[Note: This is a sponsored guest post contributed by Jennifer Fenner, Executive Director at the KinderCare Franklin Farm campus.]
Parents are faced with difficult decisions every day, one of the most difficult being what to do about child care. There are plenty of great choices like nannies, babysitters, and daycare centers, but there’s one option that actually helps set children up for success: early learning centers. Early learning centers like KinderCare Learning Centers help kids reach key developmental milestones on their way to kindergarten and beyond.
At the Franklin Farm KinderCare Campus in Herndon, VA, and in our centers across the country, we provide positive learning experiences that set your child up for success and instill in them a lifelong love of learning. Here are three reasons you should consider an early learning program for your little one:
1. Maximize brain development: Many parents don’t realize that the majority of brain development happens before children turn five, making the first few years of your baby’s life the most important. Your child’s creative skills are taking shape at as early as six weeks old. KinderCare’s carefully designed curriculum activities help nurture those skills.
2. Encourage social skills and development: When children play with one another, they develop key social, emotional, and physical skills. KinderCare’s programs focus on fostering executive function in children – a fancy way to say your child is learning essential skills like memory, focus, impulse control, and problem solving.
3. Set your child up for success: Studies show that children enrolled in early learning programs like those offered at KinderCare can help kids be more successful when they enter school. A recent study of KinderCare’s kindergarten students shows that students in our programs were testing at first-grade levels by their seventh month of kindergarten.
If you’re in the area, stop by the Franklin Farm KinderCare Campus Grand Opening & Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28. Meet our talented and passionate team of educators, tour our infant/toddler cottage and Kindergarten prep school, take part in fun, family-oriented activities, and more! Enjoy a festive pumpkin patch and hayride, experience activities straight from our Early Foundations curriculum – admission is free. Click here to let us know you’ll be there.
KinderCare is also proud to support U.S. military families. We’ve partnered with Child Care Aware of America to offer fee assistance for eligible active duty military families and a solution to address their child care needs when care at an on-base child development center isn’t available
The Franklin Farm KinderCare Campus is located at 13228 Franklin Farm Road in Herndon, VA.
Jennifer Fenner, Executive Director at the Franklin Farm KinderCare Campus, is a seasoned early childhood education professional with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. She’s passionate about nurturing every child’s unique personality and abilities and providing a safe and healthy environment for them to learn and grow. Jennifer has worked for KinderCare for 10 years as a Center Director and now Executive Director of the Franklin Farm campus. Want to learn more about the Franklin Farm KinderCare campus? Call them at (703) 860-2800.