Finding Childcare for Our Special Needs Toddler

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Finding Childcare for Our Special Needs Toddler

My name is Ashley Grant. Thanks for stopping by my website; I hope to provide you with some helpful information. My husband and I have three children ages three, six and ten. I work part-time in the mornings while our two oldest are in school. I’ve always worked at least part-time so have some experience with childcare. The difference with our youngest is that she has Down Syndrome. She’s a sweet, easy toddler but obviously has special needs. We are very fortunate to have found excellent childcare for her. She is in a setting where she can socialize with a few other children while still getting the care she needs. I’m going to share how we went about finding childcare and how I was able to overcome the fear of leaving our baby girl with caretakers


Why Is Toddler Child Care The Right Choice?

Raising a child is easier when you have help. Professional child care is an excellent option for anyone who desires a reliable, nurturing environment for their children. Here are four reasons that many parents find toddler child care worthwhile: 

1. It can relieve stress on your relationship.

Having a child is a beautiful thing. However, it's also one of the most common stressors in many marriages. Young children require a lot of time and attention. Fulfilling these needs can easily become a full-time job. It's very common for one parent, usually the mother, to take on the bulk of childcare responsibilities, which can lead to resentment in the relationship. Sending your toddler to daycare during the day can give both parents the opportunity to spend time focused on things other than the child. This recharging time can be extremely beneficial to the overall health of your relationship.

2. It can encourage your child's natural curiosity.

The toddler years are exciting for children, who are finally developed enough to easily move around. Toddlers are curious about everything. They want to learn, explore, and play. It's important to take advantage of this stage by encouraging your child's thirst for knowledge and adventure. Kids can learn more readily when they're exposed to different environments. When you take your child to a daycare center, they will have the opportunity to experience new toys, books, and environments. Daycare teachers will encourage children to play individually and together in order to facilitate the learning process.

3. It improves your quality of life.

Some people hesitate to take advantage of child care because of the cost. It's not uncommon for people to find that they break even financially if they pay for full-time daycare so both parents can go back to work. While there may not be a financial incentive for sending your toddler to daycare, there may be emotional benefits. Many women value the work they do. If your career helps you feel joyful and fulfilled, then going back to work is the right thing to do. Toddler child care workers can look after your child so you can get back to the office on a time frame that feels good to you.

4. It is available all year.

Daycare services differ from grade school in several ways. Daycare is less regimented, and kids are encouraged to play freely. Daycare also does not follow the traditional school schedule, which is good news for parents, who don't have summer off from work. Fortunately, you can continue sending your toddler to their favorite daycare where they will continue to receive the same supervision and care year-round.