We at Puss In Boots believe that for a lot of people, the words “daycare” and “early childhood” are used interchangeably, referring to the service or place where people entrust someone else to look after their children. Seems simple enough, right?
While the distinction between the terms “daycare” and “early childhood” may seem insignificant to the average person, it is an important issue to many early childhood education professionals.
It is often merely a holdover term from a time where daycare services were far less professionally established, and little was known about the importance of Early Childhood Education.
Puss In Boots early childhood educators are well educated—many with Bachelor degrees—and have devoted years of their lives learning the in-and-outs of child development and effective instructional strategies.
We at Puss In Boots avoid using the term “daycare” and do what we can to educate others in the field about the importance of professionally administered Early Childhood Education programs. It’s a gentle reminder that Early Childhood professionals are more than just the people watching your children.
Learn About Our High-Quality Morningside Early Learning Environment
Our high-quality early learning environment will improve the cognitive, vocabulary and social development of your child by providing safe and mentally stimulating spaces to explore, play and learn the rules of social interaction at a pace that meets each child’s individual needs.
While the brain cells are formed before birth, the connections, the wiring that forms the architecture happens in infancy and early childhood. And how that wiring is formed, either as a strong or weak foundation depends on each child’s interactions with the world around them.
Our early learning environment will support your child in learning how to form positive and trusting relationships, acquire balance and coordination, as well as how to manage stress, challenging situations and risks by providing indoor and outdoor areas where your child is able to take calculated risks and engage in realistic play experiences with their peers.
Educators will encourage children to participate in imaginative and creative play. Our early learning environment will enhance your child’s social and emotional development by putting into action what they know and what they see in their everyday lives.
It’s not just a daycare but an educational experience!
5 Key Reasons Why We Are Not a Daycare But An Educational Experience
More than Daycare – Children learn better when they play
Our early learning environment provides many opportunities for your child to engage in play-based learning. Play-based learning has long been recognised by child development experts as the most effective method to enhance your child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn, as they find the most creative ways to solve problems.
By learning to create and test hypotheses in the play-based learning environment of our Morningside child care centre, your child will learn more effective methods to internalise knowledge and be ready for future employment in jobs that are yet to be created.
More Than Daycare – Learning Interactions
Our nurturing environment encourages confident learning and positive interaction to help a young child discover a love of learning. Our well-trained teachers implement activities that encourage independence and social engagement, while redirecting negative behavior in a respectful manner. By promoting a healthy learning environment, teachers can help a child establish a positive attitude towards education.
More Than Daycare – Support
Puss In Boots early learning programs need effective leadership to provide economic stability, organizational strength, and program success. While resources are available in the learning environment, it takes our dedicated and experienced educators to incorporate the materials to offer a supportive learning environment.
More Than Daycare – Developing Cultural Connectedness
Children who learn about and develop a connectedness to their culture in their early years are in an optimal position to develop a strong sense of identity and feeling of belonging. Children in our early learning environment are taught respect for their own culture, as well as the wide variety of cultures and traditions in their wider community, through the teaching of songs, exposure to food, through an environment that has been set up with experiences that reflect other cultures and by celebrating special days. Additionally, the high value placed on care and respect for the environment in our curriculum helps children to develop empathy and sets up a solid foundation for children to learn and develop lifelong empathetic and environmentally friendly and sustainable habits.
More Than Daycare – Getting Ready for big school
Our high-quality Morningside early learning centre environment will help your child develop the essential school readiness skills required to provide a solid base for success at school.
Early childhood professional Sonya Tansey writes that “Childcare services are well placed to contribute to the foundations for children’s success at school. By supporting all areas of children’s development and focusing on building strong, responsive relationships with young children, services provide children with the skills and confidence to continue along a path of life-long learning.”
Through national guidelines such as the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) children who attend Puss In Boots are exposed to curriculums that have been developed by child development experts to foster the teachable moments that children are exposed to and prepare them for a lifetime of learning.