Dustin and I both took Monday off of our web/writing work, and let me tell you, it was delightful. Well, Dustin probably could have done without the headache he had, but after working all afternoon on Sunday and then having an ass-kicking Monday at the day job, I was all too happy to watch TV for an evening.
Break over. Let’s do this.
My next book is going to be a how-to, helpful guidebook for parents who are needing to look into childcare and totally clueless how to go about it. I’ve worked in just about every role at centers so scary I quit after 4 days and centers so fancy that my Toyota looked like a bum begging for change next to the BMW’s in the school parking lot. I’ve toured parents who were terrified, excited, anxious and angry. I’m also collaborating with a couple of other teacher/administrative friends to bring about 30 years of experience to this book.
Here’s what we need from YOU:
Tell me about looking for daycare. What scared you? What turned you off? What made you fork over college-sized tuition for a particular center? What questions did you have? Why did you pick a home daycare over a center? Think back to the time when you had to make those decisions – or perhaps, why you opted to stay at home instead – and let us know how you got through it!
We want this book to be as helpful as possible to parents who don’t know what an infant curriculum is (oh yes, those exist) or to the ones who don’t yet know what learn through play means, or the difference between an assistant teacher and a director (hint – the assistant teacher is the relationship you want to foster!)
We also want to expose some daycare truths you may not be aware of, and provide you with some honest answers from the field.
I can’t wait to hear from you! Have a wonderful Tuesday!