Kitchicoo: Daycare updateSat Aug 11, 2007 Miss Vicky
Well the quest to get this daycare co-operative up and running continues. We've had ups and downs over the last couple of weeks. A couple of families have dropped out, mostly because the timing is right for them. So we are now looking to fill at least 1 full-time and 1 part-time slot.
But we have made progress in other ways. We've secured a space on Gladstone, with a wonderfully supportive landlord. Close to the library, Hintonburg Park and the community centre, it will work out really well, we think. So we have signed on the dotted line, put some money down and are moving ahead. We now have to furnish it and find someone special to work with us. We've started to advertise for a caregiver (spread the word, if you know anyone!), although we may have to play the role ourselves for the first couple of weeks. Fortunately I don't go back to work until September 24, so we have a bit of time to find the right person.
We'll be looking for cheap or free items to help fill the space. I think we have a line on a couch, but we'll also need shelving for storage, toys and books, kitchen items, highchairs or boosters, arts supplies and a stroller to accommodate multiple kids. So keep your eyes peeled, dear readers!
For now we're calling ourselves the Kitchissippi Co-op, or Kitchicoo for short. Cute, no?