Daycare.com Forum Daycare Management Software

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 10-27-2015, 02:29 PM
daycare's Avatar
daycare daycare is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mars
Posts: 16,021
Default It Was My First Time And I Had 3

So today was my very first QRIS FCCERS observation and I had 3 lovely ladies that interrogated my whole home for almost 4.5 hours.


is this normal to have 3 of them ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2015, 03:16 PM
DaveA's Avatar
DaveA DaveA is online now
Daycare.com Member and Bladesmith
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,193
Default

I don't know if it's normal, but it is reason #5379 I want nothing to do with QRIS.

Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Crystal's Avatar
Crystal Crystal is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,955
Default

As an assessor, I have known there to be 2, but not 3. It could have been that 1 or 2 was in training. The reason for more than one is so that there is a consensus on scoring, meaning they have to agree to a firm score before assigning it to you on each element of the FCCERS.

4.5 hours is a long time.....generally 3 at the most.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Crystal's Avatar
Crystal Crystal is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,955
Default

When you say your "whole home" do you mean only child-care areas, or other portions of the home that are off-limits to children? They should not be observing areas of the home that are never used for child care.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Cat Herder's Avatar
Cat Herder Cat Herder is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 13,472
Default

I don't know if it is normal, but I had two for well over 4 hours as well.

NOTHING ran like it would had they not been there. A COMPLETELY inaccurate representation of our routine.

If it does not become mandatory before my next round, I am opting out. Not worth the effort, IMHO.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-27-2015, 04:09 PM
daycare's Avatar
daycare daycare is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mars
Posts: 16,021
Default

lol it was pretty funny, when they were here one of the kids said I am not supposed to talk to you. My teacher said you are just a fly on the wall and to ignore you.

We all laughed so hard.

So basically my whole house is the daycare, excluding the bedrooms. I do have an office which is 100% daycare office and they were in there for an hour alone looking at my books, files and etc.

I dont know why there were 3, but they combed every inch of my daycare with a fine tooth comb. I am almost positive that they read every book and music CD I own. lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-28-2015, 07:08 PM
spedmommy4's Avatar
spedmommy4 spedmommy4 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Northern Oregon
Posts: 933
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daycare View Post
lol it was pretty funny, when they were here one of the kids said I am not supposed to talk to you. My teacher said you are just a fly on the wall and to ignore you.

We all laughed so hard.

So basically my whole house is the daycare, excluding the bedrooms. I do have an office which is 100% daycare office and they were in there for an hour alone looking at my books, files and etc.

I dont know why there were 3, but they combed every inch of my daycare with a fine tooth comb. I am almost positive that they read every book and music CD I own. lol

That seems excessive. I have used the ECERS tool before. (as a grad student) I also don't believe they should have been reviewing your files. Those are confidential. Those files are for you and licensing only.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-28-2015, 07:37 PM
Annalee's Avatar
Annalee Annalee is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5,612
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daycare View Post
lol it was pretty funny, when they were here one of the kids said I am not supposed to talk to you. My teacher said you are just a fly on the wall and to ignore you.

We all laughed so hard.

So basically my whole house is the daycare, excluding the bedrooms. I do have an office which is 100% daycare office and they were in there for an hour alone looking at my books, files and etc.

I dont know why there were 3, but they combed every inch of my daycare with a fine tooth comb. I am almost positive that they read every book and music CD I own. lol
I had three the first time I had an assessment. (2002) but not sure they do that anymore here. Sometimes we do have 2 assessors, though, but one is usually there for a reliability check of the assessor. I will have my 15th assessment in a few months and it is mandated....NO CHOICE FOR US!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-29-2015, 08:18 PM
kitykids3's Avatar
kitykids3 kitykids3 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 589
Default

I had 2 of them the first uear but the last couple years I have had only one and yes they are here 3-4 hours watching, then leave for a half hour lunch, come back and spend another 2-3 hours on paperwork.
__________________
daymommy to 7 kiddos - 5 girls and 2 boys
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-31-2015, 09:04 AM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 10,827
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daycare View Post
So today was my very first QRIS FCCERS observation and I had 3 lovely ladies that interrogated my whole home for almost 4.5 hours.


is this normal to have 3 of them ?
Did they let you know right away how you did or is it a waiting game? And how well do you have to score? Is there a chance they'd be able to shut a person down or is it all basically to help a provider improve their program? (see how intimidated this all makes me? I just picture them coming in and taking my job away )
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
qris

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
How to Incorporate Montessori (Sorry so long!) mamamanda Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 8 05-01-2017 12:44 AM
Restructuring Nap Time - Or New Strategies BigLittleHomeDaycare Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 8 01-08-2016 11:37 AM
Time Outs caregiver Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 32 01-06-2011 07:20 PM
Providers, Do You Have A No Drop Off/Pick Up During Nap Time Policy? Daycare_Mama Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12 10-30-2010 07:18 PM
What is Part Time Care? Greenshadow Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 06-07-2010 07:21 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:44 PM.



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