Instant Live 8: Daddy Daycare

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by SHON GABLES

WFAA

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 10 at 2:02 PM

DALLAS - For one day only, dads ditched their day jobs and took over A.W. Brown Fellowship Leadership Academy in Dallas. 

The school-wide program, known as "Daddy Daycare," allows fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and mentors to play an active role in children's education.

Since the program’s inception in 2003, over 500 fathers and men have participated. Dads have served as classroom teachers, hall monitors, administrators, counselors and coaches. 

William Holmes organized the volunteer program. He said it's a great way for fathers to gain a better understanding "and appreciation of what teachers deal with on a daily basis."

Fathers walked away terribly exhausted, but were given T-shirts that read “I Survived Daddy Daycare!”
 

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