they get grants from the government as well as your money. They bget plenty from welfare. i don't buy that.
sorry to hear that.
Quoting 4healthyeats:Their state funding was cut big time here back in 09. Many places went under.
They owners get money from parents, grant money, and state welfare. Day care workers do not make near enough for what they do, neither do geriatric care workers. Believe me the employer is doing just fine. He is in Barbados sipping on the mai tai laughing at the underpaid peons.
Quoting 4healthyeats:Remember that daycare centers are a business to make money. If that benefit attracts better more caring/attentive/qualified employees, i dont mind that payment. Their sole source of revenue are what we pay. Where do you think the owner gets the money to pay the employees that are taking care of your kid(s)?
I get what you are saying. DH doesn't get paid leave that has caused us a burden when he had to stay home with the kids. They sent our kids home over a half a dozen times or more for false alarms and exagerations in the last 8 months. I am looking for a per day home provider that isnt looking for a way to save money by sending kids home on thursday afternoon requiring a dr note on made up symptoms i cant seesee
My kids went to a daycare for 9 years where we paid a set fee per week for full time care whether or not our kids attended on any particular day. It was explained to me that they needed to do it that way to retain full time staff, afford to pay benefits, etc. As my kids got great care there, I was ok with the policy. We did get one no-pay week off per year if the kids were absent 5 days straight. Usually, this would be Christmas week so it left a little extra in the budget for presents.
We use an in-home provider. She gets 2 weeks PTO plus holidays paid for. I don't mind. Those days I usually have off as well, so I get paid for them right with her. If I want to use my 2 weeks vacation when she does, I have that option. Otherwise, we do get some vacation time not paid if we take a vacation. I have no issues paying for the extra days because she is an amazing provider and doesn't charge that much to start with.
I never really had a problem with it. They schoo was closed less than 10 days a year and every family got 2 weeks vacation that they didn't have to pay for. If they were closed more often I would have more of a problem. Plus many people would constantly find other arrangements if there wasn't a set fee and the daycare would lose money because they're holding a spot for a child that never comes.
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