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Old 07-03-2020, 01:35 PM
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For those of you that work in a daycare center or home in Alabama and have school agers, what will you do when the kids the kids go back to school and they decide to do it online. Will you help them or will they be on their own or will you tell the parents that you cannot help them and they will have to figure it out on their own???
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:43 AM
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I have my own DD that would be doing online work and personally it would have been helpful to me to have DCB do some kind of school work at the same time.

I am not sure if I would be willing to do online stuff with him but over seeing his reading or writing or basic math would be great. Then DD would not felt so rushed and DCB would had something else to do besides bothering her while she worked (during nap/quite time) (For the record he did have other things he could do, he just choose to bother DD)

Now if I didn't have DD doing school work too then I may feel differently. However my policy for SA kids is for them to read for at least 20 minutes either way during quite time.
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:34 AM
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As a parent, if my child is unable to do his school work (for distance learning) in a daycare setting, I would be forced to find a new arrangement. There are simply not enough hours in the day for him to be in daycare 8 hours and then come home and do homework for 4-5 hours.

read: no wifi available, not allowed to bring a computer, etc.
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:52 AM
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Parents are responsible for their children's education. Online education is four hours per day. I homeschooled mine (online public school) AND ran my daycare 10 hours per day for a few years. Not at the same time. It can be done.

Daycare providers already have their hands full with their daily responsibilities.

It is going to be tough, no doubt, but I have no intention of carrying someone else's load.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:41 PM
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I don't believe for a minute your school aged children were not able to do some of their work independently while you ran your daycare. What about their class meetings on zoom? Any scheduled reading groups, etc?

I get home from work after picking up my children at 5:45pm. If they start their work at that time they would go to bed at 9:45? If they eat dinner while working? They would literally miss all of their teacher meetings during daycare hours.

Of course it is your choice as a provider to not to help, but I would need to quit my job, hire a nanny, or leave my child home alone before I could send to your daycare.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:54 PM
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I don't believe for a minute your school aged children were not able to do some of their work independently while you ran your daycare. What about their class meetings on zoom? Any scheduled reading groups, etc?

I get home from work after picking up my children at 5:45pm. If they start their work at that time they would go to bed at 9:45? If they eat dinner while working? They would literally miss all of their teacher meetings during daycare hours.

Of course it is your choice as a provider to not to help, but I would need to quit my job, hire a nanny, or leave my child home alone before I could send to your daycare.
I would be perfectly OK with choosing a nanny as that falls into the realm of nanny care. I don't know any group childcare provider than can add that heavy load without neglecting actual care and supervision of other children.

My kids had two parents doing their part. We worked in the mornings, nights, days off and weekends to complete their work. They did not have access to the internet unsupervised, they did their book reading, art and handwriting practice on their own.
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:23 PM
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The plain truth is this is the parents and public school systems problem to solve. Not daycare's.

If daycare can be open so can schools. This expectation that we take up all the slack for a fraction of the income is flipping ridiculous.
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:58 PM
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I don't mean to take it out on you, Happy Mom, I am just so tired of everything always falling to us. Why does society think we are more capable than any other human yet are not willing to pay us what we are worth? Why should we be responsible for anything other than child care while the parent is at work?
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I absolutely agree.

I hope that they open schools in the fall. I think our kids are missing out on a lot.
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I absolutely agree.

I hope that they open schools in the fall. I think our kids are missing out on a lot.
So much. It isn't even possible to duplicate it.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:07 PM
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I'm not taking it out on you, either. Just simply stating that it wouldn't work for my family to have a provider that wasn't able to adapt.

I know many of you guys do not take SA children anyway. My daycare center has already gone out of their way to adjust to keep SA children all day while schools are closed (once they reopened late spring, anyway). If they chose to be open all day to school agers in the fall, and IF schools are closed....I would ONLY keep my 3rd grader in daycare if he is given some time to work on his work. If not, I would have to figure something else out.

Since March, he worked on his work from home (while my husband was in his office working) and if he needed help and my husband was unavailable I could help him remotely. I am lucky because he was a very responsible 7/8 year old and took his school work very seriously.

I also have many friends of 2nd/3rd graders that simply threw in the towel and quit online school. I worry about children being left behind if schools remain closed.
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Oh, I get it. I just don't see it as adapting. I see it as a separate service that should be charged heavily for. It is not our job.

Maybe the public school funding that my taxes go to should be paying for this service to be outsourced.
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Oh, I get it. I just don't see it as adapting. I see it as a separate service that should be charged heavily for. It is not our job.

Maybe the public school funding that my taxes go to should be paying for this service to be outsourced.
Definitely
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My client's prayers have been answered, here. School will start on time in my county.

"We will have temp checks before entering the bus and school for everyone. We will allow masks but not mandatory. Lunch will be in the classrooms and a few other things. Iím sure it will be different but better than the alternative."

Whoop!!
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Sounds like a dream!
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I do not accept school aged kids ‘normally‘
However since nothing is normal right now I have 2 previous daycare kids that were in school (one kindy/one first grade) and I have 3 that should go off to kindy this fall.

If our schools do not open I am willing to provide time and ‘moderate’ supervision (wi-fi too) but will be charging a fee on top of my regular rate for this additional responsibility.

There is NO way I’d do it without additional monetary compensation. I’d also probably follow the school calendar and having ‘off’ school days with no school work/time required.

I wouldn’t do this for anyone other than my current SA kids.
I wouldn’t enroll new SA for any amount of $
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