The Debate Over Where to Put Ones Child Iare: A licensed Centre Based Program or a Family Base Home Daycare.
I love these questions, I enjoyed reading the comments as well. There is validity on both sides of the equation. Instead of quarreling and trying to devalue each other they should be working to find a common link.
Some good questions were.:
Where will my child sleep?
How long with a centre run without its license being renewed?
How can one provider carry out three children in a fire? Both of these questions are great and on both sides of the issue...
To answer these questions from my home daycare and my experience as a RECE:
1. My children sleep in their own play pen under the trickle lights. I have a rocking chair in the space, and I spent time helping the children feel comfortable to help them fall asleep.
2. I have seen or heard of a few centres in the region waiting for a licensing agent to come. The longest one I personally heard of is a year and a half out of date.
3. I keep my program small for safety reasons. Therefore, I can carry my little one as I walk with the older ones. My numbers are small enough for safety.
Lesley is a graduate of the Early Educator Diploma course, who excelled in her learning at Conestoga College. Additional has taken Social Work and the Law, Group Dynamics, psychology, Sociology and Redefining Early Learning and Care. She has also taking Reaching In Reaching Out, RIRO 1 and 2. Working within Early Learning and Care framework, as well as, the children and families under that umbrella is a passion of Lesley's.