Advice for a Childcare Director...Please!
I am wanting some advice from any working parent that has their child in a daycare. I am a director with a question. Let me set this up first. We just had a new family with 3 beautiful girls start coming to our center yesterday. The whole family is very sweet and the children are polite and kind. My problem is that you can tell that the parents smoke alot in their home to the point that their children and the children's things smell STRONGLY of smoke. Every monday, the children bring in a sheet and blanket for nap time. The bedding that this family brought in smelled so badly, that it stunk up the classrooms. Same story with the extra changes of clothes that they brought it for their cubbies. I took the bedding home myself last night and washed it. It took 2 washings to get the smell out. Here is my problem.....I have 2 staff that are getting headaches and one of those is also having some breathing problems. How do I approach the issue with the parents about the odor and what suggestions or help can I offer?? I want to know from a parents perspective....thanks!