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WHAT ARE YOUR CHILD CARE OPTIONS?

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Figuring out what you and your toddler need and what you can afford is just the beginning in determining which childcare situation will work best for your family. Next, you’ll have to consider the various options available in your community:

IN-HOME CHILD CARE

What’s it like. A nanny, a baby-sitter, or another childcare worker comes to your home and cares for your child, full- or part-time, or on a flexible schedule.

Advantages: For your child, the comfort and consistency of familiar surroundings (a real plus for younger toddlers) and of one-on-one care from the same person each day; improved odds of more personal attention and a chance to form a close bond with the caregiver; less time spend commuting (to and from daycare or preschool); probably, fewer illnesses (since your toddler won’t be exposed to a large number of other children – and their germs); and the chance to stay home and rest when ill, rather than having to go back to daycare prematurely.

GROUP DAY CARE

What’s it like. Just like what Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool offers: a Daycare and Preschool provider in Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, New York. One or more groups of infants or very young children spend full days (occasionally, part-days) in a relatively formal care program, in the charge of one or more teachers and aides. Hours are usually arranged to fit parental working hours.

Advantages: These vary with the quality of the facility, but can include for your child: a better chance of quality care from trained and experienced caregivers than may be found in the average family day care; a program geared to his or her age and development; opportunities for play with a number of other children of the same age; a wide variety of toys and equipment; usually, some state or local regulation, under which health, safety, and other aspects of the program may be monitored. For you, reliability (if a teacher is sick, a replacement is provided – it doesn’t become your headache).

PRESCHOOL (NURSERY)

What’s it like. One or more classes of children spend half or full days under the care of one or more teachers in a formal program designed to enhance readiness for school. Some preschools accept children from the age of two years, others not until three; others have acceptance policies based on toileting and other skills. Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool, a Daycare and Preschool provider in Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, New York, provides the same care and program for your kids.

Advantages: These vary with the caliber of the school, but can include for your child: a better chance of quality care from trained and experienced caregivers; a formal program geared to his or her age and development; opportunities for play with lots of other children of the same age; a wide variety of toys and equipment; usually, some state or local regulations, under which health and safety (and sometimes even curriculum) may be monitored. For you, reliability (if a teacher is sick, a substitute is provided).

Have you decided which child care suits you and your kid best? Let’s help you get through it. Call and visit Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool, a Daycare and Preschool provider in Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, New York, today.

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Contact Information

  • Owner: Julia Malayeva
    99-06 Metropolitan Avenue
    Forest Hills, New York 11375
  • Phone: 718-559-8717
    718-451-6094
    Email: babystepsny@gmail.com