Great daycares are all around us!
...but even the best centers are often not equipped for children with special needs.
"Aidan was diagnosed with a language delay and Autism at the age of 2. When I started to look for a daycare, it was discouraging. Every center said they do not have experience with Autism."
"One of the residents at our church’s homeless shelter is a little girl with Rett Syndrome. We tried to find a daycare for her so Dad could go back to work but none of the centers were willing to take her."
Jackie, Children's Pastor
“Our local daycare told us they don’t take children with Down syndrome because they don’t have enough teachers.”
"Although the childcare center staff were open to learning about G-tubes, they were just not equipped to handle all the different positioning and cares that Harrison needed."
"Coralyn spent 5 weeks in the NICU and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She is being cared for by her grandparents. As she nears 3 years old, we have concerns about a qualified daycare."
"When her needs became too much for the daycare to handle, I quit my job to stay home with her."
Do you have a story to share? Our hope is that this page FILLS UP with testimonials that show how desperately we need a center like TOTS. Our donors need to know that their contributions are making a difference in families and communities.
TOTS admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its policies and programs.