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Contact: (210) 233-1699 Felipe Alvarez, owner
The benefits of school uniforms are clear! Ask any preschooler at Bilingual Child Academy about their uniform, and you’re sure to hear their excitement. Just as children love dressing up for holiday celebrations or special events, preschoolers love the sense of belonging, identity, and pride that comes from wearing their school uniforms.
Who wears a uniform and when? We utilize a school uniform for children in Preschool 3’s thru our PreK 5’s program. Children wear a uniform during the academic school year (August - May) and only Monday-Thursday. On Friday children may wear their uniform or their choice of attire as long as it is in keeping with dress code policies.
Here are a few reasons the preschoolers and teachers at Bilingual Child Academy love their school uniforms:
1. Uniforms Help Children Identify As A Student
A doctor puts on a white coat to meet with patients and a postal worker suits up to deliver mail. The clothes an individual puts on can help prepare their minds and bodies for the days ahead. While you may be getting dressed to head to work, your child will feel included if they also have special clothes to wear. Wearing a uniform also helps your preschooler transition from school to home by pairing a visual cue with a different location. A child putting on a school uniform helps them transition into their role as a student. The uniform aids in distinguishing school from home and prepares the body and mind for entering an environment in which they will learn, explore, play, and interact with others.
2. Uniforms Are Cost-Effective
While uniforms may seem like an added expense, many parents report that they end up saving money over the long term. First, money is saved on daily clothes purchases. Since children grow every day, this can be a great way to save. Our uniforms are also constructed for durability, and they can withstand frequent washes. Learning can be messy, and our uniforms can stand a lot of learning! Having a uniform is more eco-friendly, and our uniforms are also reusable. If you have additional children who plan on attending TGS in the future, uniforms can always be handed down and reused.
3. Uniforms Help Ensure Safety
When children are in uniform, it’s easier to spot and keep track of students on school grounds during outside play or extracurricular activities. A consistent school uniform helps teachers to visually account for each student and gives students an increased sense of group identification and safety.
4. Uniforms Create a Sense of Teamwork
Who hasn’t felt the thrill of being part of something bigger when donning an athletic uniform before a game, or regalia for a ceremony? Uniforms can help to cultivate a sense of personal belonging from within. BCA parents and teachers love to see children thrive knowing that they are important, included, and a part of something bigger than themselves.
5. Uniforms Can Simplify the Morning Routine
Mornings can be busy with young children. Anything that can streamline this busy time is definitely a plus. Our BCA families have found that uniforms bring clarity and ease to their morning routines, eliminating time spent choosing, prepping, and putting on clothes. This means you can spend more time touching base with your family before you begin your daily activities.
Cultivating Confidence and Independence
Bilingual Child Academy uses school uniforms to help children feel connected and to encourage their independence. By creating a warm and welcoming school environment, we help kids focus on what’s on the inside. With a myriad of on-site enrichment activities, a flexible curriculum, and plenty of time for imaginative play, kids can exercise creativity and exploration.