Dear Daycare Parent Garners Best of 2016 Distinction

Dear Daycare Parent: The Must-have Guide to Daycare for Working Parents has been “Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016.” This recent announcement culminates a year in which the book received critical acclaim and achieved recognition from industry-leading publications.

On June 13, 2016 Kirkus Reviews bestowed a starred review to Dear Daycare Parent, and stated, “An indispensable manual for parents venturing into the unknown territory of day care.”

In their May 15, 2016 edition, Library Journal stated, “This visually pleasing title for day-care parents does not disappoint.” Library Journal recommended the book for all libraries.

Jo-Ann Parylak and Jackie Rioux, co-authors of Dear Daycare Parent, set about creating a practical resource for new parents. The book details all aspects of a typical daycare or preschool day and arms parents with the information they need to make the experience the best it can be for themselves and their child.

Parylak and Rioux are appreciative of the recognition their book has received. Co-author Jo-Ann Parylak stated, “Our whole purpose is to bring awareness to parents. The awards and recognition are very nice; they validate what we are trying to do.”

Dear Daycare Parent contains over 101 tips, each with a key point, a detailed description of why it is important, and is augmented with a real-life example. Illustrations throughout, along with an occasional story of how a situation was handled, complement the text and drive home the value of the information being shared.

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