If it takes a whole village to raise one child, then thank goodness we live in New York City. There are certain characteristics of NYC life that work in moms’ and dads’ favor when it comes to childcare. This has never been more true than right now, when many schools and daycares are closing due to the rising confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the NY area.
With four kids under six years old, I’m often daunted by the freeform weeks of summer stretching endlessly from June through September. And then I remember: Summer is my chance to reconnect with my kids (those strangers who vanish into school 6+ hours a day) and my city.