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Why Kids in Daycare Learn More Than Kids at Home

BY: Mano Johnson | Category: Education | Submitted: 2010-07-04 07:33:28
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Article Summary: "Education for kids is very important. They seem to get a better exposure and tend to learn more in the daycare than if you keep your young child at home. Here are the reasons for that..."

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When children are growing up, parents have the choice of sending them to a daycare center or keep them at home. Kids that are kept at home are given full attention by parents and also well taken care of. Kids that go to daycare on the other hand may not get this care there, but they learn a lot that their colleagues at home would not have learnt.

Memory of the child

A daycare is made up of children from different homes and such may have differing values or even cultures. Children in the daycares pick up these values from their colleagues. When a child is taught something and he or she forgets, s/he is reminded by any of the other children. With a child at home however, s/he is the only person being taught and so when he forgets it is gone, but in a daycare it is reminded by the teacher or others and can be remembered. Children taught at daycare can therefore be said to have a better memory than those kept at home.


The difference between being taught at home and being taught at daycare is also in who is doing the teaching. With the home tutoring, parents or family are around and so the child may not get as disciplined as they should get. With daycare however, it is a different scenario altogether. The person running the daycare disciplines the child when the need arises and helps them to cultivate self discipline. Children at home may be allowed to do things their own way and at their own time, but children in daycares do their things when they are supposed to be done.

Time management

At home, there may be no schedule to follow. The child is taught when the parent is less busy or when the child seems ready. In daycare, on the other hand, there is a timetable that reflects what should be followed. When it is time for serious learning, every child is expected to comply and when it is time for play, no child is exempted. This way of things gets the children in daycares more focused and makes them learn more. Children kept at home on the other hand may be learning very little because, the time used for learning is not measured.


In the daycare system, there are many children with many abilities. These children are compared to each other during assignments, tests, examinations and so on. Reports are issued and parents get to know how their children perform compared to other children. When the child is found to be lacking in any area, s/he is quickly helped to come to the level of the other children. This kind of comparison is not done at home. A poor performance on the part of the child is interpreted to be that the child is unintelligent or the teacher is not doing well enough.

People have their reasons for deciding to send their child to a daycare facility or to keep them at home. Children at daycare facilities always get ahead of their counterparts at home as they are able to learn more than them.

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