This post has been updated with changes to the program.
So what’s the latest in Black Friday news?
Black Friday childcare…who would have thought?
Any kind of shopping with kids is tough. Shopping with them on Black Friday is probably a recipe for disaster.
I’m sure you’ve seen the frustrated parents of toddlers and children pushing strollers through crowded malls. And you may have even found yourself asking, “Who would bring a baby out on Black Friday?”
So it makes sense that childcare centers would consider having a Black Friday special.
North Atlanta’s Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Gwinnett is offering a special program to meet the needs of shopping parents.
Parents can drop their kids at Children’s Lighthouse from 4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Black Friday. Company officials say they are responding to parents who are worried about their children in the crowded and often dangerous local retail outlets.
The cost of the program is $25 per child and allows parents to get their holiday shopping done while not worrying about the well-being of their children.
The Black Friday program is open to children age 6 months to 12 years. Children do not have to be students at the school, but do need to pre-register by Nov. 19.
What do you think of Black Friday childcare? Do you know of other such programs in the metro area?
– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog