Broadly defined, the term childcare includes all types of education and care provided for young children. The term is also used more specifically for the supplemental care of children from birth to age eight years by persons other than parents. Childcare is used for a variety of reasons, and programs vary by the number and age of children, the reason care is used, the preparation and status of caregivers, and the location of the care.
The two major purposes of early childhood programs are care and education. A majority of families today use childcare while they are employed or engaged in other activities. Many programs include an educational component, based on a growing body of research that documents the importance of children’s early experiences for their healthy development and academic success.
Why is quality childcare important?
Current research has shown that the early years (ages 0-5) are the most sensitive for brain development. Over 90% of brain growth occurs during this period. The people who help care for your child are also those who help shape your child’s mind.
When your child has safe, loving, and stimulating child care that you can count on, you don’t have to worry while you are at work. You know that your child is getting the kind of care children need to be healthy, happy, and successful.
Childcare in Sanfort preschools.
Children are given special care and are always under constant surveillance by cameras and faculty to ensure they are safe at all times and are indulged in healthy play or learning.
Guidance is much more effective when you talk to children at their eye level. Look them in the eyes, touch them on the shoulder, and talk with them. At Sanfort the teachers don’t lecture the children, instead approach the children from their viewpoint, thus more effectively getting their points through.
We read them children’s books that show how children resolve problems, play “what if” games, encourage children to act out ways to work together. This helps children to develop their social skills and become more open to other children.
We teach children how to correct their misbehaviour. If a child throws food onto the floor give him a broom and show him how to clean it up. If a child draws on the wall, give her a wet cloth to clean the wall. Even if the child cannot successfully clean up the entire mess alone, participating in clean-up teaches him that his actions have consequences. Over time, experiencing consequences helps children learn self-control.