childcare options?

Alex - posted on 12/12/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm wanting to enroll my nonverbal toddler in part time childcare to hopefully help him expand his vocabulary. Anyone know what will be the most cost effective route without compromising quality?

In my area there are lots of mothers day out programs, as well as childcare facilities. I've been a SAHM since my sons birth so I'm not sure what I should expect to pay - I'm looking for something part time two days a week

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Sarah - posted on 12/14/2014

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Depending on how old your son is and how nonverbal he is child care may not be your best place to start. You may want to connect up with AEA (area education agency) through your local school. They would do an evaluation on both his speech and his hearing and then set up assistance in either hearing aids or speech therapy or both if needed.

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Sarah - posted on 12/17/2014

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Yep, then a part time child care situation might be something that may help him. I would look for something that has smaller numbers. How old is your son? There are preschool programs out there that might be the perfect fit for him. I usually feel that preschool at 3 and 4 yrs old is a good idea, but there are some programs you can find that start at 2 yrs old. I would do your research in your area and visit some different preschools and day cares. For a preschools I would look at programs that are about 2 to 2 1/2 hours long a couple days a week and that takes the learn through play learning. If you do a day care find one that has kids around his age. Sometimes inhome day cares are nice as they have lower numbers and don't separate kids by age into different rooms. Finding one that has a couple around his age and maybe a year or two older will be ideal.

Alex - posted on 12/15/2014

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We just started speech therapy through the school system here. However it has been hard to get him around other kids during the day, so most of the time I'm the only interaction he gets, I was thinking part time childcare might encourage him to mimic what he sees other children model.

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