Ok not exactly school but it makes me feel better than calling it daycare. And it IS technically called a “learning center.”
We have no family closer than 3 hours so the only way for me to go back to work and gain a little sanity was the daycare option. He’s 8 weeks old now and they can actually start at 6 weeks. I did a lot of research and toured a few centers before going with this one, which I really liked. A lot of them were old and dreary. I’d cry if I had to leave him in some of those places!
I don’t want him to be in there all day though. His first day he did four hours and that seemed pretty good. Also, omg four hours never went so fast. I know I could use more time but I also want to spend as much baby time as I can. I have to with on finding that magical balance.
He was chillin on a boppy and staring at a mobile when I went in to pick him up. Everything went great on his first day. And I didn’t even cry when I dropped him off!
I think it will be good for both of us though. He’s an only child so it will give him a chance to get socialized and be with other kids. Probably a good idea for him to see other babies so he doesn’t start thinking he’s one of the dogs… Lol