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I Am a Child Care Provider

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    The Art of Child Care.

    I am one of the rare mothers brave enough to watch other people's children in my home. Most of the time I love it but it does have its moments. It can be hard to find a balance between home and work. The rewards are great as I get to stay home and raise my own children and teach...
    TOYBOXCHILDCARE TOYBOXCHILDCARE 26-30, F 1 Response May 16, 2007

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    New Assistant Pre-K Teacher! Super Excited To Start This New Journey!

    I recently graduated college , took me 8 yrs for a 2 yr degree but hey I did it. I worked and went to school so I only had time to take two classes at a time. I have 8 yrs experience working with all ages. right ot of highschool I worked with 10 two yr olds by myself then works...
    ArmyGF2844 ArmyGF2844 26-30, F Aug 2, 2013

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    Finally A Place To Vent!

    I am a day care provider. Going on 4 years, I planned for 10 so I could be home until my oldest daughter graduated, some days I feel like I don't want to even make it to the next year doing this. Today is one of those days, why is it the kids you like quit and the ones you don't...
    JungleJammed JungleJammed 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Signs A Parent Is Leaving Your Day Care?

    Do any of you recognize signs that a parent is unhappy and about to leave your day care program? I have a home daycare with 4 children enrolled, and 4 of my own under age 10. These four children come from 2 families, one family is easy going and reasonable, and wonderful to work...
    daycarediva daycarediva 46-50, F 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    New To Daycare

    I recently started doing daycare and have been having some issues with a little one biting. I confided in my sister in law who also does daycare on any advide she may have on this issue. Well today when my little ones mom picked her up she pulled me aside and told me she had...
    Kateskiddos Kateskiddos 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Kids Are My Passion

    I run an in home childcare and have for about 1 and 1/2 years. I started an in home because I worked at Daycare centers and I hated how the kids and the workers were treated so someone could make a buck! SO, since I love kids, I decided to do this in my house.  I have to say...
    knitterbaby knitterbaby 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2008

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    I Love Looking After Kids :)

    I have been running my dayhome for 5 years now and love the children I care for! I teach them and get them ready for Kindergarten...it's so rewarding when I can watch them grow and learn what I've taught them! Some of my kids even learn how to read before starting Kindergarten...
    Nolangela Nolangela 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Burnt Out

    I have been in child care for 11 years now, working centers, then preschools. After getting married and having children of my own I ran my own in home child care and now sharing the responsibilities with a beloved cousin (and best friend) we run a group home daycare out of her...
    Malroe Malroe 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Free Website For Home-based Child Care Providers

    Hello Childcare Providers I just launched a Free Website, and Free Gift Shop for my Family Daycare. I would like to help other Childcare providers to have a Web presence as well. By reviewing my website, and gift shop you can see what you are missing. Sign my guess book and...
    kimsqdc kimsqdc 51-55 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Separation Anxiety

    I am the owner and caregiver of an in home child care. I have a new baby that is 9 months old (almost ten). This is his third day of care, he comes M-F. I had him visit a couple times before he started, knowing he may have a difficult time. The separation anxiety is not so much...
    sherbelin sherbelin 26-30, F Oct 30, 2013

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    What Should I Do....

    I have been a in home childcare provider for almost 4 years now.  I started while we lived in Anchorage, Alaska.  I had many different children and many different kinds of parents.  We were in the Air Force for the last 7 years, and they gave the trainings and...
    knelson knelson 31-35 4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Spring program Hey I had 15 kids in my class

    this morning. They had a program for their parents. They sang 3 songs oh be carefull little eyes what u see, give my heart to Jesus, & god made me shine! They did I so good . There was only one little girl in another class that cried when we left. Then we went back to class for...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    In Need Of Advise

       I am a proud mom of two and provider of two. I've been caring for children for over 15 years now and love it. I currently run in home daycare and work a part time job. I hope to find one or two more children to care for so that I can quit my part time job and spend more...
    providerof2 providerof2 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    They Send Me the Special Ones!!!!

    I have been a childcare provider off and on for 15 years. I seem to always get the children with behavior issues. I seem to have the patients for it. I really fall in love with these kids they become a part of my family. Its not always easy but so worth it.
    wenrodriqu wenrodriqu 31-35 3 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Erick and Carly watch Sophie.

    Hi holly says Carly ! Carly's dating hollys ex boyfriend and him and Sophie share custody of their 3 yr old god daughter Sophie. Her parents died 2 yrs ago when she was a year old. Hi Carly ! Thanks so much for picking up Sophie. Sam and I have an appointment with the wedding...
    Maxdolly31 Maxdolly31 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Hi. I Have A Small In Home Daycare With A Focus On Arts And Music

    Joined this forum for story swapping and advise from folks with similar interests.
    MissLindaJane MissLindaJane 46-50, F Apr 23, 2013

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    I'm Not Burned Out Yet!

    I have been working with children for years. I really enjoy teaching children and parents. It has been a nice career for me. I know that some people have had difficult experiences which could be due to lack of experience, lack of support or just a day in the life of a child care...
    swilker1 swilker1 26-30 Dec 3, 2010

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    Kids Club Tutor

    I have been working as a tutor in Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. Every child is having a unique interest. I really enjoy spending time with small kids over there.
    roym roym 26-30, M Apr 6, 2013

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    New Child In Daycare

    Hi everyone, I have never joined a forum before and am new to this but thinks its great i can ask people with the same line of work for advice. I have a new child in my daycare and this is one I cannot figure out. He has been coming a couple weeks and is almost 3. If i look or...
    Caregiver22 Caregiver22 26-30, F Sep 4, 2012

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    Doug watches Bella Hey d says his uncle Jimmy!

    Hey says Doug. Maxer ready! He is max uncle jimmys here! Thanks again for including him in you'r afternoon @ uncle Donnys . Your welcome Doug . Where's belle? In the van sophies braiding her hair. Hi Doug says 8 year old Bella! Hi baby doll says Doug! Ok u 2 have fun see u at 6...
    Maxdolly31 Maxdolly31 31-35, F Mar 29

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    I've Lost My Drive

    I have been doing child care in my home for 6 years.  I have been told that there is a 7 year burn out rate.  I am now feeling it.  I have lost the drive an ambition I once had and it's not fun anymore.  I am married with 4 kids of my own ranging from 17...
    6yrdclady 6yrdclady 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    What To Do About Stress

    I've been a licensed provider for 7 years. I work 12 hour days M-F with no help. I have 6 daycare kind, a 4 yr old, three 2yr olds, a 15 month old and a 6 month old plus 2 of my own children, 13 and almost 10. I don't get a lot of help with cooking or house work and I'm in school...
    AFVC AFVC 31-35, F Nov 22, 2013

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    My Day As a Child Care Provider

    Hi, I have been a in home childcare provider for 13 years. I work long hours and sometimes wonder why I do this to myself....but than I hear "I love you Miss Laurie" followed by a big hug. That makes my job the best one around! I enjoy being around kids and I...
    missbrowneyegirl missbrowneyegirl 46-50 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    How Do I Deal With It Even If It Is Only Immaturity?

    I have been a child care provider for 24+ years, so I've seen a lot. This fall I have a young group: 4, 3, 2 - 2s, a 19 month old, and a 5 month old. My problem is the oldest. He has a difficult time playing in a way that does not result in someone, himself included, getting...
    Trenary Trenary 61-65 Sep 28, 2013

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    Emmas Kidnapped Part 2: Annie And Emma Try To Skip Town.

    Adam says Annie as she enters the Chandler mansion. Yes Annie! I have her hello Emma says Adam kindly! Hi mr Adam! Hey Annie says adams son j.r. Hi says Annie! J.r. says Emma happily! Hey princess says jr . Annie isn't she supposed to be with greenlee at fusion today asked jr? Um...
    Maxdolly31 Maxdolly31 31-35, F Dec 1, 2013

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    My last day till September!

    It started at 5:55 this morning . I had to get up and get ready. Mom and I left at 7:25. We got to church about 7:55. We had our meeting . Moms had their brunch today. I know I said they did That last week I thought they did . We had 16 kids today ! I gave them blow pops...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Apr 15

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    Leaving Home Daycare Behind

    It has been THE worst experience of my life.  People who have children (not willing to call any of them "Parents" because parents parent EVEN WHEN they're tired from a long day's work) want nothing to do with the demands of parenting.  I have way too many...
    pennywhozit pennywhozit 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Daycare Provider: Betrayal And Unappreciated By Clients!

    So I've had my daycare for almost 4 yrs. now and I have 2 of my clients for the past 3 yrs...they have their 2 yr olds with me and they're 4 yrs olds ready to go to school and leave this Sept...one is leaving this Aug! because his mother feels he should go to Pre-nursery school...
    countrydaisy countrydaisy 46-50, F Jul 18, 2013

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    It Really Isn't So Much the Kids - But the Parents

    Hi:  I am a decade long pre k/kindergarten montessori teacher and just opened my own in home daycare in march of 08.  I have found that the behavior problems, the tantrums etc are really about the parents.  I have parents who are afraid to truly discipline their...
    RedHeadedRocker RedHeadedRocker 41-45 5 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Love Kids

    I am a home child care provider and have been for several years.  I have always loved kids and started baby-sitting as a young teenager which I did alot throughout the teen years.  I got married when I was 20, worked in retail for a while and then worked for a...
    sharibaby sharibaby 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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