Learning About Nanny Shares
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Learning About Nanny Shares

Hello, my name is Jenna. Welcome to my site. When I had to go back to work, I shared my uncertainties with my friends and family. Since I had my child at the same time as my cousins and friends had their own babies, I knew I was in good company. We were all facing the same dilemma at the same time, so we decided to tackle the problem together by setting up a nanny share. We organized the child care so our kids could grow up together and enjoy the same caregiver while we were at work. My site will explore the benefits of utilizing a nanny share in great detail.


Learning About Nanny Shares

Child Care And Kindergarten: How Can Preschool Prepare Your Child?

Randall Walters

How can child care help to get your preschooler ready for kindergarten? School registration is right around the corner—and you want to make sure your child is prepared for their next educational step. Take a look at what you need to know about preschool, kindergarten readiness, and your child's development. 

Is Your Child Ready To Start Kindergarten?

Even though your five-year-old (or almost five-year-old) isn't ready to start elementary school right now, they still have months to grow and develop new skills. This means your preschooler may behave very differently when kindergarten starts in the fall. If you're not sure whether they will develop the skills necessary to enter kindergarten this coming school year, ask their daycare teacher:

  • What milestones has your child already reached? The early childhood educator can help you to better understand the expected cognitive, social, emotional, and physical milestones for preschoolers and which ones your child has or is about to reach. 

  • Where is your child academically? Even though academics aren't everything your child will need to master before they start school, preschoolers should have a firm grip on the basics. These include early literacy, math, science, and social studies.

  • Does your child engage in self-care activities? Can your child feed or dress themselves? Do they use the bathroom without help? These and other self-care activities are important independence-related tasks your child should master before school starts. 

If your child hasn't mastered every milestone or doesn't know their A,B,C's and 1,2,3's at a kindergarten level yet, don't worry. Again, your child isn't starting elementary school tomorrow—or even next month. Talk to their teacher about your child's overall development, their developmental patterns, and how they may change between now and the start of the school year.

How Will Preschool Prepare Your Child for School?

Is your child almost, but not completely, ready to start kindergarten next fall? If their teacher feels they're on the cusp of readiness, regular daycare or pre-k classes can help to prepare them for the new school year. Preschool can give your child time to practice emerging skills. These could include general developmental, early academic, or self-care and independence skills.

Child care can also help your preschooler to understand the school setting. From taking turns to walking in a line, daycare gives your child the chance to practice skills and activities they will need to master for kindergarten. These skills can help your child to feel more comfortable in kindergarten and will make the transition easier for everyone involved. 

For more information on child care, contact a professional near you.