Hello Ladies. I haven't posted here before, but I'm hoping you can give me some guidance. I am an in-home daycare provider for military families living on post. (We are Army.) I received a call from the main childcare office today asking if I would consider being an emergency provider and be willing to be "on-call" for childcare if a situation were to arise. I spoke with my husband and we agreed that it was okay for our family. (I have always respected the need for "family time" in the evenings and weekends and haven't done any extended care past normal hours.) I just received a call and am taking in two children (boy, 4 and girl, 2) as of 8am tomorrow. They have witnessed something quite horrific and I'm caring for them until other family can arrive and gain guardianship.
I know that this isn't foster care, but it is similar. Since this is my first placement, I'm quite scared. I know how to care for children and I know how to handle their questions and grief in the proper way (I have a B.S. in psychology). I just haven't ever been in a situation like this before. Any and all advice you have as to how to make the transition easier for them and things to do/not do is appreciated. Thank you all!!!