Daycare is More than Babysitting
There are many parents out there that work full-time jobs. Childcare is a necessity for them, they simply can’t do without it. For those working moms and dads, having a clean, well run, and organized daycare or preschool is a must. But what about those parents that can afford to stay home with the kids? Daycare is out of the question, right?
Not exactly. Most people see daycare and preschool as a means for the parents to get done what they need to get done throughout the day. But in reality, it’s just as beneficial for the child as well. Let’s take a look at why Priscilla’s Place and Shirley’s Place here in Billings should be at the top of your mind when you’re looking for childcare nearby.
Healthy Benefits of a Child in Daycare
As children grow up, they have to learn the “rules” of society. Most of the time we don’t really even recognize how we interact; it’s that ingrained in us. But we all learned it at some point. At a center with supervision, teachers, and other children to interact with, your child will learn:
How to share and take turns. If you have just one child, these interactions are hard to teach at home. In a group setting your little one will learn much faster.
Sharpen communication skills. You know what your child wants and needs, often without them saying or indicating it. But with someone that is less familiar with your child, your little one will learn how to ask and communicate.
Improve problem solving. At home it’s a familiar space. Away from home, the child will crave that familiarity, and seek to re-create it. They will learn how to problem solve and make their new space their own.
Learn compassion. This trait is largely picked up on at home, but then it needs to be practiced in another setting. Often a kind and sweet child will hit, bite, or kick, and not see the problem with it. While in daycare or preschool they learn the boundaries and why those activities aren’t acceptable.
Learn to obey non-parent authorities. Your child will (usually) listen to what you say. But when someone else asks them, or tells them, to follow directions, they shy away. It’s only with practice and repetition will this become familiar and easy for them.
Adjust to school schedules. After daycare and preschool, your child will spend the rest of his or her young life in school. That transition will be much easier if they are used to going somewhere to learn each day; and our preschool in Billings is just the place to do it!
From social skills, to mental health, sending your child to daycare isn’t just a respite for you (although it certainly is!); it’s also a way for your little one to grow into a strong young adult with exceptional interpersonal skills.
We Offer Daycare and Preschool in Billings, MT
If you are looking for a top-of-the-line preschool in Billings, MT, then you have found it. If you need daycare that will enhance your child’s social skills, then look no further. Give us a call at 406-969-4511 to learn more about how we can help your child grow!