Child care is the process of caring for and looking after a child or several children at a time between the ages of six weeks to thirteen years. It covers a large range of institutions, professions, activities, contexts, and cultural and social conventions. It is significant in a child’s proper development. The quality of care given to a child in his or her early years can make an everlasting and substantial impact on their future. There are many types of child care services and methods. In this article we will delve into two types of child care; informal care and family child care.

Informal Care

This form of child care system relies heavily on the services of an unprofessional acquaintance. Informal care does not offer conventional education as compared to a professional child care center. Education and learning occur over a series of interaction between the person watching the child and the child. Informal care also does not offer the interaction between other people and children to promote social skills.

Family Child Care

This child care practice is often family child care and is led by stay-at-home parents who wish to look after their child. Regulations regarding family child care are different from state-to-state, some are more stringent as compared to others. Generally, family child care system can be operated by a single member of the household with the condition that the person is eighteen years or older.

Child care and day care are often interchangeable terms to many people. At Heaven’s Elect we make no distinction. Our day care center provides child care for each of the little people we look after. Our program is state licensed and staffed by trained, loving individuals that focus on the children’s education, growth, safety and happiness while in our care.

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