Changing Daycare rooms ?

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fudd8963's picture
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Changing Daycare rooms ?

Tomorrow is the girls last day in the 1 yo room at daycare Sad I can't believe that they are growing so fast. I do have a few questions for those that have their kids in daycare that have different rooms for the different ages. There really isn't much difference in the 1 yo room and the 2 yo room as far as schedules (breakfast, lunch, nap times, etc...). I'm just nervous/worried because they won't have any transition days. Have your LOs always had transition days? I was told that they would have Thursday and Friday (if I took them in, they don't usually go on Fridays since I don't work on Fridays, but every once in a while I have to come into work) and then on Tuesday be there for good. Well yesterday one of their current teachers told me that they are going cold turkey on Thursday into the 2 yo room.

I'm a little ticked at the daycare right now. I was told when they went from the infant room to the 1 yo room they would have a few days of transition, but they didn't. Now I was told that they would have a few days again, and they won't. GRRR. I'm sure they will be fine since three of the other kids used to be in their 1 yo room, and they have eachother. And luckily there is a half door that goes into the room they were in when they were infants. And they both LOVE that teacher! Whenever they see her they squeal and call out her name!

I also have to talk to daycare about the lunches for the summer time. The chef takes the summer off, so they get lunches thru some other place, and it's cold cut sandwiches. I am not a fan of lunch meat. I personally can't eat much of it because the high sodium gives me a headache, and it's just so processed. I may have to pack a lunch for them everyday. Is it rude of me to ask that they deduct that amount from what I pay them weekly?

Ok, I think that's all for now!

gardenbug's picture
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I wonder if it is YOU who has trouble with the transitions. Did Addison and Brooke have big trouble with the last transition? Sure, making their lunches is a drag! But there may be no reason to stretch out the transition and more to be said for simply moving ahead with things. They know the people there, and their 'teachers' understand that things will be slightly different for the first little while. I think they'll do just fine! There's excitement with new things. Smile

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There will always be a transition with younger kids (even older kids that I know). I would just wait for their reaction, if they have an easier time going to the new room - then awesome and if not, then I would ask them to do 1/2 days or something to make it easier on the girls. If they told you there would be a transtion plan, then there should be one.

As far as lunches, gross on the cold sandwiches. Is that EVERY day? Kaylin has yet to even have cold lunch meat, we don't really eat it at our house all that often and if we do it's from the deli and not the pre-packaged meats. It just doesn't seem like a very good nutritional balance for them to have lunch meat daily.

Since Kay is at a home-daycare, she doesn't have to deal with that but we still have major issues almost daily dropping her off. She does not do well with transitions at all.

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Oh Marie, you are so right that it is more me being worried! I am a worry wart in general, then you involve kids in the mix... My concern is that I was told they would get a day or two to transition and now they aren't. I'm sure they will do fine, it just concerns me.

Some sort of sandwich every day (at least that's what they did last year, so I brought in their food). Either lunch meat, tuna (can't have it), PB & J (can't have it), egg salad (just able to eat eggs, but not a huge fan of them), etc... I guess it's time for me to get creative with lunches. Those bento boxes are always cute, maybe I can start doing them!

AK2663's picture
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Im surprised they are just now moving them out of the one year old room...most kids are out and in the Toddler room by 18 months in our daycare. I would go with the flow in terms of the transition, but food wise I personally pack for G everyday including snacks. Sometimes she likes theirs and will eat it instead, some days she doesn't eat at all, but most days she eats what we pack. I just prefer it that way!

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Anne, they have a room for each year. So infant (6 weeks to 1 year) 1 yo room (1 - 2), 2 yo room (2-3), 3 yo room (3-4) then the preschool. So this will be their 3rd room that they will be in.

I did talk to the director and she said that they are NOT moving until Tuesday. It would be too confusing to move them tomorrow for them to have 4 days off (they don't go on Fridays). So they will do a little time over in the 2 yo room tomorrow to get used to it slowly.

I think I am going to pack them a lunch. I actually looked at the cute things to do with bento boxes, so I am looking forward to making them lunches that look like animals and stuff! We'll see how long that lasts until I just give them leftovers!!! LOL

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oh ok, our daycare is set up a little different. Infant I is 6wks-12months Infant II 12 months-18/20months Toddler I 20months- I'm not sure because she is still in it hahaha but I guess overall it isn't that different then yours.

I noticed they will move them sooner/later depending on enrollement and making room. Normally this would pi$$ me off to move me later/earlier then supposed to, but they did it to make room for G in the infant I room when we first got there bc I was DESPERATE to find a place Smile So I can't be too mad!

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Anne, ours is the same way. About a month ago a little girl moved into the 2 yo room that is younger then the girls. But then their are two of them, and I don't want them seperated and the daycare thinks it's best that they stay together too (they have split other twins/multiples up in the past, but because the parent's wanted it and they also thought it was best for the kids. Our girls play nicely together but also play without eachother, which is good.). Luckily there is another set of twins that is 11 months older then the girls, and a set of triplets that are 2 years older then the girls, so they all move at the same time!

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I'm late to this thread. That sounds like a good idea waiting until Tuesday since it's a long weekend. Make sure you let us know how it goes!