For working parents, child care becomes critically important factor in their ability to earn a living for their family. The economic reality is that most families today consist of working parents. Either both the parents are working and trying to juggle work schedules with caring for their children or a single parent doing it all on his own. For those parents who are unemployed, there are affordable child care options available.
To many parents, day care is a necessity, but for some it also causes a feeling of guilt and stress for leaving their children in the hands of someone who they don’t even know. However, based on recent studies, young children can reap benefits from being placed in child care centres at an early age. Early childhood education has innumerable benefits, such as better, more equitable long-term outcomes for children of divergent economic backgrounds. Let’s discuss some of them:
- Social development
Researchers have found that the quality of child care is important to the overall development of young minds. They are in need of consistent and emotional support. Choosing quality care becomes important for babies and toddlers, who need nurturing, safe environment to thrive. For this to happen, parents can ensure that their children are in high-quality childcare centers by looking for caregivers who are responsive and caring to children’s needs. These institutions provide a stimulating environment by engaging with children and talking and playing with them.
- Making friends
According to a latest study, nearly 11 million children under the age of 5 in the United States are in some type of child care arrangement. They get the opportunity to learn socialization skills and are exposed on how to deal with different types of personalities and cultures. As a result, they develop the habit to share with other children and play together. It shapes their personality and they grow older, this may pave the way to make better relationships with their peers. Teaching children appropriate social skills, putting them together in a closely knitted peer surrounding creates opportunities for children to practice these skills.
- Learning from the grass root level
Day care also offers children the chance to pull ahead in their scholastic goals. Although most of them do not offer formal classroom instruction, they have caring staff members who often help them in reading and introducing them to basic numbers, colours, and letters. High quality child care provides the much needed boost to excel in academic performance, and also foster the early acquisition of school readiness skills. They have better math, language and social skills.
- Reduced stress
When your child is safe, given proper care, love, and stimulating environment, you don’t have to worry while you are away (at work). You are at peace that your child is getting the kind of care children need to have for leading a healthy, happy, and successful life.
- A win-win for all
Children who attend day care may have a higher likelihood of future successes. Society, families, employers, communities, and the country as a whole benefit from high quality organized child care facilities. Fostering a healthy and successful future workforce is essential to everyone’s well-being.
We are listing out a few quality indicators that measure the conditions that generally foster a safe and stimulating environment for children.
- Low teacher turnover
- Age appropriate activities
- Small size of group
- Staff with good education and on-going training
- Good health and safety practices
- Healthy teacher/child interactions
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Written By Andrea Price
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