I have talked about The Daycare Dilemma before, I’m sure every mother struggles with leaving their child in the care of another, especially at first, and doing it in a foreign country can make it even more difficult. However, I have had a really positive experience here in Cancun.
Bebé’s first daycare was very small, and in general I loved it. There was one lady that was kind of a metiche (interfering, meddling) you know, the kind that tells you for instance what or how to feed your child. However, other than that and the fact that it had very restricted hours, it was a nice place. I felt my son liked going there and that they took good care of him. However it closed in a very odd way and we had to find a new daycare.
The new daycare has been great as well. It is much larger and they are only closed two days a year and open early and close late. Bebé is with Papi on weekday mornings and then goes to daycare from 11:30am until 6:30pm which is wonderful since many kids have to go 9-10 hours a day. He loves going and always seems very happy there. I hate to say it but he is better behaved there than he is at home! Another thing I love is that two of the children that went to his old daycare are also there.
The daycare recently had a Day of the Dead/Halloween party. Here are a few pictures. My son wouldn’t wear the hat and I was at work so I couldn’t to paint his face. (Who am I kidding he never would have let me do that?!) However, I’m sure he enjoyed the fiesta since there was a piñata (he is obsessed with them) and chicken nuggets.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that daycare is CHEAP in Mexico. We pay less than the equivalent of 200 US Dollars per MONTH (Yes moms…not per week, per month!) and an inscription fee of less than the equivalent of 300 US Dollars a year.