Parents across the country are giving a communal sigh of relief that the new school year is beginning. This means their school age children will have plenty to keep them busy and diffuse some of their energy by the end of the day. First graders will be sitting at the dinner table just chatting away about their new teachers, all the new friends they have made and what they learned in school that day. But what did they do after school? If both parents work, where did the children go when school let out?
The same scenario is taking place for the parents of those children in second, third and fourth grades. While they are relating all the good things that went on during school, what are they saying about their after-school day care? Aren’t you glad you did your research and selected the perfect learning center for them to attend when school is out?
Second graders will feel too old to be combined with the little first graders. In their tiny minds they are one year older and therefore one year wiser in the ways of daycare. This is why the kid’s school you chose has different programs for children of different ages. The day care allows them to show their maturity and independence yet in a structured, supervised manner.
These children can get a head start on homework so when the parents pick them up the rest of the evening can be spent in quality family time. There are qualified teachers on hand to answer any questions they may have and to allow them to work in peace and quiet with no distractions. When they have finished their homework, or if they choose to do it at home with their parents, there are supervised outdoor activities that will give the children the minimum suggested 30 minutes of active playtime.
You can also count on your day care to pick up the children after school and keep them safe until you arrive. The kids are fed a healthy snack that keeps their energy level up until meal time. Some of the children like the organized sports like basketball, volley ball and badminton. Not only do they develop advanced motor skills and coordination, they learn the rules of good sportsmanship.
Even if your child is at a pre-school age there are specific programs for enrichment and learning. This day care has a special staff that has years of experience in dealing with preschoolers. This is an important time in the development of the four year olds. Learning in this environment has so many more advantages than remaining at home all day long. Children learn to communicate with others their own age. They learn that they are not the total center of attention and learn how to share. They will be more coordinated and have the opportunity to learn complex games as well as beginning some basics that they will need when they advance to kindergarten.
Aren’t you glad you have this school year under control?