The Difference Between Daycare and Preschool
This page is under construction. For a quick answer though, Daycare and Preschool are not different in the amount of education, age of the children, or academic content as many people mistakenly believe. In fact, the words preschool and daycare are simply used to talk about the length of the programs. Daycare programs are all day and usually include naps, meals, and full day care. Preschool on the other hand is more focused on just the learning portion of the Daycare day, lasts only two or three hours, and offers less in terms of meals and practical child care. Preschool can be much more affordable, but does not offer the hours and extent of child care often required by working parents.
Preschool is recommended for parents wanting to offer their children a stable foundation for learning and socializing where extended care is not required or budgeting is concern.
Daycare is recommended for working parents who need full day care, or parents who don't necessarily require child care but are looking for a safe, fun, and academically stimulating environment for their children to develop in during the day.