I know that I made the right decision but I'm still feeling bad for my son and trying to figure out what is the best next step. I want to see if I can manage with him at home for a while (I only work 2 hrs per day) but I also know that he needs and loves the social interaction. He is 2.5yrs and I can send him to another daycare but the only option I know of now is a place where I've been told the children 'don't wash their hands after the toilet' and I don't know how to wrap my head around that because it seems like a very basic and necessary thing for little children who are being toilet trained in daycare.
Any suggestions as to how to proceed in this situation? I don't want to deprive my son but also don't want to put him in another daycare that isn't ideal.
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I commend you for following your instincts and intuition. What about a mother's helper in your house or a sitter (?)
You would still be available for your son and to fulfill his needs, yet have the freedom to do your work.
Thanks for the suggestions. I know the kids don't wash their hands because the provider told me that herself when I asked- she said it's just too difficult because there are so many children. She wasn't even apologetic in any way...definitely strange but I'm trying to figure out how I would approach the topic if I would want to make it work for my son there.
Also- any suggestions as to what to say to my son if/when he asks why he's not going to daycare? I'm lost as to how to respond to that!
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