By Cara Lewis
Parents’ Day Out has been such a saving grace for me. My son, Noah, was in the program last year and my three- year old daughter, Paige will be starting the program with the new school year. I was so excited to start this journey, but little did I know what a blessing it was going to be for my family and me.
Here are three reasons why we love Parents Day Out.
1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It is no secret that I love my children with all my heart, but sometimes a little time away is a good thing. I love that I can take them to our own church and know they will be loved and cared for of as if they were family. It puts my mind at ease. I am able to get some mommy errands done that are much easier to do when my children are not present.
2. Learning is fun. Parents’ Day Out is more than childcare. The teachers and staff provide the best curriculum and make learning fun. The amazing crafts they do are almost endless. The kids are so proud and excited to show you what they have made. I was astonished at how well my son was prepped for kindergarten. He went in barely knowing any letters and finished in May not only knowing his letters, but also the sounds and he was even able to put together small words.
3. Train up a child. Last but not least, actually the most important, Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” I love the fact that my kids are being taught in an environment that glorifies God.
If you are the parent(s) of young children and are looking for a great place where they can be loved and trained, I want to encourage you to consider AFBC’s Parents’ Day Out. If you are on the fence about this amazing childcare/preschool program, I say give it a go. It is one of the best and most affordable programs you will find. You will not be disappointed.
Parent’s Day Out is a community childcare/preschool program provided by Albuquerque’s First Baptist Church. We are here to serve families by providing a Christ-centered atmosphere giving parents much needed time during the week. Offered for children ages six months through pre-kindergarten, Parent’s Day Out is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The 2016 fall semester begins August 16th. Learn more and register here.