You know that finding quality day care with educational programs to help your child prepare for school is important. But did anyone ever tell you why? Understanding the importance of early childhood education can help you to prioritize features you’re looking for from a childcare center.
A Time of Rapid Growth
The National Association for the Education of Young Children defines early childhood as birth to 8 years old. During this time, your child experiences tremendous growth physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. It is during this time that your child reaches some major milestones—taking their first steps and saying their first words. But other less obvious learning is happening, too. In early childhood, your child starts to develop their unique personality and form relationships that will affect all future social interaction.
In these impressionable years, it is very important that your child is in an environment that encourages curiosity and active engagement with their surroundings, has stable daily routines and is surrounded by nurturing people
You can provide a stimulating environment and loving care for your children at home. But what about when you have to go to work or school?
It Takes a Village
As the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Smiling Faces and Kids Academy are your village—here to help you provide an early childhood education that prepares your child for success in school and beyond! Our daycare centers offer a stimulating environment through:
- Multi-subject toddler and preschool curriculum
- Large playgrounds
- Age-grouped classrooms
- Diversity in their playmates
Our New Mexico-certified teachers and staff are loving, nurturing daycare providers. We have a stable group of teachers that your child knows and who really get to know your kid. Our early childhood education professionals create hands-on activities that get your child excited about learning new things!