I Am a Child Care Provider

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    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
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Apr 6, 2013

    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, 2014

    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

    How long before anyone could support themselves

    while running your home daycare? How did you find your first clients?
    gjahill82 gjahill82
    31-35, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    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
    Sep 28, 2013

    Day 4 of vbs!!!!! It was my last day of

    getting up at 7:00 till Sunday of course. I left at 8:30 with Molly . We got there about 8;45. Melissa and the kids got there about 8:55. So Molly and I tried something new took Morgan and merrick in our selves. It was fine Morgan didn't shed a tear😃! Then about 9:05 laurean...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32
    31-35, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    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
    Dec 3, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2007

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2008

    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

    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

    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...
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    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, 2014

    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

    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...
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 16, 2007

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    Day 3 of vbs! It was smoother today !

    Tagg held my hand all the way down the aisle to our row Morgan wouldn't even go to our row. He sat behind us which was fine. When gage got there he sat back there with him. Reece did too. When we were singing tagg decided he wanted to sit back there too. So I said ok. For their...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32
    31-35, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    This is my first time posting here.

    I am a mother of three children. Two are school age and one is 3. I am considering starting home daycare. I live in Charlotte, NC. I am wondering if anyone has any tips or recommendations to make this successful. I spent many years caring for children in a facility, but never...
    gjahill82 gjahill82
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    Apr 23, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    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

    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
    10 Responses Mar 26, 2009

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I will just say there is a special place in Hell for those who hurt children and animals!!
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