Being a mom who is in school full-time and work part-time, it’s hard to find a babysitter who can watch my daughter when I need them too. Also, babysitters usually set their own rates and sometimes it can be just a little more expensive then you imagined.
My daughter goes to Prime Time Learning Center in Belford, New Jersey. She has been going there since she was 9 months old and has loved every moment of it. She is going to be 4-years-old in December and she has come home every day with a smile on her face and explaining all of the exciting things she has done that day.
Her daycare is split up between age groups: Teddy Bears (6 weeks to 12/18 months), Penguins (12/18- months to 2 years), Monkeys (2 years to 3 years), Frogs (3 years to 4 years), and Dinosaurs (4 years to 5 years).
*They follow the Middletown Township School Districts cut-off dates. Whatever your child’s birthday is will depict the class they will be in.*
Some moms have judged me for having my daughter in daycare, but I don’t care. Daycare is just like school, it prepares your child for when they begin ‘actual’ school.
At Primetime, when your child is in pre-school and pre-k (2 years to 5 years) the teachers prepare your child in basic (ABC’s, numbers, shapes, reading, motor skills, etc.) they will need for Kindergarten.
Also, if your child doesn’t go to daycare, you risk the chance of separation anxiety within your child. Do you really want your child to be the one who is screaming and crying that you’re leaving him/her? If your child goes to daycare they would of went through the separation anxiety stage.