Many families choose to use a child care centre in the Perth area to help their children grow and develop in a healthy and controlled environment. While there is no doubt that this is greatly beneficial to the child at this stage of their development, a high-quality day care environment is not the only thing that children need to maximise their learning potesntial—their home environment should also be healthy and engaging.
The Right Place
The home is the perfect place to begin children’s early learning and is in fact one of the most important. While many day care centres in Perth strive to and succeed in creating an environment that is great for learning and developing, the home is truly where it can happen the best.
Day care centres are special environments where children learn social and behavioural skills among other things. In the home, these new skills can be put into practice in a comfortable and natural environment; it is important for children to also learn in the place where they spend most of their time.
Another reason why a good home learning environment is important is because all of the lessons taught at the day care can be carried over and reinforced. The child generally only spends a few hours 5 days a week at a childcare centre; the rest of the time is spent at home.
If these lessons aren’t reinforced at home, they can easily be overridden by other habits. Therefore, to make sure that the prime behaviours and skills are retained, they should be actively touched on again at home to keep the thoughts alive and fresh.
Home Sweet Home
Childcare centres are essential to the early learning of children, socially and academically. However, it is also just as important for children to have a solid home learning environment to keep what they learn fresh in their minds and to make sure that they are practically carried out in a natural environment.
To learn more about how we bridge the gap between our child care and homes in Perth, call our Bertram centre at +61 (08) 9419 1844, our Carlisle centre at +61 (08) 9472 4702 and our St James centre at +61 (08) 9358 4673.