Often parents feel guilty for sending their children to daycare. However, there are many benefits children experience from attending daycare. The following are three significant social benefits that daycare can offer your children.

Build Relationships

Attending daycare gives children a chance to interact with other kids and make new friends. While this interaction works for children with brothers and sisters, children with no siblings at home find it especially beneficial. Daycare offers an excellent opportunity to build essential social skills that will carry them through life. It allows them to learn the importance of empathy and sharing and teaches them how to be a part of a team. When they spend so much time with other children, they learn how to get along with each other, play together, and be tolerant of others.

Reduces Anxiety

Experiencing separation anxiety is common for children. This issue usually triggers when they turn one year old. Eventually, it can make it difficult for them to attend school. Children who attend daycare find it easy to handle this transition because they’ve already dealt with the separation from their parents. Spending time outside of their home setting makes them more adaptable, and therefore, they don’t find it challenging to be in new situations with new people.

Encourages Independence

Children who attend daycare are pushed to be on their own and away from their parents. This fosters a sense of independence and reduces the fear that comes naturally with trying new things and interacting with new people. This ultimately makes them more confident, which is key to achieving success as an adult.

The Heaven’s Elect staff is committed to helping the children in our care to build and strengthen social skills. Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. Please contact us at heavenselect.com.