November 29, 2020
“Listen to the children and what they’re talking about - those little conversations are telling you what's going on in their world.”
That’s what Sue DesRoberts of Sue’s Place Child Care Center advises the teachers on her staff to do. She recalled the frightful day in March where they had to close the doors, and the surreal feelings that followed of worried parents, children and the teachers alike. Sue anticipated closing for two weeks, so when the two and a half month mark quickly approached, she had to navigate how to work with families to keep the business going.
When they reopened, Sue accepted fewer children and there was an increase in baby and toddler care. “Our families are amazing,” she said, “and we’ve worked together to keep everyone safe and healthy.” Sue and her team are working tirelessly to sanitize and clean every surface and said the children in her care have identified themselves as “Germ Fighters.” They haven’t batted an eyelash at wearing a mask all day. Sue says, “these children live in their own little worlds and it’s important to listen to their conversations. It’s our job to worry for them. We provide them a safe place where they can be kids and have fun. We have to recognize that sometimes the biggest thing going on in their worlds is what they found in their pocket that morning.”
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