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Old 06-21-2016, 11:12 PM
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Help, I lost 3 girls as they aged out and I happened to replace them with all boys. Now leaving only one girl in my daycare. I would have loved to have gotten a girl but everyone who called had a boy!!! I'm worried parents of girl will pull here. She's such a good girl and I love their family.

What do I do.......if anything
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:12 AM
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That's been my situation this last year. If she's been in your care for a while I can't see parents pulling.

That said, I am trying hard to fill remaining spots with girls. I find my days are better when I have a better balance of genders
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:56 AM
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I don't think there is much we can do. I have all girls and one boy!
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:46 AM
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That's real life. There might be times she will be in a classroom with mostly boys or she might one day work in a workplace with mostly men. If the parents notice then smile and say something along the lines of it being a great learning experience for her and she seems to be really enjoying the more active group. Positive spins on things help!

I had a little girl, 3.5 at the time, who was the only girl for about a year (9 or so boys). She was JUST fine. So were the parents.

I also JUST had a little boy's mom (4) ask if he was going to be the only boy here this fall on his days here. She said it'd be good for him if so. I said no, there were a few other boys however I am, and have been, filled with mostly girls.

All of that to say...don't stress!
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:43 AM
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Not a big deal

I have had mostly boys the whole 4 years I have been mostly boys. Currently out of 11 enrolled only are 4 are girls and 1 of those girls is my DD who is in school most the time and the other is only here 2 days a week. My crew plays great together. They all play cars and dolls and picnic and dress up and build blocks and love open ended art and diggin in the dirt

I only had a parent comment once (in relation to a new child starting in August who they met when the child was a doing a few drop in last week), they said "another boy?!" and I said "I can't advertise specifically for little girls...its creepy" They laughed and agreed.

If I had two families interviewing for a spot and I loved them equally - I would take the girl. But so far it hasn't happened.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:47 AM
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Help, I lost 3 girls as they aged out and I happened to replace them with all boys. Now leaving only one girl in my daycare. I would have loved to have gotten a girl but everyone who called had a boy!!! I'm worried parents of girl will pull here. She's such a good girl and I love their family.

What do I do.......if anything
I have only 2 boys and the other 10 are girls... I have not had any parents to ask and they probably haven't even noticed.
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I have gone from almost all girls to almost all boys. I've never even thought about it! My dcf's don't either, I don't think.

Today I have 5 boys and 1 girl.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:50 AM
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I have only 2 boys and the other 10 are girls... I have not had any parents to ask and they probably haven't even noticed.
Mine used to not. But, this past year in at least half of my interviews the family will ask me, "How many girls and how many boys do you have in this class?" I went YEARS with NEVER being asked that. How odd.
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Our kindy class this year had 16 boys and 5 girls. There is something in the water!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:15 PM
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I always have way more boys than girls .Boys outnumber the girls all the time. Girls don't mind playing cars or be tough with the boys.i never really bought girl things/toys.i have a few baby dolls/barbies and a doll bed and they never play with it maby once a month .
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:45 PM
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I have times where the girls out number the boys and vice versa.

I lost a little girl for this reason. Well, that was the excuss her mother gave me. But I really didn't care for the mom because she's on of those, "My baby comes first", type moms.

My suggestion is to make the parents feel like their little girl is the princess of the group. But not in a the way that the "My child first" parents would expect. For example, you may mention how "she is such a little lady of the bunch. Talk about how she balances the day out". Yadda yadda, and so forth. Let them know that you are hoping to get other girls in the group soon. Ask them to inform you if they hear of anyone looking for daycare.

I have preschool aged children so my little boys can be very hyper. I would make sure the boys are given plenty of opportunity and tools needed keep them busy. So they don't get too rough around the girl. Give the little girl some "Girl Time". I had 2 girls and 4 boys. One little girl went on vacation. So I would do things such as give the boys some cars to play with while I played nail shop with the little girl.

I'm sure the parents of the little girl will see that she is well cared for even as the only girl.
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