From early childhood education, children move on to primary education. This transition is supposed to be managed by parents and guardians. However, most of them are not always fully equipped with knowledge of human development concepts. For some, it is enough to find an elementary school to send the child to. No attempt is made to link early childhood education to the new primary school. As a result, there is no perfect continuation in the child’s education. This is destabilizing the child’s education. A specialized mentor is required for this transition.
Children transition to different types of primary schools, namely residential schools where they live in school residences and only see their parents during school holidays, day schools where they go and return home every day, combined schools where children children go to school on Monday and come home on Friday, and during the week they live in the school’s dormitories. There are those who may be registered with primary education at home. Parents educate their children themselves or hire a private teacher and educator. Parents whose careers involve extensive travel from one country to another, such as diplomats or athletes, can enroll their children in mobile schools where children learn as they go. All of these different types of schools have different demands on children and require different approaches to support them. All of them will have a Mentor specialized in Primary Education.
At the primary education level, children should enjoy their education, regardless of the type of school they attend. In other words, having fun learning is a determining factor in your success. Parents and mentors should do everything possible to ensure that children have fun. One source of fun is introducing them to other children with whom they are learning together. At the same time, teachers, mentors, and parents must guard against bullying by other children. Bullying takes the fun out of children and should be eradicated as soon as it is identified. The difficulty is that children often cannot or are not sure to report it. Often it takes a long time before it is collected. When picked up, the child would have already suffered emotional damage. This is where an elementary education mentor is valuable. Mentors purposely look for symptoms of any interference with children’s education.
We must not forget to integrate the child’s community activities into their educational program. Children do not know what community activities they would like to participate in. They often have multiple interests and should be given the opportunity to explore as many as possible, but they should be helped to strike a balance. Such activities can include sports, music, art, dance, etc. They are often governed by what is available in your neighborhood. However, the mentor and parents should look for centers that offer what the child likes to do. There is a potential conflict between extracurricular activities at school and in the community. This could be confusing for the child. The mentor and parents must live to close that gap, as it could disrupt the child’s education and development.
School subjects offered must be well researched and questioned in the interest of the child. The alignment and continuation of what the child learned in the early childhood center should be used as a baseline in the child’s development. In principle, the development of the child must be based on what he has been exposed to. At the primary education level, the child should be exposed to subjects as diverse as possible. Over time, the mentor, teachers, and parents will discover children’s talents and guide their transition to high school accordingly.
Private schools tend to offer more diversity of subjects and activities for children than public schools. However, private schools are more expensive. The advice for parents is that a balance should be struck between the costs and the interests of the children as determining factors. The child’s education, especially at the primary level, cannot be compromised, as the future implications of poor quality education could be dire.
Identifying and observing the talents and interests of children at this stage of their education is a special project in itself. Elementary education mentors are qualified to assist parents and teachers. A talent lost at this stage can be lost forever. This is one of the main reasons mentors are required. They tutor both parents and teachers. Schools that do not have mentors available must hire independent mentors specifically for this purpose. However, parents must be willing to invest in this additional intervention as it cannot be the responsibility of the school. The school can only help find and recommend organizations and companies that provide tutoring. Parents and guardians can book a one-time session or sign up for short, medium, and long-term tutoring programs for their children. Children whose parents have mentors especially for their elementary school stage do very well, even in the future levels of their education and holistic development.
Sometimes parents’ own careers interfere with their children’s education. At this level, it is not recommended that children change schools too often. If there are no other options but to keep changing schools, the home or mobile school type should be considered. However, the downside is that the benefit of collective learning and development is lost. The saving bet is to be as consistent and stable as possible during the children’s primary education level.