What is an in-home daycare?

An in-home daycare is childcare run out of a daycare provider’s home, rather than a daycare center. Children get to socialize with other kids in a safe and comfortable environment.

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How to use the Montessori method at home

Bringing Montessori principles into your home can encourage your child to further practice the skills they learn at school: tidiness, independence, intrinsic motivation and more. Remember that your home does not have to be a perfect expression of the Montessori method. Making small changes like structuring your child’s play space similarly and promoting the same ideas can supplement their education by using Montessori at home. Adapt the Montessori principles to work for you, your child and your family as a whole to reap the benefits.

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Top 3 things to know when choosing an in-home daycare

When people think of daycare, they often imagine a large center with lots of classrooms, children and teachers. It turns out though, the majority of daycare businesses nationally operate out of the provider’s own home. These in-home daycares (sometimes also referred to as “family child care” or “home-based daycare”) are much smaller operations with just a handful of children and can be a great way to give your child an intimate, nurturing care environment with the socialization and cost savings that daycare provides. But just like any other child care arrangement, it’s really important to do your homework. If you’re considering an in-home daycare, these are the top three things to know that are absolutely critical for your child’s safety and well-being.

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