Tips for Parents Who Are New to Child Care Programs

How to choose a child care program

In Utah, child care programs provide new parents with the freedom to return to life after the arrival of their baby.

Few parents look forward to returning to work after the birth of their first child but, for many, going back to work isn’t an option. Fortunately, a variety of child care options are available to parents – especially in the Salt Lake City and Taylorsville areas.

If you aren’t sure where to start, these tips will help you find the right type of daycare for your precious little one.

Types of Northern Utah Child Care Programs

Our child-centric community offers countless options for parents seeking daycare for the first time. But, sometimes, having so many choices makes the decision even harder.

You can try private care providers, but many parents find that these options limit their child’s opportunities for growth and development. The most critical phases of development occur during the first months and years of your child’s life. Finding a childcare program that provides a rich environment for stimulus and growth will provide your little one with multiple advantages.

Although many individuals and facilities are capable of caring for your child, consider choosing a certified child care provider with structured programs that encourage learning, exploration and growth.

What to Look for in a Utah Childcare or Daycare Provider

Providing your baby with continuity is important, especially during the formative developmental years. Finding a learning center that provides care for kids from infants through school age will ensure that you provide that critical advantage.

And, as important as attentive, compassionate care and child safety are, it’s also important to find a care provider that encourages learning and growth. A center that tracks the development and progress of your child will help ensure that he or she reaches critical milestones and progresses consistently toward identified objectives.

Finally, look for a daycare center that provides appropriate preparation for kindergarten and beyond, including reading and math-focused activities.

Choose a Child Care Program That You Trust

Your peace-of-mind is critical when choosing a learning and care center for your child. Trust your parental instincts, no matter how new you may be to the process.

You’ll want to receive frequent updates about your child’s well-being, especially during the early stages of being apart. Today’s advanced technology allows child care providers to update parents through smartphone apps – at least for those providers who elect to offer this in-demand option. Having that function available to you will help relieve the nervousness and stress you experience when you must first leave your child in the care of someone else.

When you find a safe environment in which you can trust your child, and one that provides the necessary tools for their cognitive, emotional and social growth, you can relax and trust that your little one will have what they need when you’re apart.

At Lit’l Scholars Learning Centers, we understand how stressful this can be for new parents – after all, we’re parents ourselves. When you trust your child with us, you can rest assured that they will learn, explore and grow in a well-supervised environment where they are encouraged to play and express themselves appropriately.

Ask us about our exclusive Tadpoles parent-teacher communication program, which allows you to observe your child and receive updates, photos and videos of their day.

We have convenient learning center locations in Salt Lake City and Taylorsville, Utah. Contact us today to schedule your visit. We take special care of those parents who are new to child care programs – and we take even better care of their precious children.

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