Has anyone had to deal with daycare and Type 1?
I have been very fortunate that I am able to stay at home with my children. Now that my daughter is 4 she is eligable to go to Pre-K in our state run program. I was really looking forward to this because the part of Georgia that I come from all of the Pre-K classes are in elementary schools or run through the school systems and my hope was that there would be a school nurse there. Well, in the part of GA that we now live in all of the Pre-K classes are in day cares. Lovely. I have to tell you my heart fell when I found this out.
I finally found a spot for her for Pre-K and it is even in a NAEYC accredited center. I went in last Tuesday to train the teacher and the co-teacher and the center director and owner on dealing with Type 1 and how to take care of Isabelle.
As soon as I mentioned that I wanted them to give insulin after she eats (they will have 2 snacks and a meal while she is there) the center director said that she didn’t think that they could do that. I almost fell out of my chair. Can’t give a child insulin!!! What the??? Of course I gently told her that she will give my child insulin or I would have to find another place for her. After I explained everything to them they seemed much more comfortable with giving her the insulin. Tomorrow is her first day of school so we will see how it goes. I also told her to give her licensing agent a call and find out what they say about giving insulin.
I think the thing that drives me the most nuts is that they have known that she is Type 1 since I signed her up at the end of May. They also knew at that time that I wanted them to give her the insulin while she is at the school. Why didn’t they figure all of this out in the last 2 months???
Thanks for any feedback you have.