Have You Started Looking for a Daycare Spot for Your Child?
You would not call your daughter’s time in preschool a success by traditional standards, but then again she is not a traditional kid, and you have come to embrace the challenges that brings. Most weeks you just felt like you had to survive; you just had to get through one event after another, ignoring most people’s ideas of what this should look like, and embracing what is and and find a way to celebrate lessons learned and even the tiniest achievements. Some parents cling tightly to the hope that accompanies new opportunities: opportunities to try again, opportunities to do better, opportunities to learn more and try different ways.
You have always told your daughter that there will always be days we end up failing, and there will be those days we feel triumphant and unstoppable, but no matter how the day ends, tomorrow will begin with a determination to dig in, get dirty, and make that day count. This is the just one of the lessons you hope to teach your children, and if that is the only lesson your kids learn, you are still quite confident they will go further than any of you could have imagined.
Finding the Right Daycare Service Takes Patience and Time
Have you ever had that experience where a friend of yours makes a recommendation that just does not pan out for you? You know, that time when your friend went on and on about a movie, and you finally went to see it you had to tell her that you hated it. Or that time when a friend insisted that you try out this new restaurant downtown, but when you finally followed her advice, you found the place to be bother overpriced and under whelming. Movie and restaurants are not the only thing that can fall flat, even when they come highly recommended by a close friend or family member. Daycare services can also fall far short of your expectations even if you have several people who say that a certain location is the best in the city.
If you have an exceptional child, the selection of a daycare provider can be especially challenging. Whether you have a student who struggles with social skills or you have a child who is simply too advanced for the offerings of most local daycare services, you may find that it is difficult to find the right fit. Educational transitions can be difficult, so it is important to take your time. What may seem like an easy decision for some, can be extremely difficult for others.
Consider some of these facts when it comes time to find the right educational start for your child:
- Fewer than 33% of children today have a full-time, stay-at-home parent. This compares to 1975, only a generation ago, when more than50% of all children had a stay-at-home parent, most often the mother.
- 23.4% of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement. These options can include These options can include daycare centers, nurseries, and preschools.
- 66% of Americans agree that the government or businesses should be doing more to help fund childcare costs for working parents.
- 11.3 million U.S. children take care of themselves after the school day ends.
- Only 10.2 million children are in afterschool programs, but the parents of another 19.4 million children indicate their children would participate in afterschool programs is they were available.
- 700 new neural connections are formed every second during the first few years of life, so early educational opportunities are important.
- 25% of at-risk children are more likely to drop out of high school if they do not get a quality preschool education, according to the Ounce of Prevention Fund.
- 40% of at-risk children are more likely to be a teen parent if they do not get a quality preschool education, according to the Ounce of Prevention Fund.
- 70% of at-risk children are more likely to be arrested for committing a violent crime later in life if they do not get a quality preschool education, according to the Ounce of Prevention Fund.
- Only 60% of American kindergarten programs are open for full-day enrollees.
Finding the right preschool or daycare service is important to the future.