Next, you can begin to evaluate the pros and cons of five popular summer care options:
Save a summer camp
Summer camps come in a variety of forms, from half a day to a full day, to camping camps. This can be a great way for kids who want to explore curiosity (art, dance, robot, writing, nature, and much more). Due to the hot weather, many camps could be held outside for protection, although COVID-19 resulted in many camps being evacuated last year. There are many things to consider when choosing a camp plus schedule, as most last only 1-3 weeks and you may need to connect several camps to fill the summer.
Pros: A variety of fun for kids, lots of choices on the action
Disadvantages: Possible suspension, refund policy, limited opening
Hire a summer worker or resident
Hiring a summer employee or sleeping with a full-time or part-time worker may be the best solution, especially now that caregivers need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in most states. The summer boy takes care of your children in your home according to the schedule and responsibilities you choose, which may include going out, preparing meals, babysitting, resting time, bathing time and much more. Although the provider may spend more per hour than other answers, you only pay for the hours you need and the cost is not as much for any other child as camping or schooling. Not sure where to find a baby for summer? Try it service available to online caregivers such as UrbanSitter.
Pros: Dedicated caregiver, fits your schedule, not travel
Disadvantages: You have to find out for yourself, the price depends on the number of hours you want
Enter summer school
With the great year of 2020 launched by COVID, many parents want their children to have time to study and summer school. If your public school does not offer a hot class (almost or in-person), most business schools are open and admit foreign students in the summer. Remember, if you choose a summer program, your child will need to be supervised by adults throughout the day.
Pros: Lower prices (provided by public school), prevent “brain drain”
Disadvantages: It only takes time for school, the whole school still needs the help of the elders
Create a summer wallet or sharecare
When parents were struggling with school closures in 2020, they started making “beans” and a group of trusted family friends. The children benefit from the conversation, while the parents share the caregiver’s money to see the podcasts “sharecare.” This summer, many parents make summer beans with their children’s best friends and hire hot-sheltered and experienced camp counselor to set up their own home camp.
Pros: Disagreement, money sharing
Disadvantages: Improving pods & rules, not the other way around if you don’t have space in your home
Arrange at the hodgepodge
If you are a Type A parent, pull out your page and plan the best way to select kids. For example, find a few half-day groups that your kids would love with a summer nanny to deal with throws, pick-ups, and mid-days between camps. Take a summer vacation and you will forget it is another COVID season.
Pros: The exact order and the events you want
Disadvantages: More preparation is needed, cost
Have you found an answer that meets the needs of your family? Whatever you choose, we hope it will be the best (and safest) summer.