Jennifer - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have just been notified by my daughters current babysitter that she will be going back to school this fall and will no longer be able to watch my daughter. The current sitter is a friend of a friend and just watches my daughter and her 2 older kids, it is not a daycare environment. I am now looking through my options and am not sure what will be best for my daughter. I have narrowed it down to two options, there is a small home based daycare in my neighborhood that is run by a former preschool teacher, this will have at most, 8 children. Then at my church, which is on my way to work, there is a school from 18 months - 6th grade. Both options cost the same, so cost is not a factor. My daughter seems to be very intelligent, I have had several other parents comment on that as well. At 23 months she speaks English, Spanish, and Sign Language. I am pretty sure that no matter which choice I make she is going to lose all but the English. My reason for mentioning that was because her communication skills are excellent for a child of her age, I want to make the choice that will continue to expand that, however I am also concerned about taking her from a family environment to a larger school type of environment. What would you do?