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Top 10 Day Care Terms Defined
Maternity leave lasts only a few months so parents may want to shop around for a daycare facility with a good reputation when they must return to from home to work. You may want to visit several centers before you decide. Get to know 10 commonly used terms when shopping for a caregiver or daycare facility.

  • Separation Anxiety - A child throws a tantrum and acts clingy when a familiar caregiver or teacher leaves. Once he or she learns patience and coping skills, this will subside.
  • Emotional Development - A child learns to take turns when playing with peers and can create imaginary characters and situations for play.
  • Attachment - A bond of trust between the infant and caretaker or instructor.
  • Social Interaction - Social participation using language skills and cognitive abilities to learn.
  • Temperaments - A human's personality such as sensitivity to physical discomfort, persistence, and overall mood.
  • Socialization - Exposure to skills and habits for living in society.
  • Learning - To gain understanding by study or experience.
  • Early Intervention - Speech therapy and physical therapy given to a child from birth to age 3 to address delays in development.
  • Behavior Problem - Aggression and hostility toward peers and authority.
  • School Readiness - When a child has a positive expectation regarding school and a healthy confidence regarding peers, numbers and letters.

    Being familiar with these terms can help you find a day care center for your infant or toddler that will not only provide a fun education but will also offer programs that will help him or her enjoy time away from home with peers. Many centers also offer snacks and other meals. If you do your research, you can feel comfortable when you drop off your child at daycare, knowing that he or she will be looked after by capable professionals with the resources they need to provide a safe, fun, educational environment.

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    Parkdale Private School
    321 Virginian Dr, Norfolk, VA 23505
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    (757) 583-5989
    User Review: "My daughter has been attending this daycare since she was 15 months old - she is now 5 - and the staff and facility has..." - Kathy (VA)
    Jemelly Precious Footsteps
    292 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505
    Licensed family childcare provider with certifications in CPR and first aid. We look after toddlers of all ages and offer enriching developmental activities to expand young minds.
    (757) 588-1005
    Roc Childcare Center
    1301 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
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    (757) 587-4150
    User Review: "When I visited this school I was impressed beyond measure. The two year olds were counting to 50, the three year olds were..." - Courtney (VA)
    Abingdon Head Start
    7087 Powhatan Dr, Hayes, VA 23072
    (804) 684-0606
    Gloucester Learning Centers
    2475 Hayes Rd, Hayes, VA 23072
    (804) 642-2000
    Grand Kids
    3152 Hickory Fork Rd, Gloucester, VA 23061
    (804) 693-2660
    Holloman Child Development & Education Center
    4900 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692
    (757) 898-4816
    Medallion School Partnership
    1105 Seaford Rd, Seaford, VA 23696
    (757) 875-2347
    Nana's House and Learning Center
    4316 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692
    (757) 872-9456
    Precious Moments Playhouse
    103 Indigo Ter, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 345-3708
    La Petite Academy
    5260 Olde Towne Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 220-0121
    Childcare Network
    159 Kristiansand Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 253-6987
    The Goddard School of Williamsburg
    4280 Casey Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 220-1740
    301 Sentara Cir, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 229-9622
    Medallion School Partnership
    700 Penniman Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 253-0781

    If you need your child looked after and cared for while you are away, consider working with a day care center. These centers provide care for young babies, toddlers, and preschool boys and girls and often boast offering educational programs with fun activities for children included. Day care professionals offer all-day, half-day, and after-school care services with components integrated in that include playtime, arts and crafts, music lessons, reading skills, and group activities. You can find a day care center on its own or as part of a church or school entity. Care options include all-day, half-day, and after school time frames with you picking the one that suits you the best. You might even find some day care centers offer weekend care. Be sure to visit the nearest day care center facility in your area and ask the questions you need answers to, such as how much the enrollment fees are, the types of education programs they offer, their involvement within the community, and any licenses the instructors may hold.
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