My little miss has been going to a Mom's Day Out program since January. I am over the moon about the two women who watch her. The director is just fabulous. I also blame MDO on Emma walking at ten and a half months old.
So I figured when I started looking for childcare that fit into my field placement schedule it would be easy breezy. Man, was I wrong!
I started out with this excited attitude and made a ton of phone calls. My word, childcare centers are expensive. They also aren't too flexible. So I started looking at home daycares. I met with one woman who was affordable and flexible. She was great over the phone. But there were mostly three year olds and it was just a big old ball of movement. Emma is easily overwhelmed by that much activity. It just didn't feel right.
I made a bunch of other calls and just started to feel so defeated. I shut down. I know I need to get going again. I know there's a great option out there for us. Its just a bit frustrating!
For those of you who have been through this process, what advice can you share?