E-mail to this site from D.V., 23-Jul-11
I have worked in daycare centers off and
on since I was 14 years old. I have witnessed many (bad) things. I often
feel as though I am given far too many children to deal with. I also am
given children who have many problems at home, those who have difficulty
sharing at all which makes you feel as though you should have on a referee
striped shirt with a whistle! It is often difficult to deal with so many
different personality types at one time. I, as a daycare aide, would
not put my children in a
E-mail to this site from M.H., "Just
Another Voice", 28-Jul-11
I just want to let you know that I
wholeheartedly agree with this website.
Every day is awful and my heart breaks for these children. That is too much
for a job to ask. I have nightmares about my job. I go home crying.
All of the children ask for daddy and mommy all day and I'm really trying to
do the best I can, but I just can't replace their parents. No one can. These
children need their parents,...
(My supervisor reminded me) "we only tell (parents) positive things about
their child, no negative." I signed a contract of confidentiality upon
employment, and wish I never had, because I do NOT agree with withholding
the truth from parents. I feel evil. I feel dishonest.
I am going to do everything in my power to ensure that my child never has to
set foot inside a daycare. It is awful.
E-mail to this site from Beth C., "Love
your site!", 2-Aug-11
I just wanted to let you know that I
love your website. As a former teacher in an institutional daycare setting,
I have seen the horrors (no, I don't believe that's too strong of a word!)
that can occur there, and the damage done to young children...
As noted on your site, I am one of the majority who has worked in the field
who decided my children would NEVER be placed in daycare of any kind.
Please keep doing what you can to spread the word about the dangers of
daycare! only parents could be a fly on the wall at these centers...I'm sure
most would make the financial sacrifice to keep their babies and toddlers at
home where they are best loved and cared for...
Again, keep up the great work!
E-mail to this site from Lucy S., "thanks!",
I'm so glad I found your website. I've
worked in Daycare "Preschool" for 7 years and am looking for another job.
Children don't belong in group care...I cry while driving home a lot of days
because it is so stressful. And I am an adult. If it is stressful for
me, then it must be much more so for the children.
I work in one of the highest quality centers in the US. We always get the
highest ratings and are NAEYC certified as well as certified by our state,
which has very strict ratings. Our teachers all have college degrees and
most report liking children as their reason for choosing to work
It is beginning to hurt my soul to go to work because I know this is not the
best place for these children. I really cannot do this much longer. I
am an excellent caregiver, but when I respond to a child with "You'll be ok"
when he's crying cause Mommy left for work and I KNOW he won't be ok unless
mommy decides to stay home with him, I really need another job in another
I really am glad for this website so that I can see I am not alone in my
views and I am not just crazy and old-fashioned.
E-mail to this site from Lori B., "Daycare
Is Not For Me!",
I was relieved to find your site, and to
see that there are so many other people who feel the way I do about
daycare. I worked at one of the best childcare centers in my city.
Do people really think that 1 person is capable of providing quality care to
4 infants at once--some of them only 6 weeks old?! I love babies, but we
could not provide them with more than the basics. All day it was just an
assembly line of changing diapers, changing soiled clothing, feeding
bottles, filling in daily sheets, putting to bed, putting them down to play,
or putting them in the swing. There was absolutely no time for anything
beyond the most basic care.
I decided that I would NEVER send my child to daycare, and I've stuck to
E-mail to this site from Amanda R. in
Parents think everything is fine when
they pick up their children. They have NO idea what really goes on all day.
What really upsets me, is that the government refuses to value parents who
want to stay at home- Instead of supporting these families- whether it is
the father, or the mother - they instead give tax credits for childcare and
virtually force both parents to work just to keep a roof over their heads. I
know we will struggle financially when our little one is born - but I never
want to put my children in the kind of risky situations I have seen at
(There are many other quotes
by daycare workers and teachers found throughout this website.
To find these quotes, go to the Search Page and
enter the word, "Caregiver".
November 10, 2011