Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Carpooling

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in a day. No time is that truer than on a Saturday morning with a list of chores and activities that the kids need to get to on time. The best thing to do is to make six clones of yourself and give them each a chore to do. The second best thing to do is to organise a carpool schedule with the members of your co-op. While we’re waiting for cloning, the following tips will help make your carpooling run smoothly. 1. These rules are not meant to be broken. As a co-op, work together to determine the rules and boundaries of the carpooling schedule. Understand that these rules are in place for the safety and sanity of all members of the co-op. 2. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. If you have a co-op of five families, come up with a weekly drop off and pick up schedule. Determine if the same parent will do pick up and drop off or if one parent will pick up and another drop-off. Will the kids be walked to school? When will kids be ready to be picked up? What’s the designated pick up and drop off spot? In case the parents are not home? Are car seats needed? Do you need more than one driver? Etc… 3. Communication is the key to success. It’s essential to ensure that all the members of the co-op know what’s going on in regards to the carpool schedule. Make sure to inform the group if a child is sick, doesn’t need a ride to or from school and any potential changes to the program. 4. Always be fair. To ensure no one is stuck doing the early morning pick ups, it’s suggested that your co-op continuously changes the carpool schedule, so everyone gets a sleep in. 5. Do your part. Remember this is a carpool, not car service. If you use the carpool service for rides, please be available to drive for the service as well. 6. No substitution allowed. If for some reason you cannot fulfil your carpool obligations, please DO NOT let someone who is not approved by the co-op to take your shift. The childcare system is an excellent way to get that extra hour or two to yourself to workout, shower, go to the store and all the great things you don’t get to do. It’s also a wonderful way to give back to your co-op and allow you and your child to get to know other members at a deeper level. As your comfort grows, you and your co-op may choose to expend from the reciprocal childcare to include a carpooling and even lunch making schedule. The sky is truly the limit with a village of support.