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Why is it important to have a primary teacher for each infant in child care?

Posted on 02-02-2015


Infants are enormously needy for obvious reasons. Their continuous care includes feedings, burpings, and the daily deluge of diapers, and can be exhausting for the most attentive and loving parent or teacher. For a baby to feel loved and secure, they also need constant attention during these first formative months. This blog will examine why it is beneficial to have a 1-to-1 ratio of a primary teacher for each infant in child care.

Bonding is not just between parents and their newborn

The bonding process can occur equally with an infant and a primary teacher, very similar to what occurs at home with the baby’s parents. While a primary teacher can never replace the parents, this person can be equally important in a young child’s life. For working parents, often a primary caretaker spends much time with the child as the birth parent, and has much influence during these first formative months.

Devotion and the benefits of 1-to-1 caretaking

A primary teacher who has a 1-to-1 ratio to a child, not only facilitates better care, but provides your child with the sense of security and trust that influences their future interpersonal interactions. Even though difficult to achieve, 1-to-1 care can be extremely beneficial to a young child early in life.

Allowing your child to grow with a teacher is also beneficial

Continuity of care is something that all parents and daycare facilities should consider. This concept refers to a baby, several infants, or a group of young children remaining together for more than one year. This is best achieved when a teacher or staff advances with these young children in their care to sequential age levels within the facility. This bond allows the child to form healthy peer relationships, while having a long-term sense of security with the teacher or personnel.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Fort Mill, South Carolina, takes great pride in providing exceptional child care services. Contact us today to learn about our acclaimed infant care programs and child-friendly facility.

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