What is Social Development?

 

What is Social Development?Monkey see as monkey do, right? Well, perhaps in the case of monkeys. With humans, it isn't that simple, but that sort of action and reaction can still aid, for better or worse, in a child's ability to interact with others, including peers and adults. From a very young age children begin to mimic others around them, particularly elders. So while seeing certain actions and hearing certain words can attribute to how a child behaves and talks in particular situations, there is a course of direct learning that must occur as well.

Social development is key to your child's success, and it begins very near birth. If you are placing your child into daycare it is crucial that the facility strives to aid in social development through positive association as well as direct learning, such as helping children communicate and assisting with educational issues. There are a few integral components of social development that a daycare facility must participate in if you plan on enrolling your child.

Building Relationships and Friendship

The average person will meet thousands of people throughout their lifetime. Learning proper interaction skills and manners at a young age will help your child decipher the most appropriate ways to approach each new individual in their life and how to further development their new relationship. This includes building personal and professional relationships with peers, work associates, bosses and others. A daycare facility should assist in helping kids learn how to properly interact with adults and other children.

Educational Preparation

A fulfilling education is incredibly important for a child's future success. While not every job requires a college education, getting through high school is absolutely crucial for a variety of reasons, and getting their starts in preschool. The development of math skills, reading and language skills, learning to work within deadlines and other skills are going to be used every single day in your child's life. Be sure the daycare offers homework assistance!

Day to Day Skills

While at a daycare a child is going to learn about day to day life. Schedules, using the restroom, communication skills and more. Simply being in an environment that allows them to learn these and other day to day tactics will help them today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.

Building cognitive and social skills are key for a life of success, and it starts in daycare. To enroll your child in a supporting daycare in Richmond or Glen Allen reach out to Country Day Care and Magnolia Ridge Child Development Centers. To learn more or to sign up for daycare in Richmond call Country Day Care at (804) 282-8502 or for Glen Allen child care call (804) 515-1933 to speak with our staff at Magnolia Ridge Child Care Center.


Country Day Care Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ