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DaycareMama 03:53 PM 11-02-2011
How many one and two year olds do you have? What is your max that you are comfortable with? Do you have an assistant or just you?
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wdmmom 04:19 PM 11-02-2011
Right now I have 2 1 year olds and 2 2 year olds and I have a part time assistant.

My 1 year olds are both 14 months, I have a fresh 2 year old and a 2 1/4 year old. I've had the 2 1/4 year old since birth, I've had 1 of the 14 month olds since birth.

I wouldn't want to add any more 1 or 2 year olds. They are enough.
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AnneCordelia 04:20 PM 11-02-2011
I currently have 3 1yo DCKs and 1 3yo DCK. I also have a 1yo and a 3yo of my own.

I think the 4 1yos is my limit. I am quite comfortable with my days and they go smoothly for everyone. But I think adding another toddler to the mix might do me in. I do think I could add a 2yo or another 3yo definitely.

It's just me here. No assistant.
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MNMum 04:28 PM 11-02-2011
After Thanksgiving this is what I will have

12 week old (T & Th)
13 mo old
16 mo old
25 mo old (mine)
3.3 year old
3.3 year old

I'm full except for M & W. All boys except the 2 youngest. I run my tail off, do not sit down until naptime, and that is usually only for a few minutes. Getting circle time done is difficult and I have been trying to find ways to separate the toddlers during these times. So far they mostly cry at the gate, whether they are gated in or out.

With that being said, they are a great group. The most advanced usually helps the youngers get coat/shoes on. We have lots of rules in order to accomplish anything... At the end of the day, they are all fed/clean/safe, so I feel I've accomplished the parents goal.

I don't have an assistant, unless my 9 yo girl is out of school. She's wonderful. My husband on the other hand, if he is off of work, just gets in the way
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small_steps 04:34 PM 11-02-2011
I have 9...but can have 10 right now by myself. I have 2 18 month olds, 1 12 month old, 2 that are about 2 & 1/2, 2 that are 3, and 2 that are 4. I would only take a child over 2 or possibly 3 right now unless I hire an assistant and I'm thinking of doing that soon. If I do I will take 3 more any ages.
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blueclouds29 04:42 PM 11-02-2011
I have my own DD that's 2 1/2 the oldest in the group. DCK's---- 2 year old, 18 month old, 16 month old, & 14 month old. In Jan i will be getting a newborn and dropping my 16 month old (part-timer). I'm also due in May. I work by myself and this is def enough kids for me.
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DaycareMama 05:01 PM 11-02-2011
It is such a great age group but my goodness by the end of the day I am exhausted. If I go into a store and hear a child screaming I leave!

The problem is I haven''t gotten a call for over 3 in YEARS!! Its all birth- 2 year olds or the kid who is allergic to everything

I miss 3 and 4 year olds.
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daycare 05:11 PM 11-02-2011
because I teach a preschool program, I only will take on in diapers at a time. Otherwise, I would never be able to teach.

so my ages are 20 months to 5years

Usually I have

20 months (diapers)

2.5 (potty trained)
2.5 PT
3.0 PT
3.5 PT
4.0PT

I am max 6 kids at this age group
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laundrymom 08:10 PM 11-02-2011
I have right now
4
3
3
2
2
2
18m
13mo
11mo
9mo

It's just me except sometime my own kids are here (20,18,13&10)

I feel comfy with those numbers. My 4yr is almost 5 and will be going to school next year. I'll replace him with another infant. As young as possible. And start it all over again.
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mismatchedsocks 06:03 AM 11-03-2011
I usually have infants, but they have all grown up on me. So now I have

17 month mthf
16 month tuw
13 month m-f
14 month f
2 1/2 m-f
2 1/2 m-f
2 1/2 m-f
2 3/4 m-th
3 year m-f
3 year tuw
4 year mthf

Had all of them since birth! Lots are siblings! I have an assistant, but only for ratios, I can only have a certain number of kids under 2. I could do on my own, but glad I dont have to!
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