Sending our children back to school after a summer of fun can be emotional for both child and parents. Of course other factors are to be considered such as; age of child and dynamics of the situation. In fact, when sending children back to school there are many things parents worry about as well. Such as: are their children in a safe and or friendly environment. Are their children adjusting to the change of a new school or the new school year? Are there any potential dangers in the new environment? Are the teachers adapting also and of course they wonder what they can do as a parent to ease the transition no matter how complicated the matters are that may be factoring into going back to school.
Hearing about the teachers that are literally thrown into teaching or child care by default will make you worry daily as a parent. When those educators don't hold the proper certifications or experience, you wonder a bit. When you deal with unprofessional or unorganized staff it sends red flags through your blood stream. When you can't seem to contact the school with your concerns, or have anyone return your calls or you always speak with someone who never knows anything- these things make you want to home school. Which seems to be becoming more and more popular these days?
When we think about the high school tragedies in Houston alone since the start of the school year, it validates concerns as parents. The city of Houston and crime rate also solidifies the concerns parents may have about their children when they are not in their presence.
When speaking of daycare- it can be a little different with their installation of cameras. With cameras, parents can look in on their children for any number of hours throughout the day. The only problems that can come from this awesome idea, is the quality of the video. For example, The Children's Light House in Copperfield/cypress area of Texas, on Queenstown has chosen to use a much more poor quality of video; whereas other franchise owners of Children's Light House know the importance of having the cameras, are so that monitoring can be made easy. Those other franchise locations use PB&J. I've personally use PB&J with Kids R Kids in Missouri City, Texas with my two-year old son. I absolutely love the real time quality and it’s as if I'm in the room with him.
Efforts have been made to request the Copperfield Light House location consider making the change to the higher quality system, even with donations offered to do so. The location representatives will not respond. The owner was asked by email and given options by which to make the change and it was declined by no response.
At any rate, something such as the cameras makes it a lot easier for some parents when they know they are able to see their children. When there's a separation, especially a separation caused by deliberate action by daycare. Having the cameras is a luxury selling point in anything. However, if you cannot see much, it defeats the purpose. Does sending the kiddo back to school ...... well, it will take some adjusting to.