If you're a new parent, it's time to start thinking about daycare. Even if you don't work outside the home, daycare provides numerous benefits for you and your child. Here are just four of the important benefits daycare can provide. Encourages Social Development When you send your child to daycare, you're introducing them to their own peer group. Suddenly, their world isn't just about their family members. This early interaction with their peers encourages social development.