Vanya - posted on 09/28/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
For all moms who are full-time professionals and full-time moms at the same time (we don't stop being moms even in the office, right?! :-) - how do you know that the day-care you picked for your child is the One?
We enrolled our son in a day-care (I'll skip the name for now because it is rather famous in this area) and it took him 4 1/2 weeks to get used to it and not cry. The teachers were careless as they wouldn't wipe his runny nose and let it all cake on there :-(, they wouldn't cut up his food so he would be starving and thirsty when I pick him up after work, they let him play in the wet playground so his little bum was all wet when I got him....and more very sad examples! We paid $165 per week for the 'pleasure' to have him there 5 hrs/day 5 days a week.
Fortunately, we are moving him to another day-care next Monday where he will, at first, spend 3 full days and when a full-time spot opens up, he will start Monday-Friday all day.
But will that be the best place for him to learn, sleep, eat and socialize with the other kids and teachers? We don't know and we hope it will be better than the last one. At least the price is less...
Please, share your experience and if possible day-care information if you found the perfect place! It is never too late to move your child to a better facility!