Archive for tag 'daycare'

Choosing a Daycare

I have to admit — we visited one daycare. One. I had contacted a few others, and viewed the websites of most in my area. For many, I had my decision formed based on their website and information on it, others I formed a decision based on email or phone contact.  But one daycare center [...]


Daycare Transition: An Update

I shared a little bit ago about how we were preparing to transition Miss H to a daycare (or “school” as we call it at home) 3 days a week. We’re now in the midst of our second week with this new childcare routine, so I thought it would be interesting to update how things [...]


Transitioning to Daycare

A little while back I shared that Miss H will be transitioning from her nanny share to a daycare. When I wrote the post the changes still felt so far away. Now, we’re at less than 2 weeks away from big changes! Time is moving too fast. Backpack on and ready for school! When I [...]

Hopscotch Childcare Changes

News flash: Miss H is not the sweet, silly little baby anymore: Instead, she is this incredibly adorable, super fun big girl:

Daycare vs. Preschool

Once our kids turned 3, one of the big decisions for us was whether or not to keep them in daycare or move them to a 3′s program at a more education-focused preschool. We handled the decisions differently for Charlie and Olive. C H A R L I E Last year when Charlie turned 3, all [...]


Starting Daycare: Bumpy Transitions

After I wrote this post on the first week of school, things started to go downhill for Little Piñata at daycare. The problem is probably related to separation anxiety, over-tiredness, and it’s just a two day a week program so he never gets a chance for it to really become routine to him. Before he [...]


Preschool: A New Routine & Letting Go

Just a couple months after Toddler Checkers’ 2nd birthday, we enrolled her in preschool since we no longer had five-day family care available.  While I was pregnant, we had planned all along to enroll her in daycare after my maternity leave and had even signed a couple of waiting lists.  I never dreamed my family [...]

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