(This article first appeared in The Alabama Baptist newspaper. Click here for the original article.)
When my daughter was 3, our babysitter decided to return to her corporate job, leaving us with 2 weeks to find a new sitter. God quickly opened the door to a new sitter where my daughter made friends who would be with her all the years of elementary school.
Working parents face tough decisions when it comes to child care. Grandparents or other relatives often help out. Daycare is another option. However, even when kids start school, parents are not freed from the childcare dilemma, often seeking quality care for the time before or after school.
To meet this growing need for afterschool care, many Alabama Baptist churches are opening their doors to students and providing a much-needed ministry to their communities. But in many communities, there are no few if any good options for kids and their parents.
What has been your most significant daycare dilemma? Was it while your kids were preschool aged or have the challenges increased as they've gotten older? Has your church or another church in your community helped your family? I would love to hear your story.
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