Daycare For Buffalo Parents Working Non-Traditional Hours
You and your spouse are both working to make ends meet, and daycare has become a necessity, but what if you don't work "normal" hours?
Per WKBW, a relatively new daycare provider In Buffalo has a non-traditional answer.
It's the Queen City Early Childhood Center. They've been open about a year and have an enrollment of about 28 children who are painting and coloring and learning about numbers and letters.
But Cherish Davis, the owner says there is room for more.
"We're a little unique because we are open until 11:30 at night," Davis said.
Queen City Early Childhood Center is caring for and catering to the children of first responders, nurses and those with odd and off schedules.
"I know not everyone works 9-to-5 and I know parents often times have a hard time finding care," Davis said.
Daycare is currently housed in the basement of the Gloria J. Parks Community Center in Buffalo's University Heights neighborhood.
Not only do some of these teachers until 11:30 p.m., they also work on Saturdays to help working, busy parents.
"Maybe I want to run errands on Saturday," Davis said. "You can come and do drop in hours. You don't have to use the service Monday-Friday and you can just use it when needed."
Davis is also using an app allowing parents to communicate with the center and vice-versa.
"Parents just pop in and they will message and say 'absent today' or 'I need care today,'" Davis said.
"I live in this community, so I want to do all I can to be of help in the community I live in," Davis said.