Interesting Day Care Debate
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|Fri, 06-20-2003 - 1:19pm|
For those of you parents who use day care, and use providers with children of their own, are your kids treated like part of the family or are they treated as the "day care kids"? I was following an interesting debate on another board about providers kids being treated more special than the day care kids. Special food, different rules, etc..there was a provider posting who as a child attended day care and she and her sister were actually made to eat separately in the kitchen while the family ate their noon meal at the dining room table. I was floored at the number of providers who thought this was an ok thing to do.
As a provider, I treat all children the same INCLUDING my own. If I'm serving macaroni and cheese, my kids (who are 18 and 21) eat macaroni and cheese. If we are having dinner and it just happens that I have a couple of kids left at the end of the day, they sit down and eat dinner with us (this has happened numerous times). When my kids were young they were participants in all of our day care activities...no special rules or treatment.
What do you think? Do you think kids of providers should have special treatment? Or do you think they should be treated the same as all the other kids?