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Jaime posted in Child Care Monday

Feedback for in-home daycare

Our 8 month old has been in an in-home daycare since she was about 6.5 months old, which runs like a bigger daycare. We LOVE it and our little lady likes it too (besides all the colds she catches... building up her immunity, right?) The ages of kids there range from infants to early preschool age. When the owner watches the babies, our daughter does wonderful: naps are on schedule and great, sh... More

  • Kim

    Just remember YOU are the parent and make the decisions for your child. You are paying for a service and have specific guidance and expectations that are set. The owner seems perfectly capable of following your desired routine, so I certainly don’t think you are out of line to be frustrated. That would bother me too, because as a working mom it isn’t easy already, then when needing to deal with... More

First kid question: what are appropriate holiday gifts for a toddler’s preschool teachers? TIA!

  • Marion

    Thanks, Haley! Any suggestion as to dollar amount?

  • Haley

    I’ve usually do $25-$50 depending on budget. If even a couple kids also send gift cards that adds up quick. I try not to stress it

Alda posted in Child Care Dec 06


Today, my preschooler said the word Zip and pointed to his mouth. I’ve never used that word to him. Because we never talk like that, I asked him where he heard it from and he said “at school mom, teacher said zip it .” I asked him again again if he heard it from his cousins or somewhere else but no he kept saying that the teacher told him to zip. Honestly I don’t like that. I don’t think they s... More

  • G Nat
    Dec 10

    “Zip it” teaches the kids nothing. It’s a directive and it has a means to an end, but it lacks substance. Instead, teachers should be giving visual cues to get the class to be quiet and listen (which teaches young children how to read the room and use non verbal cues to modify their behavior) or indirect cues like, “it’s very hard to hear directions when it’s so loud in this room” (which allows... More

  • Anonymous

    There are so many other things I’d find more inappropriate! Shut up, STFU but zip it really doesn’t fall on that list. Sometimes kids do need to be to told to shut up and this is a nice way of doing it

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