When parents consider the many hours a child spends in child care during their most formative years, it is critical to understand why choosing the BEST program for child and family is important.
Family Child Care is a unique and special alternative to child care centers. Significant research has provided evidence that warm, loving and home-like settings are natural environments for children during their most formative years. Children engage and learn in a familiar, comfortable, non-institutional atmosphere that has a makeup of multi-age grouping. Therefore, children have an opportunity to play with and learn from children of all ages.
The foundation of family child care are relationships. Relationships between parents and providers, providers and the children and the children with each other. A family child care culture emotionally secures interpersonal relationships with all families involved in care.
High quality family child care programs are instrumental in the stages of development for wholesome children. Programs of quality often resembles a learning environment that is lead by student autonomy and facilitated by the child care provider.