When it comes to brain and cognitive development, the initial years of a child’s life are crucial. The primary reason is the rapid rate at which the brain grows from before birth into early childhood. While the brain continues to change and develop throughout adulthood, the first 8 years of a child’s life are the most important. It’s during this period the foundation is built for future health, learning and life success.
When it comes to brain development, there are 4 main areas: cognitive, motor, social and emotional, and language and communication. Now, brain development is an aspect of cognitive development. Cognitive development defines how a child’s intellect evolves. It includes problem-solving, learning and thinking skills. All other areas of development are impacted by these skills.
Most parents send their day kids to daycare because they want someone to look after them while they’re at the office. However, a good daycare program does much more than just that—it can enhance your child’s brain and cognitive development.
Brain and Cognitive Development
Daycare programs consist of various exercises that are designed to actively engage your child’s brain. For instance, at Kids ‘R’ Kids, we have exercises in our curricular that are geared to help your child learn:
- Numbers and quantity, as well as the concepts of weight, distance, time and dimensions
- Mathematical problem-solving, shape concepts and spatial relationships
- Scientific inquiry skills
- Basic concepts of physics
- Community economics and the relationship between events
Social and Emotional Development
A daycare facility provides the perfect combination of highly skilled teachers and a fun, engaging environment that helps accelerate the social and emotional development of children. At Kids ‘R’ Kids, your child will:
- Develop social awareness
- Learn to express themselves
- Learn self-control
- Develop relationships with adults
- Develop relationships with peers
Develop Motor Skills
Daycare facilities provide a blend of indoors and outdoors activities which not only promote the development of gross and fine motor skills, but also teach your young one to:
- Participate in nutrition-related activities
- Demonstrate special awareness and understand the relationship between the body and other objects in space
- Hand-eye coordination
- Practice healthy, safe habits.
If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art childcare facility for your pre-schooler in Oviedo, FL, get in touch with us at Kids ‘R’ ‘Kids Learning Academy. Our staff of highly skilled and teachers is committed to providing a safe, engaging environment where your little one can learn to unlock their true potential. Get in touch with us for further information on our daycare and preschool programs.