Child Care Centers: One Mom’s Story of How Daycare Has Helped

Working mom dropping her son off at child care during COVID

If you read a lot about working parents (and we do), there’s no shortage of stories about what’s troubling them.

Like this.

And this.

And this.

The takeaway: parents without help with their kids are challenged to work…and think. 

So our hearts were beyond warmed by this story from one working mom who wrote to tell us about all the ways her center at Madisonville has helped her do both. 

A few snippets:  

“Taking your child to daycare under normal circumstances is stressful and emotional let alone doing it for the first time in a pandemic when your child has just begun to experience separation anxiety.”  

“The teachers and staff here are truly engaging in a partnership with parents to raise the children.  This is absolutely priceless to me as a first time parent in the pandemic which has changed my feeling of being alone to being supported.”  

“My husband and I have been very cautious amidst the pandemic and we have been very diligent about social distancing and isolating. The safety measures that Bright Horizons has in place and the diligence I see from the team every day in upholding these standards has been so reassuring.  That reassurance has been as good as gold in this time of uncertainty.”

“Our experience has been wonderful!”

First – thank you Nicole. We’re so happy to pass along your kind words.  

Second – thank you to Omega, and Trish, and all the people at the center who, in Nicole’s words, provide things parents don’t even think to ask for. 

Third, thank you clients, for stories like this… 

And this.

And this.  

And this. 

Each one of the above illustrates support for working parents. Each illustrates how our clients are invested in this. And all show how, with so many kids out of school or in hybrid classes, they’re invested in care for older children, too. We continue to work together to come up with new ideas and services to meet this unusual moment. As Toyota’s Myriah Sweeney told the Wall Street Journal about her company’s school-age support, parents “don’t need to stress about how their kids will do school.”

Just as at the Madisonville center, child care should care for parents, too. 

So they can think (and work). 

And it’s the reason we do what we do.

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Written by: Lisa Oppenheimer

November 12, 2020

About the Author

Lisa Oppenheimer at Bright Horizons

As Director, Brand Storytelling at Bright Horizons, Lisa writes “from the trenches” about the real life challenges of people in today’s workplaces: from the tensions of being a working mother, to working with millennials in the digital age, and everything in between. With a career ranging from freelance to full-time, Lisa brings a diverse employment background to her perspective.