My children ages 4 and 2, have never been in a Mother’s Day Out program or pre-school/daycare environment. Mainly, because I’ve been able to stay home with them while working, and we haven’t been able to justify the expense.
However, as they’re getting older and in need of socialization and more structure, we’re researching our options. Recently, while discussing it, I told my husband I think we should ask what kind, if any, drills and safety precautions they have in place to handle a shooting tragedy like Newtown. Its hard to believe, life has changed so much that safety is as much a concern as curriculum!
Schools, homes and churches should be a safe place for our children. They should feel secure and able to learn, play, and express themselves without fear! While we can’t control everything, we can act to prevent future school shootings, improve poverty, and limit our children’s exposure to violence!
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank
What’s being done to help protect our children? Save the Children has worked for over 100 years to ensure the safety and well-being of children around the world. However, violence and poverty continues to rise and the world is vastly different for today’s 16 million children! Working to put children first, Save the Children is joining forces with people like you and their partners to call on President Obama and Congress to establish a new National Commission on Children to ensure the safety and well-being of every child.
The commission would :
- Create a national policy on children
- Set goals for protecting children’s well-being, including reducing poverty and violence
- Monitor progress on stated goals
Nothing is more important to me than the safety of my children! NOTHING! If you agree, please take the time to sign the Save the Children Petition, and urge the government to make changes to keep our kids safer!