It doesn't matter if you have a family where both parents work or you are a single parent, finding good daycare for your kids is important. A safe environment and reliable care are both essential when looking at daycares, but you should also be concerned about education. Many daycares now offer preschool instruction, which is beneficial in many ways. Here are the three biggest reasons you should find care that also involves education.
Reading Skills Are Developed at an Earlier Age
Many daycares teach fundamental reading skills to kids. Teaching letters, sounds, and words begins with kids as young as two and three years old. As you can imagine, kids who start learning the basics of language before kindergarten are much better at communicating and reading by the time they are in elementary school. Many kids who are in educational daycare for multiple years before entering kindergarten are already reading.
Social Skills Are Developed Faster
As it is with learning language, social skills are developed faster when kids go to daycare that offers preschool. Giving your kids an opportunity to learn with other kids helps them learn how to socialize earlier on in their development. Giving kids a chance to talk with other kids and make friends in an educational environment will give them skills that will carry over to grade school and beyond.
More Skills Makes School Easier
Developing the two previous skills prior to entering public school will give your kids a lot of advantages. Reading skills and social skills will make learning more difficult subjects easier. When kids read at a higher level, they are able to understand and learn all subjects quicker. When your kids are able to understand the subjects they are learning better, and with more developed social skills, they will be able to ask good questions of teachers and communicate more clearly any issues they are having with learning. They will also be better equipped to help classmates who may not understand class material. Being able to learn more quickly and help others do the same will lead to a much happier experience in school.
Ultimately, sending your kids to an educational daycare will be giving them tools that will lead to a much better experience in their elementary school years. Kids who already know how to read, write, and communicate clearly when entering grade school are able to progress at an accelerated rate.