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Choosing what's best for you and your child Having a young child is a miracle to any parent, but they can also be very stressful. Parents are constantly worried about taking the right decisions that will benefit their child. That is why choosing an daycare for their child is a difficult choose that will or will not affect their child in the future. Many parents are not aware of the benefits that daycare have to offer to their child, as well as the differences between day cares and nurseries. It is very important for parents to realize that day cares are not for babysitting but are intended for the child to learn , as Leslie Williams , a Columbia professor of educations "Children need to be learning." Simple games can play a significant role in this learning process. A good daycare is a key to a child's development. They are structured to encourage a child to mix with others but also to acquire skills that will be useful in elementary school.

Many parents believe that their child will get ahead start by forcing them to learn faster, which can set up unreal expectations. The most important aspect of daycare is that the child may acquire social skills. Not all children are fit for daycare's, many already acquire the social skills through their busy active family. They are constantly interacting and learning during these activities.

A parent must distinguish which is better for the child, a daycare or a nursery. There is a distinct difference between these two, being that nursery schools are generally licensed to operate only six hours a day- holding morning and afternoon sessions. Daycare centres, offer full day programs including lunch and nap time. In order to have a successful choose in choosing a daycare, the...