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Old 02-09-2018, 01:02 PM
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Default Summer Break

I am revising my policies and was wondering what you all do for summer.

How much time do you take off for summer?

Is the time paid/unpaid?

When do you take off? (i.e. one week in June and one week in August, the entire summer, the month of August, whenever you plan to vacation with family, etc.)
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:08 PM
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Last year we took off the first full week of July, and are doing it again this year. We also take off from Christmas Eve Day through New Years Day.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:20 PM
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Last year we took off the first full week of July, and are doing it again this year. We also take off from Christmas Eve Day through New Years Day.
I usually take off the week of 4th of July. Itís my unpaid vacation. Most of my kids go down to part time in the summer. I am really poor in the summer. Teachers kids.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:25 PM
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I take a full week paid sometime during the summer depending on vacation plans, but have considered closing for a few months , finding clients that will work with and not charging of course, just to reset and be able to enjoy those sunny days out and about not stuck in the house.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:02 PM
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I take off July 4th paid and last year I also took off the 3rd unpaid just because I didnít want to open for one day (my slow day anyways) and then be off. I spent the morning with my niece while her mom was at work and we met her for lunch and had a girls day.

This year I am also taking my birthday off. It has been on a weekend since Iíve opened and I wrote that in as a paid day for my 2018 contracts.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:45 AM
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Last year I took a couple extra long weekends. But usually I save my longer vacation for during Christmas when all my kids are home from far away. This year I might opt for a 3 day weekend somewhere but have no plans as of yet, except July 4th I'll be closed, closing early the day before for a dental appointment. Woo-eee.
I charge 52 weeks a year. All dcfs know that going in so if they complain, I close my ears to it. I don't abuse time off.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:37 AM
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Last summer I took 3 weeks in August paid....

I am debating my options this summer.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:20 PM
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bumping to see what more of you do with summer.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:24 PM
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I usually lose a family at the end of the school year and I take a week off unpaid in June. I start interviewing again in July, and I take another week off unpaid at the beginning of August.

I am also very poor in Summer, but it's a trade off, because I love our easy-going Summers. Last Summer I did quite a few field trips for DD and her 4/5/6 yo daycare friends.

Poor...but worth it for me.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:01 PM
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I always take Memorial Day weekend off Friday and Monday.
Labor Day weekend as well (Friday and Monday) but I also take a full week off over the 4th of July.

Those are set in stone.

Some summers I take a day or two here and there and other summers I don't take any more than the above days.

It depends on my current group of families/kids and my plans for the summer.

I set aside X amount of days per year to be used as I see fit. I don't assign "vacation" or "sick" to any of them and just take them for whatever reason(s) I feel I need to.

I will credit or refund parents for any days above and beyond my allotted paid closed days per year.
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I take less time off in the summer. Just the federal holidays. Summer heat and I are not friends, anymore, and lawn/garden/home maintenance takes up the majority of my free time, then.

I take most of my vacation time in Mid Spring and Early Fall. I also (usually) take the week of Christmas.

I "don't charge" for my vacations, but that amount is already figured in to the annual tuition rate. When I cancel a vacation I actually make extra income.
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The past three years I've closed completely for the summer (mid june- mid August). I had mainly teacher families, and those that weren't teacher families found summer care. I LOVED it! This year I'll be working the summer so I can rebuild up our savings after a kitchen remodel last summer.
I'll be down a couple of kids for the whole summer, and most families are taking at least one week vacation so I'll definitely have less kids.
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The past three years I've closed completely for the summer (mid june- mid August). I had mainly teacher families, and those that weren't teacher families found summer care. I LOVED it! This year I'll be working the summer so I can rebuild up our savings after a kitchen remodel last summer.
I'll be down a couple of kids for the whole summer, and most families are taking at least one week vacation so I'll definitely have less kids.
I really really want to take August off and not charge tuition but I am not sure my parents can handle it. They are all SAHMs expect two one of which is a WAHM with lots of family close by, the other is in an office without much help.
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