Critical Acclaim for Dear Daycare Parent

Press Release

Jul 20, 2016

Dear Daycare Parent, a new book for parents with children in daycare, recently garnered starred reviews from two publishing industry icons: Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

​Two industry-leading trade publications have honored Dear Daycare Parent: The Must-have Guide to Daycare for Working Parents with “starred reviews”.  In their May 15, 2016 edition, Library Journal stated, “This visually pleasing title for day-care parents does not disappoint.” Library Journal recommended the book for all libraries.  On June 13, 2016 Kirkus Reviews bestowed a starred review to Dear Daycare Parent, and stated, “An indispensable manual for parents venturing into the unknown territory of day care.”

Jo-Ann Parylak and Jackie Rioux, co-authors of Dear Daycare Parent, set about creating a practical resource for new parents. The book details all aspects of a typical daycare or preschool day and arms parents with the information they need to make the experience the best it can be for themselves and their child.

Of the recent honors, Rioux commented, “Recognition is nice. It tells you that the work you’ve put in to help new parents manage the daycare experience has value. We took our 45 years of experience and boiled it down to practical advice for any parent with a child in daycare. Positive reviews from these important and credible publications give assurance to parents that Dear Daycare Parent is worth their time.”

Dear Daycare Parent contains over 101 tips, each with a key point, a detailed description of why it is important, and is augmented with a real-life example. Illustrations throughout, along with an occasional story of how a situation was handled, complement the text and drive home the value of the information being shared.

Dear Daycare Parent is available at libraries, leading book retailers, and online from or direct from the publisher at

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