E-mail to this site from Emily G., "What
Daycare Workers Say", 6-May-11
Wanted to take a minute and thank you
for your website!
Parents who think they are 'helping' their toddler by
preparing them for school and teaching them socialization are sadly
mistaken. The toddlers spent most of their day crying, being bitten, being
yelling at, and getting ignored.
Daycare workers aren't stupid. They can put on a 'show' to parents and make
it seem like they are happy and interacting with the children when in
reality they could care less. They know when parents are expected to arrive
or are warned by phone or coworkers and scramble to change diapers, wipe
noses, and cover up mistakes.
If you love your children DO NOT send them to
daycare. You are mistaken and naive if you think they (the children or the
staff) are happy there. I will never work in a childcare center again.
Again, thanks for the great website!
E-mail to this site from Mellissa,
Wow, I have to say that almost
everything I read on your site, I have seen myself in the last ten years of
being a caregiver!
I wish parents really would see what goes on in centers. Just wanted
to say my feelings on the issue!! Your site is great!!
E-mail to this site from Susie N.,
"I just quit my job at a preschool",
I just quit my job at a preschool
(daycare). We had kids with behavioral issues, yet our ratio was the same as
for normal kids. We never spent quality time with the kids because we were
constantly making sure they were not killing each other or doing something
unsafe. Because misbehavior feeds off each other we spent the majority of
the day correcting misbehavior. Some of the sweet kids got picked on by
other kids, like punched in the face and actually bleeding...
E-mail to this site from Lisa W.,
"Worked in Daycare: Horrified by Experience",
...before I worked as a lead teacher in
one of the nation's premier commercial daycare/preschool centers, I was a
huge proponent of preschool. I am a credentialed teacher...
I took a job offered to me at one of the best reviewed/distinguished
preschool/daycares in the country. My experience
at this preschool/daycare was one of the worst experiences of my life...
Most of these big corporate preschools are run by money hungry owners, who
will skip on every thing they possibly can, including sanitary supplies.
This commercial daycare center grossly misrepresented everything from what
curriculum was taught, what food was served during the day, and teacher
I regularly witnessed administrators lying to potential clients when touring
the school. I also witnessed many events in which the school was negligent
on actual safety procedures. These institutions will do anything they can to
not report incidents to the state or to parents, so as not to be fined by
the state licensing body or receive bad reviews. The school I worked at
looked like a wonderful place to leave your child. However all the posted
calendars of activities, menus, monthly curriculum guides, and daily sheets
posted were all lies.
Teachers sign confidentiality agreements when hired
and are not allowed to speak with parents about any issues without
director approval. It hurt my heart not to be able to warn parents of the
lies they were told daily.
I wish all parents could know of the dangers that they place their
children in when attending daycare/preschool centers. What the center looks
like on the surface, is not what actual happens under the surface.
If a parent notices a high turn-over rate in a daycare/preschool, it should
be a huge red-flag warning. Teachers cannot talk about the behind the scenes
happenings. All they can do is quit the job and file complaints with the
state licensing agency. I will be filing my complaints later this week.
I am so glad that there is a great website like yours to warn parents of
daycare/preschool dangers. I just wish more educators and parents knew about
the horrible conditions, at even the best preschools.
I would never, ever, ever leave my child in the care of one of these centers
after seeing what actually goes on behind the scenes. The owners and
administrators were like used car salesman/women when parents were present.
When parents weren't there they were totally different, horrible people.
E-mail to this site from Pamela H., 20-Jun-11
As a future ex-employee of a daycare
center I agree 100% with your site. ...they are herding (many) toddlers into
one room with 2 teachers...It's pitiful...I will do what I can to advertise
(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".
August 03, 2011