Positive Benefits of Daycare… For Parents

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Positive Benefits of Daycare… For ParentsChildren aren’t the only ones who can benefit from daycare according to University of Chicago sociologist, Mario Small. Small’s research suggests that parents that take advantage of childcare are also building “social capital,” and that can be a great thing; especially for new parents. Small found that “"mothers using childcare reap social, psychological, and even financial rewards."

We know that when searching for a daycare, your main focus is on your children, but what if your life could benefit too from using a daycare instead of a babysitter?


One of the biggest benefits that Small found were the friendships that the mothers made among themselves. “At first,” Small admits, “I assumed mothers would only make superficial friends through childcare centers. Who has time to sit and gossip when more often than not, mothers need childcare in the first place because they work outside the home?

“Surprisingly,” he continues, “many made strong friendships—they used the word ‘family’ to describe them—in which they would go to the theater and plan trips together out of state.”

There were also the “Hi and bye” relationships described as “compartmentally strong friendships,” as Small calls them, extended mothers’ support systems, even though they rarely resulted in meetings outside the center.

Peace of Mind

Another benefit for parents who use a daycare is having the peace of mind of knowing someone will be there to take care of your children. There’s no wondering what to do if the babysitter gets sick or has a fender bender. By choosing a quality Orlando daycare, you can meet the people who will be taking care of your children every day and get to know them just as much as you would a babysitter.

Social and Educational Dependability

Along with knowing that there will always be someone there to tend to your children’s needs, you know they will be trained and certified to provide an educational and stimulating environment for them. And with social opportunities to interact and play with other children, you can help them to learn about the world around them and discuss how to process emotions and social situations.

At Kids & Company, we have many Full-Time and Part-Time child care options for you to choose from that center around your schedule. You can rest easy knowing that your child will have the attention, food, and activities they need to grow and flourish.

Kids & Company offers so much more than the typical Orlando daycare. Free hot meals, free PM transportation, after school care until 7 pm, and we even have the option for Saturday and night care at our Curry Ford location. With three locations around Orlando, there is a convenient location for you and your child. If you have any questions about our programs, including infant care, childcare, VPK, or after school programs give us a call at (407) 227-1015.


Kids & Company 2/16/2016

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