The rise in a mother’s employment rate has surged the demand for childcare centers. As a result, many toddlers and children are getting informal education on social and other behavior before they even enter a formal education system. According to research conducted in 2018, nearly two-thirds of children aged 3 to 5 should have spent time in childcare centers before kindergarten. The research also states that this experience helps them in developing cognitive abilities and enhances their social and other skills to a great extent.
Detailed research was conducted on this topic. The subject, context of research, and its valuable outcome are stated below in this article.
It is a no-brainer that a child’s mind is delicate and will be subjected to various changes, impacting their thinking and decision capability. Many types of research have also been conducted on this topic stating the noticeable overall changes in their behavior. These childcare programs make toddlers and kids school ready, thus improving their cognitive skills. The quality of this research subject is scaled based on several parameters, which also involve classroom practices, the relationship between children and teachers, and also the teacher’s qualifications.
The context of research
The research conducted on the impact of childcare on the development of young children was emphasized in two different areas:
- The first phase is the introduction to early intervention programs for children at risk
- The second one includes the community childcare services
According to their study, most of the effects are based on the early intervention programs, as only a few of them moved to elementary school from preschool. However, certain studies have also indicated that these intervention programs have positively affected children’s cognitive development and academic excellence.
The second area of research also highlights the effects of the core quality of preschool development on a child’s thinking ability and emotional development. Many childcare programs were selected instead of the model programs, which were also a part of many intervention studies. Many factors like socio-economic factors, gender, ethnicity, education, maternal education, and the view of differences also affect the quality of childcare education.
Many types of research were conducted with preschool and elementary schooling time while keeping the effects of childcare development in mind in countries like the US, Bermuda, Sweden, and Canada. There were positive outcomes in some instances, such as enhancement in social skills, cognitive enhancement, and many more. However, the study also states that apart from children’s quality time in daycare centers, the family background also plays a significant role in their development. By studying these situations, a daycare center will create childcare programs that will help in enhancing their ability to work better for the children’s future.