35 hours in school vs. in daycare

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Registered: 04-22-2005
35 hours in school vs. in daycare
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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 2:03pm

I was trying to think why I've been having such a hard time with the idea of going to work full-time in the fall and yet I don't have any problem with my kids going to school for the same amount of time when they are school age. I know that we've asked the question a lot "Why is it okay to put them in school for 35 hours but not in daycare for 35 hours?"

My toddler doesn't understand WHY Mommy is gone. He doesn't appreciate the difference between Mommy going to work and Mommy just disappearing all day. A 5-year old does. I think that until they are old enough to truly understand the purpose and necessity of the separation, those 35 hours are going to be experienced very differently.

Discuss.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:04pm

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I think that's the modern philosophy, but I think it's contrary to the way our species evolved.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:06pm

don't sell yourself short.


there are a lot of places that will take your kids if you chose to teach f/t.

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:32pm

I would keep it pretty simple....something like, you go to school here and I go to school there, after my school I will pick you up from your school and I would say it every time at pickup/dropoff....


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:10pm

I believe you misunderstood again, it is a national program, see the link.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:31pm
Oops...my bad, thanks :)
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Registered: 08-25-2008
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 6:19pm

Oh yeah, and to show you how usless baby proofing is.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Sat, 02-14-2009 - 10:39pm
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 6:30pm
i think the older a child gets,the more capable h/she is of communicating a fear or transition too.

 

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