Unfortunately, there are misconceptions about daycare services that can cloud the many benefits they offer. Many may think of daycares as a “babysitting” service. Although there is nothing wrong with babysitting, daycare services offer much more than just caring for your child’s well-being.
Let’s go over some of the biggest misconceptions of daycare and why they are incorrect.
“The Staff Just Let Children Play”
Just like children at school, children at daycare will have playtime too. However, this is not what their entire day will look like. Daycare centres have licensed professionals equipped with the proper skills to teach your child various subjects. Whether it is a beginners level math activity or a mini English lesson, daycare educators are capable of advancing your child’s knowledge.
“Daycare Programs Don’t Have Structure”
Daycare centres have routines. They have set eating times, nap times, play times, and learning times. Daycares help prepare your child for school. This includes getting them used to being in a routine. Every program is structured to help better your child and allow them to develop in a safe environment.
“My Child Needs Attention And Won’t Get It At Daycare”
As your child grows up, they need to get used to being away from home. This includes not getting constant attention and assistance. However, childcare providers are in charge of giving your child the attention they need. They have constant supervision throughout the day. Although they may not be getting attention from a daycare provider every second of the day, they will be interacting with other children who give them attention.
“Children Get Sick At Daycare”
The reality is that children can get sick anywhere. Whether you take them to a mall, school, or simply keep them at home, bacteria is everywhere. The chances of getting sick at a childcare facility are the same as anywhere else where others are present. But, it is important to know that daycare facilities are kept thoroughly clean. All of the proper health and safety procedures are in place to reduce the chances of your child getting sick.
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