Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Advantages of Certified Early Childhood Education

I have mentioned in my other blog that  we baby-sit  a family friend's daughter whenever both of them are working and nobody can take care of the baby.  I like it because my two burritos love  babies.  In fact they are asking for one, wahhhh.  They both love  precious  Sophie and takes turn in holding her.
Now, I am an experienced  "stay-at-home-mom" but I can't say that I know everything about babies.  Day care centers are still the  best place for your babies/kids as they are being  managed by trained  professionals. Below is an informative article that   is beneficial to  parents out there who wants to have their  child taken care of by professorial.  

In today's world many parents find themselves longing for the day when they can stay home with their children everyday, and instill in them all of the values that will help them become good people. Unfortunately the reality is that most American households need two incomes to not only pay for day care but to survive. Therefore children are sent to day care facilities or preschools.

The benefits of attending a certified day care, operated by trained, certified early childhood educators are endless. A preschool teacher cannot replace a parent and that is not the goal of a certified day care program. However, the experience of learning in a school setting during the early years can be a valuable supplement to a child's experience at a time when the brain is being shaped and developed.

Of those fortunate parents raising their children naturally, many wish to take full advantage of this opportunity by attempting to give their children a head start on learning; reading to them, engaging in educational play activities, encouraging them to read, and more. Unfortunately, very few parents can do it all.

"Filling the Gaps"

There is arguably no substitute for a loving parent-child relationship and daily interactions – but scientific methodology has an important place. This is where trained, certified early childhood educators can "fill the gaps" when it comes to a young child's development. For example, were you as a parent aware that there are five equally important areas of a young child's development? These are summed up by the acronym, "SPICE" – Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative and Emotional.

The way a child relates to others and functions in a group setting involves social development. If you are among the increasing number of parents choosing to limit their family size to one child, the importance of socialization in a structured environment becomes apparent.

Physical development refers to building motor skills, from the gross (basic movements such as walking and running) to the fine (such as holding a writing implement).

Intellectual development is achieved through structured play, and of course means development of language and math skills as well as the child's innate sense of curiosity and wonder; Intellectual development is central to success in school later on.

Creative development addresses artistic talents in visual arts, music, storytelling and even theatrics. Although it is popular in American culture to dismiss creativity and the arts as unnecessary, creativity is the foundation self-expression and problem solving. It is arguable that without creativity, there would be no innovation nor entrepreneurship. (It was Einstein himself who said "Creativity is more important than knowledge.")

Emotional development is also frequently overlooked, even by the most devoted parents. Yet, without a sense of self, including self confidence and the discipline to deal with one's own emotional responses, a child will have difficulty functioning in society later in life.

Long Term Effects

It is likely that most parents are aware of these developmental domains on an instinctive level. However, certified preschool educators are trained in the scientific theory and methodology that can make the difference between a child succeeding – and succeeding brilliantly.

Co-written by Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas

Emily and Kathleen are Communications Coordinators for the Atlanta Day Care facility, a member of the AdvancED® accredited family of Primrose Schools (located in 16 states throughout the U.S.) and part of the network of day care preschools delivering progressive, early childhood, Balanced Learning® curriculum.

This is not a sponsored post  but a guest one..

Sharing for Ruby Tuesday was yummy cake from Sophie's baptism!
Always  remember....

that a little bit of this
and a little dash of that
makes a sumptuous life...

so Spice Up Your Life.

13 delicious comments:

Diane said...

Interesting post. Hoe you had a good Christmas. Diane

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I think home is the best place for baby. We don't have to be professional with baby just to give them the best of care. at least sa bahay we know kung sino nag aalaga sa anak natin kung iiwan mn sa friend. where as the daycare, think of how many kids they have to attend to. Well, bading your are expert in babies and your kids are the proof of how you you are with babies and kids.

pwedi madala ko si jake at justine dyan pa babysit ko rin, hehehehehe just kidding

Forty Pound Sack said...

Very thought provoking article. Thank you for sharing it. You have a beautiful family!

Marites said...

interesting and informative post. the cake looks yummy!

Mayet said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

I'm a stay-at-home Nanay but one of my gals go to the garderie twice a week. I guess that this is good for both of us. she gets to see other children and I have a couple of hours with one baby in the house.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cake!

Have a wonderful New Year..

Chubskulit Rose said...

I Agree with you Shy being at home with the kids is the best thing I could do. It's a special bonding that we build between our precious ones. Di mapapalitan yan nag success sa career or anything else.

Lulu said...

can i send Andrea over? lol

sige mami rose gawa ng baby as per request with the burritos hehehe

Betty Manousos said...

I loved this post! Interesting and informative.
The cake looks awesome.

My warmest wishes for the holidays.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Wow, this post is very educational indeed. Mabuti naman at nabababy sit ninyong magiina si Sophie at gutong gusto naman siyang alagaan nang dalawa mong anak. Sa request nilang magkaroon nang panibagong baby ninyo, I think that is a good idea. Napapanahon nang masundan si EJ. Sa Pinas nga kung sino pa yung mahirap at can't afford nang malaking pamilya ay sila pa rin yung anak nang anak, hehehe, lol. Pagbigyan na ninyo ni John yung request nang mga anak ninyo, lol. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Verna Luga said...

great idea rose.. pero sa totoo lang.. there's really no exact formula.. because every family is bound to different circumstances...

dropping by here too!

genny said...

well posted rose and i love the cake looks classic. happy RT!

genny said...

nice post rose, and i love the cake looks classic. happy RT!

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