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01-21-2021 06:00 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
You can solve that.....one drop off, one pickup....I learned that the hard way!
Yes.

One drop-off and one pick-up, per day.
01-20-2021 04:39 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcm said dcg (most difficult child) wouldn't be coming today...guess who shows up this morning.

Picks her up early to go to her physical therapy and says she won't be bringing her back. Guess who just messaged me and said she's bringing her back.

Ugh, never fails.
You can solve that.....one drop off, one pickup....I learned that the hard way!
01-20-2021 02:51 PM
CountryRoads Dcm said dcg (most difficult child) wouldn't be coming today...guess who shows up this morning.

Picks her up early to go to her physical therapy and says she won't be bringing her back. Guess who just messaged me and said she's bringing her back.

Ugh, never fails.
01-19-2021 03:48 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Why would anyone give their kids miralax before daycare???? I have a nephew that use to have to take Miralax but he took it at night
Some parents don't want to have to deal with the poopy diapers that result.
01-19-2021 02:22 PM
Unregistered Why would anyone give their kids miralax before daycare???? I have a nephew that use to have to take Miralax but he took it at night
01-19-2021 12:52 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I unfortunately I work in a center so no can do. Thatís not grounds for termination
Sad.

There is a huge risk in accepting kids on laxatives into care. Hope they have excellent insurance.
01-19-2021 12:41 PM
Unregistered
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Sounds like you get to send three kids home today.

I would let them go for that. Instant termination for dope and drop.
I unfortunately I work in a center so no can do. Thatís not grounds for termination
01-19-2021 12:38 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
3 parents gave their kids Miralax today and the poop has not stopped!!
Sounds like you get to send three kids home today.

I would let them go for that. Instant termination for dope and drop.
01-19-2021 12:28 PM
Unregistered 3 parents gave their kids Miralax today and the poop has not stopped!!
01-19-2021 06:22 AM
gumdrops DCG was up from 3-6 this morning...she's 3.5! This happens approx 1x/week. Usually she naps for 1/2 hr and is good to go, I think today is going to be different
01-14-2021 02:36 PM
CenterTeacher20 I'm seriously crossing my fingers for a snow day tomorrow. I need it
01-14-2021 08:43 AM
CountryRoads Dcm walks in and and just leaves the door wide open. It's 10 degrees outside. I had to go close it for her. Careless things like this just irk me
01-11-2021 08:42 AM
Unregistered When I say your child needs to be here PRIOR to snack time in order to have snack, that means they need to be here BEFORE snack time. Not right at snack time when the plates are fixed and kids are sitting down eating, but BEFORE.

Then I'M the one that gets the dirty look when I have to tell dcp that they've missed snack.

Grr. I'm in a mood today :/
01-08-2021 05:58 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Oh my goodness!
I have her relative

I stopped taking infants for years.
Finally took one and he was a really good baby.

DCM makes a point of telling every parent of any infant I have now that her child is the reason I now accept babies.

Heís also the reason I stopped taking SA kids but I donít hear her telling any one that.
If only these parents knew some our 'real thoughts'..
01-08-2021 05:55 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I've got a dcm of the first kid i started watching and she likes to take credit for my daycare.

Dcm: "I can't believe that you've been caring for dck for X amount of years. I mean, he's kinda the reason you started this."

Yeah, not because of money or paying bills, but because of YOU and YOUR kid *insert eye-roll*
Oh my goodness!
I have her relative

I stopped taking infants for years.
Finally took one and he was a really good baby.

DCM makes a point of telling every parent of any infant I have now that her child is the reason I now accept babies.

Heís also the reason I stopped taking SA kids but I donít hear her telling any one that.
01-08-2021 02:57 PM
CountryRoads I've got a dcm of the first kid i started watching and she likes to take credit for my daycare.

Dcm: "I can't believe that you've been caring for dck for X amount of years. I mean, he's kinda the reason you started this."

Yeah, not because of money or paying bills, but because of YOU and YOUR kid *insert eye-roll*
01-08-2021 03:54 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Thanks.

Also they announced today that school virtual till Jan 25.
Great timing on the 5 yo's part.

Honestly, I wonder why they didn't think of doing remote everywhere, returning from the holidays, at least for a couple of weeks. You'd think that would help cut down the spread. IDK.
01-07-2021 10:37 PM
284878 During recess, ds2.5 got mad at dd8 for using the wagon. Ds sat down in the snow behind a car bed and cried. DCB3.5 was pushing a tractor and nowhere near DS. I decided to shovel the porch off. All of a sudden, I look up, DS and DCB are wrestling and not in fun. I rush over, separate them, and try to get out of DCB what happens. DCB only stands there crying for his mom, like always. I have no idea what happened but I do know that dcb went over to ds who was crying.

DCM arrived and DCB announces proudly that he wrestled and I explain what I know.

Later DD blurts out, I know what happened. She goes on to say DCB rammed DS with the tractor. I asked a few questions and she says she did not see it but feels that it is the only thing that makes sense since DCB went over to DS. She has also noted to me that she finds dcb to be an instigator or tends to poke the bear until something happens.

Truthfully, I believe her theory, DCB has done similar things before, so I would not put it past him at all. There is a term in his future, just needs to get rid of the nagging feeling that it is not quite the right time.
01-07-2021 10:12 PM
284878
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Yep as a follow up to my own vent. Left the room for 5 min not even ti check sleeping daycare kids. My board 5 year old is playing with his penius right in front of the tablet. I have email an apology to teacher and am hoping it was turned enough that it was not actually caught on camera. I gusse he got board of the book beging read and forgot he was not alone.
no words just
01-07-2021 06:24 PM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
but kinda

Im sorry. Kids are kids.
Thanks.

Also they announced today that school virtual till Jan 25.
01-07-2021 04:07 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Yep as a follow up to my own vent. Left the room for 5 min not even ti check sleeping daycare kids. My board 5 year old is playing with his penius right in front of the tablet. I have email an apology to teacher and am hoping it was turned enough that it was not actually caught on camera. I gusse he got board of the book beging read and forgot he was not alone.
but kinda

Im sorry. Kids are kids.
01-07-2021 12:36 PM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
Can I just stop and say I hate online school. Our province offered either online or in person. We chosse in person. It has been nerve racking a bit with the thought of extra exposure at school, in regards to having to shut down daycare.

This week though all students have had to switch for this week (so far) to virtual. Now I feel like I'm spun out between surpivising DKs kids and then online learning for my two guys grade 2 and sr. Kindergarten. They ate both skipping gym today as they have it back to back both during nap.

Please let them go back.

Yep as a follow up to my own vent. Left the room for 5 min not even ti check sleeping daycare kids. My board 5 year old is playing with his penius right in front of the tablet. I have email an apology to teacher and am hoping it was turned enough that it was not actually caught on camera. I gusse he got board of the book beging read and forgot he was not alone.
01-07-2021 09:34 AM
Jupadia Can I just stop and say I hate online school. Our province offered either online or in person. We chosse in person. It has been nerve racking a bit with the thought of extra exposure at school, in regards to having to shut down daycare.

This week though all students have had to switch for this week (so far) to virtual. Now I feel like I'm spun out between surpivising DKs kids and then online learning for my two guys grade 2 and sr. Kindergarten. They ate both skipping gym today as they have it back to back both during nap.

Please let them go back.
01-07-2021 08:40 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by CarryingOn View Post
Just had to term my first parent ever. The baby was no problem whatsoever - so it sucks in that regard - but the parent was weird and I could tell things were going to just continue going downhill ... at least for me; she gave me the impression she lives in her own little world. I was just so uncomfortable and it was messing with my anxiety.

These are not the type of interactions any provider wants or looks forward to. I feel so much better now. It's a weight off my shoulders. Will be updating quite a few things in my parent handbook though.
Good for you for recognizing and solving it! That's one of the biggest obstacles for people in this job.
01-07-2021 06:59 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CarryingOn View Post
Just had to term my first parent ever. The baby was no problem whatsoever - so it sucks in that regard - but the parent was weird and I could tell things were going to just continue going downhill ... at least for me; she gave me the impression she lives in her own little world. I was just so uncomfortable and it was messing with my anxiety.

These are not the type of interactions any provider wants or looks forward to. I feel so much better now. It's a weight off my shoulders. Will be updating quite a few things in my parent handbook though.
It's hard for sure but good for you for listening to your instincts!! You won't ever regret doing that.

I have a parent right now that for some reason makes me have anxiety as well. I don't know why as they aren't breaking any rules or being rude etc but there is just something about them that makes me feel dread when they pull in the driveway every day.

I usually look forward to a bit of chit chat with parents upon drop off and pick up but this parent has me wanting to appear too busy to chat every day.
01-06-2021 09:22 PM
CarryingOn Just had to term my first parent ever. The baby was no problem whatsoever - so it sucks in that regard - but the parent was weird and I could tell things were going to just continue going downhill ... at least for me; she gave me the impression she lives in her own little world. I was just so uncomfortable and it was messing with my anxiety.

These are not the type of interactions any provider wants or looks forward to. I feel so much better now. It's a weight off my shoulders. Will be updating quite a few things in my parent handbook though.
12-19-2020 02:13 PM
Ariana
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Argh!

Dcd picked up dcg yesterday, wearing a mask. Which is unusual. One of the other dck asked why he was wearing one. He said because he was around someone positive and is waiting for his test results

This is the first I've heard about it! Why was your child here all week and why are you in my house???

I can't believe people sometimes. I just want to close until all this is over because people are selfish and untrustworthy and don't think about how their actions affect others.
This is exactly why I have been closed since March. I just canít deal with this and I know a few families that would pull this stunt. I would terminate care!

Sorry you are having to deal with this stress
12-17-2020 05:44 AM
CeriBear I agree. Iím much more into mask wearing now that I had a direct exposure to COVID two weeks ago. Iíve always been good about wearing it in public places but not so good about wearing it at work. Itís hard at times but I want to be safe and to keep others safe.

My vent for the day. Parents please send your kids to school with a warm coat. This is winter and unless the weather is frigid/raining/snowing/icy we are going to play outside for a short time anyway. The kids need fresh air even if it is a little chilly. A little hoodie just doesnít cut it when itís 36 degrees outside.
12-16-2020 10:53 AM
springvalley112 THIS is the reason so many are either sick or dying!! I've had 8 family members with covid, a classmate who came home last week from spending 91 days in various hospitals because of covid and now I've got yet another family member with covid!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE wear your masks, social distance and wash your hands! Our governor has also extended our mask mandate until January 22nd
12-16-2020 10:35 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Argh!

Dcd picked up dcg yesterday, wearing a mask. Which is unusual. One of the other dck asked why he was wearing one. He said because he was around someone positive and is waiting for his test results

This is the first I've heard about it! Why was your child here all week and why are you in my house???

I can't believe people sometimes. I just want to close until all this is over because people are selfish and untrustworthy and don't think about how their actions affect others.
AS much as I have had to quarantine due to exposure and listen to some parents gripe, I would have termed on the spot....that is disrespectful and selfish!!!! Did you allow the child back today? I sure hope not!
12-16-2020 07:33 AM
CountryRoads Argh!

Dcd picked up dcg yesterday, wearing a mask. Which is unusual. One of the other dck asked why he was wearing one. He said because he was around someone positive and is waiting for his test results

This is the first I've heard about it! Why was your child here all week and why are you in my house???

I can't believe people sometimes. I just want to close until all this is over because people are selfish and untrustworthy and don't think about how their actions affect others.
12-15-2020 01:48 PM
CenterTeacher20 One week from today will be my last day of work before a 6 day break. I am so ready for it.
12-15-2020 10:32 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Headed out my driveway in my 4wd explorer and the red lights with ABS system warnings and the brakes locked up. Coasted back down the drive and parked it. Wonder what this will cost me?
Looks like brakes locked up and the thermostat is leaking as well???? Either way, it's being worked on right now, and doesn't look to be too overwhelmingly expensive and ready soon.
12-15-2020 08:03 AM
Annalee 7 more working days till I'm off till Jan 5,but who is counting
12-11-2020 05:23 PM
Annalee Headed out my driveway in my 4wd explorer and the red lights with ABS system warnings and the brakes locked up. Coasted back down the drive and parked it. Wonder what this will cost me?
12-11-2020 12:29 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
They fixed it.

I have just gotten so used to broken things staying that way, lately that I expected it to take longer.
12-11-2020 11:37 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Today.

Friday.

Just when I get everyone down to sleep and begin to wrap up the week. That is when Daily Connect decides to get all glitchy.

I can't get to anyone's individual accounts to update info or update events. I just want to be done for the week.
12-11-2020 11:35 AM
Cat Herder Today.

Friday.

Just when I get everyone down to sleep and begin to wrap up the week. That is when Daily Connect decides to get all glitchy.

I can't get to anyone's individual accounts to update info or update events. I just want to be done for the week.
12-11-2020 10:38 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CeriBear View Post
Someone who I had fairly close contact with tested positive for COVID earlier this week.This person did always wear a mask around me but I admit to not always wearing one. Itís been over a week since I was around them and I have no symptoms yet. But this has really scared me into always wearing a mask when Iím in contact with others. Iíve been quarantined for the last few days and I guess I have a few more before all is clear. Itís hard not being able to work and I miss my class so much.
Hang in there! It's hard to live in limbo..
Hopefully you stay healthy and virus free and can get back to regular life soon!
12-11-2020 08:43 AM
CeriBear Someone who I had fairly close contact with tested positive for COVID earlier this week.This person did always wear a mask around me but I admit to not always wearing one. Itís been over a week since I was around them and I have no symptoms yet. But this has really scared me into always wearing a mask when Iím in contact with others. Iíve been quarantined for the last few days and I guess I have a few more before all is clear. Itís hard not being able to work and I miss my class so much.
12-09-2020 07:07 AM
Blackcat31 I've only been open for 45 minutes and already I've broken up a knock down drag out fight between my two toddler DCK's both wanting the same item.

Who knew an empty plastic spice container could be the center of so much drama.
12-08-2020 07:46 AM
CountryRoads The school bus picks up in front our house. No daycare kids get on it, just my own. I've had TWO separate dcms drive around the bus when the lighted stop sign is pulled out Blows my mind! I thought everyone knows that that is a HUGE no. One of the dcms even complained that the bus driver gave her a look through the window.

The bus driver took pictures of their vehicles both times, so hopefully something happens.
12-02-2020 11:07 AM
dolores Anything that keeps us safe(r) is good news.

Don't the CDC's guidelines override everyone else's when it comes to covid so we can implement it right away?

With bureaucracies, change down the pipe moves like molasses .
12-02-2020 10:50 AM
Annalee WELLLLL, the cdc did change the protocol but daycare/schools go by the old rules till documentation comes down the pipe good news for future though
11-28-2020 06:12 PM
Annalee This time change is not my friend.....feels like it's midnight already.
11-25-2020 07:22 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Logged out for privacy.

This one dcm is driving me crazy lately. First, she comes in before nap to pick-up dcg. The lights are off, the kids are laying down (although, not sleeping yet), and she has her phone on speaker. Like, she doesn't think anything of her phone being on speaker as loud as it can go as a busy tone plays as the kids are down for nap. Then, another dck is playing with these little blocks I've got, and this same dcm informs me that dcg accidentally took some home last week and she will need to bring them back. Was she ever going to bring them back? She didn't say a word until she saw a dck playing with them and she's had them since last week. I'm not expecting them back. Guess I'm gonna have to check all dcg pockets and clothing before leaving. Ugh, I'm ready for a break.
Isn't it crazy how parents can be or can choose to be so ignorant about stuff? I have one that talks on her phone all the time too. My parents aren't coming in due to COVID but it still drives me crazy that she brings her child to the door and I greet them and can't get a single word out because she's chatting away like her kid is just an afterthought. I know it bothers the child alot but the parent seems to not notice or not care.

Speaking of kids taking things...years ago I had a little girl that mentioned to me that she had two of the hairbrushes that went to the My Little Pony's set I had. She said she didn't mean to leave them in her pocket. I asked her if she was planning to bring them back. She said "My mom said I dont have to because you have alot of them". The worst part of it all was mom is a family therapist.

Hang in there.... vacation is coming soon!
Hopefully you are taking one!!
11-24-2020 03:29 PM
Unregistered Logged out for privacy.

This one dcm is driving me crazy lately. First, she comes in before nap to pick-up dcg. The lights are off, the kids are laying down (although, not sleeping yet), and she has her phone on speaker. Like, she doesn't think anything of her phone being on speaker as loud as it can go as a busy tone plays as the kids are down for nap. Then, another dck is playing with these little blocks I've got, and this same dcm informs me that dcg accidentally took some home last week and she will need to bring them back. Was she ever going to bring them back? She didn't say a word until she saw a dck playing with them and she's had them since last week. I'm not expecting them back. Guess I'm gonna have to check all dcg pockets and clothing before leaving. Ugh, I'm ready for a break.
11-24-2020 07:48 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
He tested negative! So its more than likely just his asthma and another bug. He has improved dramatically and will more than likely be back tomorrow!
So nice to hear!! Hopefully he continues to improve!

I had two incidences where either a DCK or their family member needed to test. Both tested on Friday. One got their test result back Sunday night while the other is still waiting as of today (Tuesday). They did go to different testing centers but the wait time is sooooo hard.

I hate the stress and anxiety of it all.
11-23-2020 06:49 PM
Former Teacher
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcm: "I'm sure it's on the newsletter that I never read, but what days are you closed this week?" "Also, is there anything else I need to know about that would be on the newsletter?"

Gee, I don't know. How about you actually READ IT.

This is the same dcm who had no clue about a closure last month and found out about it when I told her I would see her Monday at Thursday pick-up. She was so flustered and had no clue what she was going to do the next day. I explained to her at that point that my closures are always on the newsletters. I was caught off guard and didn't know what to say to her comments this morning.

Blows my mind that she still continues to ignore the newsletters Would it be wrong to leave her out of my reminder message about Christmas break?? lol
We solved that at my former center. When we were closed for a holiday we had the parents sign an acknowledgement sheet indicting (after they were told WHAT they were signing) that they knew when we were closed.

Yes....we were babysitting the parents . BUT it gave us such great pleasure the few times when the parents acted dumb like they didn't know and we showed them the paper they signed
11-23-2020 02:06 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
He tested negative! So its more than likely just his asthma and another bug. He has improved dramatically and will more than likely be back tomorrow!
Well that's definitely good news! Asthma and children is such a scary mix, same with diabetes and children. I hope he recovers quickly and easily and can get to doing what kids are supposed to be doing, playing and having fun.
Thank you for the update!!
11-23-2020 10:12 AM
springvalley112 We have that exact same problem at our center. We even out signs on the doors and STILL have parents coming in and asking questions. READ THE SIGN!!!!
11-23-2020 08:19 AM
CountryRoads Dcm: "I'm sure it's on the newsletter that I never read, but what days are you closed this week?" "Also, is there anything else I need to know about that would be on the newsletter?"

Gee, I don't know. How about you actually READ IT.

This is the same dcm who had no clue about a closure last month and found out about it when I told her I would see her Monday at Thursday pick-up. She was so flustered and had no clue what she was going to do the next day. I explained to her at that point that my closures are always on the newsletters. I was caught off guard and didn't know what to say to her comments this morning.

Blows my mind that she still continues to ignore the newsletters Would it be wrong to leave her out of my reminder message about Christmas break?? lol
11-23-2020 07:30 AM
CenterTeacher20
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Any word on how the little boy's doing? Been thinking about him. And you.
He tested negative! So its more than likely just his asthma and another bug. He has improved dramatically and will more than likely be back tomorrow!
11-21-2020 08:41 AM
MyAngels My vent for the today: I'm sorry to see that the mood of this message board, which used to be at least pretty tolerant, if not always kind, seems to have taken a turn and not to the better. With a few notable exceptions, much more of a junior high "I'm so much smarter than you" vibe, rather than a "professional adult with different viewpoints" vibe.
11-20-2020 02:37 PM
VictoryCare I'm so sorry, I did not mean to offend was just talking about covid. I will not talk of it again here, thank you, I hope every stays healthy and happy, have a great day
11-20-2020 09:52 AM
CenterTeacher20
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Any word on how the little boy's doing? Been thinking about him. And you.
Nothing for sure yet, he did end up with a little fever last night which he didn't have initially, but with multiple nebulizer treatments he has been able to stay home and been improving a bit already. Good news is that DCM is in healthcare and was able to get a rapid test for herself which already came back negative. So that makes it more likely that his will be negative too!! I'm hopeful. Unfortunately, the nasal/oral non rapid tests in my city have been taking up to 5 or 6 days for results to come back lately. Hopefully this fam has answers sooner!

Thanks for thinking of me
11-20-2020 09:48 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
I'm tired.
Any word on how the little boy's doing? Been thinking about him. And you.
11-20-2020 08:28 AM
VictoryCare Everyone is dealing with the effects of Covid everywhere, and I too am lucky enough to be experiencing some good as well, but the fact is that covid is a major factor in daycare and everywhere right now, you can disagree for the sake of disagreeing, it matters not to me at all, if you are not happy with my posts you have the ability to not read them
11-20-2020 08:13 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by VictoryCare View Post
Yes, I own a Family Daycare, right now Covid IS daycare
???uhmmmm, nope! I still have some good thing going on in family daycare, covid simply throws in some kinks to deal with.
11-20-2020 08:03 AM
VictoryCare Most things are Covid right now, and if you had read my posts you would have read the steps I am taking in my Family Daycare to try and help prevent the spread of Covid, that is in the daycares and everything else. Are most on this thread NOT talking about Covid?
11-20-2020 08:00 AM
VictoryCare Yes, I own a Family Daycare, right now Covid IS daycare
11-20-2020 06:29 AM
dolores
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Originally Posted by Former Teacher View Post
I am curious. You have been a Member here over 2 years. Yet you haven't posted anything about the childcare industry. In fact, all your posts/comments (you haven't started any threads) are on the venting thread and they are all COVID related.

Are you even IN this industry?
Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?
11-20-2020 04:50 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by VictoryCare View Post
Yeah, your right, you caught me, I have been a member for 2 years and waited two years, under the guise that I am a Daycare owner/provider just so I could finally come on here and get on a thread that was made specifically for venting, and talk about the facts of covid, just as a ploy
So do you have a family child care or do you own/work for a center?
11-20-2020 03:34 AM
VictoryCare Yeah, your right, you caught me, I have been a member for 2 years and waited two years, under the guise that I am a Daycare owner/provider just so I could finally come on here and get on a thread that was made specifically for venting, and talk about the facts of covid, just as a ploy
11-19-2020 07:30 PM
Former Teacher
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Originally Posted by VictoryCare View Post
Tell your 99% survival rate to the more than a quarter of a million people who have died, if that is BS to you, than you definitely need a reality check
I am curious. You have been a Member here over 2 years. Yet you haven't posted anything about the childcare industry. In fact, all your posts/comments (you haven't started any threads) are on the venting thread and they are all COVID related.

Are you even IN this industry?
11-19-2020 03:51 PM
CenterTeacher20 I'm tired.
11-19-2020 01:05 PM
Unregistered
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
with a 99% survival rate.

I can't even with this BS.
Iím basing my info off what the CDC says.
Iím sure the info varies in all areas depending on the number of cases but they say;

ďThe US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released an update to their research on the fatality rate associated with COVID-19. The CDC first posted this data on May 20, 2020, with the understanding that the parameter values would be updated and augmented over time.

This update, dated September 10th, is based on data received by CDC through August 8, 2020.

CDC COVID-19 Survival Rates

Age 0-19 ó 99.997%
Age 20-49 ó 99.98%
Age 50-69 ó 99.5%
Age 70+ ó 94.6%ď
11-19-2020 12:55 PM
VictoryCare Survival rate has nothing to do with immunity..lol..meaning, just because you survived does NOT make you immune to the infection or to its mortality rate
11-19-2020 12:34 PM
VictoryCare Tell your 99% survival rate to the more than a quarter of a million people who have died, if that is BS to you, than you definitely need a reality check
11-19-2020 12:29 PM
VictoryCare Its only a 99% survival rate if there is not a surge in the infections rates and an influx of those infections in the hospitals, when that happens there is not enough staff to take care of the influx, therefore the mortality rate goes up, and you better believe it, its happening right now all over the world, open your eyes, turn on the news, get your head out of the sand, smh
11-19-2020 12:24 PM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by VictoryCare View Post
There is no immunity. Herd immunity will stop the virus from spreading because it will kill everyone. There is no one who is immune
with a 99% survival rate.

I can't even with this BS.
11-19-2020 11:19 AM
Josiegirl I don't understand something. The numbers are far worse than they've been since this began, right? Then why are we not going back to what the government was doing then and get the numbers to slow down again?
I'm sure there must be a good reason? Keep pushing back until there is a reliable, safe vaccine. It won't last forever but it takes more patience and time.
11-19-2020 11:10 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
My full time kindergartener distance learner has asthma. Its something that he has always dealt with. He was totally fine yesterday. Got a text from his mom last night at 12:15 letting me know that before bed he said he had a sore throat... and at 11:45 woke up and could barely breathe. We are hoping is is just the asthma. I'm scared for this 5 year old little boy. He's never had a rapid flare up like this. He had 4 nebulizer treatments between 11:45pm and 6am. We have had him since he was an infant. I've become extremely bonded with him through his first year of actual school considering that I am his distance teacher. This feels like a bad dream. I'm trying not to bug his mom now, but we will see how he is doing soon and I will update. His mom works in the COVID unit, unfortunately. But had never had a breach in PPE and goes home and changes and showers before pickup every day. She is one of our sweetest DCPs we have ever had. I hope he is okay. They are taking him to get tested today and if his breathing doesn't get better, may be bringing him in to be monitored. We have 4 families out total awaiting test results. It really bothers me that licensing says we aren't allowed to close down or make any announcements about people awaiting test results until we receive a positive result. I'm scared.

North Dakota just recorded the highest mortality rate in the world. This is scary. Wear your masks. Don't have large Thanksgiving gatherings. And for f*** sake, stop bringing the current/future president up right now. Doesn't even matter.
Oh no I hope your little guy recovers from whatever is going on with him! Momma must be crazy worried.
11-19-2020 09:16 AM
Sunshine69
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Dcm texted me 20 minutes before closing last night that she is running late and is trying to hurry. She's never late, so I didn't think much of it.

She shows up 10 minutes AFTER closing. She was very apologetic, but here's the thing. Maybe instead of texting me that she is running late, she should've called her husband and told him to come pick up their kids. Or maybe she should've came and got her kids and then went back to her office to finish up work. And then she was non-stop going on about WHY she was late. As if I care.

I don't understand some people. When a parent knows daycare closes at 5:30 and pick-ups must be done PRIOR to closing, why do they just not care and think they can be late? She didn't even bother asking if it was okay. Her problem became my problem. I seriously am curious as to what makes people act this way - especially to the person that cares for their children. I feel like home daycares aren't treated like a business. She would never show up to the grocery store after closing time...because they are CLOSED.

Sorry for the rant, but late pick-ups are a huge pet peeve of mine.
I hear you! Itís extremely disrespectful the way clients have no regard for our time. Iíve had clients show up late because they realized on their way that they forgot their phone at work so they went back to get it before coming here to get their kids. Why not get the kids first, then go back to get the phone? Because they donít want to be inconvenienced by dragging the kids into their workplace so itís okay to mess up my evening. $1/minute x three kids adds up fast and although they think I should feel guilty for charging it, I donít. Not one bit.

I have kids of my own and I try to schedule their appointments after my daycare hours all so I donít affect my clients. People being late affect my ability to take care of my own kids. Sure would be nice if they were just as considerate as I am to them.
11-19-2020 09:15 AM
CenterTeacher20
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but anyway, this family, both parents working from home, threw a FIT and typed up an essential worker letter "from their job" clearly not legit. Most of our clients work at the same hospital as nurses and or healthcare managers and I had seen many letters so I know. No letterhead, nothing, no signature. I let it slide because at that point we could keep them in care with all of the other fans keeping their kids home.
Oh, btw this fam isn't an essential healthcare worker. According to her fake letter, she is considered an "essential off-site employee, who serves as an emergency back-up Public Information Officer and MAY have to fill the position if the current holder of said position is down" lol. I had already told her she could contact us if she needed emergency care if she was required to fill her emergency position. She threw a fit and called the head *something* of our state in childcare, I cant remember his position name. He's located in a completely different county as us, like 4 hours away, and had no idea that childcare in our county was handling things completely differently than in his. She called us and then blindsided me by saying he was on the other line and conferencing me in.

I told both she AND him off and informed them that they were both wrong. Nothing since.
11-19-2020 09:06 AM
CenterTeacher20
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Praying for your little daycare boy.

It's scary out there right now.

I know you are working in a center so the rules aren't yours to make but I don't allow anyone that is awaiting testing to be in care and I will close if I need to reset my cleaning and sanitizing environment. The health and well being of myself, my family and the families that attend is my first priority.

I am continually amazed at some of the selfish behaviors I've seen lately. Especially from people I know know better.

hang in there... and definitely keep us posted as to how the DC boy is doing when you find out.
Luckily the rules are actually mine to make as director, anyone awaiting test results do have to stay home thankfully, but according to licensing we cant notify families when somebody is out awaiting their results. We can only send out notification and close when we receive a positive result. I wish I could personally decide to close whenever someone is awaiting tests but our families would get pissed if we closed and then the tests are negative which has been the case most of the time. Bleh. I'm so sick of this COVID stuff.

And then like 25% of our DCPs act like COVID is making their life so much more stressful while they're working from home and updating their facebook profile and cover pictures at like 10am, like, you could totally keep your kids at home with you. You clearly aren't doing much. They clearly dont understand how stressful this is making life for us.

Back in March when we closed services for any family who wasn't essential workers, and any family who was working from home (we had a new rule put on our ratios so we had to make it work, and we were getting a bi-weekly grant so parents only had to pay $50 per month per child to hold their spots) we had a fam who's kids are AWFUL and I'm just waiting for the right moment to term them, but we aren't getting many new enrollments right now so I'm just dealing with it-- but anyway, this family, both parents working from home, threw a FIT and typed up an essential worker letter "from their job" clearly not legit. Most of our clients work at the same hospital as nurses and or healthcare managers and I had seen many letters so I know. No letterhead, nothing, no signature. I let it slide because at that point we could keep them in care with all of the other fans keeping their kids home. But omg I cant wait for the day that I can term these kids.

Anyway, like I've told everyone before, we do have a really small center, 30 kids max and that includes our after school/distance learner kids. We currently have 6 preschoolers, 6 toddlers, 4 infants, and 5 distance learners who are here M-W and 1 distance learner who is here M-F (the kid who is currently having issues that I just posted about) and 1 school-ager who lives out of state technically in MN in our sister city (we're right on the border so he's doing school full time until December and then full distance learning all of December under state rules I believe). So 23 kids. Small center. My mother owns the place, we've been open for 15 years, almost 16 years since I was 10. My mom just owns the place, I pretty much run it now.

I'm ranting. Ugh. My mind is racing. I really hope this kid is ok. Thanks for the BlackCat
11-19-2020 08:46 AM
Unregistered Dcm texted me 20 minutes before closing last night that she is running late and is trying to hurry. She's never late, so I didn't think much of it.

She shows up 10 minutes AFTER closing. She was very apologetic, but here's the thing. Maybe instead of texting me that she is running late, she should've called her husband and told him to come pick up their kids. Or maybe she should've came and got her kids and then went back to her office to finish up work. And then she was non-stop going on about WHY she was late. As if I care.

I don't understand some people. When a parent knows daycare closes at 5:30 and pick-ups must be done PRIOR to closing, why do they just not care and think they can be late? She didn't even bother asking if it was okay. Her problem became my problem. I seriously am curious as to what makes people act this way - especially to the person that cares for their children. I feel like home daycares aren't treated like a business. She would never show up to the grocery store after closing time...because they are CLOSED.

Sorry for the rant, but late pick-ups are a huge pet peeve of mine.
11-19-2020 08:29 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
My full time kindergartener distance learner has asthma. Its something that he has always dealt with. He was totally fine yesterday. Got a text from his mom last night at 12:15 letting me know that before bed he said he had a sore throat... and at 11:45 woke up and could barely breathe. We are hoping is is just the asthma. I'm scared for this 5 year old little boy. He's never had a rapid flare up like this. He had 4 nebulizer treatments between 11:45pm and 6am. We have had him since he was an infant. I've become extremely bonded with him through his first year of actual school considering that I am his distance teacher. This feels like a bad dream. I'm trying not to bug his mom now, but we will see how he is doing soon and I will update. His mom works in the COVID unit, unfortunately. But had never had a breach in PPE and goes home and changes and showers before pickup every day. She is one of our sweetest DCPs we have ever had. I hope he is okay. They are taking him to get tested today and if his breathing doesn't get better, may be bringing him in to be monitored. We have 4 families out total awaiting test results. It really bothers me that licensing says we aren't allowed to close down or make any announcements about people awaiting test results until we receive a positive result. I'm scared.

North Dakota just recorded the highest mortality rate in the world. This is scary. Wear your masks. Don't have large Thanksgiving gatherings. And for f*** sake, stop bringing the current/future president up right now. Doesn't even matter.
Praying for your little daycare boy.

It's scary out there right now.

I know you are working in a center so the rules aren't yours to make but I don't allow anyone that is awaiting testing to be in care and I will close if I need to reset my cleaning and sanitizing environment. The health and well being of myself, my family and the families that attend is my first priority.

I am continually amazed at some of the selfish behaviors I've seen lately. Especially from people I know know better.

hang in there... and definitely keep us posted as to how the DC boy is doing when you find out.
11-19-2020 08:04 AM
CenterTeacher20 My full time kindergartener distance learner has asthma. Its something that he has always dealt with. He was totally fine yesterday. Got a text from his mom last night at 12:15 letting me know that before bed he said he had a sore throat... and at 11:45 woke up and could barely breathe. We are hoping is is just the asthma. I'm scared for this 5 year old little boy. He's never had a rapid flare up like this. He had 4 nebulizer treatments between 11:45pm and 6am. We have had him since he was an infant. I've become extremely bonded with him through his first year of actual school considering that I am his distance teacher. This feels like a bad dream. I'm trying not to bug his mom now, but we will see how he is doing soon and I will update. His mom works in the COVID unit, unfortunately. But had never had a breach in PPE and goes home and changes and showers before pickup every day. She is one of our sweetest DCPs we have ever had. I hope he is okay. They are taking him to get tested today and if his breathing doesn't get better, may be bringing him in to be monitored. We have 4 families out total awaiting test results. It really bothers me that licensing says we aren't allowed to close down or make any announcements about people awaiting test results until we receive a positive result. I'm scared.

North Dakota just recorded the highest mortality rate in the world. This is scary. Wear your masks. Don't have large Thanksgiving gatherings. And for f*** sake, stop bringing the current/future president up right now. Doesn't even matter.
11-19-2020 07:51 AM
Sunshine69
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Meanwhile, In Georgia: ĎThe kids will be alrightí: New study shows kids in day care centers donít spread COVID-19 to adults

No, I am not kidding. It is being pushed by licensing, too.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...6Nr7BhZFvKEm_Y
ROFL! Well, thatís enough fiction for me today.

Ironically, the same parents that feel comforted by this information are the same ones that will balk at our sick exclusion policies.
11-18-2020 04:05 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
How does that even make sense???
Because we are expendable. Warm bodies. Expected casualties. Acceptable loss. Easily replaced.
11-18-2020 03:09 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Meanwhile, In Georgia: ĎThe kids will be alrightí: New study shows kids in day care centers donít spread COVID-19 to adults

No, I am not kidding. It is being pushed by licensing, too.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...6Nr7BhZFvKEm_Y
How does that even make sense???
11-18-2020 08:58 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Yes, now I understand what you meant, taxes. Taxes are going to hurt, but I will just pass them on to my clients like every other business. I have already sent out my tuition increases in preparation. It is my only recourse.
Yes; rates going up here as well!
11-18-2020 08:46 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Maybe; but the small business, in general, is in trouble for sure now!
Yes, now I understand what you meant, taxes. Taxes are going to hurt, but I will just pass them on to my clients like every other business. I have already sent out my tuition increases in preparation. It is my only recourse.
11-18-2020 08:29 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
It is a catch 22. We will end up under the bus no matter who is in office.
Maybe; but the small business, in general, is in trouble for sure now!
11-18-2020 08:18 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I don't think anything is really going to matter as I am AFRAID Biden is going to shut down the country. I smell trouble for our country coming!!!!
It is a catch 22. We will end up under the bus no matter who is in office.
11-18-2020 08:06 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Meanwhile, In Georgia: ĎThe kids will be alrightí: New study shows kids in day care centers donít spread COVID-19 to adults

No, I am not kidding. It is being pushed by licensing, too.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...6Nr7BhZFvKEm_Y
I don't think anything is really going to matter as I am AFRAID Biden is going to shut down the country. I smell trouble for our country coming!!!!
11-18-2020 08:04 AM
Cat Herder Meanwhile, In Georgia: ĎThe kids will be alrightí: New study shows kids in day care centers donít spread COVID-19 to adults

No, I am not kidding. It is being pushed by licensing, too.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atl...6Nr7BhZFvKEm_Y
11-18-2020 07:31 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
(((hugs))) This is so frustrating!

I have a DC family this morning that is keeping their family home and having one of two of their DCK's tested because they developed a bit of a clear runny nose. Child is 15 months. No other symptoms or reason to suspect COVID but they have access to rapid testing and simply want to make sure.

Another family...and DCM is arguing with me about her child having to stay home for 14 days due to direct contact. DCM's work is telling her she has to return to work after 7 days because they are short staffed. DCM seems to think because work is okay with it, I should be as well.


It's one extreme or another and I know it's only going to get worse as cold/flu season gets into full swing. Add in the holidays and family gatherings and it's going to be a long tough winter.

I've sent home numerous letters telling parents I MUST follow state depart of health rules and I will NOT make exceptions for anyone so don't even ask. Of course, 75% if them ask anyways.

I want/need the week vacation at Christmas more than ever this year but I am terrified to take it off as I suspect most families will find whomever and where ever to take their kids in when I am closed because they certainly aren't going to spend the week with their kids.

Ugh! It's a no win situation no matter how you play it.
all but one of my families are on essential worker subsidy pay. My concern is they all pull out when that ends Dec. 31 during my xmas break. Rationale has gone away. Even though I've had some of these kids for four years, the families have grown accustomed to FREE!
11-18-2020 07:07 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Meadow View Post
I found out that dcm1 admitted to dcm2 that she knowingly sent her dcg today after dcg had first-hand exposure to someone who had tested positive for COVID. Some parents are just unbelievable.
(((hugs))) This is so frustrating!

I have a DC family this morning that is keeping their family home and having one of two of their DCK's tested because they developed a bit of a clear runny nose. Child is 15 months. No other symptoms or reason to suspect COVID but they have access to rapid testing and simply want to make sure.

Another family...and DCM is arguing with me about her child having to stay home for 14 days due to direct contact. DCM's work is telling her she has to return to work after 7 days because they are short staffed. DCM seems to think because work is okay with it, I should be as well.


It's one extreme or another and I know it's only going to get worse as cold/flu season gets into full swing. Add in the holidays and family gatherings and it's going to be a long tough winter.

I've sent home numerous letters telling parents I MUST follow state depart of health rules and I will NOT make exceptions for anyone so don't even ask. Of course, 75% if them ask anyways.

I want/need the week vacation at Christmas more than ever this year but I am terrified to take it off as I suspect most families will find whomever and where ever to take their kids in when I am closed because they certainly aren't going to spend the week with their kids.

Ugh! It's a no win situation no matter how you play it.
11-18-2020 06:27 AM
sahm1225
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Originally Posted by Sunshine69 View Post
Every November, week before Thanksgiving:

Client: What days are you open next week?

Me: Monday and Tuesday

Client: How much do I owe you for next week?

Me: Same weekly payment as always. It is tuition-based. Not hourly.

This time, from a client who signed the contract a month ago. I have three rates. Hourly, Daily and Weekly. The client gets to pick the one that works best for them when they enroll. Then the one week a year I get to benefit from it, they want to renegotiate. Itís infuriating!
Yesterday I had a client whoís been with me for 3 years asking if they can switch days next week. I donít do switching. Do I asked do you mean you want to add a day? Dcm replies with no, I just want to make up the days youíre closed...
Really?? I just said Iím Sorry weíre full.. but come on. You know I donít do switching. You know you pay to add days (theyíve added days before).. why ask when you know the answer is no? Itís insulting
11-18-2020 06:23 AM
Sunshine69 Every November, week before Thanksgiving:

Client: What days are you open next week?

Me: Monday and Tuesday

Client: How much do I owe you for next week?

Me: Same weekly payment as always. It is tuition-based. Not hourly.

This time, from a client who signed the contract a month ago. I have three rates. Hourly, Daily and Weekly. The client gets to pick the one that works best for them when they enroll. Then the one week a year I get to benefit from it, they want to renegotiate. Itís infuriating!
11-18-2020 03:44 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Meadow View Post
I found out that dcm1 admitted to dcm2 that she knowingly sent her dcg today after dcg had first-hand exposure to someone who had tested positive for COVID. Some parents are just unbelievable.
Wow, so many are not playing by the rules. I hope that dcm was ousted for her blatant disregard for health practices.


There was an article written by an ICU nurse, saying how even on some people's death beds, they were still denying they had Covid, even after testing positive for it. They were still claiming it had to be pneumonia or even lung cancer. They'd say 'this can't be happening, it isn't real'. And then you've got all the ones who regret their actions and not taking it seriously enough while gasping for breath.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...t-covid-19-not
11-17-2020 07:56 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Former Teacher View Post
And this is exactly one of the many reasons why this BS isn't stopping!
11-17-2020 07:07 PM
Former Teacher
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Originally Posted by Meadow View Post
I found out that dcm1 admitted to dcm2 that she knowingly sent her dcg today after dcg had first-hand exposure to someone who had tested positive for COVID. Some parents are just unbelievable.
And this is exactly one of the many reasons why this BS isn't stopping!
11-17-2020 05:54 PM
Meadow I found out that dcm1 admitted to dcm2 that she knowingly sent her dcg today after dcg had first-hand exposure to someone who had tested positive for COVID. Some parents are just unbelievable.
11-17-2020 10:31 AM
CenterTeacher20 Ugh our food catering service's menu items are getting more and more bland. Gonna have to live with it though, since we don't have a kitchen
11-17-2020 07:19 AM
VictoryCare Exactly!....😊
11-17-2020 05:47 AM
Annalee I watched our 'virtual school board meeting' last night. I am impressed by them. Parents were chiming in about sports not being able to be played if the school went total remote (they are hybrid right now) and of course, with all remote there is no sports. Anyway, the leaders told the parents "it's up to you all as parents" to do your part to keep the spread down....that the mayor had issued a 30-day challenge of mask wearing to get the numbers down so since that isn't happening, YOU the parents will reap the consequences if the schools have to go all remote. Very interesting meeting.

I wanted to chime in and say "for all of you that said covid was fake and would be gone after the election; this is what you got".
11-17-2020 04:17 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
^^^^^^^ all of what e.j. said.
If you're 'looking around' and using a general glimpse of shoppers, etc., seeing 85% adhering to the rules, great. That's what I feel it is here. And some more than others. But then you look at sports pictures in the newspaper and victory hugs show 100% noncompliance with masks. And yes, hockey was a big spreader here. Multiply each potential exposure by the number of family/friends, etc. they each come into contact with. Plus I bet every single state is still having weddings, church services, restaurant gatherings, parties; how many positive cases came from Halloween parties? How many will be caused from Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Last time I went out was Saturday because we needed stuff at Walgreens and the grocery store(realizing only NOW what I need to buy for next pandemic). Walgreens-4 thoughtless young teens walked into the store, no masks, fake coughed and then left. Proceeded to the grocery store and had to stop to let an unmasked mom with 2 boys walk past.
So even though I am seeing major compliance, it's the minority who are still not helping. All it takes is 1 positive case to make many, if not protecting others.
Unregistered, count your blessings Covid hasn't touched your family due to your children participating in band and gymnastics. Truly lucky. Keep crossing your fingers.
Our local area has been mostly untouched until the past month and now it's spreading like wild fire.
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