With summer officially here, if parents haven’t already done so they will soon be looking for ways to keep their kids entertained for the next two and half months. Luckily (or not) for us, with three kids under the age of four, we’re not really at the stage of looking at summer camps just yet. Instead, after four years with the same daycare we found ourselves in the market for a new daycare.
My husband and I always knew we were going to be a two income family, regardless of where we were living. So when we found out we were pregnant with our daughter, finding the perfect place for her was a top priority. I started looking as soon as we passed the 12 week pregnancy mark. We looked at nannies, in-home daycare centers, privately owned centers and corporate daycare centers. I got recommendations for various childcare options from friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. To say I did “some research” would be putting it mildly. We finally narrowed the decision down to two locations. Both were within the same price range, within 5 mins of each other (and our house) and both offered the care/services we were interested in. It came down to the personality and energy of the teachers and the overall happiness of the kids that sealed the deal for us in terms of where we went.