Daycare Drama

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    Wow that’s... so much extra work.
     
  2. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Did they let him dress himself??
     
  3. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    My first thought. Any chance he got this on himself?

    They still would've had to zip it, tho............................
     
  4. deet

    deet Chicken

    There is no way. I've never witnessed him dressing himself in anything but a fire fighter hat. I am sure there are other kids at adept at doing this at 20 months, but he's definitely not there yet.
     
  5. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    LOL no. I've only this year given up fighting M on her dozens of daily outfit changes because she can do it herself. Fine. Knock yourself out. I will not be a party to this.
     
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  6. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    M's living her best life, lol
     
  7. deet

    deet Chicken

    That is sort of adorable, though :)
     
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  8. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    But do you have to deal with that laundry tho?
     
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  9. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    All I can say is that I've some across at least one teacher who was hella dumb and had zero sense and would have managed something like that, but to her credit, she was really good with actually interacting with the kids and was very sweet. But oh so dumb. And also changing a bunch of toddlers into swim gear while trying to behavior manage a bunch of other toddlers who know they are about to go outside is hectic at best, and down right insanity the rest the time, so I can see how they'd be hella frazzled and not paying close attention to what they're doing because they're paying attention to the kid ready to climb a chair, take all the toys out, and otherwise just not sitting down and causing chaos. But how they managed to zipper that is beyond me. :shrug:
     
  10. deet

    deet Chicken

    I can totally see that. Swim time and going out in the snow has to be absolute fucking chaos getting a bunch of toddlers changed.

    When I got to school, he had the swimsuit on the right way (they go out 2x a day).
     
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  11. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Getting 2 year olds changed on sprinkler day is the only time I put videos on for the kids in my class because there is just no way to do it other than one kid at a time- two at best if your assistant can help. But even videos weren't fool proof because at that age a lot of kids didnt have the attention span/didnt care about videos yet. Oof. They have so much fun out there though.
     
  12. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    On sprinkler day they go in the morning so we just send him to school in his swim stuff so he doesn't have to change there. But I imagine the changing them all to dry clothes after is also a special kind of hell.
     
  13. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Lunchbox recommendations? We have to send a separate snack from lunch and none of it goes in the fridge—just in the cubby.

    I would prefer something with room for an icepack in the box/bag (I have a yumbox bento for her but the ice pack goes outside so I would have it put it in another bag). But I want it to have sections, not something I have to fill with ziplocks. Thoughts?
     
  14. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    M’s preschool is raising rates for the second year in a row. They used to be a somewhat affordable Montessori program. Now they’re just like every other one.
     
  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We just got a letter than C’s pre-K teacher is leaving and they want to move him to JK the day after Labor Day when I’ll be in Japan. He’s barely adjusted to this class.
    Oh and ofc tuition is more.
     
  16. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    @CoolWife j is moving to PreK in a week as well and rates went UP for us too. They told me it was "because it requires more curriculum" :drool:
     
  17. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I’m sorry for laughing, but as someone who was all “hey Montessori, that might be good in a couple years” until I started getting tuition rates, this resonates with me.
     
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  18. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    C's daycare teacher told me this morning that the corporate people were there yesterday and decided they need to cram 8 babies and 2 teachers into his tiny little classroom. She is not happy about it and neither am I. I'm bringing a freaking tape measure when I drop him off tomorrow to see if they actually have the state-mandated 35 square feet per child in there. I will be amazed if they do.
     
  19. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Those requirements are net! Meaning that if it’s 34.5 SF per child, that does not count. You cannot round up.
     
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  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    If your state has licensing stuff online it will list that info also, they will be licensed for a certain number of kids per room, specific to each space. (Hopefully, they do here.)
     
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  21. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    That's great info @CoolWife. I'm pulling up their last inspection report now.
     
  22. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Yup, they should have all that info. A lot of times, "corporate" just sees $$$ and doesn't know anything about what's actually going on or will try to cut corners.

    Slightly "fun" story about room sizes. It was too hot in my PreK classroom because 2 of the 4 walls had floor to ceiling windows all the way across and it faced directly in the sun. One of the parents approached the admin to suggest moving the classroom to another room (we had an empty class in the back that was used for after school programs). Like, literally in the middle of the school year the parent wanted us to up and switch classrooms. And she "volunteered" to get a couple parents to help move everything over. And our director was such a pushover that I feel like she likely would have done it, except the room in back wasn't approved for use for the PreK class so she couldn't do it.
     
  23. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    Hmmm. Nanny’s gone, and our 14yo fill-in neighborhood babysitter is three minutes late. I really hope she didn’t forget.
     
  24. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    Bless her heart, she thought I said noon. No, hon, I don't work at noon.

    My ER doc friends mostly work nights and have offered their nanny (who knows my kids pretty well) to us when they're not using her, so thank god she was free. Showed up within 30 min. Twice the price and worth every penny.

    I HAVE SPENT OVER $100K ON CHILD CARE, AND IT MAKES ME PHYSICALLY ILL.
     
  25. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    There’s 0% chance I start to add it all up at this point.
    Glad you got her though.
     
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