Do you get your daycare kids gifts? What about the parents?

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Registered: 01-08-2001
Do you get your daycare kids gifts? What about the parents?
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:49am

Do you buy gifts for your daycare kids?

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Registered: 11-03-2011

As I'm still waiting on my current license I will reply to how I did things when I had my daycare before. Yes, I ALWAYS gave Christmas gifts to my daycare kids. The economy was MUCH better then (in the mid 90's) so I don't know how I will do things this time...hopefully the same way.

I usually bought each child a decent gift (spent about $20.00 on each one) and then got a few little trinkets or stocking stuffers for each child.

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Registered: 12-09-2011

I have a Christmas party every year, I buy presents for each child and we draw names and the children exchange gifts, we always have a great time!

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Registered: 01-08-2001
When you say Christmas party - do you mean with the kids or like a big party with all the daycare families? I've often thought about inviting all the families - past & present to a Christmas party like at a bowling alley - I just never get it put together.
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Registered: 12-09-2011

It is for the kids and families, we do it after daycare hours

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Registered: 01-05-2012

I do buy gifts for my daycare kids at Christmas, the last couple years I only had 3 kids to buy for so I spent $15-20. This year I had 5 to buy for so I only spent $5, plus got each child a book.

I never buy for the parents but do get the kids to make presents to give them at Xmas.

I have gotten anything from $50 gift cards, to Bath & body works stuff, to massages, to nothing. I also have two parents buy for me and my kids for our B-days.

I do Xmas parties for just the kids where we play games, have treats and exchange presents.

I do a b-day party for the kids with cupcakes and a small present.