Day Care - Henderson,NV

Updated on March 12, 2010
K.G. asks from Henderson, NV
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I left my boys at day care for the first time today. My 2.5 year old cried for the first 45 minutes. They said that after that he was fine.. I am sure this is normal. He has never been to day care before. Since I can pretty much work my schedule around my husbands, he only is going to go to day care 1/2 times a month. How can I make the next time go more smoothly.

Also.....do you think day care/preschool has been beneficial to your childs developement? My boys will be starting preschool 2 times a week starting in September. Do you think that your kids know more, talk more, socialize more because of day care. My 2.5 year old has a speech delay and gets EI. Do you think preschool will help him with speech or cause him more frustration.

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A.N.

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Due to both my husband and I working, both of our children have been in daycare since they were 3 months old. To make things go more smoothly, I'm not sure there is really anything you can do except maybe talk about how much fun it will be and point out anything he has really liked when he was there. My 3 1/2 year old started preschool in January and was at in-home with my 1 year old before that, and for socialization there really is nothing better than daycare or preschool. In addition, my preschooler has come home with new songs he sings, he is learning to write letters, and spell words, and grasping concepts I thought he wouldn't learn until kindergarten. I highly encourage it, I am also in education so the benefits are highly researched and proven beneficial for all children. For speech purposes it will most likely help him, but don't assume it will cure it, he will still need speech therapy.

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S.H.

answers from Saginaw on

My kids have both gone to day care since 3 months. My daughter is now 3, and I notice a big difference in how social she is compared to friends who have stayed at home. We recently were at the playground her day care uses while her class was there. We were with another friend of hers and her mom, and my daughter was amazing to watch. She was friendly, social, introduced her friends to each other, and was obviously well liked by the other kids in her class. I was very impressed!

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D.W.

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Your son's response is completely normal.

In fact, our kids have been at the same day care for 2 years, and our son went through this reaction when transitioning to the next class (that was full of friends he already knew).

Our kids have been in day care since his second birthday (our daughter was a few weeks old) - it was the BEST decision we made. Now at 3.5 and 23 months, both are far ahead of their friends who are either in in-home day care or those who stay at home because there's a set curriculum and an emphasis on some kind of education each day.
For example: our daughter knows all of her colors and can count to 10.
Our son knows his alphabet (reading, writing , sign language) and is writing out all of our names on his own.

He may get a little frustrated with the speech differences, and I'd recommend asking the director if they have a speech pathologist who comes to the facility. I know there was one in our daughter's last class to help another girl in there.

Good luck. It may be hard for a few weeks, but I think he'll be doing really well very soon!

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T.C.

answers from Minneapolis on

I just wanted to say that i think daycare has been very beneficial to my 2 1/2 year old son. He goes to an inhome daycare and just loves it! He seems to learn a lot there and has fun to. He knows his colors, can count to 12 and knows most of his shapes and some of the alphabet. He is learning how to cut and glue and color and it has helped a lot with sharing to. He could almost care less when i leave which is fine because i know he's happy and in good hands. It will take time for your son to get used to daycare but he will. Good luck!

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