As exciting as back-to-school season is, it can also be a bittersweet time of year—if you’re the parent to a youngster who is leaving their beloved daycare to enter a regular classroom for the first time.
It means goodbye to daycare friends, daycare activities, and most importantly, the amazing teachers in charge, and onto the next phase of their lives, which, in many cases, is kindergarten.
On social media, parents have been honoring the end of this particular chapter with kind tributes. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child—and these parents are certainly grateful to have these daycares as part of their village.
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Daycares choose YOU.
A wise person once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
This kid isn’t starting kindergarten yet, but his daycare has already made a huge impact on him and his family.
A good teacher can make all the difference.
This little one also isn’t kindergarten-bound, but she’s leaving her daycare for the summer, and her mom is so happy for everything the daycare has done for them.
This parent knows it’ll be sad to say goodbye, but exciting things are ahead.
Teachers deserve all the respect.
From meals to cuddles, this daycare provided it all for the little girl of this grateful mom.
Crying on the first day of daycare and on the last, for two very different reasons.
Through so many phases, daycare is there for you.