Effect of Childcare on a Child's Success
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Ah, school. We are all social beings aspiring to seek higher achievements at all stages of life, and there is no earlier trial fostering our climb to success than the environment that our education infrastructure has to offer.
Regardless of whether you are working parents or not, the quality care given by our trained personnel at our child care centres in Tampines has always proven to be beneficial for early childhood development.
It is without question that better quality child care has a relationship with better cognitive and social development in children, but does it ensure better performances (academic or not) later on as they progress onwards to elementary school?
THE RULES OF THE SCHOOL
The word school is synonymous with discipline. We all know that if you want to do well in school, you have to follow the rules.
The rules at home generally apply when your kids are in school as well, but the rules at school may be alien to a child who has not experienced such a structured and systemic environment yet. Basic discipline such as paying attention to the teacher, not talking when others are talking, lining up, taking turns and even just sitting still at their assigned seat are all behaviors that are taught with better emphasis in daycares.
NOT THE ONLY KID ANYMORE
A lot of attention is given to the youngest child at home, who may have one or two siblings around their age at the most. Kids who stay at home often lack the exposure on interacting with many others of their age, and being just one part of a big group in general. The earlier it dawns on them that they are not going to get special attention all the time, the quicker they will learn to adjust to getting along well with others.
In the situations presented by our playgroups and kindergartens in Tampines, kids tend to learn important social skills like helping, sharing, negotiating and even just simply getting to know others by themselves. Daycare kids typically have the social rules down already. It wouldn't be good if your child is lagging behind in this department, would it not?
After all, we can't deny that school is a popularity contest.
THE PEER FACTOR
Children's outcomes are influenced by their environment. Not even just in children, the relationship between a person's social wellbeing and their inclination to become more successful is much apparent. With that said, elementary schools put your child together with his or her peers for at least six years together. That's a pretty long time even for us grown ups. Should we even mention that's literally the lifespan of your child?
Given that most kids in our modern city attended preschool childcare, lacking the proper social skills may put your child behind in making friends or even being accepted by his peers. A child with higher empathy, cooperation, manners and etiquettes is more likely to have a healthier social environment. A child who is happy at school is more likely to look forward to attending school and thus positively partaking in the learning and activities.
A HEADSTART IN LEARNING
And lastly, obviously, preschool prepares your child for learning in a class environment. And oh yes, this promotes competition, which helps a child be more striving towards learning.
Considering the psychology behind early childhood development, it is always better the earlier your child learns the ABCs, early reading and simple math. By the time your child reaches elementary school, a chunk of the window for his or her cognitive development would've been missed especially if such educational guidance was not employed well at home. We're not just talking about english, math and science either -- schools generally do not focus on teaching kids things like general hygiene for example.
Nurture Infant House (Tampines)
At Nurture Infant House, our passion is to love and care for each infant and to provide a safe and interactive environment for infants to learn and grow in body and in mind independently.
If you are looking for infant care in Tampines or in East, do visit Nurture Infant House.
We have over 30 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
If you are looking for a preschool for toddlers and older children in Tampines or in East, do visit Genesis Childcare 1989.
Feel free to book an appointment through WhatsApp.
You can visit us at the following venues:
Nurture Infant House (Tampines) (2 to 18 months Infants) Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)
Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433