Allowance for daycare closures?

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Allowance for daycare closures?
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Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:16am

This is something that is affecting me personally right now and I am curious to see others opinions about this.


I use in-home daycare for my boys and around here in-home daycare is a pretty popular option.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:21am

well I hate to say this but this is only the beginning - wait until they're in school and you have to deal with Christmas Vacation, February Vacation, April Vacation and summer (most summer day camps only run 8-10 weeks max so we usually have a week in June and a week in August with no care options) -- daycare was easy compared to the school calendar.


BUT to get to your real question...my ex husband and i alternate covering the weeks we dont' have care or we pony up the bucks for her sitter for a day or two or sometimes LIza comes to work with me.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:47am

I didn't have the same issue because I have very flexible hours and my husband and I could always arrange our hours to coincide with daycare closing weeks if we wanted. But our daycare provider took two weeks off -- the week between Christmas and New Years, and a vacation week in the summer. She let us know in January what the closed dates would be for the year, so people could make other arrangments for their kids. Some took their two weeks vacation to coincide with her closed week in the summer. Others hired a high school kid to come in for a few days, since it was when school was out.

I agree it was much easier to work arount ten days closed at daycare than the innumerable early release and closed-for-no-good-reason days they have at the public schools.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:03pm

well I hate to say this but this is only the beginning - wait until they're in school and you have to deal with Christmas Vacation, February Vacation, April Vacation and summer (most summer day camps only run 8-10 weeks max so we usually have a week in June and a week in August with no care options) -- daycare was easy compared to the school calendar.


OMG.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:07pm

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and private schools.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:08pm

What drives me crazy are the half days or early release days...in the middle of the week.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:11pm
I HATE early release days -- 11:00 am they get out! What am I supposed to do in 3 hours of work -- and if I'm not in the "car line" by 10;45 I can end up miles from the school.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:15pm

Honestly, I don't have this issue because my daycare never closes except for holidays.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:16pm

I call those


"Why bother having school days?"


Seriously...the kids are disrupted, the parents are disrupted and no real learnign takes place. It just benefits the 180 day requirement.


We actually had a late start and an early dismissal day this year.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:17pm
My new daycare hardly ever closes.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 12:19pm

They drive me CRAZY.

PumpkinAngel

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