Any other students with children in childcare? - page 2
Hi everyone. I am starting w/ pre reqs this fall and next fall will have to decide either to put my then 4 yr old son in a childcare program during the week while I am at school, or get my LPN... Read More
Jun 28, '02Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 398; Likes: 15I have three daughters, ages 8, 4, and almost 2. I am going nights for 2 more semesters to finish my last prereq's, then when it is time to start nursing classes, my middle daughter will be in kindergarden, and my youngest will go to the on campus day care with me probably. I have only been a SAHM for about 2 years, and I don't really have a problem with childcare. I know alot of mom's feel guilty about it, but they have spent some very precious years at home with you, and they will be fine! Good luck!!
Jun 28, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Med Surg, Ortho, Hospice, Home Health ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 115; Likes: 1I think that a good quality pre-school would benefit him and prepare him for school.
I had my son in a Montessori school that also had a Kindergarten. This was nice for several reasons. The K program went until 3pm (6 hours) and then they had fun/playtime until the parent came to pick up. They had a better curriculum than public K which was only 2 hours a day! He learned music, art, and science. It really prepared him for 1st grade in public school. By the time he got to 1st grade he was reading at a 3rd grade level and was well educated in other areas as well. If you search for a good program (which are usually more expensive ) it will actually be a good thing for all of you.
I'm currently finishing up my pre-req's and have a 2 yr old daughter. I have a Nanny who comes to my house while I'm at school 3 days a week. When I start the nursing program next yr I'll have her go to Montessori 2-3 days a week to get her feet wet. Good luck and don't feel guilty- you sound like a caring and wonderful Mom!!!
Jun 28, '02Occupation: Wife, mother & student Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 111I have been a stay at home mom for over twelve years and to be honest, I feel a little guilty not socializing my kids more! They have all done fine once they were in school but just like we do, they need to get out too!
I have to put my 21 month old daughter in child care this fall too when I start the program. It's ok and it'll all work out.
I think the break will be good for all of you!