Here at Learn, Play and Beyond, we offer educational trips to our kids during summer months (June-August) at no cost as we strongly believe that on educational tours, kids are excited and energized. It allows them to acquire fresh perspectives based on their presence in an informal environment. During transportation, kids come across several different kinds of places and are able to see a different side of the country. This opens up endless possibilities to understand the world.
What Is the Importance of Educational Trips?
Educational trips are important in many ways. Going on one means more than simply leaving the child care center grounds. Educational trips should always have a major educational element, but the impact of educational trips can extend much further. The importance of educational trips includes giving students/children the chance to build closer bonds with their classmates/friends, experience new environments and enjoy a day away from the classroom.
When students/children and teachers/educators are together outside the classroom, new educational environments and experiences are possible. Students/children may have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at the child care center, including exotic wildlife, rare plants and maybe even the stars in the night sky. Discussing the educational trip beforehand is wise because it allows students to know what they will experience during their time away from child care center.
Getting away from the everyday atmosphere of the classroom gives students/children an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. They may be able to connect on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Students/children may be able to spend much of the Educational trip day in small groups, observing, chatting and learning about each other. Having an Educational trip in the early part of the term is wise, since it will allow students to bond with classmates they may not know very well.
Informal Learning Environment
Educational trips provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom, without using books and other tools used in a normal day care setting. Students/children on educational trips can often learn while having fun in a more informal environment. If the educational trip destination has staff members who do hands-on teaching with visiting students---such as at a science center or historical museum---the children will be excited to learn from someone new.
No matter how much students learn during an educational trip, their favorite memories may be based on their enjoyment of the day. Getting away from daycare setting for even half a day is always exciting for students/children, and educational trips are always highly anticipated.
Learn, Play and Beyond notifies parents 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled date of field trips regarding the following:
Date, time and location of educational trip
Policies and Transportation (safety purposes)