What's a Daycare?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
What's a Daycare?
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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 8:32am

my DS asked me this the other day and i thought of this board.

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:49am
In somone elses care.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:51am

So the choice is either a SAHP, someone being home at the time school ends, or this ONE mother in the entire district? How many kids does she watch? What happens if you have to work and can not get off in time for school to end and you have no one to watch your children? Do they just allow their very young children to stay home alone?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:04am

My guess is that family or friends or older siblings watch the kids. Lots of people around here do that kind of thing. Between the ages of about 8 and 12 or so, my mom dropped me and my sister off at my cousin's house before school and we got off the bus there and my mom picked us up from her house. She's 16 years older than me and had her own house and family, which was right next door to our house. There wasn't official before and after care offered at my elementary, even if my mom had wanted to use it.

Or parents stagger their hours, so they don't need before and after care, which is likely the route DH and I will go.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:06am

Yes, barefoot, alone and carrying shot guns! Isn't that what everyone in FL does?

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:09am

We don't have those options. If it wasn't for aftercare, we would have to find a sitter that would either take my child off the bus or they would have to go to their house.

She only mentioned ONE woman who did it in her home. That is why I asked.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:11am
My mom did find a sitter. My cousin.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:15am

Some people do not have family that could sit their children after school.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:31am
do you have kindercares, or places like this that pick up kids and take them to their places after school? you're lucky in that your kids get to stay at school until you pick them up, not all afterschool care is like that.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:34am
maybe kids are allowed to roam the bldg, sit and wait in the library or something. as long as they're good of course. an old debate comes to mind, LOL ;-)

 

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:36am

My daycare did pick up kindergarteners from the local school and bring them there. Our district does not have bussing like that. They have after-care in the schools only. When school is closed, after-care is closed.

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