been recorded for each child to eat and posted on the wall, parents can at a glance.

Chinese arrogant mother, said after his son into Cefa can clearly see progress, “see things off the floor at home, actually pick it up to put away. They dress for dinner. Once home to see his son doing yoga, posture Han Han , people endure Jun endless. “But my mother thought arrogance Cefa high cost, hoping to be more affordable.

Cefa market and brand development vice president Cao this (Ben Chhoa) indicates, Cefa not just a nursery, using the curriculum is specially designed for Europe and Asia after the study early education. Cefa teachers in kindergarten career after obtaining a license, but also need to go through four months of Cefa additional training.

In the Greater Vancouver YMCA nursery chain has 50 points. Hardware facilities, such as classroom environment, cleanliness and safety of children is in place and so on. Children by age placement accept different courses.Course features are entertaining, children learn all kinds of knowledge through creative play, as well as professor of behavioral norms and life skills.

Surrey residents Ms. King had to send their children to a YMCA daycare, “the teacher will dutifully watching the children, to ensure the children’s safety.” But she believes the course is insufficient, “most of the time is the child’s own playing, school time is not many.”

Ms. King also acknowledged that, perhaps with the requirements for the Chinese: “Tutsi parents to send their children to nursery school children usually need only have fun, but what else to expect the Chinese to learn.”

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