If they were watching tv regularly I would be concerned, but it is coming to the end of the year so maybe the teachers needed a bit of time to do end of year stuff.
I know from experience getting over 50 kids things ready for end of year and all the cleaning and jobs that needed to be done was very time consuming and we would need to be put it on for half an hour every now and then.
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I don't think ours has a TV either. I wouldn't really be impressed, part of th reason we chose our centre over the FDC we were offered was cause they seemed to watch a fair bit of TV
I'd be really unimpressed.
We have a movie once a week at home, but that's it.
I don't mind the iPad stuff they do, as the teacher is there conducting the activity and interacting, but to park them in front of it would be awful.
I've never seen a tv there.
I haven't read the other replies. The only time we use tv at my centre is if it's part of what they are Learning about which is rare, or it's been raining for a week and they've been stuck inside. But there are always other activities on offer.
I'm suprised. I use two different day care centres for DD2 and neither have a TV. I would prefer reading, or calming lie-ing down activities, (ie dead ants). If a TV was routinely brought out, I would not be impressed.
(lets save that for home, where I'm not being paid to watch my child, and need my down time).
meh our daycare has tvs in the 2 big rooms that they use for picture slide shows from the week. They middle room has occasionally watched movies when it rains and the big room watches movies in the rain or educational shows in the afternoon. Sometimes my dd will come home and say so and so bought a dvd in and we watched it. She does a lot of educational stuff and is always bringing home her artwork or paperwork home so I know they are teaching her stuff too. They are only young kids so I don't expect them to be rammed full of learning stuff for the 8 hrs she is there. There'll be enough of that when she starts school next year.
Doesn't bother me, I've seen it used on occasion at the centre my boys go too. I haven't seen it in the nursery but kindy & preschool room.
Mainly, as everyone has mentioned, at the end of the day or in the wet season. I send them there to have fun & enjoy their day, I'm not expecting it to be educational all day, everyday.
I'd actually rather that than playing on an iPad, tablet. DS doesn't have one at home & I don't want to get him one for a far while!
I'm wondering why those that are so against an hour of TV a week at Childcare are really so against it? I'm not picking fights, I genuinely would like to know why?
Because the fees are $140 per day and I expect them to be engaged in activities and/or solo play or whatever, not watching TV.
They call themselves educators not babysitters!
Plus then I feel less guilty when he watches TV with me
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