Another parent said teachers in Chinese preschools will always update parents about their children in school.
A mother, Cik Lara, shared on Twitter about her poor experience sending her child to a preschool. Her child came home with marker pens drawn all over the body. Previously, her child was also bitten until it bled.
Cik Lara also said her child was fed junk food in school and that was why her child seemed to be famished by the time they get home.
Owner taska anak aku. Bila complaint apa apa, semuanya nak cari salah siapa. pic.twitter.com/PXBmTaKWXA— Cik Lara (@larajacyntha) June 12, 2023
Another parent shared her experience in a Chinese preschool
Another parent, Sarini Zainal, shared a different but better experience at a Chinese preschool.
Sarini said the teachers in that preschool would always meet with the parents to update them about their children.
Even if the child was bitten by mosquitoes, the teacher will apologise to the parents.
The school also allowed sleepy children to rest in class and the teachers would remind parents to let their children get enough sleep.
When it’s time to go home, the teachers will remind children to listen to their parents at home.
Pengalaman hantar anak ke tadika Cina. Bila kita sampai2 je:— Sarini Zainal (@sarinizainal) June 13, 2023
1. Cikgu berlari keluar nak cakap dgn ibubapa, beza dgn taska Melayu yg cikgu mengelak x nak jumpa
2. Cikgu dulu yg cakap, "mommy, mosquito bite our sons aaa…soo sorry" https://t.co/UpVBvNGOSE
Preschool boss has a PhD in Early Childhood Education
Sarini added that there are a lot of Malay teachers working in that school. The teachers told her that the boss is strict and prioritises the children and their parents.
The preschool boss also has a PhD in Early Childhood Education and used the knowledge to run the school properly.
During the school’s sports day, a special VIP tent is prepared for parents and it’s also equipped with a section for breastfeeding mothers.
The teachers will be on the field with the children. The children are also fed nutritious meals during the event.
Saya pernah berborak dengan cikgu taska berbangsa Melayu di sana (surprisingly ramai je), diaorang kata boss mmg strict and parents + kids no.1.— Sarini Zainal (@sarinizainal) June 13, 2023
Boss diaorg ada master, phd dlm early childhood (kiranya mmg bidang dia) bukan takat nk buat bisnes untung.
Other netizens shared similar experiences when they sent their children to Chinese preschools.
Twitter user iqaAckerman shared that she didn’t even need to open her own car door because the teachers will open it for her and invite her children out of the car.
Paul Tan of paultan.org said the teacher would immediately inform him if his child drew himself all over with a marker pen during class.
Netizens also praised Chinese preschools for being mindful of food preparation for children.
Twitter user Hasseena said her sister wasn’t allowed to bring sweet drinks and her clothes remained clean and neat the whole day.
A preschool teacher chimed in to say that they are all trained, as shared Sarini, to ensure parents that the school fees are worth it.
Teachers give their all to care for children in school, including dietary needs and teaching basic life skills like using the toilet, playing with them and making sure they have enough rest.
Another Twitter user said the teachers in Chinese preschools were also paid well. She was paid around RM1,400 a month and worked half-day from morning until 2pm.
Tadika anak I, Cikgu yang buka kan pintu kereta, anak turun ahahaha macam drive thru dahh— iqaAckerman (@chentadewberry) June 13, 2023
benda jadi je terus bgtau https://t.co/IgdBsOonoY— Paul Tan 🚦 199 (@paultantk) June 13, 2023
Omg betul. Nak nak tentang makanan. Dulu adik sekolah tadika cina. Bawak air manis pun xboleh. Sampai kawan adik bagi tips. Nak bawak air manis boleh. Tapi air lychee je sebab warna sama dgn air masak. 😅😅 n evrytime balik sklh baju dia bersih n kemas je. Suka tgkk— hasseena 🌻🐼 (@cnadrling) June 13, 2023
as a private kindergarten teacher, im agree with this. actually we are trained to act like that. so that parents will feel they worth to pay us that amount of money. we really put extra effort to take care of every kids. how they eat, toilet train, play or even sleep.— x (@xmirasani) June 13, 2023
I pernah kerja tadika china. Ada 80 cawangan 1 malaysia. Hebat niaga. Nak tak nak kene ngampu parents for long term business. Parents = money. Tapi gaji teacher tak kedekut. Half day Rm1.4k. Pukul 2 dah balik. Elok sangat work life balance dia. Unlike tadika melayu— Daisy (@epria5) June 13, 2023