Amidst the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is experiencing closures of centres, institutions, and non-essential services. Many parents are challenged to keep their children’s routines at home as they would have at daycares.
Jana Malca, Head of the CHW Terry Schwartzfeld Ottawa Daycare Centre in Acco, found the recipe for success during these unsettling times:
“It’s been tough for everyone since the mandatory closure of all educational institutions in Israel, including our very daycare centre. All of us are still learning to adjust to this new reality and trying to cope. I was surprised to receive so many requests from parents, struggling during feeding time with their children at home.
We decided to share our daily menu and feeding schedule so that parents could continue the routine at home with their children. When we heard parents were still struggling with recipes, we also started making videos of the most popular dishes!
So far, we have created step-by-step instructions for the most loved dishes, including our homemade vegetable soup, chicken stir-fry, and fish ball recipes.
We have a special bond with our children and their families. Although we cannot come together at this time, we are always here to support them, and we continue to communicate with them daily. I believe when life presents lemons, make lemonade!”