Thursday, May 28, 2009

Private kindies, nurseries complement govt efforts in education

BINTULU: Private kindergartens and nurseries complement government efforts in providing early childhood and pre-school education to children.

“These institutions have become a necessity to modern families where both husband and wife are working,” said Zaiedy Nor Abu Nassir who is political secretary to the Bintulu MP.

Zaiedy said private kindergartens and nurseries also help raise the standard of early childhood and pre-school education.

He said this when officiating at the family day children fancy dress competition jointly organised by Golden Bee Kindergarten and Taska Madu Emas at RPR Sg Plan here on Saturday.

Zaiedy noted that private kindergartens can provide early childhood education in three languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin.

“This has given a good opportunity for our children to be exposed and learn other languages in the early stage of life,” added Zaiedy.

He pointed out that private kindies and nurseries are more result-orientated and efficient because of competitiveness.

“I can see that my adopted child who is studying in private kindergarten can read and write within three months of learning,” he said.

He hoped residents in RPR Sg Plan would not give any excuses for not sending their children for early childhood and pre-school education as there were private and government kindergartens near them.

The efforts of Golden Bee Kindergarten and Taska Madu Emas in organising meaningful and educational programmes for the children at Sg Plan should be supported and continued.

On the requests for basic amenities and facilities at RPR Sg Plan, Zaiedy said he would request to the relevant authorities for a common toilet and chairs at the Kemas multi-purpose hall so it can be fully utilised for functions and activities to benefit the people there.

Earlier, principal of Golden Bee Kindergarten, Kenny Kong said learning attitude determine the level of success in the future.

Good attitude of learning include being serious on what they are doing, completing the tasks given, following instructions and self-discipline, he said.

According to him, learning is a long and continuous process and results are not instant.

“Therefore, parents are urged to send their children for early childhood education as early as possible,” he added.

Kong said starting next year, a full day nursery programme would be offered to parents’ at RPR Sg Plan.

Meanwhile, a total of 35 teams took part in the fancy dress competition held in conjunction with Parents’ Day and pre-Gawai celebration.

Danniellies Bigam won the top prize of RM100 while second prize of RM80 to Calixtus Manja and third prizes of RM60 to Florence and Melanie.

Fourth prize went to Carolinena and consolation prizes were Veronica Ling, Felicia, Clarissa Demai, Philipus, Wesley Tawai, Oliviana, Natasha Liong and Zacchaeus Engan.

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