Since the mid 1800s in France, day care has been an option for busy parents. Daycare services are available all around the world, and some people consider them to be an important precursor to school and an important part of any child’s upbringing.
Child care is of course optional, as many parents prefer to concentrate on raising their children and become stay at home parents as a result. However, a large portion of daycare providers are licensed educators, and daycare can be very much like preschool, or a way to ease children into school or preschool.
Daycare teaches children how to be independent, as well as how to operate with other children. Learning social skills and independence is imperative to the successful development of a child, so daycare services are highly recommended among professional educators