Daycare, What Every Parent Should Know
* Daycare plays a major role in your child's emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Poor care can stunt your child's ability to do well in school.
* Low standards of hygiene and safety in a poor child care setting can lead to injury and illness in children.
* Many child care settings are unregulated. Even where regulations exist, they may not be enforced enough to ensure quality.
* Inadequate care causes parental stress. As a result work performance suffers.
* Poor arrangements often fall apart, resulting in absenteeism or tardiness at work, irritating some employers.
Quality Child Care
Quality daycare promotes a child's full development through:
* a happy and safe environment;
* opportunities for active and learning play;
* nutritious food.
Quality daycare helps children develop:
* problem solving skills;
* and healthy relationships with others.
Most of all, quality daycare has caregivers who relate well to children and care about their well-being.
Locating the 'right' child care setting takes time, effort and careful planning on the part of the parent.