When your child starts growing out of their toddler phase, you may be wondering whether or not they are ready for preschool, or whether preschool is a good idea. The idea that they are growing up and getting ready for school may be frightening, but around two years old, a child’s brain is developing in such a way that it requires extra stimulation. We know that child care provides necessary socialization for your child, getting them used to other kids, teaching them to share, and expanding their creative faculties. However, preschool could be offering your child so much more. Because the majority of our learning habits are established between birth and four to five years of age, making the choice between daycare and preschool when your child is two or three can make an enormous impact on their life.

If you need resources, fellow parents, or a licensed professional to talk to about your decision, call our child care and development center in Elk Grove. We’ll listen to you carefully and work with you on a personal level so that, together, we can work toward giving you child the tools for a brighter future.

The Difference Between Daycare And Preschool

There are several very distinct differences between a daycare program and preschool programs, and understanding them will help you make the right decision for you and for your child. These include:

  • Operating Hours
  • Parent Involvement
  • Curriculum
  • Philosophy
  • Tuition
  • Teachers

Stop by next month for a more in-depth look at these differences, and contact Sheldon Acres Child Development Center today!