For many years now, the evidence has been in – a quality interactive education prior to attending kindergarten gives children an opportunity to discover that learning can be enjoyable, to develop much-needed social skills, and reduces stress on children. And, it’s also a great stress-reducer for parents too!
Many first-time parents find that it’s comforting to know that their children are in the hands of professionals who are not only available to care for their needs, but are there to get them started on the right educational path.
There are plenty of articles on the internet. Here are a few resources to get you started:
So what is Educational Childcare?
And more specifically, how do we do it here at Sneakers?
Traditional childcare is essentially watching the child and keeping them safe.
We start with that basic level of care that every facility should be using, and add to that the educational component where kids are challenged and motivated to learn.
Children are naturally active learners. Our teachers spend more time interacting with the children and work with each child’s unique development path. Our Center incorporates the Virginia Standards of Learning, (SOLS), at the earliest age possible. Those standards are the knowledge and skills your child will have to master when the complete kindergarten.
At Sneakers, your child will get a head start on their peers – and enjoy the process of learning!
We recently did some research into the cost difference between sending a child in the Winchester area to a baby sitter versus signing them up to attend Educational Childcare. Quite frankly, the results were surprising. Sneakers Educational Childcare falls in the mid-range of programs in the area. We are able to do this because we work really hard to keep our costs down while maintaining our high standards of care.
Of course, we are more expensive than the old fashioned model, but the difference isn’t significant when you consider the difference in education and attention that your child receives.
If you’re considering Educational Childcare, give me a call. I’ll walk you through our center, answer your questions, and you’ll know why the community turns to us to educate their preschoolers.