Each morning, 4-year old Aiden finds a favorite book and sits in a reading spot he created with his parents, Stephanie and Eric. It’s part of their ritual before dropping Aiden off at Wee Care Childcare Center, a United Way partner.
“I’ve learned a lot about being a better parent because of Wee Care”, Stephanie explains. “Seeing him pick up books and read at Wee Care made us want to do this at home. We figured out how to make books part of his day.”
Because of sliding fees provided by United Way’s support both Stephanie and Eric can work full-time. Without the help, quality childcare would be out of reach.
“Without the sliding fees at Wee Care we would not be able to afford a childcare center”, Stephanie said. “We would have to seek a lower quality option. That’s great for infants and toddlers, but older children need more. My child deserves more.”
A quality day care center such as Wee Care helps shape children when entering Kindergarten. They arrive at Kindergarten ready to make good choices. They learn how to behave in a learning envi-ronment. With a quality childcare experience they can move ahead when entering school.