With any daycare program in Perth or anywhere else, one of the key goals is to provide children with a safe environment in which they can grow, explore and develop. Childcare programs are great in helping children develop physically, emotionally and psychologically; another sometimes forgotten benefit is that they can enhance social skills, which is one of the most important achievements for children of their age.
A good child care program will help the child develop social skills through interactions with teachers and peers, adding to the circle of people they know. At the very young age in which children often enter day care in Perth or other parts of the world, the only people that they have interactions with are their parents and some close relatives and friends. This means that children have very limited options when it comes to building relationships.
At day care, they can expand their social boundaries and learn how to interact with other people, such as the educators and other children. Without their parents watching them, they learn to trust those who are not part of their family, setting the framework for how their future social interactions will take place.
Another important development that is often a challenge for young children is creating new relationships. When they are brought to a child care centre in Perth or elsewhere, they begin to see the things that are beyond their home and they start developing relationships with their teachers and playmates.
This is an important milestone because if the children can successfully learn to trust people outside their family, such as allowing their teachers to take care of them and other children to be their friends, then their future relationships and behaviours will be centred on this trust and it won’t be hard for them to interact with others.
Learning to Get along
Social skills are very important for young children to develop for them to be able to mingle with others without hesitation. This aspect can also be the foundation of the future bonds that they will make when they get older. When children begin to create relationships, they set the groundwork for how future ones will take place.
To learn more about how we foster this growth, call our Carlisle centre at +61 (08) 9472 4702; Bertram centre at +61 (08) 9419 1844; and St James centre at +61 (08) 9358 4673.