Is this normal? Toddler day care edition
July 28, 2014 9:22 PM Subscribe
Mini-me is starting day care at a place that takes the toddlers to a local park every day. I'm cool with this (wearing him out FTW!) but they apparently have the class walk there — about six blocks through a dense urban area. I was a little surprised by this practice for such little kids (18-36 months). Husband is really concerned about the whole thing and I'm not sure what to think. Is this actually a totally reasonable thing for toddlers to do in a group care environment?
posted by annekate to Grab Bag (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
FWIW, the ratio of adults to kids is 1:4 and the class is 6-8 kids. They are not restrained but instead hold on to a rope with little grips on it. My kid is 17 months and a good walker but has no fear and is deeply ADD, so he literally runs off after birds ALL THE TIME. So our fear is that without constant supervision he will end up wandering right into the street. (Also, obeying verbal commands? Not so much.)