Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-02-2013, 09:44 AM
krosey5's Avatar
krosey5 krosey5 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 64
Default Evaluations

I sent evaluations home with parents a few weeks back. One mom just asked me if it would be ok for her & her husband to come up with an evaluation of their own. One where I would rate them as clients. She said my evaluation got her thinking how it's a 2 way street. Has anyone else ever had a parent do this? Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-02-2013, 09:54 AM
Maria2013's Avatar
Maria2013 Maria2013 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,028
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krosey5 View Post
I sent evaluations home with parents a few weeks back. One mom just asked me if it would be ok for her & her husband to come up with an evaluation of their own. One where I would rate them as clients. She said my evaluation got her thinking how it's a 2 way street. Has anyone else ever had a parent do this? Thoughts?
I've never done any types of evaluation, I can see everyone here is more than happy with the way I run the show and that's all I need to know...no way I would EVER consider evaluating the parents, especially those that might suggest it, in my opinion you either deliver a positive report or that could be the end for some

Families are different, there always gonna be those easier to work with , I feel evaluating them would be like officially "comparing them" to one another could be seen as picking favorites

of course this is JMO
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2013, 09:56 AM
butterfly's Avatar
butterfly butterfly is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,630
Default

Wow, great parent to be so thoughtful! Great provider too for doing evaluations!

I personally don't really care to hear the feedback. Wow that sounds bitter!! But I run my program so it's the best it can be for me and my family. If a parent isn't loving how I do things, I'm not the only provider available... I sound like a huge a$$! But my policies aren't up for negotiations and I don't want them to think they are by completing evals.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2013, 10:15 AM
LaLa1923's Avatar
LaLa1923 LaLa1923 is offline
mommyof5-and going crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,101
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krosey5 View Post
I sent evaluations home with parents a few weeks back. One mom just asked me if it would be ok for her & her husband to come up with an evaluation of their own. One where I would rate them as clients. She said my evaluation got her thinking how it's a 2 way street. Has anyone else ever had a parent do this? Thoughts?
I think this is a great idea and I'd love to have a copy of yours if you would share it!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2013, 10:44 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

The only reason that I do evaluations is yo put them in my professional portfolios and show them to prospectives clients
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2013, 11:07 AM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 10,926
Default

I started doing them last year because it's a requirement for the STARS program. I kind of think they're silly because if a dcp didn't like how you did things, they shouldn't be coming anyways, right? But it does give you valuable feedback that you can work with and hey, it's always nice to hear the positive comments too, right? I need to think about sending another one home soon, it's been a year.
I can't figure out how to copy/paste from it's current format; otherwise I'd share it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2013, 12:09 PM
krosey5's Avatar
krosey5 krosey5 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maria2013 View Post
I've never done any types of evaluation, I can see everyone here is more than happy with the way I run the show and that's all I need to know...no way I would EVER consider evaluating the parents, especially those that might suggest it, in my opinion you either deliver a positive report or that could be the end for some

Families are different, there always gonna be those easier to work with , I feel evaluating them would be like officially "comparing them" to one another could be seen as picking favorites

of course this is JMO
This is why I am on the fence. I don't really have any complaints (to date) on this client & anything we've had in the past has long been resolved. I'm not sure what she'll be looking for me to say.

A girlfriend of mine, also in daycare, said: "No way. You don't go into any other business and ask them to evaluate you as a client/consumer." She has a point. My local grocery store isn't gonna tell me I'm amazing....except to keep me shopping there



Quote:
Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
Wow, great parent to be so thoughtful! Great provider too for doing evaluations!

I personally don't really care to hear the feedback. Wow that sounds bitter!! But I run my program so it's the best it can be for me and my family. If a parent isn't loving how I do things, I'm not the only provider available... I sound like a huge a$$! But my policies aren't up for negotiations and I don't want them to think they are by completing evals.
I understand where you are coming from. My policies aren't up for negotiation either. I didn't really feel that the evaluation gives them the upper hand of "changing" anything, but a very helpful tool incase there are things they are unhappy about.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaLa1923 View Post
I think this is a great idea and I'd love to have a copy of yours if you would share it!
I took the evaluation form from Tom Copeland's book, Family Child Care Contracts & Policies. Very straight forward. This was the first time I sent them out. I may tweak them for next year or not

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
The only reason that I do evaluations is yo put them in my professional portfolios and show them to prospectives clients
This was a major factor in my doing evaluations.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
I started doing them last year because it's a requirement for the STARS program. I kind of think they're silly because if a dcp didn't like how you did things, they shouldn't be coming anyways, right? But it does give you valuable feedback that you can work with and hey, it's always nice to hear the positive comments too, right? I need to think about sending another one home soon, it's been a year.
I can't figure out how to copy/paste from it's current format; otherwise I'd share it.
AGREE!! I felt the same. I actually sent stamped envelopes made out to me INCASE anyone wanted to totally bash me!! Everyone told me to save the stamp next year. BUT I got some really great responses (that I don't hear a lot of) so the evaluations actually made me feel VERY appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-2013, 12:59 PM
EntropyControlSpecialist's Avatar
EntropyControlSpecialist EntropyControlSpecialist is offline
Embracing the chaos.
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: A toasty environment!
Posts: 7,430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
Wow, great parent to be so thoughtful! Great provider too for doing evaluations!

I personally don't really care to hear the feedback. Wow that sounds bitter!! But I run my program so it's the best it can be for me and my family. If a parent isn't loving how I do things, I'm not the only provider available... I sound like a huge a$$! But my policies aren't up for negotiations and I don't want them to think they are by completing evals.
This is how I am as well. ALTHOUGH, I do think it'd be interesting to read their thoughts. Are the ones you gave our anonymous?

That is a sweet parent, though!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2013, 01:22 PM
snbauser's Avatar
snbauser snbauser is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,385
Default

I've done them in the past. I always did simple ones that were like 3 questions - one thing you like, one thing you don't like, and one thing you would like to see.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Meeko's Avatar
Meeko Meeko is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 4,275
Default

Never done it.. Never will.

If a parent has something they are really worried about, they will either talk to me or leave.

I think asking for their input leaves the impression that I am open to maybe change things they might not like.

Seeing in print that Sara doesn't like the fact her child has to take a nap every day isn't going to change a darn thing, but she may think I am interested in knowing because maybe, just maybe....that policy will change. When it doesn't, she may feel the time she put into filling it out was all useless anyway (which it was!) and feel resentful and dismissed.

I prefer to just talk with my clients. If they feel they can't approach me about something in person, or I feel I can't talk to them about something, then we are not a good fit.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
The only reason that I do evaluations is yo put them in my professional portfolios and show them to prospectives clients
By the way, of course I'm only showing the positive evaluations.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
evaluation

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parent Evaluations? Josiegirl Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 0 06-22-2013 03:51 PM
Parent Evaluations of my Program MarinaVanessa Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 01-18-2011 12:43 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:49 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming