We are in the process of moving back to Albuquerque and we are hoping to find a parent or a couple of them who would be interested and able to contribute two days a week to a childcare coop where the only cost would be time.
The rewards would be plentiful.
We have two fantastic, personable little girls (2 and 3 years old) who would love to spend two days a week with their part-time teacher mom and some other kids (not more than three) in exchange for two days a week with those same kids and one of their parents.
We have been fortunate to have very flexible schedules that have given us a lot of time with our kids and we have developed a pretty good schedule that I intend to maintain in Albuquerque, where I will be working part time as a history teacher at a private high school.
If you are interested in working with me and my girls, you can expect (and we would expect from you) a very educational and active day.
Our typical day together consists of
2. A morning activity outside of the house, like a trip to the playground, the science museum, library, a hike, and in Albuquerque we would definitely spend time at the aquarium and botanical gardens. – We are looking for houses that would be in walking distance.
3. We return home around noon or 1:00, have lunch, read a story or two or three and then take a nap -- usually about an hour.
4. In the early afternoon, we play with various toys; do arts and crafts projects and little experiments and or learning projects.
5. When the brains need a rest, we head back outside for some fun out in the yard or at the playground.
If this schedule looks to be your speed and if you, like me, believe in giving your children undivided attention and lots of stimulation, and if you are fortunate enough to have a couple of week days to spend with your kids (and a couple of others), please contact me (Suzanne) at the above e-mail or reply to this message.
I hope to hear from someone who is as excited as I am about this childcare option.
Welcome back to Albuquerque. I, too, have two little girls ages 3 and 2 and am considering homeschooling. Currently we are involved in a playgroup coop that meets 1 day a week. However, this group will eventually dissolve as their friends begin a formal preschool in the late summer/fall. We would be very interested in meeting you and your girls. Maybe we could set up some playdates and get to know each other.
Hi! Is this Suzanne of Suzanne and Kim from 11th St NW? If so, you may remember Thomas, Melanie, Josie and Jemima. We would love to see you all upon your return. You can reply by this web site or stop by when you get to town - we're at the same address and home a lot! Sincerely, Melanie