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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,812
Posted By seashell
Woo Hoo, I was able to log in this time. I was...

Woo Hoo, I was able to log in this time. I was so upset last night when I posted this thread, I could hardly remember my own name, let alone log in.

So I sent these parents a text last night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 59,932
Posted By seashell
My calender helper today was holding up a sign...

My calender helper today was holding up a sign that said Monday. I asked him to tell the kids what day he was holding and spell it out. He insisted it wasnt Monday, it was Moneyday! I wish!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,949
Posted By seashell
Big complaint here too! I simply tell the kids...

Big complaint here too! I simply tell the kids not to take there shoes off.
doest always work, but it helps!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By seashell
Grrrrrrrrrr....Parents!!!!!!!!!!

So parent 1 sends me a text asking if she and her son can use the pool in our condo complex. Sorry, I explain. It's for owners only. Mom - Can you call and make a special request? We don't have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By seashell
Ewwww! I would explain to the child that it is...

Ewwww! I would explain to the child that it is NOT acceptable to pee outside and hand dad the toys to clean! Gross!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,342
Posted By seashell
I had a DCD to something similar. My daughter...

I had a DCD to something similar. My daughter had made cupcakes for her baseball team. She had EXACTLY enough for each girl on the team. DCD came in for pick up and went to the kitchen to get his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By seashell
I had a child who exhibited similar behavior on...

I had a child who exhibited similar behavior on my center and I eventually terminated. I love the letter Nannyde, but...

I sent the boy who was causing the disruptions home on several...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By seashell
I vote Roomba! I have 2 german shepards, 2...

I vote Roomba!

I have 2 german shepards, 2 teenagers and 8 daycare kids. IT WORKS WONDERS on my carpeting and pergo floors.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,458
Posted By seashell
I sell Barefoot Books (Children's books) at home...

I sell Barefoot Books (Children's books) at home parties, baby showers, etc. I do alot with daycare centers as fundraisers and via online parties for fundraisers and for children's birthday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By seashell
Dont ya know anything good they do is because...

Dont ya know anything good they do is because they are good parents, and anything bad they do is because they learned it in daycare???
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-04-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,373
Posted By seashell
Just keeping this alive. I have one spot left...

Just keeping this alive. I have one spot left for May. The books are gorgous and the stories keep everyone interested. I hope you'll talk a look! Its free and easy!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By seashell
I would be concerned that dad would want to "Get...

I would be concerned that dad would want to "Get Even" and call licensing. I would call your specialist first and explain the situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By seashell
Here's my website ...

Here's my website http://gigglepatch.webstarts.com/

I use craigslist when i have openings and have had great luck with it. In fact, it's the only advertising I use now aside from word of mouth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By seashell
I only do full time and it works out so good for...

I only do full time and it works out so good for everyone. The pay one rate for 5 days, 8am to 6pm. No schedules to mess with, no late charges, random one day to fill...eventually they will start...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-03-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,373
Posted By seashell
Just one spot left! Thanks for the huge...

Just one spot left! Thanks for the huge response! If anyone would like to book for next month, just let me know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By seashell
My first interviews are all done after hours as...

My first interviews are all done after hours as well when we are able to talk without interuptions and I can assess if the visitors pose a risk to the kids. I offer people I want to work with the...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-02-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,373
Posted By seashell
Wow! I've had a ton of PM's today! I've got 2...

Wow! I've had a ton of PM's today! I've got 2 spots left for May, so please let me know if you would like to set up your fundraiser. Yes, it's totally free!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,373
Posted By seashell
Free Books For Your Daycare

Hi Ladies!

Just wondering if anyone in the forum is interested in hosting an Online book fundraiser for your daycare? I've been selling Barefoot Books for a while now, and they have a great online...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By seashell
I agree with Afterschoolmom. If you're desperate...

I agree with Afterschoolmom. If you're desperate for the money and have no other options, give her a second shot, but keep looking and have someone ready to replace her if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By seashell
Gorgous! Does she want to come paint our...

Gorgous! Does she want to come paint our classroom too????:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By seashell
I don't feel a need to take attendance. I have...

I don't feel a need to take attendance. I have the same crew everyday and payment is due regardless of attendance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By seashell
How about starting with a reminder note? ...

How about starting with a reminder note?

Dear Dick and Jane,

Just a friendly reminder that tuition in the amount of $1Million Dollars was due on Friday for your child Sally. My parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By seashell
Wow! I've set up so many fall book fundraisers! ...

Wow! I've set up so many fall book fundraisers! I've got room for one more in October. PM me if your interested. I just got the fall flyers in and there's some gorgous books!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By seashell
I've had this problem before and I stopped it by...

I've had this problem before and I stopped it by simply saying "Whinners Get Nothing" and turning my back. A few minutes later, I explain the proper way for the child to address the problem. After...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By seashell
I use an old telephone and call it the Tattle...

I use an old telephone and call it the Tattle Phone. I encourage them to tell the Tattle Phone. One little girl asked me if it goes to ***XX mommy's voice mail. LOL!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,208
Posted By seashell
I actually leave the envelope hanging and put a...

I actually leave the envelope hanging and put a new card in at the start of the next school year. I don't have pic's up, but you could put them on the balloon if you wanted to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By seashell
I would charge her for 4 days each week.

I would charge her for 4 days each week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
Posted By seashell
Here's our schedule 730 - 900 Arrival, free...

Here's our schedule

730 - 900 Arrival, free play and breakfast
900 - we go downstairs to our classroom for circle time, group time, project, snack.
1130 outside time or indoor free play
1230...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,180
Posted By seashell
Here's mine. It's a free site via Webstarts. ...

Here's mine. It's a free site via Webstarts.

http://gigglepatch.webstarts.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,208
Posted By seashell
I created my display by putting birthday wrapping...

I created my display by putting birthday wrapping paper on the wall with a border around it. Then I cut out a birthday cake and wrote Happy Birthday on the cake. Each child has a balloon that hangs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By seashell
Thanks for the PM's! I'll send you into in the...

Thanks for the PM's! I'll send you into in the next day or 2!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By seashell
Sounds like one of those families who you just do...

Sounds like one of those families who you just do what's best for the child (morning nap) and then not tell mom and dad.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-14-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By seashell
I've often thought about setting up electronic...

I've often thought about setting up electronic payments, but never knew it was possible. I don't use the MMK program, but I like the paypal option. Does anyone know where I can find out about it?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By seashell
Free Books For Your Daycare!

Hi Ladies!

Just wondering if anyone in the forum is interested in hosting an Online book fundraiser for your daycare? I've been selling Barefoot Books for a while now, and they have a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,867
Posted By seashell
Don't you just love how we don't have "Real...

Don't you just love how we don't have "Real Jobs"? When I tell people that I work just as hard or harder than they do at their "Real Job" I get responses like:

But your home all day! - And? I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-13-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By seashell
I've never heard of it. What is MMK?

I've never heard of it. What is MMK?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,850
Posted By seashell
I don't charge an enrollment fee in my home...

I don't charge an enrollment fee in my home daycare, but when I had my center I charged a fee and explained that it covered the enrollment packet and insurance costs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By seashell
I have a child here who tells her mom that "***X...

I have a child here who tells her mom that "***X bit me today". No, she didn't bite her! Mom can't find a mark on her and in many cases, ***x wasn't even in daycare that day. ***x did bite her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By seashell
What Do You Do About Crib Pickers?

My toddlers sleep in portable cribs that have mesh sides. Lately, two of the kids have started sticking their fingers through the tiny holes and making them bigger and bigger and bigger... I sew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,432
Posted By seashell
I send out a monthly newsletter via E-mail and I...

I send out a monthly newsletter via E-mail and I also post it out our facebook page. That way, no one can ever say they lost it!

I also do a weekly reminder which includes a menu. Here's an...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,684
Posted By seashell
I offered this in my program for a while and...

I offered this in my program for a while and parents were excited to participate. Here's a link for the company we used. It might give you some ideas.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By seashell
I will call a day or so later and thank them for...

I will call a day or so later and thank them for visiting and ask if they have any further questions that I can answer for them. If they ask questions, I know they are interested. If they don't I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By seashell
Decisions, Decisions....

I have a family here who is driving me nuts with late pick ups and payments. I close at 6pm. They arrive at 6:15. Payment is due on Friday. They pay on Monday. Constantly!

At the begining of our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,407
Posted By seashell
I have taken infants in the past and they are...

I have taken infants in the past and they are definately easier to enroll and keep but...

1 - For little people, they take up big space. Baby swings, exersaucers, baby gyms...

2 - It's hard to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By seashell
No more unregistered posters! (Just my 2...

No more unregistered posters! (Just my 2 cents...)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,278
Views: 115,489
Posted By seashell
My three year old twins BOTH write their names...

My three year old twins BOTH write their names for the first time today without any help! I'm a proud daycare mama!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By seashell
Yikes! Keep that door locked! Even if your in a...

Yikes! Keep that door locked! Even if your in a low crime area, a dead bolt can keep a child from wondering out or people from wandering in. Even though it's a daycare, it's still your home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By seashell
I don't see them either. I'll measure for you...

I don't see them either. I'll measure for you after nap. The kids are sleeping right next to them! Check back tonight!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By seashell
Here's a link...and it looks like they deliver,...

Here's a link...and it looks like they deliver, at least to my area!

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,352
Posted By seashell
I have a dedicated playroom for the kids in the...

I have a dedicated playroom for the kids in the basement (Ewww, that sounds so moldy!) They also use our living room early morning and late afternoon while we wait for drop off and pick up. My son...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By seashell
I bought some end tables at Ikea for $7 each. ...

I bought some end tables at Ikea for $7 each. Two tables fit togther nicely and the kids fit well. They come in lots of cool colors too. They are working out so well! I also got some nice wooden...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By seashell
What Would You Do? Suggestions Please!

I have a FT family here who informed me this morning that mom and dad were seperating. Dad is moving to Ohio, mom is staying in CT. Visitation is as follows:

6 weeks with mom in CT
2 weeks with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,795
Posted By seashell
Mine is Giggle Patch I also like Playmates

Mine is Giggle Patch

I also like Playmates
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-22-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,176
Posted By seashell
We already do this on our own and have no need to...

We already do this on our own and have no need to pay a service to do it. My parents also use craigslist and freecycle, which is also free. Sorry
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,995
Posted By seashell
I am a single mom of 2 and the daycare is my only...

I am a single mom of 2 and the daycare is my only income. I have found that I am making more money than I would if I worked out of the house. I am pleased with my income. However, I know that it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,855
Posted By seashell
I usually get the kids the book and stuffed...

I usually get the kids the book and stuffed animal sets from Kohls. I went last night, and they $8. I was a happy girl at the savings and even bought a new toy for daycare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,721
Posted By seashell
Im in CT My rate is $32 per day which is...

Im in CT

My rate is $32 per day which is $165 per week. I am on the low side for my town. The highest home care here charges $40 per day.

Centers here for an infant run around $250 per week.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-08-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,700
Posted By seashell
I have a couple of concerns here. first,...

I have a couple of concerns here.

first, did you sign a contract with her when you gave her the check? If you did, you are bound by that contract.

second, if you liked her enough to give her...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-08-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,371
Posted By seashell
If the classroom is not equipt with a diaper...

If the classroom is not equipt with a diaper changing station, your child should not be in the classroom. The teacher must maintain classroom ratios and she can not do that if she needs to leave the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By seashell
I havent been able go get on the past few days. ...

I havent been able go get on the past few days. I kept getting the message that my IP had been blocked. I wrote to Michael and he fixed it. Maybe there are more having the same problem?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By seashell
What Would You Do? - Child Who Likes to Pull Her Hair

I have a new child in my care who likes to pull hair. HER OWN HAIR! She's a little over a year old and she is pulling her hair out in clumps. She doesn't pull the other children's hair (yet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,260
Posted By seashell
I give each child a book and matching stuffed...

I give each child a book and matching stuffed animal from Kohls. It cost's 10 for the set and they are very nice! A portion of the sale also benefits local children's charities so that makes it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,198
Posted By seashell
I agree you should be going after mom. She...

I agree you should be going after mom. She signed the contract. She will make dad pay if she ends up with a judgement against her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By seashell
I like the idea of the sign on the door!

I like the idea of the sign on the door!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By seashell
I don't have parents like this now, but when I...

I don't have parents like this now, but when I had my center, I had a mom who was a therapist. She was the worst! She would pick up at 1pm, when I had about 40 kids sleeping. (Classrooms were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,128
Posted By seashell
Very well said Judy. After 20 plus years in the...

Very well said Judy. After 20 plus years in the field, I am 110 percent behind your statement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By seashell
I agree Jen. I had a little girl with the same...

I agree Jen. I had a little girl with the same problem a few years back. The Dr. put her meds for acid reflux and the spit up and red butt issues disappeared.

No CP is needed here, just a trip...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 183,115
Posted By seashell
CORI - Criminal Offender Record Information ...

CORI - Criminal Offender Record Information
SORI - Sex Offender Registry
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,128
Posted By seashell
When I owned my center I had an issue with a...

When I owned my center I had an issue with a parent in the toddler classroom that still has me scratching my head!

I had 2 kids, both just 2 years old. The boy turns around to the girl who was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,128
Posted By seashell
I believe it was Dr. Spock who started the "if...

I believe it was Dr. Spock who started the "if you spank your child, you damage their self esteem" crap. I don't spank my DC kids, but I did spank my kids when they were younger occasionally. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By seashell
This is what I tell my kids and the parents ...

This is what I tell my kids and the parents

First time I ask you,
Second time I tell you,
Third time, TIME OUT!

You didn't do anything wrong. Tough cookies to grandma.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By seashell
what does kwim mean? I see that alot and Im...

what does kwim mean? I see that alot and Im clueless!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-28-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 183,115
Posted By seashell
Stupid rule 1 - We need to have thermometers on...

Stupid rule 1 - We need to have thermometers on the wall in each room occupied by the children at their hight, (3 feet max hight) to measure the temperature. Excuse me? Do you know how hard it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By seashell
I think your missing the point here. The idea is...

I think your missing the point here. The idea is that childcare is a personal choice made by the parent. Are you saying that my sister can't babysit my kids on the weekend in her house because she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,127
Posted By seashell
Each monday I send home a printed card outlining...

Each monday I send home a printed card outlining our week. Each day I send home a daily care report. I also send home quarterly newsletters with a "report card" of sorts. The parents love them and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By seashell
Amen! Being with a "licensed " and...

Amen!

Being with a "licensed " and "regulated" provider doesn't mean safe and loving. It creates blind faith in the parents because "THE STATE" will make sure the provider does their job. LOL!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By seashell
The difference is, I am not licensed and have no...

The difference is, I am not licensed and have no intention of getting a license. Therefor, there is no implied concent applicable here and they have no reason to storm my house.

I understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,838
Posted By seashell
I would put the cream on. You tried to get them...

I would put the cream on. You tried to get them and they didn't respond. It's up to you to use your best judgement now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By seashell
What? Ummmmmm . . . what? Geeze I guess your...

What? Ummmmmm . . . what? Geeze I guess your more powerful than you realize! Can you do me a favor? It's raining here and my dog won't go outside for his walk. Could you do someting about that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By seashell
Update

Well, they talked to my parents and a few of the neighbors and the official response? "There was no evidence to sustain the complaint". Of course there was no evidence, there was no crime! No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,483
Posted By seashell
I had this same problem over the summer. Dad...

I had this same problem over the summer. Dad wanted the child (12 months)to nap in the am and pm. She wouldn't sleep. AT ALL! She would scream when I put her down for a morning nap. She simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By seashell
I would give her another chance, but also give...

I would give her another chance, but also give her a copy of your sick child policy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By seashell
All my kids are here today. Their parents will...

All my kids are here today. Their parents will be calling DCF today and letting them know that I don't have afterschool kids. I am not licensed, so they cant tel me not to take the kids. I also...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-14-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,018
Posted By seashell
Playing doctor is ok. Asking other children to...

Playing doctor is ok. Asking other children to expose themselves is not. I wouldn't be suprised if your provider asked you to leave. You are essentially asking her to open the door to allowing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-14-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,795
Posted By seashell
How about sending flyers to other daycares or...

How about sending flyers to other daycares or putting flyers up around town in kid related areas for a tag sale?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,254
Posted By seashell
A belt sander! LOL! You must have some...

A belt sander! LOL! You must have some seriously caloused feet!

How about just sticking up some post it notes that say" Private area, stop being nosey!" He'll know that you know and you wont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By seashell
As long as the children are supervised by their...

As long as the children are supervised by their parents, I dont see a problem. I doubt that licensing would have a rule about the parking area, as it is not considered part of the usable daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By seashell
OMG DCF Visited Me Today!

I am still in shock! A neighbor complained that I was letting my daycare children play outside, unattended. DCF showed up on my door step today to investigate. They pushed their way into my house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,976
Posted By seashell
Daycare should be between parent and provider. ...

Daycare should be between parent and provider. End of story. DCF is there for abuse. Daycare licensing is a joke.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,254
Posted By seashell
If there was something wrong here, I don't think...

If there was something wrong here, I don't think the director would admit it! Highchairs and booster seats have straps and they are meant to be used. Could you clarify what type of seat it was and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-13-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By seashell
"I agree with not responding to unregistered...

"I agree with not responding to unregistered posts. I wonder if there is a way to patition the powers that be to require registration? It's not like it takes along time or costs anything!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By seashell
What a good idea! I offer a Parent's Night Out...

What a good idea! I offer a Parent's Night Out once a month. Usually a Saturday night from 6 - 11 for $20 per child. That money is used for classroom supplies. I also like the idea of donations...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By seashell
I love woot! I didn't know they had a kids...

I love woot!

I didn't know they had a kids woot too. Awesome!

Thanks for sharing this
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,737
Posted By seashell
I agree that the child is going to bed to early. ...

I agree that the child is going to bed to early. Dont have kids if you don't want them around! I would put the child down for a nap and not mention it to mom. It seems purely selfish on her part. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By seashell
My forms and manual are posted on my website. ...

My forms and manual are posted on my website. Feel free to use any parts you would like.

www.gigglepatchdaycare.com
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-22-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,043
Posted By seashell
No but . . .

I don't give a discount because my rates are already much lower that the rest of the area at $33 per day.

However, there is one family here that I do give a break to. A young single mom with 2...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-22-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,346
Posted By seashell
I don't know about Cali, but in CT the provider...

I don't know about Cali, but in CT the provider must be on premises. The provider is not required to be in the same room or use a monitor. Do you stay in the same room as your child while the baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,160
Posted By seashell
I just sent home a copy of the health policy with...

I just sent home a copy of the health policy with the kids along with a letter that told them what I was doing here to keep germs from spreading.

I use lots of purell on the kids hands (The all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By seashell
Right now, all my kids are in diapers. However...

Right now, all my kids are in diapers. However in the past I have used paper towels.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By seashell
You might consider asking state licensing this...

You might consider asking state licensing this question. They may not approve of your process and this would mean that centers could not use your services. I do however, like the option.
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