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Is it a bad sign if our daycare center has a high teacher turnover rate?

Is it a bad sign if our daycare center has a high teacher turnover rate?

Yes: I think you may want to ask "why?" if there is a very high teacher turnover rate. Most child caregivers are warm, loving people who want to work in a pleasant environment where they get to know the children and their families over a steady period of time. It may be a red flag if you find there is not a consistent environment for them. Be sure to inquire about why. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting sick frequently while working in a daycare center?

What can I do to prevent getting sick frequently while working in a daycare center?

Getting sick: You can decrease the incidence of illness by washing your hands frequently especially after any contact with children when changing their diapers or wiping their noses. Also, keeping surfaces and toys wiped down with disinfectant wipes will help as well. Lastly, eat healthy and get an appropriate amount of sleep. ...Read more

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I had found two children that go to the daycare center that have head lice can I get it and if they are not to cloes to me?

I had found two children that go to the daycare center that have head lice can I get it and if they are not to cloes to me?

Avoid transfer agent: Living lice are somewhat stealth in their activities.They are hard to see and often get hung up in brushes, combs, scarves and hats and transfer to others who may borrow them.In a day care setting, any bedding that may be used for naps may be contaminated, so inspect and avoid them.Tossing them in a dryer for a cycle will kill them. ...Read more

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Should I shut down my home daycare center if there is a big flu season or outbreak?

Should I shut down my home daycare center if there is a big flu season or outbreak?

Flu & daycare: The best answer is yes. In many situations, this may not be practical, in which case just get vigorous about precautions--wiping down all surfaces, careful hand-washing (all staff), and teaching the kids to do careful handwashing. Exclude any children with high fever or constant cough (use a mask for them until they can be picked up by their parent). ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my 3 month old from getting hand foot mouth disease from his daycare center there is an outbreak there?

What can I do to prevent my 3 month old from getting hand foot mouth disease from his daycare center there is an outbreak there?

Keep him home...: He may have contracted the virus already..The incubation period is about 3-7 days (time from contact to development of disease). So, if he has been home for past week without the fever/rashes etc..Likely he does not have it. It is usually mild and often resolved in 7-10 days. If you dont want him to get it, keep him home until outbreak is over..Consult your doc..Good luck.. ...Read more

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Why does my 20month old talk in front of me and certain people but won't talk to her doctor, daycare teachers, etc?

Normal shyness: Toddlers are often overwhelmed in what is to them new or strange situations. Thus they are quiet, withdrawn or very quiet. Once they warm up and are comfortable, they then become more outgoing. This is very normal and no cause for worry. ...Read more

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How many calories an hour would I burn as a daycare teacher?

How many calories an hour would I burn as a daycare teacher?

Calorie burner: I guess it depends if you have to do cartwheels and jumping jacks! no one can quantify your activity. Your best bet is to wear a pedometer which can track steps and if you enter your weight, can calculate calories burned. ...Read more

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What's a good goal weight for 5'8" and 21 yr old. Daycare teacher and own small farm. Used to be 145+ in HS during peak of sports now 110 or less. ?

What's a good goal weight for 5'8" and 21 yr old. Daycare teacher and own small farm. Used to be 145+ in HS during peak of sports now 110 or less. ?

Your BMI of 16.7 is : a little underweight at 110 lbs. & 5'8". Normal range of BNI is 18.5 -24.9. See http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Consult a nutritionist to discuss a healthy diet for attaining & maintaining a healthy weight for your current lifestyle. ...Read more

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26 mo old son at same daycare since 3 mo old, new room every 6 mo. Teacher says he doesn't talk. He's talkative at home. Problem? Suggestion?

Normal,Probably: Toddlers are often overwhelmed in what is to them new or strange situations.The changes may bother him. Thus they are quiet, withdrawn or very quiet. Once they warm up and are comfortable, they then become more outgoing. This is very normal and no cause for worry. ...Read more

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