The Director's Top 5 Questions to ask on a Tour
We are enjoying meeting new families and enrolling little ones. If you had a chance to review our newsletter, you saw that our Scripture for October is Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” This Scripture is so encouraging. As a new facility, we are watching God blossom us like a flower. Like any new business, we have had our share of hurdles but we are thankful to the Lord. We also thank every person that has taken the time to tell someone about Little Lambs.
I have recently met some parents that after they have toured the facility (our main compliments are beauty and cleanliness), may not have known what questions to ask. So, I have created this post to help parents. Maybe you will find my questions helpful by using them as written or referring to them as a guide to create your own.
Each parent may agree on general things about a school. However, when it comes to an institution for your child, you have to make sure that the things that matter to your family are specifically identified. As a Christian, it is important to me and my husband that our children are building upon the foundation of Jesus Christ. So here goes…
Kristina’s Top Five Questions - Not in any order
1. Vision and Doctrine- Christianity carries a broad spectrum of beliefs. While we are united under one Lord Jesus Christ, there may be some things that you may or may not agree with doctrinally. So, ask the questions that are important to you. Make sure that you are comfortable with the biblical understanding that will be passed on to your little one.
2. Discipline Policy- Discipline is so important. It is not a bad thing, however, when done in the wrong way, it can become so. So make sure that you agree with the way the institution will handle conflict; Whether that conflict is between peers, or if the child is disobedient to the teacher.
3. Academic Curriculum- Look through the school’s curriculum to make sure you agree with the things being taught and the teaching methods. Also, it is important to know if your child is prepared for the next level of school. Assess whether they will be able to learn in the environment.
4. Security/ Cameras- Does the school have a way to prove what happens throughout the day? If there is a question, can the administration ensure the right thing was done?
5. Last, this is more of a mental note or question. But, make sure God and His love are there. Love is so important in life. It will make a hard situation easy. Love breeds obedience. Love makes it so much easier for children to thrive. Love can be the determining factor to a child’s success.
I hope this helps you when looking into an institution. I also did a Facebook live video that explains this as well. To view click, here. Be sure to subscribe and follow/like us on Facebook and Google.
Kristina Bolton, Director