Saturday, July 18, 2009

Daycare

Yesterday we went and visited a daycare that we have been interested in for a while (they emailed us the day Connor was born to tell us they had an infant spot available). After talking with the husband and wife who run the program and touring their home, we fell in love with them. They use the Home Preschool Program (with art projects, poems, stories, health lessons, science, fingerplays, PE, etc.) and even gave us their calendar (e.g. in June they focused on puppetry, Spring, Father's Day, rain and water, the letters O and U, vowel review, the number zero and dot to dot)! They also serve a healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch according to the Beanstalk food program (of course, Connor won't need this for a while).


They even agreed to continue cloth diapering Connor while he's there (which will make potty training SOOOO much easier) and were incredibly accomodating when it came to bottle-feeding (I can send frozen breastmilk or defrosted; I can send a big supply or bring it in daily; we can leave our bottles for her to clean or take them home each day). One really cool thing is that she gives families a Parent's Survival night once a quarter, where we can drop Connor off in the evening and go out to dinner or a movie and essentially get a free babysitting night. Overall, it just seemed like a really great fit and it lowered both of our fears about having to leave Connor soon!

4 comments:

Courtney H said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am glad you are feeling good about this placement. A mommy's intuition is so important.

BTW...you have some pretty cool neighbors who would babysit for free too! LOL.

Are you going to do a trial before you actually have to go back to work?

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, this place sounds like a Godsend.

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are only doing daycare three days a week. Mr. Howard is going to take one day and we're hoping mom will do the other day. But, Courtney, we really may need to use your fabulous baby-loving skills! My mom travels A LOT. :-)

We are doing a sort of trial. We're hoping to start on a Monday, but I'm not really going back to work until a Friday (so we'll have three days that week to "practice") and then I can cry and have my panic attack and go home instead of then having to teach.

Katie Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so glad that you liked them! They sound perfect!

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