Why Parents Shouldn’t Have to Juggle Both Work and Early Learning Activities Alone
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the time management challenges that parents are now facing due to their family life and work-life taking place in the same space.
Working remotely is the reality for many across the United States right now and while it can take time to adjust to the blurred lines it has created, it is even harder for those who are trying to balance child care at the same time.
Without certain child care systems such as preschools and child care providers to rely on due to shelter-in-place orders, many parents have been wondering how best to structure their and their child’s days.
As a parent, you are undoubtedly thinking about how to best help your kids learn and thrive during these challenging times. But this shouldn’t mean having to put yourself at risk of burnout by trying to do too much at once. There are various in-home learning and child care services you can avail of that offer your children the early learning experiences they need while giving you the flexibility to get your work done.
The Benefits of In-Home Learning and Care: What Can Be Expected?
While remote online learning has allowed schools to continue educating their students, those parents with younger children have been left to ensure that they are putting systems in place to ensure their kids can participate in the early learning activities needed to stimulate their developmental growth.
In-home learning and child care services can be very beneficial for remote working parents for this reason. These services involve a trained and experienced child care provider coming directly to your home and interacting with your children through early learning activities and opportunities.
Continuing early learning with the support of an in-home child care provider means that your kids will benefit from having:
- A one-on-one learning experience from educated caregivers who are trained in knowing how to help your child meet their developmental goals and milestones.
- A more structured routine during the week giving your child a sense of normalcy which supports both their emotional and social development.
- The opportunity to socialize with individuals outside of the immediate family.
- Access to enriching activities such as arts and crafts, music, dancing and more.
- Learning support from the comfort of their own home.
As a parent, you will also receive the benefits of being able to work confidently in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by a trained professional whose primary aim is to ensure your child’s development and safety – all from the room right next to you.
It’s understandable to be unsure about inviting outside child care support into your home during the pandemic but many experts believe that this is a service that can continue for families as long as health and safety guidelines are being taken. Vivvi’s child care providers and educators are trained on how to take active measures to keep themselves, you and your child safe against COVID risks including washing hands regularly, wearing a face mask, and social distancing as much as possible.
How Vivvi is Supporting the Remote Work Parent
At Vivvi, we are committed to providing child care and support to families where they need it most. Our in-home learning service matches your family with a dedicated and passionate child care professional to help you continue to manage work and home life successfully.
We are also continuing to provide families with access to our virtual open house where you can tour our campuses and learn more about the early learning programs that we offer. Interested in hearing more? Contact us today – we’re here for you.