There are advantages and disadvantages to any childcare situation. For instance, parents who stay home with their children may save on childcare costs but miss the opportunity to grow their careers and bring in additional income. Or, parents may be able to attend to their child’s individual needs, but this may hurt the child in the long run once they can’t be catered to in a school setting.
Another benefit to a daycare and preschool setting is that it fosters independence and autonomy. Before you know it, your baby is going to kindergarten and then off to college. Allowing your child to learn independence and autonomy will benefit them not only in kindergarten but for the rest of their lives.
Because there are fewer children at home than in a classroom, parents are generally quick to attend to their child’s needs. However, this may delay the child from learning key skills, such as motor planning and perseverance, because they have quick access to their parent. A child who stays at home with a parent may also have limited exposure to interests, books, and peer relationships.
On the other hand, daycare and preschool programs create a safe and controlled space where children have the freedom to develop interests, skills, friendships, and academic achievements. Our teachers follow a curriculum plan so children are always learning new skills.
In daycare and preschool, children learn to do things for themselves and to help others. They learn who they are as people and how they fit in with their classmates. Finally, children have an established routine. This gives them the structure to maximize their learning and growth.
Bright Start Louisville offers exceptional childcare to children six weeks to 12 years old. We’re proud to offer a fun and educational preschool program that prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.
If you’re looking for excellent childcare that gives your child a head start in life, contact Bright Start Louisville today!