What to Look for in a Bangor Maine Daycare

What to Look for in a Bangor Maine Daycare

There’s a difference between daycare and preschool. The former is usually less structured and educational, while preschool is formal schooling. Here at Watch Me Shine, we offer both Bangor Maine daycare and preschool. If your child is not yet old enough to be in preschool, but you’re still looking for educational services, you’ve come to the right place.

Age Appropriate Activities

When searching for a Bangor Maine daycare, it’s important to find a facility that has age-appropriate activities. Even if they accept children from a wide age range, they may cater to one age or another. Make sure to visit the facility and check out the toys and games they have, and maybe check out a typical day to make sure it’s a good fit for you.

Preparation for Formal Schooling

Although the primary difference between preschool and daycare is the amount of formal education, choosing a daycare that’s educationally oriented can only set you up for success. In some cases, a daycare facility is more geared towards “keeping children busy” while parents are working. Young children can learn a variety of essential life skills without being formally taught. Daycare is a great way to work on social skills and learn the basics before preschool or kindergarten.


The objectives in a preschool classroom are to prepare the students for kindergarten. Daycares often don’t share this objective, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t a good choice. Make sure you ask questions about the purposes of the centers you’re looking into! Choosing a place that has goals and values that are aligned with your personal views and what your child is learning at home can make the transition easier.

Every child is different. Here at Watch Me Shine, we work to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of all our students through play and educational activities in our daycare rooms. For more information about our services, visit our site here.

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