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12/10/12 12:40 P

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Thanks for all the Wonderful advice and responses! I did do a drop in visit and watched her playing and reading books, the thing is she is still shy and doesn't really play with the other children, she told me "daycare is boring" So I need to get a schedule still of what they do in a day. I think daycare will be fantastic for her, she really needs the structure, and not be allowed to do whatever she wants all day, just the centre has some management has some flaws, so Daycare is the answer, however this centre may not be the right one!

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12/7/12 4:45 P

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if your that worried that something isnt right do a surprise drop in :) i do random drop ins alot because i really want to know whats going on and what my daughter is doing and how is doing.

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12/6/12 2:19 P

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my 2 1/2 was begging me everyday to go to school. I enroled him in a daycare last month and the first day was hard. He did not eat well for the first week.. said he did not want to go no more and than I talked to him, asked if he had fun, that mom always picked him up and on his second week he didn't cry anymore and its doing great. It just takes time to adapt to new things, new people, new place. Give it time and see how it goes. :)

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12/5/12 8:36 P

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My daughter did the exact same thing. She was 2 1/2 and 1st day great, then the next few days she screamed and cried. The workers said kids usually do this, once they figure out they're going there everyday. But she soon stopped being upset and loved it.

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12/5/12 12:29 P

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We have had my son at daycare since he was about 8 weeks old. He even started at the daycare with an apnea monitor on (he was 8 weeks premie). I wouldn't trade the time he spends at daycare for anything. I think that it has taught him so much more than a home care would have. There's so much more structure. I think that it will just take her a bit to warm up to the new situation.

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12/5/12 11:46 A

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sounds like you have it together. and it might take her a little time to warm up to the other kids. i know my 4 year old started preschool and she is very shy there. at home she will talk to anybody and is very sociable. having had a conference with her teacher i didn't even think we were talking about the same child. she is warming up though, but it taking her some time to get used to being in a school setting.

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12/5/12 11:46 A

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My kids went to a daycare earlier in life, so by the time they were 2, they were absolutely fine at the drop-off, but I have seen other moms with crying kids, and I know that most of the time, within 5 minutes they were happy and playing. Lots of my friends like the home daycare better, but I really appreciate the social skills my kids have learned from their daycare situation. At the daycare my kids have learned how to share with many kids, how to resolve problems, even things like how to pour milk, etc. But I think everyone should go with the daycare situation that makes them the most comfortable. I felt more comfortable at the daycare because I liked the more extensive oversight (safety regs, etc. are more stringent at care centers here than home daycares). But I completely nixed places because I didn't think there was enough time spent outside. Some of my friends don't care as much about the outside, or the social stuff, but feel more comfortable with a small, homier situation. You should do whatever makes you most comfortable, because your daughter will pick up on your nervousness and feel less comfortable too. To me, there isn't much more important to a working mom than finding the perfect place for your kids. Being comfortable in that makes you a better employee at work, and a better mom when you come home.

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12/5/12 11:38 A

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I think that the attention is off her maybe what is causing her to be upset. Also she is in a room 19month-36 months, my daughter talks perfectly, she loves to draw and write in her notebook, she loves arts and crafts, she likes to be creative, and I think that she doesn't have anyone to talk to (alot of the children still have soothers, and bottles) and she gets bored with free play. I think I am going to ask the centre for daily plan to see when she gets to go outside, or get to do crafts, or have story time or circle time, because everytime I go in they are having free play and she is playing by herself!

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12/5/12 11:23 A

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maybe see if you can find out why she is so upset. I know it is hard for a 2 year old to communicate their feelings towards us so out of frustration they act it out. maybe she doesn't like the fact there are more children and less attention focused on her. maybe at the day home she was able to help more and at the daycare she isn't allowed to be as helpful. maybe she is just trying to get used to new rules, new people and by making you feel guilty she is getting your attention. i would let her know it is okay to be upset, but that she is in daycare for a good reason, (while mommy works) and that when she gets home your attention is all on her.

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12/5/12 11:09 A

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So last week my 2.5 year old daughter started at a dayhome. This is was temporary (one week only) because she started at her Daycare Centre this Monday (December 3rd) At the dayhome she was excited to go, she didn't want to leave when I picked her up, and in the mornings she would rush me out the door. At the dayhome it was her, a 4 year old and a new born baby. Monday she started at her daycare and was fine, then Tuesday and Today, she screamed, cried, begged me not to leave, and would hold on to my legs and wouldn't let me go. Now I am going to work with this overwhelming feeling of guilt, constantly worrying about her, if she is okay, I don't want to her hurt her, and I find myself slipping at work and trying to leave earlier so she doesn't have to stay at daycare so long. Anyone else feel likes this, or have this problem. I really want to have the structure of daycare, however I am thinking maybe the dayhome is a better option? My husband says she needs to get used to it, but I just have the gut feeling something isn't right!

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