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Sarah and Ryan

Essential workers and parents of two

Living through a pandemic while working essential services and raising two preschoolers is an extra heavy load. Sarah and Ryan talk regularly with their girls about their new abnormal while relying on KinderCare to bring a sense of stability to their life.

Sarah and Ryan's Story
Sarah and Ryan's Story
Sarah: “One thing that Willa tends to repeat whenever we do see family is "No kissing! Because of the Coronavirus, we can't kiss anyone." Just that sense of intimacy has totally changed. Now you have to explain to your children why they can't play on a swing, why they can't play on a play gym. Ya know?” 

"One of the hardest things about 2020 is trying to find a sense of normalcy within a time of chaos and uncertainty. Having the kids here in KinderCare has helped that." 

Sarah and Ryan's Story
Sarah and Ryan's Story
Ryan: “They’ll say ... 
‘Can we do this after the Covid?’ 
     ‘Yeah, probably.’ 
‘We can't do it right now though?’ 
     ‘No …’ 
“A good memory we've had so far this year with the kids is we went to the beach. Got to see 'em run around and play in the water and toss sand at each other. There're still some normal things but it just doesn't feel right. That's how I'll remember 2020 – it just doesn't feel right at all.” 

Sarah: "We're both essential workers so we never really got a break from the daily routine of work. We actually only went one week without child care. One of the hardest things about 2020 is trying to find a sense of normalcy within a time of chaos and uncertainty. Having the kids here in KinderCare has helped that." 
Sarah and Ryan's Story
Sarah and Ryan's Story
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