Day care may also offer children the chance to pull ahead in their scholastic endeavors. Although most do not offer formal classroom instruction, caring staff members may often read to their young charges and introduce them to basic colors, numbers and letters, perhaps by fostering the early acquisition of school readiness skills.
Studies have shown that children who attend a quality day care may have a higher likelihood of future success. It was found that those who spent their younger years in a quality setting had easier transitions to elementary school and beyond. Also, parents with children in day care were also involved in their child’s elementary and secondary school activities and program.