SAHM but Want to Use DC

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Registered: 02-05-2008
SAHM but Want to Use DC
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Mon, 03-31-2008 - 1:31pm

I don't know if this is "debatable" but I'd like some advice/opinions from SAHM's and WOHM.


I'm starting to think about putting my toddlers in DC once they are about 2 yrs old. I don't WOH and don't plan

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 1:41pm

Why not try a mother's day out program instead? That would fit the hours you're looking at a little better than a DC. It may be easier to find a program like that than a daycare, which caters more to parents who want to use it 5 days a week for a full working day.


When I quit working, my DS went to a MDO program

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 1:42pm
Sounds fine to me. There are a few preschool programs in my area that are for 2 year olds. They might be easier to find than part time at a daycare center.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 1:55pm
i wanted to echo the MDO program.

 

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 2:29pm

I am not sure DC is the best option for a "Break"


At least here DC spots are very scarce and there are alot of working mums who need these spots for more then a break.


Mom groups or maybe Nanny -Sharing may be a better fit for you. I know a few mums who share a nanny 3 days a week. Each day the nanny is in a different home with all 3 kids. Or you can designante 1 home for all 3 days.


Just an idea.


Although if you have special needs children, Daycare is a good choice b/c then thier Pt/Ot/SLP workers can go rinto the daycare and see the child around other kids.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 5:21pm

I did this.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 5:28pm
I think that's fine, although I also like the idea of using Mother's Day Out. I'm thinking of finding a good home daycare for Joe one day a week, just so that I can get my housework, errands, and class lectures done in peace.
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 5:34pm

It depends on what you look for.

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 9:49pm

I really thought against getting a mothers helper/nanny cuz I want someone more than to just "watch" my toddlers. I would like for them to get something out of it. They don't necessarily need to be "learning" so much at a young age, but more the emphasis on playing with other toddlers their age. I like the idea of having structure/organization with a DC and that's why I was thinking about that.


I just wondered whether it was weird to put kids in DC for the social part of it when i don't WOH but want a few hours a day to myself without interruption.

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 10:40pm

I use an in-home daycare which is less structured than a center environment.


I prefer it.

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 03-31-2008 - 10:42pm

All of my friends with 2 yo's (in my mom's group) - mmm...except for one...have their toddlers in some type of daycare or school at least two or three half days per week.

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