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Educational Child Care Programs

One of the biggest misconceptions about child care is that it is just a form of child supervision, like babysitting. And in some cases, that may actually be true. Not all child care centers are created equal. And not all child care centers hold themselves up to the current standards of quality child care practices. The best way to determine the quality of a child care center is to learn how much emphasis is put on two things: education and safety. Educational childcare centers have programs and staff that are dedicated not only to day care supervision but also to the intellectual and social growth of the children in their care. Let’s take a look at some of the aspect of quality educational child care.

Daycare vs Educational Child Care

Educational Child Care

Educational Child Care is about learning and fun!!

“Daycare” and “Childcare” are terms that are often used interchangeably. In some cases, that is appropriate. But childcare, especially educational child care, offers more in the way of programs than traditional daycare supervision.

Day care is most accurately described as a daily babysitting service. There is nothing wrong with traditional day care. Children are supervised, fed and given some fun activities to do while their parents work. But you may be looking for a little more for your child and the money that you will be spending.

Educational childcare is a rung above traditional daycare. Educational Childcare offers programs and activities that contribute to your child’s growth and learning in a safe well supervised setting.

Types of Educational Childcare

Educational childcare is usually designed for children from infant to preschool age. But there are also some great programs that cater to school age children as well. Summer camp programs are often a great way to keep older kids engaged and learning during the summer break.

But the most popular and most well-known type of educational childcare is preschool education. There are many benefits of preschool child care for both parents and students, including preparation for kindergarten, social engagement and cognitive development.

Preschool is not just daycare. It is a place where your child transitions from the at home informal learning of early childhood, to the more formal classroom based learning of kindergarten and grade school.

There are also great educational toddler programs that focus not only on play but also on learning and cognitive development and motor skills. Before enrolling your child in a child care program, don’t be afraid to ask the center staff exactly what their philosophy and curriculum is. If they are a quality child care center, they will gladly offer you their information and educational policies.

Educational Child Care Programs with Noah’s Ark Reno 

Noah’s Ark Child Center in Reno is dedicated to providing children and families in the Reno / Sparks area the quality educational child care they deserve. Our child care programs are designed around the educational and learning potential of all children. We offer child care programs from preschool to after school age. And we even offer a engaging school age summer school program. Come check out all our programs and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!