According to child psychiatrists, children’s growth and development is not only supported by their families but will also entail contribution and help from the external environment. The very first formal environment that a child enters is the daycare center. There are many things children learn from preschool, things that home life setting may not be able to provide. Better than anywhere else sending a child to a daycare center is the most viable option to prepare a young child for future academic, emotional and social skills.
“[C]hildren benefit most in high-quality daycare settings, which include warm and engaged caregivers; a safe and stimulating environment; and structured educational activities,” wrote Noam Shpancer, PhD.
What a child can benefit from daycare while mommy and daddy are out to work.
Daycare Is The Best Preparation For Kindergarten
A child is introduced to a structured setting with teachers whom they see as authority figures who will kindly teach them with proper guidance. In high-quality childcare centers, teachers and caregiver providers create programs and use subtle methods for young children to develop and learn. A child who attended pre-school has gained the necessary knowledge and skills required to become ready for kindergarten. They quickly get comfortable and adapt well to a classroom setting. Daycare kids get a smoother transition to kindergarten.
Development Of Social And Emotional Skills
Daycare provides an opportunity for a child to deal with different people outside the family. They learn to get along with other children their age and create a friendship. They are taught specific values like sharing and cooperation with different preschoolers. A child’s sense of identity and personality emerge as they work and play with their friends. While they are interacting, the learning process already takes place as they react and learn how to control their feelings and emotions. Learning to resolve conflicts among their peers is essential to healthy emotional development.
In preschool, a child builds a trusting relationship with adults outside their home. In the center, they see their teachers as the person to follow and obey as they give directions and guidance to the children. Discipline is developed when they learn how to wait for their turn, politeness to listen when someone is speaking, and raising a hand when they need to ask or say something.
“Although preschool does not teach market economics or neuroscience, it provides necessary skills that are essential to getting—and keeping—a job later in life,” wrote Joshua Gowin, PhD. Most important, children learn how to socialize with peers, manage stress and solve problems.”
Develops Cognitive Skills
In pre-school, children master language skills during playtime, when they sing, at storytelling time, or during academic activities. Most children learn first how to write their names at daycare centers. Basic knowledge of alphabets and phonetics are the skills necessary to learn how to read adequately in kindergarten.
Cognitive skills develop during activities that challenge a child’s curiosity to observe and investigate, to have inquisitive minds and to solve problems independently. Simple exercises can turn into an exciting opportunity to learn.
Promotes Necessary Skills In Math
Pre-math skills are learned like counting with basic numbers, proper sequence, and sorting. Basic arithmetic skills like addition and subtraction are already introduced to help children with computation.
Enhancement Of Motor Skills
Playtime activities are great ways to improve motor skills, coordination and balance. While they enjoy running, climb and swing, there is a boost in the motor skills of a child. Plus, their levels of physical activity ensure that they obtain exercise and boost their energy levels.
A high-quality pre-school is where your child is taken care of while they learn, develop and become confident as they make their way to kindergarten.
“Research suggests that children who attend these high quality childcare centers are happier than other kids, they perform better on language and other academic tests, and have better social skills,” wrote Vanessa Lobue, PhD.