Home Daycare

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

Home daycare is a word that we seldom hear about. We have heard about daycare centers, and we have seen these places as being ideal places in which we can safely leave our children in the morning and pick them up at the end of our working day. But we have not necessarily heard about home daycare, and although it is not that well recognized it is another aspect of daycare centers that we can look into.

Most of these home daycare places are in fact just what they say there are, day cares in people's homes. Here the woman who lives in the house will take care of a small limited amount of children. The atmosphere in these home daycare "centers" is warm and familiar to many small children which means that there is less likelihood for them to become traumatized at being taken away from the home environment.

The care provider of these home daycare homes may not have any education in early childcare development or any training in early childhood education. But despite this lack of training they will try to provide a place where your child can interact with other children their age.

The various social skills of young children will be allowed to develop in an atmosphere where they are under no pressure at all. For many parents these home daycare providers will allow them with a good place to keep their children until the parents return in the afternoon or after their work.

Unlike the many daycare centers these home daycare centers almost no regulations about the type of care they provide so you might first want to check out the quality and the professionalism of the home daycare you're thinking about sending your child to.

For the most however, these home daycare centers are ideal or the very young child as they tend to receive more care and attention than they normally would in a larger more impersonal daycare center. Some children also flourish under these conditions, so if your child is of the type who loves attention (and what child isn't?) you might find that a home daycare is the thing that you want to look into if you absolutely have to send your child to one.

Another good thing about taking them to a home daycare center is that the schedules will for the most part be flexible and allow you more leeway than you would otherwise have had with a lager daycare center.

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