Public or private gardens: what’s the difference?

Which kindergarten is better: private or public? This question worries all parents who choose a preschool educational institution for their baby. To find the answer, you have to figure out how a private kindergarten differs from a public one.

A state garden is an institution that is funded from the state (regional or district) budget. This is, to a greater extent, free kindergarten, that is, parents do not need to pay for the services provided by the institution.

Although, in recent years, parents are increasingly shifting the costs of quality food and attracting more qualified educators.

The parents, for sure, do not expect to cover the expenses for stationery, personal hygiene products and preparation for the holidays at the expense of the state kindergarten.

A private kindergarten is an institution funded by a contribution from the parents of the pupils. Yes, such a garden is paid, but the quality of the services provided is much higher.

The best private kindergartens strive, in addition to an effective educational program, to provide a healthy and varied diet, offer children additional activities in circles, and organize additional entertainment events.

In addition, such institutions have a specific owner who is interested in developing. At the same time, both state and private gardens operate in the legal field of the state and receive an appropriate license.

Thus, when deciding whether a partial or free kindergarten is more suitable for you, you need to understand that the difference between institutions is not only in the form of ownership and the size of the fee.

Why is a private garden better than a public garden in most cases?

It can be clearly explained by taking into account the following:

  • Number of children in the group

In free kindergartens, the average group is 15-25 children (sometimes more than 30), in private kindergartens within 6-15 children. Obviously, the more wards there are, the more difficult it is for educators to keep track of everyone and give everyone their due attention.

  • Parenting Methods and Curricula

State institutions are guided by the generally accepted classical education system, which has largely outlived its usefulness and is not always relevant for modern children. Private gardens strive to work with the most modern methods, offering the study of different foreign languages.

  • Control system

Many private kindergartens use a system of fixing and monitoring the achievements of pupils, maintain closer communication with parents. In a state institution, almost the only report is the teacher’s story about the child at the parent meeting.

  • Food quality

This is often the main problem of most parents whose children attend free kindergartens, since food in them is usually far from ideal, in contrast to private kindergartens, where control over nutrition is much easier to organize. Parents can count with more confidence that in a private kindergarten their baby will be full and satisfied, and their wishes will be listened to.

  • Security

The safety of children on the territory of private kindergartens is monitored by specially hired personnel or there is a constant connection with a security company. Many institutions have a video surveillance system.

It is almost impossible for outsiders to enter the territory of the institution or leave the garden without permission. In state kindergartens, these issues are dealt with by educators.

Why should the child be sent to a private Vision Garden?

  • Reception of children starts from 18 months;
  • Teaching children is carried out according to a program accredited in Canada, which has proven to be effective;
  • the number of children in the groups allows the teacher to pay attention to each child;
  • qualified personnel work in the garden; the territory of the garden is under 24-hour video surveillance;
  • the safety of children is ensured with the involvement of a security company; after kindergarten, children have a unique opportunity to continue their education according to the Canadian program at the primary school of the Lyceum Vision.

If you understand that the state gardens in Kiev are categorically not suitable for you, the international Vision garden offers you assistance in caring for your baby.

Vision Garden is part of the global Canadian network Vision School World Inc., which guarantees a quality approach to the education of the child. Children develop comprehensively in 5 areas: cognitive, emotional, social, psychomotor and language.

But our main feature is work on an international standard. In the Vision garden, children gain new knowledge in a playful way, stay in an English-speaking environment and additionally study Ukrainian and French.

Believe me, you will be proud of your child trained in Vision institutions.