Monday, August 16, 2010

Before and After School Program

I have an ad in the newspaper right now because I need to get more children for my before and after school program this fall. I have not had to do an ad in two years.

Recently two families moved out of the district so they will not be able to come any longer once school starts. Another child is going into 7th grade so her mom wants to give her a chance to try staying at home by herself in the mornings. So, I am in need of new children.

I paid for my ad to be in the paper for a month and last night I was freaking out that half the time is over and I still had not gotten a single call. Adam and my Mom both reminded me that parents in this area always wait until the last minute. I went through the same thing two years ago.

Then this morning I got a call from a mom with two school-age children. She set up a time to come talk to me and have a tour.

She came at 5:30 and stayed for about fifteen minutes. I think it went well, but it's hard to tell for sure. Since she left I have been going over everything in my head and thinking of things I forgot to say. I hate that I always do that. I obsess and worry. What I should be doing is reminding myself that I have a very good record of parents signing their children up to come here after tours.

I gave her all the paperwork and she said she would let me know tomorrow either way.

I am so nervous. I really need this.

Summer Stress Checklist:

Family Reunion
My parents long vacation
Change our profile
Homestudy Paperwork
Garage Sale
Social Worker Home Visit
Get new kids for child care program

I can't wait to put this summer of stress behind me!


  1. I hope you get some new kids soon!!!

  2. I hope you get a call back with good news from that parent. And I also hope you get more calls. :)

  3. Wow, you have had a summer full of stressful events. I always do that too, think of features I should have mentioned. Truthfully if you were kind and had good conversation with the lady, that means more to her then anything else!!

  4. What a crazy summer you've had! Definitely hoping for more kids in your program!

  5. Wow, you have had a crazy summer. I hope that parent calls and that you get a lot more calls.

    THanks for the encouragment on my latest post. I told Michael and he cracked up. I know it will go well, I just get nervous talking to new people, but at least I'll be in my apartment.