Why Educational Childcare?
For many years now, the evidence has pointed to the fact that quality interactive education, prior to attending kindergarten gives children the opportunity to discover that learning can be enjoyable; to develop much-needed social skills; and reduces stress on children as well as parents to! Many first time parents find that it is comforting to know that their child/children are in the hands of professionals who are not only available to care for their child, but are there to get them started on the right educational path.
So what is Educational Childcare?
More specifically, how do we educate and care for children here at Sneakers? Traditionally childcare is essentially watching children and keeping them safe. We start with that basic level of care that every facility should be using, and we add to that the educational component where children are challenged and motivated to learn. Naturally children are curious, active learners, so many of them excel in an educational program. Our teachers spend more time interacting with the children and work with each child’s unique path of development. Our center incorporates the Virginia Standard of Learning, at the earliest age possible. Those standards are the knowledge and skills you child will have to master when they complete kindergarten. At Sneakers, your child will get a head start on their peers and enjoy the process of learning!
In a recent study of the cost difference between sending a child in our area to a babysitter versus enrolling them at Sneakers, we found that Sneakers falls in the mid-range of programs in the area. We are able to do this because we work hard to keep our cost down while maintaining out 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 us a call! We’ll walk you through our center, answer your questions, and you’ll see why the community turns to us to educate their preschoolers!