Thursday, March 03, 2011

How Daycare Is Like Renting a Car

At Elliot's new daycare center in Berkeley, we have to fill out a form every morning when we drop him off. Among other things, there's a space for "any new bumps or injuries." Apparently if your child is damaged, they want to be able to show that it didn't happen on their watch.

It's like when you rent a car and point out any existing dings or scrapes.

As we soon found out, when your child is hurt at daycare, they fill out an Accident "Ouch" Report. Elliot ran into a wall each of the first two days he was there, scraping his head both times.

Two days, two Ouch Reports. Not a good start.