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Old 01-31-2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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Re: Hypothetically if your daycare provider.....

Originally Posted by thealmightyme View Post
As a parent I would most definitely be offended. Yes even enough to change providers. My first question to the provider would be you spend the most time with him, why aren't you working on these things with him? That is the providers job, watch and teach the child. When I had my oldest child in an in home daycare they taught him words, shapes colors and even to recognize letters starting at 2. They would sing songs, have circle time ect. I would remove my children from a place that didn't give them some kind of education.
Which is kind of dumb, because obviously we do that....or I wouldn't notice that he's behind. If he were able to do the things the other kids can do, I wouldn't worry. If I weren't working with the kids, I wouldn't notice.

And, it's the PARENT'S job to make sure their child is being educated. It is the parent's job to make sure their child is at an age appropriate level. Just because a parent drops the child off, they do not hand off the responsibility to the daycare provider. The parents still do projects at home, they still work on letters, and learning at home. It's not "lets go home so mommy can catch up on Downton Abby". The parent still has several hours at home with their kids, plus weekends.

In THIS mom's case, she has nothing to base it on. He's an only child, there are no cousins, no friends of the same age, and he's not in any evening classes like Gymboree. So, she has nobody to compare it to, and no background in child development.
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