Several weeks into our state's phase three reopening, we got the news. There had been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at one of the facilities owned by our daycare operator. Our daughter is still safe at home, so we knew there was no risk to her; but we were surprised to learn that the … [Read more...] about When COVID-19 Strikes at Daycare
It was an unceremonious ending. There was no fanfare, no hugs, and little recognition of the teachers and students who spent so much time piled into classrooms before the pandemic reshaped our lives. For my daughter, Sophie, and many others, the last day of day care this year was signified … [Read more...] about Thank you, Day Care Teachers!
My daughter's last day at day care was in mid-March, and we left with all of her belongings stuffed into her backpack, and a palpable sense of unease about when she would come back. Two months later, she is enrolled in a distance learning program that will last at least through the summer. … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Return to Day Care?
If you're trying to keep your active toddler busy at home during the coronavirus crisis (and running out of ideas!), here are some engaging and age-appropriate activities to try. Cooking with preschoolers Cooking is a great way to work on motor skills (by stirring, scrubbing ingredients, … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Toddlers: 10 Activities to Do at Home
When my daughter started daycare at 11 months old, it took exactly three days before she got sick. Cold after relentless cold followed. Fevers. Ear infections. Hand foot and mouth disease. Mysterious stomach bugs. Our family had never been more ill. Sadly, germs and daycare seem to go hand … [Read more...] about The Germy Truth About Child Care (And Survival Tips)