E-mail to this site from F.S.,
I am a childcare provider of a small but
a very high quality (has all the credentials) daycare center but I am the
biggest advocate for children staying home with parents for at least 2 years
of age. Young children need individual and one on one attention the time
they are awake (all day). It is humanly not possible to give that attention
in any childcare, regardless of how loving and caring that teacher is.
It is sad that parents leave their most precious creation to the
"strangers", even animals don't leave their babies when they are young...
E-mail to this site from B.L.,
I co-own and operate a daycare...(the
best) a daycare can be. With that being said, I still don't believe it is a
positive situation for children to be in. The amount of attention a child
requires cannot be provided by a caregiver who has to split their time
between (many) children. It is simply impossible to meet each child's needs.
Yes, some daycares are AWFUL (there is no arguing that), but even the good
daycares have a lot of problems that cannot be avoided when you have a group
care scenario. As much as I try, I cannot get to every child when they cry.
I cannot rock your baby when he is fussy, as I have other children who need
my time. I cannot take the time to be patient when hand feeding your child,
because someone needs to be fed after them.
E-mail to this site from J.D.,
I agree so much with your site. I work
at a daycare and the things I see daily are just horrible.
Everyday I have (many) infants all under 1 years old. And it gets very
Love your website and I would love to add to it.
E-mail to this site from L.S.,
The center I work in is large,
well-respected, and affiliated with a church, but it is a business, and so a
lot of it is all about making money.
The workers are stressed and don't have time to give the kids QT*.
I care about the babies in my room, but we don't have time to hold them, and
the constant screaming gets to you after a while. When I first started, my
coworkers begged me not to pick the babies up, because then they get used to
being held, "spoiled" and they cry constantly for attention.
I have been sick and had to call out about ten or twelve times since I
started there; I've had conjunctivitis, rotavirus, and countless sinus
infections and fevers.
I hate my job, it is thankless, exhausting, and depressing. I will never
send my children to one if I can possibly help it. I think it is so
heartless to do this to children, especially when they are the tender age of
the ones I care for.
E-mail to this site from Ashley.D.,
"Daycare worker/ Nanny story",
I was a daycare worker or as they called
us (to sound more academic and prestigious) a preschool teacher off and on
for several years and your site delivers more accurate information on how it
is than I have ever seen. I wish more parents knew what went on in the
"schools" that they shell out so much $$$ for. (Maybe) they might think
twice about it...
It truly is appalling
E-mail to this site from Rhonda R.,
I would not leave my dog in most
daycares and this is why. The directors/owners do not care about your
children. It is all about the money and numbers to get government
The class I did my co-op in the teachers stayed on the computers playing
games, Facebook, or on the cell phones most of the time. They did or had
very little interactions with the children. It was children looking after
children and it was so sad. The director did not care, the assistant
director did not care and they run the center on lies. They broke so many
rules and even the state does not care. If anyone cared they would shut
these places down. This is a five star center!!
Daycare centers are the biggest cause of behavior problems in children when
they go to school.
(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".
October 11, 2012