Have you been on the fence about childcare? Enrolling your child in a daycare program is a huge decision to make, but is ultimately beneficial for children and parents alike. The Kangaroo Forest has compiled a list of reasons you should consider enrolling your child in daycare this year:
Until a child starts kindergarten, they experience very little socialization — this is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important for children to socialize with other children their age. Daycare provides the foundation for children to learn how to communicate with others, share, and develop basic conflict resolution skills.
In most states, school districts require children entering kindergarten to possess certain skills. Children must know and recognize basic shapes, how to count to ten and recognize these numbers, recite the alphabet and recognize each letter, recognize and write their first name, etc. These are likely skills you have begun teaching your child at home. If you haven’t, no worries — these are skills they will develop at daycare! Through fun, educational activities, daycare students will be ready to excel in kindergarten. With an early start, many daycare students show advanced understanding of classroom material.
Confidence and Independence
With very little socialization, preschool children are very attached to their parents. For children who have never attended daycare, kindergarten drop-off can be scary! After all, they’ve never been away from their parents before. For children with separation anxiety, daycare is the nudge they need to become more confident and independent.
Children thrive in structured environments; children need routine! In daycare, your child will be on a strict schedule. All activities, meals, and naps are scheduled down to the half hour/hour — similar to the way kindergarten and elementary school classes are structured. They know exactly what to expect when they arrive each day! Structure minimizes behavioral issues and sets your child up for success.
TKF provides a quality educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, including Private Kindergarten and before and after school care. We seek to create positive learning opportunities for our students in a caring and nurturing atmosphere. Looking for daycare in The Woodlands, Texas? Contact us today!