Opening a new daycare!

Delane - posted on 11/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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In your experiences what do you prefer? home based or center based? What does each offer that you like?

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Delane - posted on 11/03/2012

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Thanks for you comments. Keep them coming. It will help me provide what parents need and want.

Amy - posted on 11/03/2012

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One of the things that I really like about the center is they gave you a sheet each day about what your child ate, who and what they played with, when and how long they napped, and any activities they did while there. Neither the home provider or the center offered meals so I have to pack everything with can be time consuming, my husband actually just left food during his drop off because he's not a good lunch packer so now there is always something there. I like the structure of both it made it very easy for my kids to adjust.



My home center takes the kids on trips, she does crafts with them and has a play area for the kids. Her discipline methods are the same as mine which is good when dealing with a 2 1/2 year old. I don't like that I have to pay for 5 days a week but only send my daughter 3 1/2 because of my ever changing schedule, but she doesn't cut me a break with my son when school is closed I have to pay for him separately, but I understand why I have to it just bothers me.

Amy - posted on 11/02/2012

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We just enrolled our daughter in a home based program. We would of preferred the center when we were looking but it was $200 more a month. I feel that we made the right decision, my 2 1/2 year old gets excited when I tell her she's going and she has settled right into the routine there. I think each has its pros and cons and you have to weigh them and determine which fits your needs best.

Rachel - posted on 11/02/2012

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My oldest son was in a home based daycare. It felt more personal to me. She was also more lenient about missing days or being late.

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