I don't think routines and RU are opposed. You can be aware of which kids have eaten and been changed at which times without being coercive or having everyone on the same schedule. It's harder to do, sure, but not impossible, especially if you have another adult to help. (This is not to say an RU daycare in other ways is possible/desirable; just that lack of routine does not equal RU IMO.
7/13/11 at 7:09pm