Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Change

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!!


  1. I feel for you... I am dreading the process here in the next few months. I have the boys on a waiting list for the daycare that we want them to go.. but who knows if they will actually get in. The childcare situation is crazy. Good luck with the search!

  2. I am sad too. :( I will let you know if I find a daycare in the area that has 2 openings. It would be nice for our boys to adjust to a new daycare together.

  3. A friend of mine who used to run a licensed daycare sent me the following link:
    It just may give you the lead you need!

  4. Hey. I tried posting this comment on your blog but it wouldn't let me. Thanks for the info. I can scan and send you the Arbor Creek Daycare directory for you if you like. However, I called most of the places on there and they are full. Looks like there have been a lot of daycares closing in Arbor Creek so a lot of places are now full from taking those kids.

    Have you had any luck?