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View Poll Results: Ages?
>24 6 5.31%
25-30 24 21.24%
31-40 43 38.05%
41-50 25 22.12%
51-60 15 13.27%
61-70 0 0%
71-80 0 0%
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:47 PM
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Default Daycare Providers Age

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:50 PM
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If anyone replies and is in the 71-80 group I say we nominate them as provider of the year!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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If anyone replies and is in the 71-80 group I say we nominate them as provider of the year!
There is a lady down from me that I believe is in early 70's
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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I celebrate the 31st anniversary of my 21st birthday next weekend..
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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If anyone replies and is in the 71-80 group I say we nominate them as provider of the year!
There are days when I feel like I'm over 70
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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There is a lady down from me that I believe is in early 70's
Holy buckets! I couldn't imagine dealing with some of the stuff we deal with regularly at that age.

I know a lot of older people are pretty spry physically...I meant mentally as I KNOW I grow less tolerable as I age.

Well, maybe not less tolerable but more outspoken about things that pee me off and if I spoke up everytime I want to, I wouldn't have any clients
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:08 PM
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My sub just turned 80 and loves coming over here!

Its so hard to find a sub that doesn't work, family, kids, traveling, wants to be around kids, not busy with retirement, etc.

I actually saw a couple on tv celebrating their 80th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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My sub just turned 80 and loves coming over here!

Its so hard to find a sub that doesn't work, family, kids, traveling, wants to be around kids, not busy with retirement, etc.

I actually saw a couple on tv celebrating their 80th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!
My grandma is a sub for us at 75. She is amazing, the kids love her!
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I celebrate the 31st anniversary of my 21st birthday next weekend..
Happy early b-day!!
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I'm 44 and if I am still doing it when I am in my 70s I hope the kids are trained to change my diapers.
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I'm 44 and if I am still doing it when I am in my 70s I hope the kids are trained to change my diapers.


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I'm 24 but my birthday is in May.
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I'm a baby...haha. I'm 21.
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I'm 24 but my birthday is in May.
I know you are young because you round your age UP. I have kids almost your age!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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I'm a baby...haha. I'm 21.
I'm 21 too, but I probably wont start it until I am 22 or 23, I want to finish community college first.

The provider I used to work for started daycare in the 70's when she was 17- but she started in a van then did it out of a clients home and offered them free daycare (can't do that now).
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I'm 24. Close in age to Patches. I'll be 25 in April.
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Thirtyflippintwo!

I tell EVERYONE that I'm 29. And I will FOREVER My kids even tell people I'm 29...... Sweet babies
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I'm 24. Close in age to Patches. I'll be 25 in April.
That's funny.....Really close
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I'm 12, today. 5 + 7 = 12
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I'm 24. Close in age to Patches. I'll be 25 in April.
I am also 24, and will be 25 in April.
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I'm 39
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:38 PM
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I am 29. Actually 29 though.
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I'm 38, started home daycare just before I turned 32 and had worked as a nanny full time from 18yrs til I opened my daycare.
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I'm 26
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:29 AM
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Thirtyflippintwo!

I tell EVERYONE that I'm 29. And I will FOREVER My kids even tell people I'm 29...... Sweet babies
This is me! I'm 29. And I will be 29 again this year! (actually I'm 30)



My grandmother is in her late 70's and is still working full time...as a teacher/kindergarten! I'm telling you, nothing beats good health, that woman puts me to shame!
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I'm 44 and if I am still doing it when I am in my 70s I hope the kids are trained to change my diapers.
I am also 44. (I think )

If I am still doing child care when I am in my 70ies, I hope Apple will have developed an app that will change diapers by then.

One for potty training would be good too!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:16 AM
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Is it a bad thing when you have to try to remember how old you are??

I'm 38 but unfortunately look much younger. I still get carded at the casino.
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I am 29. Actually 29 though.
Comedian eh?!
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Grams helped me here till she was about 79/80. Then dementia came and my gpop passed and she moved in. Still 'helped' but not alone. She loved the kids. I think it kept her young. Miss her not being here.
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"I celebrate the 31st anniversary of my 21st birthday next weekend.."

Me too! I was only 28 when I started. Now I feel old
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I turned 24 in November. Not sure if I'll still be doing this in my 70's though!!
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i am 33 i am still shocked i am older than some of the parents kids that i watch.
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When I first started daycare I had a dcp ask me "How long do you think you are going to be doing daycare?" My reply was "I will probably be doing this when the dck's call me Granny." Well, guess what my dck's call me? I will be 60 on the 24th of this month. I think I have a good 10 more years in me.
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i am 33 i am still shocked i am older than some of the parents kids that i watch.
I look forward to that day. I am younger than all of them.
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I'll be 35 next Tues
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One of the best ladies I ever worked with in child care was 70 and had worked at that center for 30 years!
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I started my business when I was 26, when my oldest was just 6 weeks old. In some ways that seems like yesterday! Boy have I learned a lot & most of it the hard way! Wish I had this forum back then!
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I'm 34!
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I'll be 60 this summer. I've been doing this for 2 years this month, and I know it's made me younger. I had bad knees when I started, I sort of plunked to sit in the floor and getting up required holding onto a chair. It was not a pretty sight. Now, I'm up and down like I'm 17 again.

Edited to answer the kid question. I don't have any kids, but I have 3 step kids. They are 47, 45, and 42. My great-grandson is 5.
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Do any of you NOT have kids of your own? or am I the only one?
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Do any of you NOT have kids of your own? or am I the only one?
You could post a poll asking what age ranges providers kids are in and IF they have any at all.
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25. I am most definitely younger than my dcps. But I have an 8 year old and a three year old that I grew up quick for
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i am 33 i am still shocked i am older than some of the parents kids that i watch.

Alot of my parents are my age (40's) but have children in the age range of 2-5 for the youngest child and the oldest in their late teen's, early 20's!

Some though didn't start their families till mid-30's and the oldest is 10, youngest is 4.
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Comedian eh?!
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Do any of you NOT have kids of your own? or am I the only one?
I do not. But I wish I did.
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