Sending your child to a daycare center while you head to work is never easy. However, we would like to share how daycare can benefit your child’s growth and development in ways you may not realize. Maybe it’ll make it just a little bit easier for you when you drop your child off in the morning.

Improves Your Child’s Behavior

Contrary to popular belief, a daycare center may actually make your child better-behaved than children who don’t go to one. Studies show, spending more time with other children under the supervision of a friendly adult improves the ability to interact with peers and develop their social skills. Moreover, exposure to a positive daycare environment during the early years helps in your child’s cognitive and emotional development. It can also prevent emotional difficulties later in life and encourage prosocial behavior in children.

Promotes Effective Communication

Daycare helps to make children effective communicators. By learning to adjust how they communicate with different people, the skill soon becomes intuitive. This skill is also enhanced because they are exposed to various social situations regularly.

Improves Overall Development

According to a seminal study conducted by the National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development in 2006, the development of children attending daycare isn’t hampered compared to those who don’t. In fact, it was shown that language skills and cognitive development were better than other children. Not only does this happen during the first four or five years of their life, but it tends to last through to at least 15 years of age.

The next time you feel a tug at your heartstrings while sending your child off to a daycare center, remind yourself of these benefits. The Heaven’s Elect staff and program are focused on every child’s development. 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