Thursday, September 9, 2010

Not a fan of KinderCare


So, I'm taking Wyatt out of KinderCare. I know I said I liked it and stuff, but I changed my mind. He's just really not into their groove and I think it's better for him to be in a smaller daycare. KinderCare is just too BIG for him. He's not eating, drinking, or sleeping there and I don't believe he's getting the one on one attention that he needs. Today the Assistant Manager girl wasn't there (she's usually there handing things) and there were these two other chicks there... and I just didn't get a good vibe. I called earlier in the day to check on him and they were pretty negative about Wyatt's day. They told me he wouldn't eat or sleep or anything and when I picked him up he was so freakin' starving that I ended up feeding him some pureed peaches right in the parking lot before we left. I knew he was hungry because he saw the peaches in my hand and started opening his mouth and reaching for them. When I didn't immediately feed him he freaked out and was pretty frustrated. I feel like those girls didn't try hard enough to feed him (which I semi-understand because they have 8 other kids to deal with).

On a lighter note, the Pastor's Wife at my church recommended this girl to me that could use some work and has baby sat in the past. She has three kids (two in school) and could use some extra cash. So she's going to watch Wyatt for HALF! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so stoked to be saving money. I met her today at lunch and I feel sooooooooooooo good about everything. Her son is using the sippy cup and I'm hoping that the one on one play time that Wyatt will get over there he will learn to use his sippy too. Kid's are good at influencing other kids like that. Plus he'll be in a comfy house with a backyard and tons of toys and calm energy. There is something to say for being in a loving home than a corporate daycare facility. Hell, even I feel more relaxed about this. Anyway, Wyatt starts on Monday. So tomorrow is Wyatt's last torturous day at KinderCare.

19 comments:

  1. you're doing the best thing you could do! my son was in daycare for a month and i didn't like how he was being treated so i took him out

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  2. Glad things are going better for you and him! It is hard to be away from your little one:-( I had to work when my oldest was 5 months till about 22 months. I really only cared for the in-home daycares (of course with my scrutiny) because of the one on one care and home environment. I hope it goes well for you and Wyatt! Less money is always good too:-)

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  3. glad you found a better situation for the kiddo!

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  4. that is great that you found someone like at for cheaper. i think that kind of attention is important.

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  5. Good for you! I love in-home daycare and I think it will be such a good change for Wyatt! He'll be able to get the love and attention he needs and you'll have peace of mind. :)

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  6. Awe! I'm so glad that everything has worked out. When I read about Wyatt being hungry when you picked him up, I really wanted to give those two girls a mean look(though I know I can't...haha). You're his mama and you know what's best apparently. High five to you! :)

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  7. Good for you! I loved working at my pre-school but it was tough watching Aidyn be there! I felt I was really good with my kids, but his leader wasn't so great. She forgot to put suntan lotion on him, she didn't clean sand out of his eyes when some kid threw sand in his face, and he was bit three times in three days! My last straw was when I was sitting putting his shoes on to go, behind the cubbies, and one of the teachers came in with her kids and cussed really loud.. like seriously DROPPED THE F BOMB! She didn't see me until I stood up, and I walked right past her and reported her! I don't cuss in front of my son, and there is no way I am paying 100 plus dollars a week for a teacher to cuss in front of him!

    I was happy we were both leaving in a week! Its so nice being able to stay home with him! When I start working again my mom is watching him! I feel so much mor comfortable with one on one care!

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  8. Good. Do whats best for you and your son.

    Do you work during the day?

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  9. I think you're doing the right thing! You should have Wyatt where ever you feel comfortable. I'm glad you were able to find another place you feel better about (and paying half isn't bad, either)!

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  10. Aww that's good! I've actually heard a few bad things about KinderCare sadly. :(

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  11. Having worked at a daycare for 4 days (i only lasted that long cause i hated the environment) i say YAY FOR YOU!!!!!! I am so glad you found someone to watch him that will take care and love him soo much. I hope and pray it goes well for you both

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  12. Kindercare SUCKS. My husband used to work there and we would never ever send our kid. D: Good luck with the new babysitter! Sounds like a great situation. :D

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  13. I went through a daycare dilemma recently too, except it WAS in-home. We switched to another in-home lady, i pay $200 more a month, but it is so worth it to feel that relief and calm and see your kid thrive.

    Daycare is the WORST part about being a mom, I think. It's so hard to trust other people. Sounds like you're doing the absolute right thing, for both of you!

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  14. sorry to hear about that. that is horrible about those 2 girls. 8 kids to watch is a lot but not too much where they need to neglect Wyatt.

    sounds like this woman is a much better solution.

    it's all about Wyatt being happy and you having peace of mind.

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  15. That sounds awful!! I would have had to restrain myself from yelling at those girls.
    Wyatt will do way better in a smaller group of kiddos, Leo started walking a lot more when he was around his older "cousins" They like to act like big kids. Good luck!
    xo
    Heather

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  16. I found this one daycare in Virginia Beach that parents could go to their website & see what their kids are doing anytime of the day. It was amazing. They had cameras everywhere in the room

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  17. being in a home environment sounds WAY better.
    i'm sure he'll love it!

    xo.

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  18. before I had conrad, i thought i was going to have to put him in a day care, but then i decided to stay home knowing that we'd be super poor, but when i went to check the day care out, i ended up just crying and knew that I wouldn't be able to do it. I'd rather he just stay with someone I knew and trusted than strangers with a room full of kids. keep us posted. and as always, you guys are adorable.

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  19. i thought about puttin H in daycare to go back to work but in the long run i would make like no money. ugh. are you back in work?

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