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


Enrolling Your Child In A Preschool Program Before Kindergarten

During the early years of life, most children are not accustomed to interacting with other people because they spend the majority of their time at home. Due to living under such circumstances, going to kindergarten can be scary for a young child. However, you can make going to school more enjoyable by enrolling your child in a preschool program before they attend kindergarten. Not only will your child feel more at ease around strangers and being away from home for hours at a time, but you will have less anxiety as well. There are an array of other reasons why enrolling your child in a preschool program is in their best interest.

Your Child Will Develop Superb Social Skills

Socializing with other people is an important part of growing up, and it is a skill that your child will learn in preschool. For example, your child will learn how to speak to other children in a respectful manner, such as by not yelling. They will also learn how to speak to their teacher in a way that shows the teacher is an authority figure. By learning the proper social skills in preschool, your child will have a lower chance of misbehaving when they enter kindergarten. Good behavior will lead to fewer calls from an elementary school about your child behaving inappropriately.

An Education Will Be Provided to Your Child

The purpose of going to school is to learn, but learning does not come easy for some children. For example, when a child enters kindergarten, they might have a challenging time learning at the speed other children are learning. You can prevent such a situation from happening to your child by getting them an early education. By enrolling in a preschool program, your child will learn several educational skills that will be useful in kindergarten. They will learn basic math skills, handwriting, drawing, and other educational skills that will come in handy.

Skills Will Be Learned That Are Useful at Home

Sending your child to preschool is an effective way for them to learn skills that you have been unsuccessful with teaching at home. For example, if your child does not put their toys away at home, going to preschool might teach them to do so. Your child will learn how to stay organized, practice good hygiene, and other skills that will show when they are at home.

To begin exploring options for your child, contact a preschool program in your area.