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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Brookenbrandt
licensing won't let us eat the food we grow

We do raised bed gardening in the backyard, but I am sad because licensing prohibits use of homegrown food. I guess it is not considered a legitimate food source.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Brookenbrandt
You can get something like this...

You can get something like this http://fingersafe.com/.

I currently have a pair of shoes wedged under my playroom door and it seems to work as a temporary solution. My husband also recommended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,769
Posted By Brookenbrandt
Another alternative to juice that may help the...

Another alternative to juice that may help the child transition to straight water would be to add fresh fruit to the water to give it a little flavor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By Brookenbrandt
My contract says that a two week written notice...

My contract says that a two week written notice prior to termination of contract is required in order to receive a full deposit refund. I do not apply the deposit to the final two weeks' pay. I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By Brookenbrandt
Deposit - What Would You Do?

I'm in need of some advice concerning a deposit.

First of all, do you charge a deposit when starting a new dcf?

Some clients of mine recently dropped out of day care without giving the two week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Brookenbrandt
thanks for your advice you all!

thanks for your advice you all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Do I Charge My Family That Wants To Go From Full Time To One Day Per Week?

Help! I just had a family lose a job and had to take 2 full time kids out of my day care. I was charging them a flat ft rate and technically if they will only be coming one day a week I should charge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Do You Deal w/ Kids Hurting Each Other?

If a dck hurts another dck do you always tell the parents? I am mostly talking about minor things like scratches and such.

I feel like there is a thin line with not sounding too negative about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brookenbrandt
I'm sorry, I don't mean to seem like I am dogging...

I'm sorry, I don't mean to seem like I am dogging on them. It could be worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brookenbrandt
I guess so if you can overlook the fact that they...

I guess so if you can overlook the fact that they are constantly lethargic and lying around. But they are usually like that and have been since I took them on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Sick Does DCK Have To Be To Stay Home?

How sick is too sick to come to daycare? Should they stay home only if they are throwing up or have fever? Coughing and snotting?

I care for twins who are constantly sick. Always have green snot,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,334
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Do You Deal with Gluten Free Kid?

I may be taking on a 2 year old boy who needs to eat gluten free foods. I am wondering how I should go about it. Should I have the parents bring his gluten free items in or should I provide them? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Brookenbrandt
Thanks for all the responses! Yes, I am new at...

Thanks for all the responses! Yes, I am new at this and yes these are currently my only clients. That is why I am being so accommodating. I am going to stick with the one nap but have been trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Brookenbrandt
The parents say she doesn't need an AM nap, but...

The parents say she doesn't need an AM nap, but they are bringing her to me exhausted at 9 in the morning. She needs something to change in her sleep schedule. I guess I'll try moving nap time a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Do You Do Nap Time with Mixed Ages?

So I posted on here about a very tired toddler a few weeks ago. I have decided that she needs more sleep than just the one nap in the middle of the afternoon. But this means that I somehow have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Do I Approach Situation With Sleepy Toddler?

I have a 17 month old girl that comes to my daycare during the week. She seems to be constantly tired. She is dropped off around 9 am and right away will show signs of being tired. Throughout the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By Brookenbrandt
I am not sure if it would even be a good idea to...

I am not sure if it would even be a good idea to take them because I only have toddlers right now. I think that they might get bored. I don't have toys for older aged kids, or a TV. Also, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By Brookenbrandt
How Much Do You Charge For Older Children?

I currently have my monthly rates set for $500 a month for ages 2 and above. Someone was recently inquiring about bringing their 7 and 10 year olds to me over the summer. How much do I charge? Does...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,741
Posted By Brookenbrandt
I do include rates on my website

I feel that it is important to be as transparent as possible. I would not include the exact rates on a random advertisement, but if people are inquiring about my services by visiting my website then...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 05-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 28,261
Posted By Brookenbrandt
New to this site and to the daycare world

Hello! I am a newly licensed, in home daycare provider. I am getting ready to start with my first two kids in a couple of weeks. I am also a first time mom to a 6 month old son. I wanted to stay...
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