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how old is too old for daycare?

At what age did you or do you plan to stop sending your child to daycare (for you to attend work)?

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PROGENITOR

Asked by PROGENITOR at 5:53 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I'm not sure what you mean, what age do you leave your child home alone after school?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • the day care i used to work at would not take 13 years olds unless they had a disability or unless they would be there for a full 8 hours. But anything under 6 hours they thought a 13 year old could handle it on they're own. They day care would accept "children" with disabilities up until the age of 18. I don't think that's all day care, but that's how the one i worked at went.
    FinleyFirst

    Answer by FinleyFirst at 5:57 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • yes, peanutsmommy, that is part of it. there is also the time during summer to consider. when is it reasonable to say the kid is old enough to not go to a daycare? Let's say, a responsible child with no behavior issues or cognitive delays.
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 6:44 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Once my child attends school, daycare won't be necessary. She'll be in school while I am at work.
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 9:23 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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