TOUCH OF EDEN DAYCARE FAQS
I am a new mom trying to slowly acclimate my son to a daycare environment, how can you help?
We know that it is difficult to let go and it may take the child some time to get acclimated so we encourage you to bring your child in daily for a few hours each day a week before you plan to begin full-time care. This has helped some of our current clients during the acclimation process. We also encourage you to include any favorite object or toys when you bring them in.
Do you have part time program for my infant?
Unfortunately we do not have a part-time program for kids under 2 however, we can do drop-off when we have spots available. The difference between drop off and part time is the commitment. For drop off, we can only take you on days when we have availability but we reserve the right to give that spot to someone requesting full-time services upon request.
As a courtesy, we do provide you a two week notice so that you can make the determination as to whether or not you’d like to go full time at that point before we give the available spot to another family.
Do you potty train?
We do potty training and start as early as 20 months but all depends on when the parents choose to start. Potty training is an exciting time and consistency matters so we would like to begin knowing that the parents are ready and willing to reinforce the same thing at home.
While we typically begin potty training for them at age 2, we look to the parents to advise on how soon they’d like to get started. When we work as a team, it’s easier on the child as well.
Do you use the cry-it-out method for the kids at nap time?
While there are several studies that speak for and against the “cry-it-out” method, the fact of the matter is that we are a small family daycare without the bandwidth or desire to explore the “cry-it-out” method. We want our kids happy and don’t want them disrupting the peace by crying while others are napping and waking everyone up.
So we don’t let the kids ‘cry-it-out”. We discuss with the parents and find out how to effectively soothe your child so that he/she eventually is able to nap like the other kids.