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Daycare Break Room Resources

Welcome to the childcare break room. Grab a cup of tea settle into a comfy chair and enjoy these selections of inspiration and humor.The poetry selections have been gleaned from a variety of sources, if you know of an author that has not been properly credited please let me know.

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

~unknown

Ode to Day Care
Little children come to me for hugs and books and such
I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch.
I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears.
I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears
I tie their shoes, I button coats and push them on the swing.
I really love these kids you see but there is just one more thing
Call me Mom or Aunt or Florence, and those names just might fit.
But please don't call me S ITTER because I never get to SIT!

~author unknown

Pages with dancing graphics and music have gained popularity lately. Here are two of my favorites, pay them a visit when you need a smile or "boogie break".

Jeremiah Was a Bull Frog Leaping lizards and rocking reptiles. All to the tune from Three Dog Night.

Why Hands-On?
I TRIED TO TEACH MY CHILD WITH BOOKS;
HE GAVE ME ONLY PUZZLED LOOKS.
I TRIED TO TEACH MY CHILD WITH WORDS;
THEY PASSED HIM BY OFTEN UNHEARD.
DESPAIRINGLY, I TURNED ASIDE;
"HOW SHALL I TEACH THIS CHILD," I CRIED
INTO MY HAND HE PUT THE KEY,
"COME," HE SAID, "PLAY WITH ME."

~author unknown

Other providers share true life anecdotes and funny things children say. Kids truly do say the darndest things at Perpetual Preschool.

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
but it's all right to cry.
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking,
I saw that you cared and I wanted to be
everything that I could be.

~unknown

Toddler Property Rules Also known as the toddler creed, here is insight to their perspective.

Daycare Provider Poem
Although you' re not their mother,
You care for them each day.
You cuddle, sing, and read to them
And watch them as they play.
You see each new accomplishment
You help them grow and learn
You understand their language
And you listen with concern.
They come to you for comfort
And you kiss away their tears
They proudly show their work to you
You give the loudest cheers!
No, you are not their mother
But your role is just as strong
You nurture them and keep them safe
Though maybe not for long --
You know someday the time will come
When you will have to part
But you know each child you' ve cared for
Is forever in your heart!

~author unknown