E-mail to this site from Holly
I am one of the rare people who actually
had a BS in Early Childhood Development when I worked in Day care. I started
at a University daycare while in college and after graduation moved on to a
State Accredited day care. I realized soon after graduation that all my
classes brainwashed me. I was fed how wonderful day cares were day-in and
day-out for 4 years.
I worked only 4 hours at a time while
in school so I didn't see the REAL side of day care. Upon graduation I got
my own "classroom" of 11 kids. I was supposed to prepare lesson plans for
2-year-olds -- how absurd.
I tried my best
to treat the children like I would want mine treated but it wasn't the same.
I was depressed at my inability to make a difference...
The directors of the
center cared only about appearances and money. We were lucky when we got
When I got pregnant I stayed until I
had my daughter and then sent them a resignation letter while on maternity
leave. It would have cost me money to work there and have my child with me
(my employee discount was $10.) I wouldn't be able to see my child during
the day to nurse because "it could disrupt her routine." I have never looked
back. I have been against day-cares ever since.
E-mail to this site from Angela
I am a daycare worker and I have seen
and heard some of the most disgusting things ever!
Being in daycare for three years and worked for two centers, I have come to
this assumption; "They are all the same....MONEY!!!!"
Some kids are singled out, labeled, and talked about... (clothes, hair,
Some workers are there for just a paycheck and not caring about the kids at
If only the parents could be a fly on the wall at some centers and see
what goes on they would be very upset.
E-mail from Dena,
"Nice to see somebody speaking the truth!"
I used to work in a few different
daycares, changing mostly because I didn't like the practices... I actually
got my degree in early (childhood) education.
Now, being a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids I realized ahead of time I could
never drop my kids off to those places just to see them get treated like a
number instead of an individual...
...Thanks for a great, truthful website.
E-mail to this site from a home daycare
"Like your site"
Hi I am an in home day care provider.
I totally agree with you......
Before I had my daughter I loved kids who weren't mine, but now that I am a
mother it's changed and I agree with you...
...Anyway, I agree with your site and wanted you to know as a provider I am
phasing out of this 'business'. It truly is an empire. It needs to end!
(There are many other quotes
by daycare workers and teachers found throughout this website.
To find these quotes, go to the Search Page and
enter the word, "Caregiver".
March 08, 2009