1)State ratios are a joke. (At least here) While we try- we never have the room completely under control and we will never be able to watch all the kids closely enough for nothing to happen most of the time.
2)If your child is not potty trained by age 3 and in the 3 year old room there is very little we can do to help you with the process from that point forward. There are too many kids int he class and not enough time to take each one to the bathroom every hour like you think we should.
3)Velcro shoes and sip on shoes are the devil. We get sick and tired of putting your 1-2 year olds shoes back on them all day long. Just suck it up and buy the ones with laces-even if they are just for daycare. Wal-mart has some for $5-10.
4)We can't teach a child who is unwilling to cooperate. If you don't teach your child to follow the rules at home what makes you think they will follow the rules at school?
5)No one at daycare taught your kid to bite, hit or scream. It is a natural part of toddlerhood and developmentally appropriate. We don't like it either.
6)We are not allowed to break the school rules for you. Even when you yell and scream and threaten us. It is not out fault your precious little snowflake only eats hotdogs. She can't have them at daycare. No outside food means you to.
7)We love your kids. We really do. We want to hold them and talk to them and hug them but we just can't do it all the time. Part of daycare is learning independence. we can only be one on one with one child at a time and when there are 15 in the class it makes it hard to squeeze in more than a minute or two per child at any given moment. Believe it or not diaper changes are the best time in the world for us. We get to be with just your kid for a few minutes face to face and chat.
8)We can not be expected to never raise our voice in the classroom. Sometimes when things get out of control we have to raise our voice to be heard over the chaos so we can regain a safe level of control. It's not to make your snowflake cry- it is to keep your snowflake from getting hurt.
9)We can't keep your child's expensive designer clothes spotless for you. We will paint, play in the dirt and drink grape juice. You know this yet you continue to send them in their best and get angry when they come home stained. Again, run in Wal-Mart and get a few $5 outfits for daycare. No one here will think less of you.
10)Please don't get angry when we don't know how your little snowflake got a 1/8 of an inch scratch on his forehead. Unless the injury involved screaming chances are we never saw it happen. We have a lot of kids to care for. Thing happen in corners and under the slide that we just don't see. I assure you when we saw it we took care of it but if your child never cried we don't know anything was wrong. We can't be everywhere at once.
I read this on a friends facebook page. As a childcare worker, I find agree with it almost 100%. What do you think of this list? Are you guilty of any of it? Do you agree with it? Just curious! Not supposed to be any kind of debate...
Asked by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Jun. 27, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by tnm786 at 7:08 PM on Jun. 27, 2013
I have worked in several daycares. With the exception of one of them, they all abused the chid/teacher ratio. There were several times that I was left alone with 17-20 two and three year olds (our state ratio of that age is 1:10).
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:20 PM on Jun. 27, 2013
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