Robin McClure is a former writer for Verywell Family covering child care. Since entering parenthood in 1991, Robin has faced the challenges and rewards of finding and utilizing quality child care. Robin and her husband Rick are involved parents of three kids. As a public school administrator for 13 years, she understands the sometimes stressful and often emotional decisions families face in finding caregivers who can be entrusted to nurture society's most valuable asset—our children.
Robin is currently the author of 6 parenting books, including Parenting a Preschooler (spring 2010). However, Robin has focused on families since beginning her career in 1983. As a newspaper reporter, she wrote about family activities and child enrichment programs. She served as editor of an arts and crafts magazine touting fun projects for the young and young-at-heart; was assistant dean of Continuing Education at a community college in which she oversaw a College for Kids summer program; and has held the job of public information director for two public school districts.
Robin earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in Denton and a master's degree in communications/liberal arts from Texas Christian University. She actively serves on the executive boards of school and council Parent-Teacher-Associations and is involved as a volunteer at her children's elementary and secondary schools. Her best educational experiences come from the perspectives of her youngsters.
Finding quality child care doesn't have to be a daunting task. A good fit enhances your family's quality time, enriches your child's learning and play experiences with others, and creates peace-of-mind for parents! There are many factors to consider when choosing a child care option, and I hope to shape this site to help you make the best decision for your family! I look forward to providing information, advice, involvement ideas, and resources concerning the care of your child.