How Can You Be Sure...

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Registered: 01-30-2008
How Can You Be Sure...
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Wed, 01-30-2008 - 2:52pm

For moms who choose to use daycares, how do you determine that your child will be well cared for? I have a close relative who is about to become a mommy and she is terrified of leaving the baby in daycare. No one in my immediately family has ever used a daycare

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Registered: 08-14-2007
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 3:02pm

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Don't schedule it. Just show up.

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 3:07pm

I have heard that some daycares have webcams so you can login throughout the day and see what is going on.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 3:46pm

Well a huge part of it is trust.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 8:44pm

Check with the government agency in your state that regulates daycares to see if there are complaints.


Ask for references.

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 8:29am

You really have to pop in at different times everyday and don't make it obvious when you pop in. I worked as a daycare photographer for a few months and the things I saw and heard during my few hours at daycares all over Florida from exepnsive to govt funded was horrible. Too many children with 1-2 adults. Diapers not being changed, children climbing on furniture, teachers yelling horrible things

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 10:47am

Don't schedule a meeting, pop in unannounced.


Also, observe the other children that are in care.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 10:53am

When touring a daycare center how you can you be sure what you are seeing is day to day reality and not just a show they are putting on because you are there?


--just show up and you should get a very common representation of the organization


How can you be 100% certain that no one is treating your child badly when they are still too small to speak (she has to return to work when her baby is eight weeks old) and tell you what's going on?


--you have to have trust.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 12:09pm

>>I do have a personal story that may make her really happy.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 2:04pm
My dcp called me one day so I could hear ite was

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Registered: 01-23-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 6:45pm

I stay at home with my son who is now 16 months. Although my husband and I need the income I was just unable to put him in daycare. We are in much bigger debt now than we were before he was born

  


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