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Dear Daycare Parent

Making the decision to trust someone else with the care and keeping of their precious darlings can turn even the most levelheaded moms and dads into emotional wrecks, but Jackie Rioux and Jo-Ann Parylak, authors of Dear Daycare Parent, know that nothing is more important than cultivating and maintaining partnerships between childcare workers, parents, and the children that unite them all. With combined decades of experience fielding everything from lice epidemics and projectile vomit to lovingly assisting little ones through nightmares or bitter divorces, Rioux and Parylak, along with humorous cartoon-like illustrations from Heidi Graf, offer “over 101 ways to improve your child’s [daycare] experience.”

A complete guide focusing on healthy, happy, safe, and thriving children, Dear Daycare Parent proves that positive, open communication, common sense, and the liberal use of sunscreen go a long way toward balancing the constant demands of work and family. Meanwhile, tips, facts, and real-life examples will resonate with first time daycare participants as well as old pros. This is an invaluable blueprint for navigating the land of drop-offs, snack time, and early childhood socialization.

Reviewed by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

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