“Learning center” may just sound like a fancy name for daycare, but they are very different. Here, the child care and learning professionals at Celebree Learning Centers explain the difference between daycares and learning centers.
Learning centers and daycares are not official or legal terms to describe child care facilities; however, most daycares and learning centers are different in several key ways.
- Celebree Learning Centers Focus on Education
While daycares are primarily focused on the custodial capacity of caring for children, learning centers go a step further by providing children with an educational foundation or supplement, depending on their age. Celebree Learning Centers Preschool Program, for example, follows the Maryland Model for School Readiness and the Delaware Keys for Success, ensuring your child will be foundationally prepared for kindergarten. Learning centers often rely on degreed teachers to run their classrooms as well. At Celebree, 60% of our educators and care providers hold degrees in education. Day cares, while requiring the same level of childcare licensing as learning centers, do not necessarily have as many childcare facilitators with degrees in education.
- Celebree Learning Centers Provide More Structure
While a typical day in a daycare center may revolve mostly around unstructured play and meal time, learning centers incorporate specific activities into their daily schedule that provide structured learning and skills-attainment activities for children. This helps children improve their skills in a wide variety of areas, such as physical, academic and socio-emotional.
Learning centers do; however, share many great similarities with daycares. These include:
- Celebree Learning Centers Have Convenient Hours
Many assume that learning centers have similar limited hours to preschools, but this is not always the case. Celebree Learning Centers are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., which helps to accommodate a wide range of work schedules.
- Celebree Learning Centers are Dedicated to Nurturing Your Children
Learning centers may be educational and structured, but that does not mean that they are not fun. Celebree Learning Centers take a two-fold approach to child development, ensuring children are learning and having fun at the same time. Combine healthy meals and snacks, and plenty of teachers and caregivers dedicated to the safety, comfort and happiness of your child, Celebree Learning Centers creates the perfect nurturing environment.
The Educators at Celebree Learning Centers Look Forward to Meeting You and Your Children
The best way to know whether Celebree Learning Center is the right place for your child is to schedule a tour of one of our facilities. With 23 locations in Maryland, and two in Delaware, there is sure to be a location that is conveniently located for any family who is seeking a nurturing and educational environment for their infant, toddler, preschooler or school-age child. To learn more about our programs, feel free to contact us today!