Workers Working Hard
It takes 75 child care workers to give the hands-on daily care to the children. Diapers need to be changed, babies need to be held, meals need to be cooked, the homes need to be cleaned, children need to be read to, loads and loads of laundry need to be washed, and of course the playground is a very busy place after school.
Twenty-two workers have flexible schedules to fill in for other workers who are absent and to give one-on-one care for sick children and new children.
Several children have left for adoption in the past several months. With vacant space in the homes, CSC has been admitting new children. When they first arrive, the new children need to be kept separate from the other children until cleared by the doctors to join their new home. These children are not left alone, of course. A child care worker is always with them.
The one-on-one care is a blessing for the children. From the moment new children enter the shelter, love is given directly and specifically to them. In some cases this is a new experience for the children.
These are some of the child care workers who give loving care to new children from the moment the children enter the shelter.