Working from home with (young) kids? Our friends at Guidepost Montessori share some tips and tricks on the Winnie blog to help you manage it all. https://winnie.com/blog/at-home-activities-while-working-at-home
These are unprecedented times. As daycares and preschools temporarily close across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s critical that essential workers still have access to high quality child care. Starting today, parents who need emergency child care can visit https://winnie.com/emergency-childcare to connect with the child care providers who have immediate availability.
My child's daycare closed starting yesterday 3/23 but we have received a letter stating that we are still required to pay for tuition costs because they have utilities and the workers to pay. I know this is a tough time for everyone but why should I keep paying for services that I am actually not receiving. I love his current daycare but once this is all over, I may be switching because it ... More
How are working parents dealing with the “stay at home” policy due to coronavirus? I am wondering if I need to have my babysitter still come to work or not. And if I were to ask her to stay home instead of coming in should I pay her for the days not worked?
Winnie and Startup Pregnant held a webinar to answer questions about parenting, childcare, pregnancy and birth in the age of Coronavirus. Video of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/Winnielabs/videos/XXX-XXXX92795/
I have a daycare in SF. Right now all 90 parochial schools in the Bay Area have been closed for 2 weeks and some other preschools, elementary schools and probably some daycares are doing the same. If/when you decide to close how are you handling tuition? Should I reimburse for the days in March that I close? Prorate April?
Having a bit of a crisis. I don’t know what I want to do with my life! I currently take care of infants in a daycare setting, which I LOVE, but the money just isn’t there. I can’t support my family on minimum wage forever. Older kids overwhelm me WAY more than infants do. What could I possibly do that involves taking care of babies all day but pays more than minimum wage? I have no degree, so... More
I'm writing a letter to parents about my sick policy / Coronavirus at my daycare (6 kids total). I'm wondering should I state if a parent is sick, the child must stay home, so they can not spread the illness. I have parents that will have the flu and still drop off their kids. What did you say in your letters regarding the virus and illness policies?
I go back to work in 9 days from my maternity leave and I am exhausted and my Job is pretty demanding on a mental and social level. My husband works from 9am-12pm only and my schedule will be full time from 8-530 sometimes 6-630. He hasn’t helped with the baby this entire leave because he said I’m home. I am starting to really hate him and not sure how I am supposed to juggle a newborn,work fu... More
I’m at my wit’s end with my youngest. She’s 4, 5 in June. She’s been super aggressive, screaming at the top of her lungs at us, her teachers, and anyone who doesn’t give her her way. Saying she hates us, biting herself or her clothes. She flips out when someone takes her stuff and when her routine is changed. We set boundaries at home, she just started at her new daycare 3 weeks ago because her... More
My daycare has not been administering my toddler’s medications to him. They are topical creams that are prescribed for his face to help heal a potentially disfiguring injury. Per doctor’s orders, he’s supposed to get them daily for a year or else it will scar and heal improperly. If it heals improperly, the doctors say my child would need surgery to correct it. I’ve discussed my concerns with ... More
My son recently aged out of the infant program of his daycare. At 1.5 years of age, he recently started at a new daycare’s toddler program. He’s the youngest of this class by one month, but he’s much younger developmentally. The other toddlers can walk, run, jump, speak a few words or sentences, count, feed themselves with spoons - mine cannot. He’s also the smallest physically. Something I’ve... More
Here is a topic how many days or weeks do you keep a littleone who is crying non stop all day long ...you have done everything you can think of to make the littleone happy and i mean everything and still they are crying and it is at the point that it is affecting the other children in your care what do you do???
How were you able to decide which type of childcare was right for you? There seem to be so many choices, from private nannies to nanny shares to in-home daycares to daycare centers to co-working spaces that have childcare. What factors did your family take into consideration when deciding on the type of childcare to choose?
I work/study from home and needed some time during the week to focus on my work. So we found a 2 day a week home-based daycare situation with a 1:2 to 1:3 ratio that we pay $16/hr. Baby (9 months old) is a challenge to feed and doesn't nap on a schedule, but if you put finger food on the tray, he will eat the food by himself but it will take time and if you just let him play he will end up... More
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 import... More