When I picked up Karter from daycare yesterday our daycare provider informed me that she is closing. It felt like someone kicked me in the stomach.
My first reaction was that I totally understood why she is closing, but then the tears started coming as I thought about how much Karter loves her and all his little friends at daycare. Mark, Karter and myself have all grown close to her and her girls. I am truly sad.
Then when I got in the car panic mode kicked in - Oh crap - I only have ONE month to get Karter into another daycare.
I had a difficult time before finding a great dayhome for K. And - from the sounds of it another difficult time may be in store.
For some reason I held on to the Arbor Creek newsletter when it was delivered a couple months ago. The newsletter has a listing of daycare providers in our area. Anyway - I started calling a couple places today and they are booked for the next couple years. Lol. The one lady did say she could get K in until June. Not sure if I want a quick fix for him though - getting use to her and then boom he has to go somewhere else - not fair. We do have the option of my mom coming up to watch K during the week until we find someone. I also mentioned to Mark that he should not go to school and to open a daddy daycare - he didn't bite!!
I do have an iterview on Monday night - and by interview I mean K and I are getting Interviewed to see if he is a good fit. Lol. The rate is a bit high - if he goes 5 days a week it is $800/month until he is potty trained - then it is $700/month. But - I am a firm believer that you pay for what you get. Her numbers are low and it seems like she has a really good program for the kids.
I am still looking and will call more daycares tonight.
If anyone knows of a daycare taking kids in the Arbor Creek/Erindale/Willowgrove area please let me know!!