The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills regulates and inspects the United Kingdom’s childcare centers and schools to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. While not in the United States, their studies are still applicable and relevant to our children here in America. The office conducted a comprehensive survey pertaining to the development and foundation stage of three to five-year-olds. They found that “the pupils – boys in particular – lack the confidence to speak or the ability to listen.” Often these set-backs can be attributed to lack of communication and interaction with other children and adults. While there are certainly benefits to being able to raise a child at home, there are also benefits to placing children in a nursery setting, and one such benefit is to advance the child’s socialization and communication skills. Meanwhile, to achieve this, the nursery must have its own efficient communication system. JTECH’s PeopleAlert™ Desktop Messaging System produces silent, immediate and affordable communication.
Moreover, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development found that center-based child care is “linked to better cognitive development through age 4½ and to more positive social behaviors through age 3.” Knowing this information can be settling for parents as long as they feel confident in the care provided by the nursery. For this reason, it is important to provide a communication system that also instills confidence. JTECH’s ParentPass™ rechargeable pagers and StaffComm™ wireless micro-transmitters are easily integrated into a communication system that is scalable for the operational size of your nursery. The paging system within and throughout the nursery is a often a reflection of the quality of communication the children receive.