If you are browsing this page, you are probably looking for a student care centre (SCC) for your child.
However, how do you make your selection since there are so many choices are there?
What criteria should you include in your evaluation?
There are school-based centres and there are community-based centres. Prices differ significantly between them. School-based centres charge a lot cheaper because these centres enjoy certain benefits given by MOE. But these benefits carry certain obligations and commitments. Some centres provide the basic care and services for the students while some centres include a lot of value-added services with a higher price attached.
Our Student Care Centre was set up in 2009. We have carved out a niche for ourselves and have built up a good reputation in the Hougang area over the years. With more than a decade of experience, we are confident in advising you in your search of the SCC that will most meet your needs.
12 Reasons to Choose the Best SCC for Your Child
Your child will spend more time in SCC than in school.
If we disregard the uncertainty of home learning resulted from the pandemic, your child will on average spend 23% of his time in school but 32% of his time in student care. This is because he will not go to school during school holidays but will spend his time in the SCC for 12 weeks a year.
Time spent in SCC is meaningful.
Since your child is spending so much time in the SCC, it should not be just a place to deposit your child but it should be able to fill the gap between school and home.
Your child is at an important stage in life for learning.
The SCC shapes your child’s mindset, habits, behaviour & character. Growth mindset and good habits need to be cultivated from young. Once children reach their pre-teens, it will be difficult to change them.
Strong friendships are formed in the SCC.
Your child builds long-lasting friendships in the SCC and it is important to consider the effect of peer influence.
SCC encourages independence and confidence.
A good SCC can help your child to be independent & leads to a more confident personality.
Your child will learn to study smarter.
A good SCC can train your child to pick up effective learning skills. Researchers found that many students rely on ineffective learning strategies such as highlighting, re-reading, and cramming the night before an exam. A good SCC teaches students strategies of effective learning, e.g. retrieval practice, interleaved learning, alternation between focused mode and diffused mode, memory skills, etc.
You will be able to spend more quality time with your child.
If your child is able to learn more effectively with good habits and skills learnt from a good SCC, they will need to spend less time studying at home and will not need to attend too many weekend tuition classes.
Your child will have more spare time.
Your child will also have more time picking up other useful life skills and could further nurture your child’s talent.
A good SCC allows your child to build long-lasting sweet childhood memories.
Your child will be able to look back on the times spent in a good SCC fondly.
Your child will learn while having fun.
A good SCC will provide plenty of fun activities and educational experiences for your child in a happy environment.
A good SCC is an enjoyable experience.
An important consideration is that your child will enjoy his stay in the SCC.
A good SCC communicates closely with parents.
Most importantly, a good SCC needs to understand your concerns and take away your worries so that you can concentrate on your day work and spend quality time bonding with your child in the evening and weekends.
Why Should You Choose Us?
We understand parents.
With more than a decade of experience in service, we understand parents’ concerns very well.
The primary reasons that we have observed for parents to place their child in a Student Care Centre are:
To have someone to take care of the child.
To guide them in their homework.
Prepare the child for school tests and examinations.
So that parents can focus on their work.
With more than a decade of track record of caring for students from more than 20 schools, we are more than capable to address your concerns.
We can take worries away from parents.
We address common concerns that most parents have by:
Providing guidance whenever needed.
Preparing them for tests and we check homework accuracy and in-house tuition for lower primary.
Providing dinner if needed.
We even provide bursaries to students who receive SCFA subsidies to bring the benefits of our program to more children.
At the end of the day, you can spend quality time with your child in the evenings and enable your child to have sufficient sleep without having to worry about schoolwork.
Most importantly, we nurture your child on skills and habits that they do not acquire in schools.