I've done babysitting and I wrote down each day accomplishments of the kids I watched for the parents. And at the end of the day before parents came for pickup, a special accomplishment whether it was a drawing or word, sentence whatever - I phoned a parent to give them heads up to ask child about at pickup or on way home. But I didn't always say what the accomplishment was -
I was a home daycare provider and I had a small amount of kids to watch. A larger day care provider center could have difficulties doing that because of number of children maybe.
I encourage you to tell a provider be it a private babysitter or larger center - that you want to be told of accomplishments and difficulties day of happening - not end of week or every two weeks.
Actually, even a center should be able to write a one or two, three word sentence of accomplishment or difficulty in a daily folder for a parent to read, something for parents.
at 10:10 AM on Oct. 9, 2009