Hello, and welcome back to our blog. As many of you may know, our Rising Generations family is growing with the opening of our Lanham-Bowie location this fall. We are absolutely thrilled about our new location and have already begun accepting enrollment and are currently scheduling appointments and tours of our new facility. You can learn more about our Largo Center here. In today’s blog post, we would like to explore some of the many advantages of our daycare program for your toddler. Please continue reading below to learn more.

Early Introduction to Academics

Enrolling your child in a structured daycare program with a developmentally and age appropriate curriculum is a wonderful way to introduce their little minds to the joys of learning. For many, learning is more of a game that is a lot of fun because it encourages children to discover talents and interests, which essentially stimulates cognitive growth and independence. Many studies suggest that a daycare program with a solid educational foundation offers academic benefits that foster children’s cognitive achievements all the way through high school and even into college.  

Learn to Build Social Skills

Daycare programs facilitate social interaction between other children and adults. A daycare center like Rising Generations  provides a supervised, structured environment where children can learn problem solving skills, while also learning how to share and play with others. Additionally, offering age-appropriate learning and playtime activities helps your child learn how to work with others, thus introducing them at an early age to the concept of working as a team. Furthermore, along with socializing with other children of different ages, daycares provide a great opportunity for children to interact with adults other than those in their family and friends of the family. Adult care providers and educators work together as a team to teach children good communication and listening skills, provide a positive attitude, encourage their development and creativity, while also paying attention to their individual needs. Interacting with adults outside of the immediate family can benefit the the parent/child and child/sibling relationship which can improve the overall family dynamic.

Regular Schedule, Structure, and Routine

Enrolling a child in daycare is an excellent way to introduce them to assimilate them to a regular routine, while providing them with a balanced structure of play, learning, rest, meals, and just being a kid. Introducing them to structure and routine early on will help them in the long run, especially when they make the transition to kindergarten. Kids really do love structure, as their minds are always learning and picking up new and interesting things. Daycare gives them a schedule full of fun activities that foster their growth and development as they participate in learning and play. Some studies show that structure and routine can minimize unpredictable or grumpy behaviors among children that sometimes come to the surface at the end of the day. Because their little minds and bodies have been engaged in both intellectual and physical activities all day (with the appropriate amounts of rest and meals times), children may be less likely to frequently act out at home.

Safe and Nurturing Environment

Daycare centers like ours provide a safe and nurturing environment which allow children’s little minds to flourish as they discover their talents and interests, all while building relationships with other children and adults. With age-appropriate curriculums and activities designed to inspire little minds to develop, daycares encourage learning and overcoming challenges in a nurturing manner attuned to each child’s individual needs and abilities. Along with the educational and playtime activities that daycares provide, it also important to hone in on a child’s individual needs, whether that means helping parents maintain toilet training schedules while in the care of daycare staff or ensuring that their individual health and diet needs are closely managed and accommodated.

Peace of Mind for Parents

When it comes time to having to place a child in some form of childcare, parents want to know that their child will be safe, secure, and will be cared for during their time spent in the care of others. One of the greatest benefits of enrolling a child in daycare center like Rising Generations is that parents can experience peace of mind in knowing their child is safe and being cared for by compassionate, highly-trained childcare professionals. By placing a child in the care of a reputable daycare with a strong educational focus that is meant to encourage active learning, improve socialization skills, while introducing them to routine and structure, parents can gain rest assured in knowing that their child is in good hands.

We hope you have found this post helpful as you weigh the options for placing your child in daycare. At Rising Generations Early Learning Center, our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing space where every child can grow as their curiosity, interests, and talents flourish. When you enroll your child in one of our programs, your family becomes a part of the Rising Generations family, as we will work closely with you and your child to ensure they are receiving the best care. Remember to explore our new Lanham-Bowie location and learn more about our fall 2017-2018 enrollment. Thank you for reading our post and we hope look forward to working with you and your child!