5 Reasons Kids Are Kicked out of Daycare

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Your daycare provider may terminate your relationship for a variety of reasons. Some of these are centered on your child, while others are due to parental behavior. In situations like this, sometimes the daycare has to let your child go from the program in order to sustain calmness and balance for the rest of the children. Learn about the reasons your child may be terminated from daycare.

Other Parents Complain About Your Child

Not all young children thrive in a group setting. Daycare may be very overwhelming for some and bring out some undesirable behaviors. All parents have the right to have their child in a positive environment that allows kids the ability to grow socially and academically and be free from stress or bodily harm. Prime reasons for termination is a child who is out-of-control, constantly exhibiting destructive behavior, hitting or assaulting other children, or refusing to obey rules. Daycare and in-home care settings do not have mandates for being required to care for a child who is a threat to himself and others. Child care providers must consider everyone's needs, happiness, and overall family satisfaction. Letting a child with discipline problems go is sometimes the right solution.

Not Performing at the Level Required for a Pre-school Prep Program

Kids learn at individual levels, and a rigorous pre-school prep program is not right for every youngster.

Parents should carefully consider their child's social and academic awareness before placing them in a prep environment. Some daycares and child care providers focus mainly on fun, social growth, and basic skills. Others, however, cater to parents who are trying to ready their child to apply for a private school or be at the top of the class from day one.

This means educators must adhere to a certain standard of academic expectations. If your child won't complete the work, sit at a desk, work on assignments and tasks, or is distracting others, then another placement should be considered.

Parents Are the Problem

Your child may be absolutely adorable, but your behavior may be the problem. Reasons commonly cited by providers for ending care include not paying on time or paying with insufficient funds. They also note problems when parents drop kids off too early or don't pick them up until after designated times. Or, they may have constant friction and disagreement over other aspects of care.

Disagreements over Childcare Philosophies 

There is no one right way to raise children. Providers typically list their requirements, philosophies, expectations, costs and times, certifications, and meal arrangements up front so that parents can make informed decisions. But sometimes the match that seemed right at the time is wrong and the arrangement needs to end. For example, very specific meal requirements (beyond food allergies or medical necessity) that do not work with the other kids is enough reason to end care.

Taking Advantage of Drop and Go 

It is stressful for working parents to have a child who is sick, but child care providers typically do not have arrangements for sick children.

Some desperate families will try and mask a child's sickness and then leave quickly. This can spread infections to the otherwise healthy children and is unfair to all the other families.

What Can You Do When Your Child Is Kicked Out?

If you can address the reasons given for the termination, you may be able to negotiate with your provider to reinstate your child for a probationary period. During that period, you should explore what other options are available to you that will meet your needs.