Good points Matt. I definitely had dietary concerns (but since i have lots of Muslim friends who manage well at daycares in the US i was less concerned). I also understand all the cultural concerns esp if other ppl’s kids aren’t used to a multicultural setting. My child speaks English abd goes to daycare w ppl who don’t all speak Arabic or have same ethnicity so it helps.
Kate makes an imp point about personalities too. Until recently my kid would have HATED something like this, but she has become hypersocial (if still a bit cautious for first 5 mins or so). But yeah, all important points. And the daycare providers are NOT the conference so there may be a disconnect of values there. Thanks for engaging on this topic! Glad the info on AERA is gonna come in handy. Ooh maybe i can keep a database of all such confs?