It's every parent's worse nightmare: your childcare falls through, and you are left scrambling at the last minute to find suitable replacement care. Don't cancel your appointment or outing; instead, check out some of your options for on-the-fly childcare.
1. See If Your Daycare Has Additional Availability to Care for Your Child
If your child already attends a childcare center, you can see if the center offers care outside of your child's normal schedule.
When you start a new job that requires you to arrive to work at a very early time, it can be difficult to know what to do if you have children because you need them to be able to go to school each day and cannot leave them home alone. There are before-school childcare options available that you may want to consider. The guide below walks you through a few things to know about a before-school childcare option before choosing one to send your children to on a regular basis.
You're headed back to work or school and are looking for daycare centers in your area. But you're not sure where to begin. You could google "daycares in my town," but that might not help you in the way that you're looking for. A general list just won't do. You want to start checking out child care centers that meet your specific needs. With that in mind, you actually need to know what your individual needs are before you start narrowing your search criteria.
It's no secret that early learning can lead to later success in life, but what happens when you send your child off to a preschool or daycare and they come back with reports of problems? While it may be easier to give up and keep them home longer, that may not be in anyone's best interest, particularly if you and/or your partner have professional obligations.
Here are a few of the more pressing challenges your youngster may face and how the two of you can cope together: