Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Navigating After-School Care

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Navigating After-School Care
How to Find the Best Fit for Your Child

Article Excerpt:

In a society where it’s common for both Mom and Dad to work outside the home, the typical 9-to-5 schedule doesn’t afford many parents the luxury of picking up their children from school.

As a working mother, Jolyn Brand quickly realized that after-school care was a necessity for her two children. Brand, a Texas-based independent education consultant, sought out day care centers, neighborhood home day cares and a high school baby sitter to provide after-school supervision. It was a challenge to find a fit for both her children, she said, and she ended up trying all three options.

“My daughter is quite the talkative girl and enjoys free time to play and talk to her friends,” Brand said. “My son, on the other hand, preferred quiet time to complete his homework and read.”

The challenges of arranging after-school care suitable for the entire family can cause stress for parents and children. Ease the pain and strain by assessing your needs and taking advantage of local resources to find the best fit for your child.

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– Shannon Philpott


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