Hi all, I would like to send our son to day care when he turns 2...what benefits is there to send him to one? and what can we look out for when enrolling him into one...also is'nt Kindergarten the same thing?
Answer by Maureen-MD at 7:38 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
Answer by sunshine58103 at 7:39 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
Answer by sunshine58103 at 7:43 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
1. make sure they are following state required ratio (Ohio- infants 5 to 1 adult maximum in a group/room 12)
2. how well staff talks to and interacts with babies (that they are talking to the babies A LOT ... about everything!!!)
3. credentials ask if the lead/head teacher has an Early Childhood education degree
4. how bottles & food is kept and served
5. if all children's personal items are available to them and that they are labeled
benefits: social interaction , exposure to germs (this will happen eventually better young than whenthere is school) break for mom/dad/grandma potential connections to other parents with children of similar age ( can be priceless)
fyi: i have a 6mo. and worked in child care for two years with 18-36mo olds, current SAHM also looking for child care so i can start a new pt job
Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 7:50 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
The ideal situation for a young child is to be cared for by parents that use an authoritative parenting style, no day care. K is usually for 5 and 6 year olds. According to the quick search I did, no state mandates that children attend K. Most states don't mandate school until children are age 7. The best schooling for children is homeschooling.
Answer by Gailll at 1:55 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by mekarevell at 12:40 AM on Aug. 16, 2010