Will Daycare Benefit My Child?

Whether we like it or not, children grow up in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, you’re taking First Day of School photos right before the bus picks them up.

We all want what’s best for our children, and that means looking ahead to what will propel them to live a successful and happy life.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is by enrolling your child in a daycare or preschool program. And here are a few reasons why:

Routine and Expectations

Many children who stay at home have a free range of toys, electronics, and food. Most of their desires are granted because of convenience and they’re in control of their own routine.

This doesn’t bode well if your child’s first exposure to routine is kindergarten. Adjusting to a routine can be difficult, and this challenge can get in the way of your child learning crucial academic and social skills.

But enrolling your child in a daycare or preschool program allows them to accommodate to a routine and understand expectations like standing in a line and raising their hand before speaking. When these foundational pieces are in place, your child is free to enjoy kindergarten.

Social Skills

Even if your child has excellent social skills with a handful of friends, they don’t have well-rounded social skills like introducing themselves or including new friends. This may hinder their experience in kindergarten. But enrolling your child in a preschool program allows them to practice these crucial social skills so they can have fun with their new friends in kindergarten.

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!

What’s Next

What Are the Benefits of a Preschool Program?

Which is Better, Daycare or Nanny?

Whether you’re coming back to work after six weeks or a few years later, there are many factors to weigh when it comes to who will be caring for your child during working hours. Here are just a few of them:

Care

The factor that is most important is who will give your child the best care. While daycare teachers and a nanny can be excellent caretakers of your child, it’s possible that a nanny could feel isolated and overwhelmed being by themselves. They may also not have someone to help if your child was injured or choking.

On the other hand, daycare teachers often have classroom assistants. They also have a director who oversees the business, so teachers can quickly receive help if a child is in trouble or the teacher needs a break.

Affordability

Taking a new job is fruitless if childcare takes your whole paycheck! With the exception of hiring a family member to nanny, hiring a nanny is almost always more expensive than daycare. Enrolling your child in daycare allows you to bring home more money to your family.

Early Education

While some nannies may be very well educated and could offer your child a good early education, preschool programs at a quality daycare are better at early education than a nanny! This is because your child is in a classroom setting with their peers, giving them a head start and an easier transition to kindergarten. If your child is home with a nanny, they miss out on these social and educational experiences.

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!

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Consistency and Child Development

Does Daycare Benefit My Infant?

At Bright Start Louisville, we are thrilled to offer children a wonderful early childhood education to preschoolers. However, that doesn’t mean daycare only has benefits for preschoolers!

Daycare benefits children of all ages, even infants! Here are some top ways daycare can benefit your baby, even before they’re a year old:

Social Skills

Babies not only enjoy social interaction, but this is also the primary way they learn. Since babies are not very mobile, almost every experience they have is a result of social interaction. Reading books,  playing with toys, and learning how to interact with other babies and adults are all a result of social observation or interaction.

Schedule

While there is room for flexibility with naps and feeding, our nursery still has designated times for certain activities. This helps babies learn a routine, which helps them sleep and eat better and be happier babies.

Strong Immune System

It’s true: kids are often sick at daycare; this isn’t a bad thing! Babies exposed to germs early develop stronger immune systems than peers who do not attend daycare. This pays off once children go to school, as they have fewer sick days since they have stronger immune systems.

Stability

Babies flourish with consistency and stability. So save yourself the headache of piecing together childcare between your significant other, family, and friends. Your baby will have no anxiety about who is watching them that day, which makes separation easier for both of you.

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!

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Daycare Builds Mom Friendships, Too!

Daycare Encourages Child Development

If you’re like most busy parents, you’ve probably experienced parent guilt. When you have work requirements, school deadlines, bills, appointments, grocery shopping, and dozens of other tasks, it’s understandable to wonder if you’re doing enough to support your child’s development.

It is incredibly challenging to balance the needs of a child in the shuffle and busyness of everyday life. Activities like reading, imaginative play, outdoor time, crafts, and early school skills require time and attention that you may not be able to give your child because of your other obligations.

Life is busy for all of us, so don’t let your schedule get in the way of your child’s development. Quality daycare or preschool allows your child to focus on developing foundational skills while you accomplish your daily tasks. It’s a win-win situation for you and your child!

A huge benefit of daycare is the hedged and structured daily routine. When your child steps into Bright Start Louisville, they know their teachers, peers, and routine. This stability allows your child to enjoy and fully embrace learning. Just a few activities in our program include:

  • Storytime
  • Music & movement
  • Attentive talking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Imaginative play
  • Potty training
  • and more!

Our program aims to give your child the best opportunities to develop the educational and social skills that will lead to a happy and successful life.

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!

What’s Next

Consistency and Child Development

How Involved Are Daycare Parents?

It’s common knowledge that children need a lot of TLC. Invested, involved parents help children establish emotional stability, allowing them to focus on learning and developing.

Daycare parents are sometimes stereotyped as not caring about their children. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, daycare parents are very involved with their child’s life. They also have a greater capacity to enjoy the time they have with their children than a stay-at-home parent.

Kindergarten Involvement

The University of Texas at Austin conducted a study of 1,300 children and their mothers to see how daycare enrollment impacted a mother’s involvement in their school later on.

The study found that moms whose children were enrolled in daycare were more likely to be involved in kindergarten. In fact, mothers of children in daycare were more likely to be involved than stay-at-home mothers. Mothers of daycare children regularly communicated with teachers, attended open house meetings, and established friendships with other parents than stay-at-home mothers.

Maximize Your Time

When you’re with your child all day, it’s easy to not maximize the time you spend with them. But being apart from your child all day makes the time with them much sweeter and enjoyable. Stay-at-home parents may be quick to turn on a TV show to pass the time or get a break, but parents with children in daycare are more likely to enjoy quality time with their children. While stay-at-home parents have a greater quantity of time with their children, daycare parents maximize quality time with their children.

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!

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Daycare Builds Mom Friendships, Too!

Foster Healthy Independence Through Preschool

Independence is a foundational, essential character trait in any work environment. While children rarely need to be taught independence, it needs to be cultivated appropriately in order to be beneficial.

Daycare is a wonderful environment to foster healthy independence!

In a daycare setting, children in a daycare setting don’t have their parents or other relatives around. This helps children rely on themselves rather than adults to communicate with teachers and other classmates. When children are given age-appropriate tasks, they are more likely to learn perseverance than a child who can immediately ask a stay-at-home parent to do the job for them.

Children are born with a desire to help. As soon as they can walk, children can contribute to the smooth functioning of the classroom. They can get out markers for craft time, wipe the tables for mealtime, and clean up toys. Children in a preschool program can further grow in their independence as they learn to take responsibility for their own learning. As children get older, they can take on more responsibility and more complex tasks.

Independence benefits your child throughout their life. From chores and schoolwork to their first job and career, independence is necessary to live a fulfilling life. Independence helps your child take responsibility for their own actions and gives them pride in their work.

At Bright Start Louisville, we encourage healthy independence habits that will benefit children for years to come!

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!