Sound Effects: Car pulling up and stopping. Kids playing.
Child: Here we are at Miss Jeanie’s Child Care.
Dad: (Whimpering) I don’t want to go in there.
Child: Now, now. Be a big boy. I drive you here every day. Why should today be different?
Dad: Dad, they don’t pay any attention to me. And there are too many other kids.
Child: Oh, now just give it a chance. Go on in. I’ll pick you up right after work.
Dad: Okay. But hurry.
Announcer: Don’t be in the dark about child care. Put yourself in your child’s place. You might learn some things. Like if they’re feeling lonely, neglected or just bored. But if you get to know your child’s caregiver, together, you can probably solve your child’s concerns. And there’s a good chance he’ll feel better about going.
Dad: C’mon Dad, let’s go to Miss Jeannie’s.
Child: (Chuckle) Okay, okay son, let me finish my coffee.
Announcer: Visit DontBeInTheDark.org to find certified child care near you. Brought to you by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.