Staff Development Days in Child Care Facilities
My family lives in Washington, DC where our 2-year old son attends a licensed child care center/daycare. The facility is in the process of getting accreditation. As of last week, they informed parents that the daycare will be closed 12 days of the year for staff development days (in addition to all standard federal holidays, stipulated vacations, etc.). I consider staff development days important for obvious reasons but am curious to know if this seems reasonable or excessive. I have also reached out to our DC education office for more information but wanted to reach out to this community as well to understand your experience as I'm still new to the daycare process.