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Having a special needs child comes with an extreme level of responsibility, and oftentimes, more expenses. So, what do you do when you have to go to work and need someone to care for your child? I struggled with this for about two years before I couldn't financially stay home with my son any longer. I spent a lot of time looking for information about finding the right child care center for my son and what I could do to prepare him for the transition from home to the center. On this blog you will find tips that can help the process go much smoother for you and your child.


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Three Benefits of an Infant Care Program

by Sid Van Minnen

Having an infant can be a challenge, but it can also be a joy. Even though you may have mastered their feeding and sleep schedule, there are still things about parenthood that you will continue to learn throughout their life. One program that you may not be aware of is called an infant care program. So, what is an infant care program and how may it be beneficial to your infant? Read on to learn a little bit more. 


Children—especially young children—are really stimulated by sounds. When you enroll your baby into an infant care program they will work to teach them things through song. Even if your baby is only a couple months old, songs can help stimulate their brain and make them learn in an entirely different type of way. Some infant care program may even have you come to class for the first little bit so that you can learn the songs together with your baby. 

Visual Stimulation

The last thing a baby needs is visual stimulation from the television, but they do need other types of visual stimulation including games and toys. Infant care programs will create their program around things like visual stimulation. For example, they will create games that are based on colors that will help stimulate your child's brain. Even though they won't necessarily be able to play these games, they will be able to look at all of the different colors and shapes, which is enough to keep them occupied. 

Social Interaction

It's never too early to start socializing your kids. If your baby is going to be an only child, then socialization will be especially impactful for them. When you enroll your baby into an infant care program, they will get to interact (on one level or another) with other infants. This sort of interaction can go a long way for their cognitive growth and development. 

There are a variety of different ways for you to help your infant learn and grow with an infant care program. If you want to learn a little bit more about infant care programs and whether or not they are right for your baby, schedule an appointment with a location near you. During your initial appointment, you should get a better idea as to whether or not your baby will thrive in this kind of environment. To learn more, contact an infant care program.