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Pulled From The Daycare Forum

Pulled From The Daycare Forum

Hunni Bee said: “I work in a center, and we have an Infant/Young Toddler Room. There’s a about 5 kids in there…2 14 or 15-month olds, 2 just-turned-one’s, and 7 month old. (At 18 months they go to the Toddler Room). They all cry ALL DAY LONG. They are not neglected, the teacher attends to ...

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The Right Time To Introduce Baby Food

The Right Time To Introduce Baby Food

AnneCordelia says: I run my program like this: Those in the ‘under 1′ category require 18-24oz of formula breast milk daily. Under 8mos only gets bottles from me…parents can do the 1 or 2 meals of solids that an infant needs between 6-8 months (every major medical organization recommends waiting until a minimum of 6 ...

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Offering a “No Nap” Service

Offering a “No Nap” Service

Naptime is one of the hottest debate topics on every child care internet forums I have participated in. It’s one of the top ten discussions that has come up consistently thru the many years I have been providing care and counseling providers. At least once a month the subject works its way into our discussions. ...

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Allowing Comfort and Transitional Items From Home into the Daycare Environment

Allowing Comfort and Transitional Items From Home into the Daycare Environment

SunflowerMama said: I’m thinking about changing my policies so that the only thing coming each day is the child (and 5 diapers on Monday to send the kids home in). They could also have ONE small lovie for nap time. I will provide nap mats/blankets and changes of clothes. I’m just getting a little overrun ...

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There Is No Correct Way to Play With Any Toy

There Is No Correct Way to Play With Any Toy

In one of our forum threads Blackcat31 wrote: I do want to mention that there is no “correct” way to play with any toy. Children should be allowed to do as they please with them and we should never limit them to playing with something in a manner in which adults decide.  www.Daycare.com/forum I think ...

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Should We Teach Young Children To Say They Are Sorry?

Should We Teach Young Children To Say They Are Sorry?

We had a discussion this week about forced apologies on the Daycare.com forum. www.Daycare.com/forum/ Forum member Youretoolound asked the question: “What do you think about a forced apology?” By forced, I mean something like “you can’t go play until you say you’re sorry”. I care for children ages birth to five. I don’t think the ...

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The Parent That Calls Every Day

The Parent That Calls Every Day

Forum member “SilverSabre25″ asked “How often do your dcps call you during the day  just to check up on their child?” www.Daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28404 It’s not unusual for clients to want to check in via phone with you for the first two week or so of their child’s daycare. They are nervous and don’t know the provider ...

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Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

Doctors Notes: Return to Daycare

We had a discussion on Daycare.com brought up by forum member “daycare” that got me to thinking about the policies in my child care regarding ill children returning to care. Ugh vent… Kid has Croup “So the DCM that said kid has a fever from teething turned out that the DCP took her to the ...

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Daycare Is Not For Sissies

Daycare Is Not For Sissies

If you are going to do childcare you have to be tough. It’s a hard job! Often when providers start out they have a vision it will be easy to take on a kid or two while they have the luxury of staying home with their own little ones. Over time many providers realize the ...

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