Friday, March 11, 2011

Sick kid care


I used to do some good mothering when my daughter was sick. She is 29 now and still whines and wants special sick foods she remembers from childhood.

Hint: Saltines, Jell-O, juice, pudding.

But if you simply, positively cannot stay home on a sick day, you may need responsible, defensible day care.

Out here in Chandler, one company is run by a family practice doctor. They take kids from 6 months to 15 years old. Only four kids at a time.

They screen so the kids won’t infect each other with some crud.

A certified nursing assistant tends to the children, and the doctors come over if needed. Parents whose kids are not in the associated school pay $35 a day.

They find associating with a school or day care center spreads the cost. Other such centers have gone under depending on sick kids alone.

Still, it’s something to look into.

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