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It can be tough balancing work and life, especially when you’re the parent of one or more young children. You need to go out and earn a living, but at the same time, you need someone to look after the little ones while you’re gone. Not only that, but you want to know that your kids are having fun and learning some important life skills in your absence.
Day care centres could be the answer and in this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top reasons why you may want to consider enrolling your kids in a quality daycare centre.
Young Children Will Learn Education Basics
Core subjects such as English and math are taught at many child care centres. Your kids will learn the basics of these two subjects, and likely science, spelling and a few other subjects as well. This gives children a bit of a head start when they do eventually go to school. Already having an understanding of core subjects builds their self-confidence and assists in developing young minds.
It’s believed that from birth to the age of 5, most of a child’s brain development takes place during this early period. Nurturing young minds ensures they have the ability to learn at an improved capacity for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to start early.
Kids Will Undergo a School-Readiness Program
If you haven’t yet heard of the term “school-ready”, you’ll probably be wondering what it means exactly. It’s basically where a child care facility offers a curriculum designed to help prepare kids for the school years to come.
Part of the program includes education basics, as was mentioned in the section above. School readiness also includes other important factors, such as learning social skills, building self-confidence, the development of skills through fun activities, learning about teamwork and more.
Once a young child goes through a school-readiness program, by the time they do start school, they enter the gates with some education under their belts and a lot more confidence.
A Safe Environment For Kids While You’re At Work
While you’re at work, you want to have peace of mind knowing that your children are in good hands in a safe environment. Child care and early learning centres offer exactly that.
All staff are fully screened and trained. They’ll offer the best in support, learning and security for your children. Rather than simply hiring a babysitter, you get a team of dedicated people looking after your child, teaching them and also providing an environment that’s fun to be in.
Children Will Learn All About Good Nutrition
When we think about teaching kids, academics usually comes to mind, but what’s just as important is educating young ones on good nutrition and healthy eating. Just as a child’s brain does much of its development at an early age, so do their growing bodies.
Early education centres focus attention on proper nutrition and healthy eating and drinking. Kids are taught about this at most daycare centres and, where meals are provided, only the freshest and most nutritious ingredients are used. Children will discover that eating healthy meals also tastes great. Kids will also gain an understanding as to why nutrition is so important, giving them encouragement to eat healthy foods. Focus is also given to drinking healthy drinks, such as fruit juices, instead of soft drinks and other drinks loaded with sugar.
Kids Will Have Fun
Children just like to enjoy themselves and have a good time, that’s why fun is always a focus at early childhood care facilities. Young kids learn best when they’re enjoying what they’re doing. This is accomplished through activities that challenge their bodies or minds but are also fun to participate in.
If your child is having fun, they’ll be in a good emotional place and far more likely to learn what they’re being taught and happy to spend time at a daycare centre.
Having your child attend a daycare centre while you’re at work is one of the best decisions you could make as a parent. These centres are not just babysitters, but also educators that have your child’s best interests at heart.