Benefits of Choosing a Home-Based Preschool
What are the benefits of choosing a home-based preschool? A home-based preschool teacher continues the parents role of caregiver, nurturer, comforter and first teacher. The provider is not just a babysitter; a babysitter comes into your home for a few hours and you tell her what you want for your child. A home-based preschool teacher welcomes you and your child into her home. She plans meals, schedules, and safety. She organizes the children's activities. She is a professional and you can rely on her judgment. Working together as a team, they will provide the BEST care for your child. The home-based teacher is not a substitute for you. You are the MOST important person in your child's life and the provider respects that!
Here are just a few of the advantages of a home-based preschool or child care:
*Your child receives individualized attention and care.
*There is more structure and less chaos than in a big center.
*Your child is cared for and taught by trained child care professionals and teachers who typically are parents themselves.
*There is less illness because there are fewer people in and out, which means fewer germs are spread to your child.
*Your child has the same caregiver all day, every day! It is nice knowing that one person knows exactly what your child has done, eaten, etc. throughout the day.
*It is possible for your child to have the SAME teacher from the toddler years to entering kindergarten.
*A quality home-based preschool may cost more than some large daycare centers, but the lower number of children, quality of care, and consistency of the teachers makes a difference in price more understandable.
*The ratio of children per caregiver is much lower in a home-based preschool than at a daycare center.
*You and your child are treated as part of a family in a home-based preschool rather than being just another number in a large center.