Choosing the Right Child Care Center
Stay at home parents are not as common as they once were. Both parents need to work to keep food on the table, single parents have no choice, and sometimes having a job helps you keep your sanity. Because of this, more children are enrolled in child care centers starting at a young age.
There are many different feelings towards child care. Does it make children develop better social skills? Does it cause kids to develop separation anxiety and emotional problems? Will your children copy bad habits and behaviors from other children? Will daycare ruin your relationship with your child?
There are many positives and negatives that can be paired with children going in a child care environment. But it all depends on the child care center you choose for your child. You want to choose one that is stimulating, encourages them to develop, and helps them with social skills and so much more. At Rising Stride Child Care Centers, we work hard to give our students that care and environment they need to grow and develop. Our philosophy gives you a hint at what type of school we are and what we believe.
Your kids are your prized possession, and we understand that. We will do what we can to give your children the care they need and help them in any way we can. While it is hard dropping your children off at a young age and leaving them for the day, there are benefits to having your children go into a child care setting.
Whether you are signing your child up for child care at the age of one or six, they will have a routine while in a child care center. With a regular schedule they will be introduced to structure in their lives and be able to look forward to different activities throughout the day. These scheduled activities allow for play and learning, giving your children more than just free time to play. They incorporate learning in different ways, helping your child gain new skills and knowledge while enjoying their time.
At Rising Stride, our students have scheduled activities that allow them to be independent, work in both small and large groups, and get time outside playing and exploring. Our structured routine allows for kids to do what interests them while incorporating learning activities and classes.
Depending on which age group your children are in, they will have activities scheduled that allow them to develop to the next level and help them learn new skills within their capabilities. They will learn colors, number, reading, writing, and so much more depending on their age group.
Obviously one major benefit of enrolling them in our child care centers, is the social interaction your children will get every day. They will be around kids their own age for a few hours a day, allowing them to play, learn how to interact with others, share, and make new friends. They will learn skills like sharing, problem solving, taking turns, and so much more all thanks to daily interaction with other kids.
Most parents look forward to playdates with friends and realize the importance of kids getting time with someone their own age. If your child is an only child, then getting this social interaction daily can really help them learn how to play with others and interact without behaving poorly.
At Rising Stride, we have group activities that allow children to work together and learn from each other. Your kids will be engaging with other students, with teachers, and with large and small groups. This is a great learning opportunity for kids, they will begin to understand how to act with others.
According to Child Care Advantage, a study done by U.S. National Institutes of Health found that teens who spent time in a quality child care center as young kids scored higher academically and cognitively. They also mention that kids who spent a good amount of time in a nurturing child care environment had high vocabulary scores.
Our Child Care Centers are a great place for your children to get ahead of the game before entering kindergarten. They will learn new and different skills and be better prepared for the transition into a new school setting.
At Rising Stride our teachers teach our students number, letters, colors at a young age and moves to reading, writing, and math as they get older. Learning these things before heading to kindergarten is a great way to help them advance in school.
But not only will they gain important knowledge but they will also be better prepared for the transition into kindergarten. They will be used to the school routine thanks to the routine they follow in childcare. This easy transition will help them adjust better, which will make things easier for you and for them.