Meet 5 year old Andy, another graduate of the Acorn Childcare Center!
Andy’s mother, Rosa, had been selling products door to door when she enrolled him last year. Her childcare options were to leave him with different friends, other people, or take him with her door to door during working hours.
Initially, Andy cried most of the day. Unable to use crayons, paints or scissors, Andy did not interact with the other children or follow instructions from the teachers.
Andy’s parents separated when he was born. He lives primarily with his mother but sees his father occasionally. His parents initially argued a lot, as each was trying to navigate parenting separately and start new relationships.
During the parent education meetings we require at the Center, Andy’s parents learned how to take on the role of being a parent, how to communicate effectively and how to work together to positively shape Andy’s future. This had a great impact on Andy’s development.