I met with a great home childcare provider today and I’m pretty jazzed about it. I really liked her and she and I had a lot of the same philosophies on childcare. Most importantly, I really like the unstructured environment she provides.
I understand that everyone has their own ideas about how to raise children, but I don’t think an infant needs to have his entire day scheduled. I think it’s more important to let him explore his environment and take your cues from the child. When he’s hungry, feed him. When he’s tired, put him down for a nap. When he’s playful, play with him.
Things will change as the little guy gets older. Eventually he’ll need some more structure to his day. But that can wait until preschool.
Right now I’m just happy that childcare is set. I still can’t believe that I’m going back to work next week, but that’s a different topic for a different day.