As society changes, smaller families often find a place to live away from their families. In these cases, they ask older siblings or family elders to look after their younger lot. Because of this scenario, there has been a greater demand for more and more childcare facilities which benefit not only the working parents but also those recovering from their illness or maybe those who need to attend to some medical family emergencies.
1). The first reason will have to be teaching children independence from parental support.
Baby boomers have shown the great importance of thinking independently. They think that children should just go there and do it. Even at a very early age, kids should be independent of the support from parents. At these times, there are fewer moms who just stay in their homes.
Also, there are more single parents today. These are the reasons why today, there is a greater demand for children to be put in daycares unlike during the time of the 80’s. As there are a lot of sex offenders going around looking for innocent children they can victimize, it is not anymore advisable for children to stay home alone. Thus, daycares offer services that ensure the safety of the children while they learn new activities and skills aside from making sure that they eat their meals timely and get their rest.
2). The second reason is that daycares are very suitable for parents who cannot find or afford a caregiver or a babysitter.
In daycares, children are provided with a safe and friendly environment where they will learn how to socialize with other children.
Daycares offer many services and options with varying costs to parents which makes them the more convenient and affordable option, besides providing the children with an environment where children can be safe, comfortable, and friendly. You can choose to put your child in a daycare full- time, part-time or even only during weekends. All sorts of daycares are just around. Preschoolers can be put in daycare only after school which can last for only three to five hours.
On the other hand, for toddlers and babies, daycare might be required part-time especially for parents who can juggle their shifts and workloads so they can be around to witness their children’s milestones in life.
3) The third reason why daycares are important is that their facilities are very conducive to the development of the children.
Rather than let the children watch the television, eat junk foods or maybe let them stay alone at home without any adults to supervise them, it is better to just put the children in the daycare which provides holistic development facilities.
Furthermore, they have trained staff working full- time who can attend to the needs of the children, from taking care of their health to playtime to attending to them for medical emergencies. For the easier transition from the home environment to the community environment, you can opt to volunteer in the daycare for some hours or you can give them surprise visits there so you can spend time with your children there. This will let you observe how the childcare center functions while letting you have a bonding with your kid.