Is Daycare or Home Childcare a Better Option?

If you’re having trouble choosing a childcare option, you’re not alone! There are many quality childcare options in the Lewis Center area. You must weigh many factors, such as location, cost, and schedule. 

Let’s take a look at how daycare and home childcare compare.

Location: Daycare vs. Home Childcare

Everyone has different preferences for an ideal location. Those with a car may be willing to drive further, while those who take public transportation may prefer the closest option. You can’t go wrong with our location because Penguin Crossing Academy is conveniently located off Columbus Pike.

Cost: Daycare vs. Home Childcare

Prices can vastly vary between daycares and home childcare. In Ohio, the average cost of childcare is $8,796 per year.

Penguin Crossing Academy accepts Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) financial assistance, which home childcare settings may not accept. Contact our director to learn more!

Schedule: Daycare vs. Home Childcare

Daycares have a reliable schedule because they employ multiple staff members. Penguin Crossing Academy is open Monday-Friday, 7 AM-6 PM.

Home childcare is a little less dependable because you may need to find outside childcare if your provider is too ill to provide care, needs to meet a family emergency, or takes a vacation. While home childcare providers can be reliable, there’s peace of mind knowing that daycares like Penguin Crossing Academy will always be available to take your child!

Additionally, home childcare may not have the 11-hour childcare window that Penguin Crossing Academy does. While this may not be a problem for some families, Penguin Crossing Academy’s flexible time window allows you to take that early or late shift, run an errand before picking up your child, and not stress if you’re stuck in traffic. 

So which is better, daycare or home childcare? 

Ultimately, that decision is up to you. There isn’t a superior option because every family situation is different. 

With a convenient location, affordable prices, and dependable childcare, Penguin Crossing Academy should be at the top of your childcare list.

Penguin Crossing Academy is proud to offer an outstanding curriculum that is educational, fun, and prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.

If you’re looking to give your child a head start in school, contact Penguin Crossing Academy today!

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