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Questions tagged [daycare]

Social interactions, subject matter addressed, safety at daycare centers, choosing a daycare center, staff behavior, and other issues related to daycare centers.

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How to prevent my child from being indoctrinated with Christianity? [duplicate]

Context: We are living in a Germany and have a small child (15 months) who will go to a public kindergarten at the age of 24 months. Problem: In our region, all public funded kindergartens also have ...
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Is it normal for some toddlers to be scared of strangers?

Neither me nor most of my friends have children, so I do not really have anyone I can ask about this. I am new to the childcare industry and some of the toddlers seem scared of me. I am not used to ...
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Father now, earlier nursery versus grandparents now, later nursery?

Our son is 14 months old. Both the mother and I have in the last month entered full time education (I was in full time employment, she was on maternity leave). We are lucky to have my wife's parents ...
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What to do about my 2-year-old crying and screaming at daycare?

My daughter is 2 years old and in daycare where I work. She started there when she was 13 months old. It took her about a week to adjust to that room which was to be expected. I have worked in daycare ...
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What is the best time for a mom to go back to work after giving birth from the psychological and healthy attachment point of view?

Given money is not a matter of concern, and the mother cares more about the health and future of her child rather than her career development/future, when is a good time for a mother to go back to ...
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How to talk to school/nursery personnel about the quality of language?

My child's school has become an "International School" this year. There are no foreign students, but they are teaching english as a second language to children since the age of 3. This comes with a ...
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My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare

My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare. She told me today about this while taking a bath with me. She doesn't remember when this incident ...
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Scholarly recommendations for how much preschool is recommended for an 'average' child if there is such a thing

For a child who goes to preschool, are there any scholarly recommendations on how much preschool is recommended for a child? I know that every child is different, and that disadvanted children may ...
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How to make our 3-year-old stop crying when we want to leave the house with him?

My three-year-old cries when he goes to daycare, but now he cries when we go anywhere, to church or wal-mart. I know he is dealing with separation anxiety because he spent his first three years at ...
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Toddler crying at lunch during school

Background Our girl, 19 months old, goes to day care 3 days a week. She has started becoming fussy about eating most things (as toddlers do). My wife and I have been feeding her some more simple ...
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Impact of frequent change of childcare, and how to minimise

We are a family with parents from two different countries living in a third. For family reasons, we want to move to my native country. The little one is two and a bit. For my wife, lengthy (1+ year) ...
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Start daycare immediately or after a while in a foreign country

We (2 parents, 1 child) are moving to a foreign country with a three-year old, who can't speak the local language. What are the pros and cons of the child starting in daycare immediately or very soon ...
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How should I address daycare reports of misbehaving four year old?

Our four (and a half) year old has been in daycare since three months, and at the same daycare for nearly four years. His behavior at daycare has generally been a little up and down, mostly good days ...
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What is the most gentle way to break an association in a 15 months old?

We are doing a daycare transition currently. My LO is 15 months old next week. I spent all AM and lunch there with her yesterday and today. It's a family based homecare and I've only heard very ...
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Teacher appreciation week

My 1.5 year old attends a private day-care/Montessori school. This is teacher appreciation week, and I am at a loss as to what to do to express my thanks. Since this is a day-care setting, even though ...
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What to do about my 3-year-old acting out in daycare?

I have about had it with my 3-year-old son. He has me at my wits' end with everything. He goes to daycare with his sisters and the past week or so he has acted out horribly and I can't figure out why. ...
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How to handle day care provider that tells baby to stop crying?

I went to pick up my 5-month-old son at day care today. He attends a small day care center with a separate infant room. When I arrived, I heard one of the babies crying; she was lying on the floor. ...
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Explaining a quick & unforeseen daycare change

Our in-home daycare provider gave us her 2 weeks notice on Wednesday, completely out of the blue. Now that her youngest is a senior in high school, she's found a 9-5 job. To top it off, her holiday ...
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How much crying/tantrum is normal for a 2-year-old starting daycare?

My child had a rough start to daycare a couple of months ago, where he vomited for the first few days and seemed like he would never settle. He eventually started staying for half a day, though he ...
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It's winter. How to dress up my 2-year-old daughter for daycare?

I'm a first-time mom to a 2-year-old girl. This is the first winter when I send her to daycare and I'm really unsure about how to dress her up. Earlier when she was home, we used to step out together. ...
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Settling in toddler in daycare

We've just started daycare for our 2 year old toddler, and on the first day of settling in, he cried so bitterly that he made himself sick (puked) and we were advised to take him home. And on the ...
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21-month-old crying for hours starting at the daycare door

My question is similar to a previous one in that my 21-month-old boy cries miserably at the door of his daycare room every morning. The difference is that the crying continues all morning—at least ...
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How to help a 2-year-old settle in day care where a foreign language is spoken?

TL;DR Our son is starting daycare in a country where the language is (almost) completely alien to him. Can we do anything to help him settling in this new environment? (full story below) Original ...
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Raising a bilingual kid in monolingual community

I speak to my kid in 2 different languages at one time now . I used to speak to him only English and his mom our native language for 2years now but seems it didn't work so I decided to communicate the ...
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Tips for helping my 4-year old daughter transition classes at daycare?

We've been sending our daughters to the same daycare for a couple of years now. Our oldest just turned 4, and is 13 months ahead of her sister. A few weeks ago, our daycare moved kids "up" in a ...
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Long hours in new kindergarden?

Our kids (age 3 and 4) are currently in day care Monday to Thursday from 9 to 14. Our 3 year old sleeps during the nap time while our 4 year old only rests but does not fall asleep. We are ...
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My son isn't smiling back at us anymore when we pick him up from infant care

We began to send our 3month (almost 4 month) old son to infant care. The first two days are half-days only. On the second day, after we picked him up from the center, he didn't smile back at us as ...
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When I start baby cereal, should I pump extra milk?

I'm sending bottles of pumped milk to daycare for my 5-month old. When we start her on solids, do I send extra milk to mix into her cereal, or do I keep sending the same amount of milk, some of which ...
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How to study with a small child?

I'm pretty sure the answer is in a word: daycare, but I just thought I'd check if there was another way. Daycare is probably what we are going to go with; but I thought I'd just check my other ...
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Temper Tantrums

My 4 year old daughter, soon to be 5, has temper tantrums at preschool. She does not have them for me and has not had them for me for the past couple of years. I never fed her temper tantrums. It ...
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How can I supplement my Pre-K child's education?

My 4 year old is in Pre-K. She is the youngest in her grade too. I have consistently had preschool and Sunday school teachers tell me for the past 2 years how mature she is in class. She shows other ...
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I feel like a failure for sending my child to nursery - is it too early to send them?

When my wife and I were trying for kids, we were both on good salaries, and it was hoped my wife would be able to be a stay-at-home mum to raise our child until three years old when nursery would ...
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potty training 3 days method - 22 months old - daycare problems

We started potty training (22 month-old boy) about a week ago using a variation of the 3 day potty training method. He was ok at home: 5 days diaper free, about 1-2 accidents a day. Usually I ask him ...
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How to provide the most support to children as an 'uncle' with only monthly visits

As a side effect of some volunteering I do, I find myself playing something of an 'uncle' like relationship for some of the children of women I've volunteering with. I love children and am more then ...
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How can I encourage my home schooled children to be more confident in the open?

I have 3 nieces. Two are twins aged 4 and one is aged 2. My sister is home schooling them and she has started with so many activities and lessons for them in the house. Problem falls when she takes ...
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Returning to work quickly - how does feeding work?

My partner is looking to return to work soon after giving birth. We both work, so we'll need to find someplace that looks after baby whilst we are out all day. The question we have is how does the ...
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Does too much or too little exposure to infection affect long-term immune health?

Every time our children spend time with a group of other kids, there's at least one with the sniffles or worse. It's tempting to shield them from such sources of infection, but (leaving aside the non-...
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How do you do nap time if some kids want to be rowdy and others need to sleep?

I do home day care, but this could also apply to people with mixed age kids. I have twin girls aged 18 months who I think need to nap in the morning and also later in the afternoon. My 10 month old ...
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Trilingual child: How to make toddler more confident to speak third/local language?

Our son is almost 3 and speaks decent Spanish (my language) and French (father's language) for his age. We have been using one person one language. But at childcare he practically does not speak the ...
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How can I stop Cyber Bullying and prevent this in future for my child? [closed]

Actually I am afraid of using Facebook and other social networking sites as it fears me of Cyber bullying. Many tried to make my friends reputation down and by this I am also getting afraid of using ...
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How long did it take your baby to like daycare?

My baby started daycare at 9 mos. It's been two weeks and she still cries when we drop off and pick up. How long did it take for your baby / toddler to like day care and at what age did they start?
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Child suddenly saying things like I'm not his friend

In the last few days my 3yr has suddenly started saying things like "Your not my friend Daddy" and "Your naughty" and "I'm telling on you Daddy". At the moment it's not necessarily nasty and he soon ...
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best age to start a daycare

If you had a choice to stay with your single baby at home as long as you want to, would you still send him to a daycare to communicate with other babies? What age is recommended for starting a daycare,...
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How should I prepare my son for preschool?

My son has been going to a small, in-home daycare since he was less than a year old. He enjoys it, but currently there are only 3 boys that are about the same age as him (ranging from about 6 months ...
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Nursery & Preschool and Schools (UK)

I think this is a question about 'how does this work'. We live in Norfolk, UK, and my toddler is coming up to 2. We understand that she should start attending some kind of nursery / preschool thing. ...
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When the three year old tells two unmarried, unrelated adults to hug and kiss goodbye - What then?

I baby sit a three year old regularly. When I leave he is asked to choose between a hug and kiss, a high five, or a fist bump as a way to see me off. So, the other morning, when his Dad was leaving ...
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What to tell the child that says, “Mom, is Santa really real?”

I am not asking if it is okay to perpetuate the Santa Myth here. There is another question about that here. I am also not asking when this is likely to happen. That is answered here I am asking ...
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Rough Nose is Painful to wipe - what to do?

There is a horrible cold going around so I have a couple of rough noses that need blowing and wiping that are attached to children for whom this has been pure torture. We have used moisturizers and ...
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To Socks or not to socks?

My own daughter mostly refused to wear socks - unless she had shoes on - until she was about five years old. Even now, she only wears them in the coldest months and rips them off her feet at the drop ...
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Three year old gags when he tries new foods

I spend a lot of time caring for a three-year-old that is a pretty picky eater. However, the stuff he does eat is generally fairly healthy stuff. Lately he has started gagging on food he isn't sure ...