Right now one of the things I am struggling with is putting Truly is a Kids Day Out program at a church by our home. With fall classes starting up for me, I'm finding it harder to balance work and school work, all while making sure Truly is always happy and keeping control of my sanity. Anywho, there is this program at a local church, where Truly can go twice a week from 9am to 12pm. It's not a daycare, but more of a structured Pre-K where they learn, have teachers, etc. I have a number of excitements and concerns.
Good Things: It's free. They offer scholarships, and with my busy schedule and sob story, they want to give Truly one. Next, it's only 2 days a week, so I still get to spend a lot of time with Truly, but giving me catch up time on school work, laundry, and working. Then, it also gives her a chance to bond with other children her age, learn to share, learn colors, learn numbers, learn shapes, did I mention learn?
Concerns: Do I really need to put her in a school now? I mean she'll have to go to school for the rest of her life, why should I put her in now? Next, with school starting up and fall season here, we here all the new swine flu warnings, yes, I'm scared she might get swine flu. Another concern is safety. With Truly not fully talking yet, I'm scared to leave her with someone whose background I am not aware of. They have background checks on the teachers, but I personally do not know their history. My last concern is that I feel like I am putting her there to de-stress my life, and what if it doesn't really benefit her, just me, what I'm trying to say is that I feel a little bit guilty. I feel as if I should just try and make it work without putting her in a school.
So that's my inner battle right now. They have a Meet The Teacher night next week that I'll be going to, to make final decisions.
Now Mama's, what your opinions now that you see me Pro's and Con's?