Parent Blog Post: Lauren!
Becoming a first time parent can bring lots of surprises, especially when that happens during a global pandemic and you try to manage the daycare search. When Beau was born in December of 2020, we were filled with every imaginable emotion: excitement, nervousness, confusion, and lots and lots of love. One of the challenges we didn’t expect as first-time parents was being apart from our families during such a special (and sometimes chaotic) time.
In our search for a daycare provider, we had heard glowing reviews from close friends with children at Casa. When we joined Casa in February 2021, we immediately felt like we’d found our extended family here in our community. There were lots of nerves that first week, and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Would Beau miss us while he was there? How would we know how he was adjusting to his new schedule? How would this all work while we were still in the midst of a pandemic? After a short tour with Ms. Cynthia on our first day, we left Beau in the caring arms of Ms. Anai and Ms. Candy. It wasn’t long before we got our first few updates of Beau sleeping, playing, and feeling right at home. Casa’s commitment to health and safety made us feel at ease leaving Beau in this amazing daycare from day one.
One of the most helpful resources Casa provides has been the twice yearly parent teacher conferences. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect from a daycare conference. However, these meetings were so helpful to learn about Beau’s development. Additionally, we learned about how he interacts at school, and what to expect from upcoming milestones. It’s also a way for us to share anything we’d like for his teachers to focus on with Beau every day, like sign language for communication. Which is a huge help!
In addition to the incredible care Beau receives at Casa, it was important to our family to ensure he was in an environment that valued and prioritized diversity. The intercultural curriculum at Casa has been wonderful!Our family gets to learn about rich cultures, customs, and traditions of the teachers and staff he spends time with every day. Our favorite celebration has been Día de los Muertos. We learned more about how families celebrate and remember their loved ones during this time each year.
We are so incredibly thankful to be a part of the Casa de Corazon family. As first time parents we couldn’t imagine what this year would have been like without their care and support. We look forward to seeing Beau continue to grow and thrive at Casa in the years to come!