MANKATO (TEC News) -- Minnesota parents should prepare for their children to transition from the school year into summer vacation. That preparation should include research into any summer camp or day care programs that will keep children active and engaged while away from the classroom. Parents, who choose a summer camp or day care program, should help with the transition into the new surroundings. Bringing a "favorite toy of other reminder of home" can certainly help, said Karen Fogolin, associate director of Child Care Aware Minnesota. In addition to reminders of home, establishing a routine and showing that the parents are comfortable with the program can also help ease a child's mind, said Fogolin: Fogolin 2 "our anxieties" :15
The programs should also be something that is going to peak a child's interest. Choosing the wrong program may just put the child in a frustrating experience. For more information, visit www.childcareaware.org.