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LittleScholars 06:13 AM 08-01-2016
I'm interested in what holidays providers take off (I'm renewing my handbook to give out shortly).

New Year's Day 2017 falls on a Sunday. Do you close the Monday after? Similarly, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. Are you closed the Monday after?

Thanks so much!
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Nurse Jackie 06:23 AM 08-01-2016
If a holiday falls on a weekend I don't take the day before or after and I don't charge for it either. I take New Years,Mlk, Memorial, the 4th, Labor, Veterans, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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organicdclady 06:32 AM 08-01-2016
I close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day/NYE and NY so if both days fall on the weekend I will be closed the friday before and the monday after.
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spedmommy4 06:38 AM 08-01-2016
If a major holiday falls on a Sunday, I observe the Monday after. If Saturday, I observe the Friday before. Typically, unless the parents work in an industry that doesn't observe holidays, (eg: nursing) they will have the day off too. I don't short myself holidays just because one falls on a weekend.
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DaveA 06:39 AM 08-01-2016
If New Year's Day is on the weekend I don't bother with it. I close Dec 25 & 26, so if Christmas is on a Saturday I close Christmas Eve as a makeup. My yearly holiday closures are:

New Year's Day
My Birthday
My Anniversary
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the Friday after
Christmas and December 26th
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Miss A 06:54 AM 08-01-2016
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, I close on the Friday before to observe it. If a holiday is on a Sunday, I close on the Monday following to observe it.

I close:
New Years Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Black Friday (it is not worth it for me to open for maybe 1 kid on this day)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

My 3 day summer vacation is in the middle of July, and I will close from Wednesday, November 15th to Wednesday November 22nd for my wedding, and then Thanksgiving and Black Friday are the 23rd and 24th.
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JackandJill 07:46 AM 08-01-2016
New Years Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec 26

I don't take an extra day if they are on a weekend. I do have 4 paid sick days and take 2 weeks of paid vacation, one in the spring, one in the summer (its next week )
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Unregistered 08:34 AM 08-01-2016
These replies are so helpful! I didn't really have a sense of what was typical.
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MunchkinWrangler 08:43 AM 08-01-2016
I'm confused...for 2017 Christmas Day falls on Monday.
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LittleScholars 08:51 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by MunchkinWrangler:
I'm confused...for 2017 Christmas Day falls on Monday.
Sorry, I meant Christmas 2016. I renew my handbook over the summer so we start the school year out with any necessary revisions (most of my kiddos are gone over the summer).
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284878 08:51 AM 08-01-2016
July 4th is on a Tuesday in 2017. Will anyone take Monday off too?
My DH had the 4th and 5th off this year (2016) and I regret not closing for the 5th also.
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Blackcat31 08:55 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by 284878:
July 4th is on a Tuesday in 2017. Will anyone take Monday off too?
My DH had the 4th and 5th off this year (2016) and I regret not closing for the 5th also.
I take my week long summer vacation over the week of the 4th of July.

In 2017 I will close July 3-7
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MunchkinWrangler 11:02 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by LittleScholars:
Sorry, I meant Christmas 2016. I renew my handbook over the summer so we start the school year out with any necessary revisions (most of my kiddos are gone over the summer).
Oh okay!!! I thought I was losing it for a moment here.

Oh Mondays!!
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MunchkinWrangler 11:04 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by 284878:
July 4th is on a Tuesday in 2017. Will anyone take Monday off too?
My DH had the 4th and 5th off this year (2016) and I regret not closing for the 5th also.
Yeah, I'm thinking about a vacation too, it's the right time of year for a break. That way it's not an awkward week, otherwise, I would be open the Monday before and the Wednesday after.
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MunchkinWrangler 11:07 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by Miss A:
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, I close on the Friday before to observe it. If a holiday is on a Sunday, I close on the Monday following to observe it.

I close:
New Years Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Black Friday (it is not worth it for me to open for maybe 1 kid on this day)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

My 3 day summer vacation is in the middle of July, and I will close from Wednesday, November 15th to Wednesday November 22nd for my wedding, and then Thanksgiving and Black Friday are the 23rd and 24th.
I do the same! I also do early pickup on Halloween, my ds is still very young so early trick or treat and time to get ready. And this year I took off my bday and his so we can do something fun.
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Blackcat31 11:21 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by MunchkinWrangler:
I do the same! I also do early pickup on Halloween, my ds is still very young so early trick or treat and time to get ready. And this year I took off my bday and his so we can do something fun.
I also do early pick up on Halloween but I close the following day. (I do not appreciate the candy-induced hangovers and the cranky kids the following day )

Halloween is my birthday so I used to always take the day off. Now I realize it works better and alot nicer from my end if I just do early pick up and then close the following day.
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MunchkinWrangler 11:51 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
I also do early pick up on Halloween but I close the following day. (I do not appreciate the candy-induced hangovers and the cranky kids the following day )

Halloween is my birthday so I used to always take the day off. Now I realize it works better and alot nicer from my end if I just do early pick up and then close the following day.
Perfect! Then you get to enjoy your evening and relax the next day, that's the absolute best.

I learned from last year to take off our bdays! It's like the dck's know it's a special day so they all come cranky or sick, so this year I chose for us to be able to enjoy our days and get out and do something fun.
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EntropyControlSpecialist 11:54 AM 08-01-2016
2017 (17 paid days off):
March 15-16 Spring Break,
May 1-4 Summer Break,
May 29 Memorial Day,
July 3-4 Independence Day Break,
Sept. 4 Labor Day,
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Break,
Dec. 25-Jan. 1 Christmas Break --- I'm taking that Monday off!

I don't close any other days outside of these. If I had to close because I was deathly ill I would close unpaid.
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Blackcat31 11:56 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by MunchkinWrangler:
Perfect! Then you get to enjoy your evening and relax the next day, that's the absolute best.

I learned from last year to take off our bdays! It's like the dck's know it's a special day so they all come cranky or sick, so this year I chose for us to be able to enjoy our days and get out and do something fun.
The ONE day of the year we should all take off AND be paid for is our birthdays!
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EntropyControlSpecialist 11:58 AM 08-01-2016
Originally Posted by LittleScholars:
Sorry, I meant Christmas 2016. I renew my handbook over the summer so we start the school year out with any necessary revisions (most of my kiddos are gone over the summer).
I'm closed Dec. 19-29 this year (paid). Two full weeks.
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Controlled Chaos 12:00 PM 08-01-2016
2017 Paid Holidays
New Year's Day Observed Monday Jan 2nd
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16th
Good Friday April 14th
Easter Monday April 17th
Memorial Day May 30th,
Fourth of July
Pioneer Day July 24th
August (2 days - not sure which to make a 4 day weekend)
Labor Day September 4th
Halloween October 31st I will be OPEN but closing at 3:30pm.
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday November 23rd - 24th
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (as Christmas Eve is a Sunday in 2017, daycare will be closed the 23rd 26th).

I reserve the right to close for 2 additional vacation or sick days as needed.
If I close for any additional days, I will give a minimum of 2 weeks notice (unless a sick day).
Any days beyond those 2 days will be unpaid and your tuition will be credited for them accordingly.

It looks like a lot lol...most I have ever taken, hope parents don't notice 17 paid days off
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Conoad 12:02 PM 08-01-2016
I take all major holidays off paid. I also take my birthday, the Friday after thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, day after Christmas.
I take my kids' spring break off (my kids are all older) and last 2 years I've closed the whole month of July. I don't charge for spring break or July.
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MunchkinWrangler 12:47 PM 08-01-2016
I take all my holidays, built in personal days every other month and 2 weeks vacation paid which include bdays and random days taken off. I give a free week of vacation unpaid for my families to use whenever they want but has to be consecutive. So I basically do a 51 week paid year. Although when I had to shut down for ds's medical issues, I didn't charge for that week as a courtesy.
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LysesKids 04:02 AM 08-02-2016
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
The ONE day of the year we should all take off AND be paid for is our birthdays!
This year I do get my birthday off lol; it's Labor day this year
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Lil_Diddle 11:59 PM 08-05-2016
I close Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, but I don't charge. It's in my handbook so they have plenty of time to make arrangements. I also close for the following holidays and do charge; good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, thanksgiving and the day after
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KiwiKids 08:04 AM 08-07-2016
I close for the school system's Christmas and Spring Break. I don't officially close on other federal holidays but I rarely have kids on those days. I can't think of a single instance in the last two years I ended up working one of those holidays.
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renodeb 03:42 PM 08-08-2016
I take the school holidays off and Christmas eve/ day/ and day after, plus I close at noon the day before thanksgiving/thanks giving and the day after. I dont take monday off if it falls on a sunday.
Deb
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