Back to School as a Mom
By Ryan Belak
Back to School is one of my favorite times of the year for a variety of reasons. The excitement my kids feel at the beginning of a new school year is contagious, the familiarity of a routine schedule, and the comfort I feel as a parent knowing my kids are in quality early education programs.
I am the proud mom of two young boys: Brayden, eight and a half (the half is VERY important I'm told), and Jackson, two and a half. Brayden attends an elementary school near our home, and Jackson attends a center-based program three full days a week.
I relish the back to school time because I can have that peace of mind that they are learning, growing, and developing strong connections with their child care providers. The fact that I am able to go to work and not worry about the quality of my child's education is so vitally important.