Studies show that high-quality childcare, where there is significant interaction between children and caregivers, is essential in several ways. Have a look at these incredible benefits kids may experience from receiving childcare, guaranteed to make working moms breathe a little easier.
Kids Are Unlikely to Get Sick in Grade School
A study on Australian children found that kids who were less than 3 1/2 years were more likely to develop ear infections than those taken care of at home, but that ongoing problem was lower in children who attended day care. The reason is, in large part, that kids’ immune systems become strengthened from consistent environmental exposure, so they are less likely to get sick.
Children Perform Better in School
According to a 2016 survey, children who received professional childcare were significantly better at reading and mathematics by age five than those who were not under the care of a trained childcare provider.
Moms Are More Likely to Attend Children’s School Activities
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin studied 1,300 children and found that mothers, whose children received professional childcare, attended their children’s school activities more than those who supervised their kids themselves. Participation included regular communication with teachers and making friends with other parents.
Kids Have Better Cognition
A study conducted in 2006 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, suggested that children who received high-quality childcare had better language and cognitive development during the first four-and-a-half years of life.
Childcare May Lower the Risk of Childhood Leukemia
A study found that children who attended day care were less likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), or childhood leukemia, than those who did not. Researchers concluded that children who rarely become exposed to germs or infections subsequently respond excessively to pathogens, due to a non-fully developed immune system, such as in the case of leukemia.