A Licensed DayCare Center!
What are the advantages of daycare centers?
Many parents like daycare centers because they offer a formal, structured environment. All daycare centers are inspected for licensing purposes, caregivers are supervised (many classrooms have more than one teacher), and a director oversees the entire operation. Another plus: Centers have clearcut rules for parents to follow (such as pickup and drop-off times) so you know exactly what is expected of you. Also, the arrangement is more stable (compared to, say, nanny or relative care) because the center agrees to watch over your child regardless whether a teacher is sick or tardy or even tired of working for you. Staff members at good centers are trained in early childhood education so they know what to expect from your child developmentally and are able to nurture his growing skills accordingly. If the center you're considering doesn't hire knowledgeable staff, keep looking. Good daycare centers include a nice mix of activities during the day to teach different skills, such as singing, dancing, and storytelling. "They're not just playing all day they're learning new things." Many of the instructional projects are a good mix of left- and right-brain activities, usually made of simple objects like blocks or beans or vinyl letters for creativity, but presented in an organized, structured, and methodical way. Ongoing research by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development suggests that children in quality daycare centers may even have an intellectual edge over those in other kinds of care. When researchers compared kids in quality daycare to those in other, equally high-quality childcare situations, children in centers performed a little better on tests. Finally, toddlers can benefit from the chance to socialize with other children, which they may not get to do as often or at all when a nanny or a relative cares for them at home.
Welcome to your child’s first classroom!
We like kids to learn by doing things themselves and provide them with an endless amount of enthusiasm as well as tools to explore with. Our daycare is filled with toys, games, musical instruments, and books. If your child is under 3, each day you will receive a written evaluation of your child so that you are kept updated on how and what they did that day, how much they ate, and what their mood was like.