Posted by Lynne, owner of
Imagination Station Early Learning Center, Florida
'Daycare' sounds like 'babysitting' and
anyone can do that. Use 'preschool' or 'learning center' in your title (of
your daycare business). It will give your parents a sense of
assurance knowing they're (the children are) not being babysat all day".
-- from wordlab.com
Wordboard Forum about selecting a name for a daycare business
e-mail to this site from Joyce
You are right on many counts - I've
worked in two daycare centers - one was always trying to mess with ratios
(the director refused to get rid of one worker whom I thought was abusive to
the toddlers in my care because she was "at least a warm body") You do
get workers who are underpaid and want to move on to jobs that are higher
paying. The work in a daycare center is backbreaking work.
...Parents...want the "academic" stimulation of a center, etc. They
are sold on the (mistaken) idea that kids need to be socialized.
...kids need to bond, learn security, have long spans of time to play, learn
how to do things themselves in their own time -- none of this happens at a
E-mail to this site from LauraRose
I worked at (a childcare center) for
about a year and eight months. They were horrible. Didn't care
about the children or ratio. They made their Mac and cheese one time
with flour and water to avoid having to pay for the cheese. They're
full of empty promises and lies. They (the daycares) tell the parents
they keep more staff than needed in the rooms and then when the tour is
over, they pull teachers so they're out of ratio.
They don't pay workers more than (minimum wage) and don't pay overtime and we had to
stay more than 3 times a week late. AWFUL!
I HATE DAYCARES!
Category = Caregiver, Economics, Quality, Regulations
E-mail to this site from Kristi
I agree with
your views on parenting and the effects of daycare. For
some reason, after 9 years of staying home with my children I decided I
could offer a quality, safe place for children whose parents had to work
outside of the home. I was so miserable in the first month, I had to
stop. My children no longer had a home of their own. No
matter what the activities I had planned were or the food I had prepared, no
one was happy. These kids need their parents. My heart goes out to
those who really have no choice but to do daycare. I also feel for the
children whose parents work full-time so they can support the lifestyle that
they feel they need above raising their children.
As if a newer car or bigger house is more important than a child's need for
family. It's just so sad.
Category = Caregiver, Economics, Quality
(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".
May 17, 2011