E-mail to this site from Veronica
I am a licensed daycare provider in my home state, a former nanny and a
state certified teacher.
Currently I have one infant in (my) care and my beautiful two year old
daughter. I have to tell you that parents are...blind (to) drop their
children off in daycare. Even with my very low (ratio), you are absolutely
...The motto of daycare should be "you stop paying, we
stop caring". (The) infant (I am caring for) will be leaving
[(since) her parents (are) moving]
after nearly a year and a half in my care. Needless to say, I feel awful
for saying this, but I could care less since someone else is coming to take
It is a job. It is so sad to me that parents are giving up these precious
years with their children to people like me (and I consider myself to be
an excellent daycare provider), who can't wait for these kids to get picked
up (at the end of the day)!!
Thanks for your site-
Category = Caregiver, Politics
e-mail to this site from Raina,
I like your site and agree with you
completely, as I've been working in various forms of daycare situations for
over 8 years.
I had to laugh about (the) question regarding licensing.
I have a licensed daycare home, and let me tell you that my license means
almost nothing. They did a preliminary process including a background
check, but after that was over, I was on my own. The woman from DCFS is
supposed to have two unannounced visits per year, but she is so overworked
that I only see her about once every 15 months. She comes in, checks
my paperwork, gives my kitchen and playroom a quick glance, and
leaves. I could be doing who-knows-what to those children, and she wouldn't
have a clue.
I feel that I do a good job with my daycare, but I'll be honest; I'm no
replacement for their parents. I spend a good portion of the day wishing
the daycare kids would leave so I could spend some one on one time with my
own child. I try to be fair and give them equal attention, but my son is my
first and foremost priority. I try to give them the nurturing they need, but
no amount of money will make me love those other children.
I'm not their mommy. And they need their mommies.
Anyway, thanks for putting this site up. I hope it will change people's
attitudes about what they are doing to their children when they send them
away for the day.
Category = Caregiver, Politics
Excerpt from "Lil Cup of Love" blog,
Looking under rocks, 2-Dec-04
I worked in childcare for a while,
people often ask me why I don't go back to it. They hear me speak of the
babies, and how much I loved them, how cute they were, and they wonder why I
don't go back to doing childcare, well I'll tell you, it's not because of
...This is for all you "socialization" freaks out there, keep your grubby
mitts off my child. I will see to her socialization, I will see that she is
taught right from wrong, I will attend to her needs.
Farm your infants off to daycare centers if you wish. Guess what, the
village* can kiss my behind, I'm the one who loves my child, I'm the one who
cares for her, she came from my body, and I will not let the village
interfere in how she is raised. I cannot tell you how incredibly arrogant
it is to assume society can socialize a child better than a family. Tell you
what, go spend some time in a daycare center. You'll see the socialization
children are getting.
*Referring to the tired old cliché, "It takes
a village to raise a child".
(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".
May 17, 2011