Guest Blog: The Good Things About Child Day Care
For many parents returning to work after the birth of a child there is a bit of skepticism and doubt towards daycare. This is natural and quite normal, but daycare horror stories and the thought of being separated from your child has more positives, the least of which is stopping you from considering what is really an excellent option for both parent and child. For every day care horror story there are thousands of successes. There are many excellent reasons to send your child to day care, and some are not what you might expect!
Your Child Will Develop Independence
Going to day care can be a discomforting experience for many children and their parents, but after adjusting to this new experience, your child will begin to develop confidence and an independent spirit. Once a child realizes that their new environment is safe, they begin to explore it, consequently learning and experiencing new things. Self esteem begins to develop at a deeper level when a child begins to realize they can handle life without mommy and daddy, at least for awhile!
Day Care Helps to Develop a Child’s Social Skills
By attending day care your child will meet and begin to interact with other children their age, and maybe a bit older and younger. They learn to share, cooperate, communicate, and make new friends. A child being cared for at home by a relative or friend will not have the benefit of such experiences, and consequently when the time comes to attend school, they may be lacking in the social skills needed to adjust. This could lead to the new experience of attending school being a negative one, causing a negative association with learning which could take years to overcome.
Day Care Prepares Your Child for School
A quality day care center with certified teachers and caregivers will help prepare your child for the school environment. This can give your child a huge advantage, giving them a bit of a head start in life. Day care introduces children to new ideas, experiences, rules, and ways to play, at the same time stimulating their powers of thought and reason and introducing them to and familiarizing them with riles and structure. Children who attend day care frequently do better on number-skills and literacy tests than those who don’t, and almost always adjust easier to the school environment.
Having a relative or family friend care for a child in their or your own home can provide a safe and loving atmosphere for your child to develop in, but day care can do the same, and at the same time provide a stimulating learning environment. If you are considering child day care in Richmond Hill, Ontario, you may want to consider centers like the York Enrichment Child Care Center located in the heart of Oak Ridges.
York Enrichment Child Care Center link to: http://www.yeccdaycare.ca/
Nelli Hooper is the proud owner of York Enrichment Childcare Centre located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Her program has an excellent facility and is setting the standard for childcare within York Region. Please visit her website at http//www.yeccdaycare.ca to learn more about childcare and how it can benefit your child.