Did you know that around 20 percent of all children under the age of four in the United States attend childcare programs? Roughly half of mothers who put their kids in day care are working outside the home in the United States. Some parents do devote their lives to being stay at home parents, in which case choosing a daycare center becomes rather obsolete.
For those parents who do work, finding child care can prove to be rather difficult. Child care centers are sort of like a precursor to preschool, in that kids learn how to be social and interact with other people their age, but nothing like mathematics or science or anything like that.
A study done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development reported that there is a link between long hours spent in child care facilities and better reading and math skills. Furthermore, children that attend preschooling and daycare have been found to actually be more likely to obtain a high school diploma. Child care options are also a great way to get a child on schedule, and prepare them for school.
Finding child care centers can be a little bit difficult in that there are many of them, and it can be a challenge to find the right one for your child. Overall, the benefits are clear. It is heavily advised to send your child to day care if you want to help augment the child’s development both socially and intellectually.