5 Reasons To Use Daycare

5 Reasons To Use Daycare

January 7, 2023

Many parents are finding it difficult to place their children with a daycare provider. Understandably so, they find themselves debating the pros and cons of using these services amid other limited alternatives. It’s quite normal to feel nervous about trusting people, who indeed may be complete strangers to you and your little one. After all, these potential strangers will be responsible for caring for multiple children throughout the day. Most parents only forego this option as a last resort. But what if this option was not only functional, but highly beneficial to the growth and development of your child.

There are multiple benefits of using professional child daycare services. These facilities are usually directed by licensed childcare specialists who are knowledgeable about the various ways of helping children develop physically, academically, and socially. They oversee and direct a trained staff in the implementation of daily functions, activities, and tasks created specifically for each child’s age group. When a child has a foundation built around structure, creativity, and balance they have a better chance to thrive in essential areas throughout life. We have highlighted 5 benefits of using professional daycare services below.


5 Pros of Using Child Daycare Services

1. Social Development

In order to help children develop social skills, they must be put into social environments on a regular basis. Daycare provides the perfect setting for children to develop more effective communication skills. They are consistently exposed to opportunities where they must learn the values of sharing, listening, and comprehending from both peers and trained care givers. They learn how to relate to others with their emotions, reactions, and feelings in a real-world setting. Social skills are essential for interacting appropriately in classroom settings and daycares will help children develop an understanding of what is to be expected of them in such environments. Multiple studies have found that children who attend daycare are more likely to be able to switch communication styles to match the appropriate settings. This will be very helpful in achieving academic success.

2. Academic Development

One of the prerequisites for being successful in a classroom setting is the ability to be comfortable learning and interacting amid your surroundings. It is imperative that children are exposed to situations where they must interact with others outside of their comfort zone. Developing trust can be hard for a child in unfamiliar settings and may pose an early threat to academic advancement. As daycares are mostly structured like elementary school facilities,
they provide the means to help parents secure learning opportunities that will no longer be foreign concepts upon entering grade school. Daycare can serve as a key learning medium in early childhood development from infancy to kindergarten. This is a benefit that uses structure that help develop healthy learning habits.

3. Structure and good habits

Structure is essential for any thriving, successful school setting. Administrators and teachers work together to implement a curriculum that will ensure the children have the best opportunity to excel academically. The curriculum is designed to help children develop creative and critical thinking skills. To allow everyone the opportunity to grow in various areas, structure, and the willingness to adopt good, healthy habits are essential. For this reason, daycares strategically mimic grade school settings. Children are encouraged to complete fun and inspiring lessons, activities, and daily tasks that help form habits of inclusive organizational and teamwork skills. Daycare offers many children the chance to learn the difference, and how to transition between family (personal) life and daycare/school (professional) life.

4. Inspires good behavior

Children learn behavior from the people around them. For this reason, it’s vital to expose them to good behavioral patterns at a very early stage in their development. Professional child daycare services are a great way to exhibit what constitutes good and bad behavior, and the results and consequences behind both. Young children can interact with their peers, while learning about manners. They also learn how to navigate their emotions and how their reactions affect others around them. Children in daycare settings learn about sharing, caring, patience, and the ability to be aware and considerate of others. These lessons can help shape a more emotionally intelligent child, as they are able to engage with and relate to other children in their age group.

5. Monitor development through comparison

Another great benefit of utilizing child daycare is that it conveniently provides a benchmarks for parents and instructors by which to monitor a child’s development. Childcare professionals are trained to identify advance and struggle areas in children and determine if they are ahead or behind in their perspective age groups. They are equipped to help develop a plan of action address a child’s ability to excel or even a disability that hinders their growth and development in certain areas. Daycares are often the first to alert parents of any issues a child may be experiencing. Directors and staff members of child daycare facilities are routinely exposed to multiple children in each age category and have developed the ability to recognize if a child requires special attention in certain growth areas. This is a very instrumental tool in helping to recognize and combat early childhood deficiencies, as well as help to better excel more advanced children.

Despite the many pros, there are still just as many cons to using child daycare services. But children are very impressionable small humans with the capacity to learn and grow beyond our expectations. Therefore, it is very important to set them on a healthy, fun, and insightful learning journey. Daycare services can help lay a strong foundation for such a path to success.
Along with trained professionals, child daycare services can provide a clean, safe, and caring environment that encourages independence and also exposes children to a team-oriented environment that encourages healthy habits. These are all very important skills that lay the foundation for a happy, healthy, and successful learning path. Most of all, it provides an invaluable benefit of giving parents a piece of mind while they pursue ways to provide for their families.

For more information about ESA, and to find out why we offer the perfect solution to meet your child’s early childhood development needs, please contact us at (662)694-9594 or (662)617-8303.  You can also email us at empoweredforlifeinc@gmail.com.  Contact us today!

We currently have 2 locations to conveniently serve you:

ESA Starkville

732 Whitfield St

Starkville, MS 39759

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