After I was offered a new six-month gig with a fantastic company, my husband and I decided that it was time to move Harrison to a daycare/school setting as opposed to continuing his care under a private nanny. It wasn’t an easy decision by any means, as our nanny has done an incredible job for two years and she shares a sweet bond with Harrison. However, we felt it was best for him socially and verbally to be in a center with structure and other children.
Last week, Harrison and I visited his new “school” every day for an hour or so, eating lunch and playing with the other children. Since he had never been in that environment before, it was extremely important to me for him (and me!) to feel comfortable with the new digs.
Today was his first day and I am THRILLED to say that he received a glowing “report” from his teachers, participated in all but one activity, ate his lunch and even napped for 90 minutes. Way to go, little buddy! It even further validates my feelings that we picked the perfect daycare for him.
These were the “guidelines” we used to decide which daycare was best:
What influenced you to decide on childcare?
Is Daycare “School?”