Keeping your child safe is one of your most important jobs as a parent. Trusting others around your child doesn’t usually come easily for most parents. You’ll do whatever it takes to protect them. Leaving them in the care of someone else is stress-inducing, to say the least. Preschools with cameras can help squash some of that uncertainty, bringing a sense of calm while your little one is away from you.
No one ever wants to find out that a teacher or other individual they thought they could trust brought deliberate, lasting harm to your child. Technology brings us a fantastic tool you can use to help keep your child safe, and live-stream web cameras allow you to pop in to see what your child is up to at any time of the day. All you need is a computer or smartphone to access the live stream!
Read on to learn more about the importance of preschools with cameras.
Preschools with Cameras Offer Safety.
As a parent, we know you’ve already done your due diligence before choosing a preschool for your child. You want to be as positive as possible that you are placing your child in good hands and that they will be in a safe environment.
Schools and daycares have many policies in place to ensure that children are not harmed while attending their establishment. However, there are still rare cases of children being abused or harmed by a childcare worker or teacher.
Having security cameras on the premises is an excellent way to cut down even more on this type of behavior. People are less likely to do something to a child when they know they could get caught.
All workers know there are cameras on them, but they don’t have access to the system to prevent tampering. Live stream cameras offer an even stronger sense of security as parents can view footage at any time and reach out to the school immediately if they spot something that’s gone awry.
Seeing Your Child in Real-Time Brings Peace of Mind.
Safety concerns aren’t the only reason that cameras are important. It isn’t always easy to leave your young child at preschool. It can be rough on a parent’s heart, particularly on those mornings when your little one is crying and clinging to you at drop-off time.
Live-stream cameras allow parents to see what their child is up to after they’re gone. Now, you don’t have to depend on the teacher’s reassurances that your child’s tears were dried and that they were engaged with the other kids within moments of your departure. Parents can access the live stream and see for themselves. Once you see that smile on your child’s face, you can go off to work feeling much more at ease.
Anxiety isn’t just common in children but in their parents as well. Anytime you may be feeling that sinking feeling in your gut, you can easily pull up the live stream and be instantly connected to the activities of your child’s day. It can help anxious parents take a moment and realize their children are doing great, with no need for extra worry.
Cameras in Preschools Are a Window into Your Child’s World.
For many parents, preschool is the point where you and your child’s paths start to diverge. Up until this point, you may have spent all or most of the day with your child. If anyone watched your child, it was probably your own mother or another trusted friend or family member.
When they head off to preschool, they start spending several hours of their day away from you. You won’t be there for all the incredible things they’ll discover or get a chance to watch the light come on as they learn a new concept.
With cameras in your child’s preschool, you don’t have to let go all at once. You can slowly step back with little peeks into what your child is doing at school each day. Plus, when they come home excited to tell you about something, but don’t have all the words to explain it, you’ll have a better idea of what they’re talking about.
Observe Teacher Conduct Easily.
As with any reputable preschool, we hire only the best preschool teachers here at Center Stage Preschool. However, even the best teacher can have a bad day and be tempted to snap at one of the children or do something out of character.
While good preschool teachers always strive to do their job well, just knowing that one of the parents could be watching at any moment helps keep them on their best behavior at all times. Having that accountability present at all times promotes an elevated sense of honesty that comes in handy when children are present.
Camera Usage Promotes Professional Development.
Furthermore, footage can be useful for professional development. The head of the school can review footage to determine if they need to tweak anything about their rules of conduct or behavioral guidelines. It can also be helpful in developing further training or education for the employees and teachers.
Specifically, footage can be used to review a specific circumstance if a situation arises. The head of the school can review the footage with the staff member and provide insight on how they could have handled it better. Used correctly, cameras in preschools are an excellent tool for further refining employee training.
Footage Can Provide Evidence when Needed.
When needed, footage from a preschool’s cameras can be used as evidence or as a reference point to address a serious situation. If a child indicates they were mistreated, you don’t have to wonder about the root cause. After all, children can misunderstand situations or may even falsely accuse a teacher of misconduct when emotions overtake a situation. A quick review of the footage is all it takes to find out more about what really happened and hold accountability to the correct parties involved.
In the rare cases that there was a crime or misconduct on the part of the teacher, the evidence is available and can provide vital support for your case. You can also see exactly what happened, which will help as you guide your child through the experience.
The Latest Technology Supports Childcare with Cameras.
What do you think? Are preschools with cameras a good idea? Some people say it’s taking helicopter parenting to a whole new level. We say it’s putting your mind at ease and ensuring that your child is safe when they are in our facility. Accountability is important when entrusting your child to another person’s care, and cameras offer a high-tech way to do so while also providing an insider’s look into your child’s educational and social development.
Take a Closer Look Inside Center Stage Preschool.
After all, we have nothing to hide and are proud to put our classrooms on display. We want you to feel 100% comfortable with our services, and we think this is a great way to help do that! We invite you to take a closer look at our preschool to see if we’re the right fit for you and your child.
Interested in sending your child to Center Stage Preschool? Check out more about our fantastic program here!