E-mail to this site from Natalie W.,
"LOVE IT!!!!!, 16-Jan-08
As a former day care "teacher" I can
tell you everything on your site is 100% accurate, and anyone who disagrees
has never worked in daycare or is in complete denial.
...Don't let the various names, labels, and marketing schemes used to fool
parents work on you. Day cares are all the same, soul-sucking child prisons.
Please put this on your website! I love getting the word out!!!! Keep
Caregiver, Economics, Quality
E-mail to this site from Lisa R from
NSW, Australia, "Childcare worker -uni trained ECT*", 11-Feb-08
*Early Childhood Teacher
I have been teaching 0-12 year old for
15 years, with 3 years permanent at childcare and preschools.
Amongst the many terrible sicknesses I endured all the time, and no one
could care less-kids were allowed to daycare very sick, including whooping
cough... Gastro bugs ALL the time, to name but a few.
...Many children I have observed 'cut themselves off emotionally' to cope
with the environment of institutionalisation, multiple children with poor
social skills, and many other serious things. There is no privacy at all,
and many will experience multiple carers.
Hormones released during mother/father-child/baby bonding are not developed,
and thus many of the children have poor cognitive, language and math skills
- we nickname them 'vegebrains'. They've literally cut their brain
functioning just to cope day-to-day.
E-mail to this site from Kim W, "Used to
be a daycare worker",
I read this site and it is so true. I
worked at a daycare and the manager at the time used to have her toddler
granddaughter there and spent the majority of the time with her while
getting after other kids if they got too close to her "baby." It is true, I
could not love those children like I loved my own, but felt so sorry for
I wish every parent could read this webpage.
E-mail to this site from Rachel N.,
"Have I Been Brainwashed Too?", 25-Feb-08
I am currently employed part time by a
local church's "Child Development Ministry" (referred to as the CDM by
When I stumbled upon this website, I was defensive at first but slowly
started to admit the truth.
I have been working at this center for less than 2 months, and I have yet to
work a full week because of illness.
Before working here, I hadn't taken or needed antibiotics or cold medicine
in over 5 years.
Since starting this job at the center...I have had severe diarrhea &
vomiting twice...I have had an ear infection and sinus infection, and I
currently have a bacterial infection in my blood that can not be identified
and is therefore virtually impossible to treat.
I also feel obligated to point out that this "not-for-profit, child-centered
ministry of the church" is not State-licensed and is not "legally" required
to follow state rules for ratios, etc....
Caregiver, Disease, Quality
E-mail to this site from Zoey S. from
Australia, "Daycarer", 03-Apr-08
As a qualified child care worker I am
happy to find a site that tells it like it is.
(The place where I work) children aged
from 22 months to five years were fed, changed, toileted and made to sleep
together like cattle.
There was no learning--merely trying to keep them all fed and clean before
they got picked up. Most of the time events are staged just before it is
pick-up time. For example, carers will set up toys and activities (e.g.
playdough) just before pick-up time to give the parents the "right idea".
...This (bad situation) was in the older rooms--sorry, it's downhill from
there to the babies' room.
Parents--stop deluding yourselves! Your four-month-old doesn't care that she
is having a learning plan tailored to her needs, all she needs is her
parents love and time. Babies need attention all the time, you gave birth to
them, you love them, why would you leave her with 9 other children under 1
with two staff members? Could you handle 5 screaming babies? Why do you
expect childcare workers to? Think about it...a lady that has just gave
birth to quads would usually get support from family, friends and the
community. How do you expect us to do it?
...Childcarer's don't like to admit how messed up child care is--otherwise
we wouldn't be able to delude ourselves to go back there. ...Sometimes I
want so bad to tell the parents the truth but can't because child care is
like the tobacco industry--all smoke and mirrors and "don't ask, don't tell"
(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