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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,048
Posted By gelbesonn
I require prepayment due Friday for the following...

I require prepayment due Friday for the following week. (I also do bi-monthly or monthly- All pre-paid). I also require 2 week's payment prior to starting care. They can go up to one week w/o paying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By gelbesonn
My son was the biter in my daycare. It was a long...

My son was the biter in my daycare. It was a long summer.... and I couldn't exactly term him. Thank god the DCP were understandable. I worked with him to try and figure out the reason behind the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By gelbesonn
When I had subsidy parents, this is what I did: ...

When I had subsidy parents, this is what I did:
I made an invoice to the parents for my full amt, then under fees/discounts, I would discount the amt I get from the state. (This would then end up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,026
Posted By gelbesonn
I didn't read the article, but I can imagine what...

I didn't read the article, but I can imagine what it says based on the posts. I am pg and won't be an emotional mess! Though a year or so ago, there was an article in a parent mag about something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,903
Posted By gelbesonn
I love reading all these! I've dealt with the...

I love reading all these!
I've dealt with the binkie one, and also the separation anxiety one too (eventually the mom termed bc of it!
Here's mine:
The 1/2dayPM infant that fall asleep on the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By gelbesonn
Thanks for the suggestions. I have grant money...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have grant money coming to me that I am using partly for egress windows. DH is handy and can install them, however we need to wait until at least the spring when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By gelbesonn
yeah, that's what I thought too. The only thing I...

yeah, that's what I thought too. The only thing I mentioned was that the baby had a hard sleep transition at my house. (mom nursed him to sleep, he has 3 different caregivers during the week plus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,598
Posted By gelbesonn
First of all.... just to make double check and...

First of all.... just to make double check and offer another perspective... does this family have a food insecurity (trouble affording food at home). If so, you may want to think differently about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By gelbesonn
Received Violation... Now Naps Are Horrible!

I have a ranch and am approved for ground level care only. My basement is nice and finished, but doesn't have the appropriate size windows for egress (too small by about 3-4 inches). The PT baby (12...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By gelbesonn
My local childcare resource has a toy van. It is...

My local childcare resource has a toy van. It is for area providers. There are some pretty good toys that come around (last year there was a whole class set of snow shoes). There are also resource...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By gelbesonn
DS has stopped napping for the past few months....

DS has stopped napping for the past few months. We PTed end of Nov and he used nap times as his poop time :rolleyes: Since then, our night times have also gotten waaay better. Instead of 9pm (with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,727
Posted By gelbesonn
I have one non-napper.... DS (2.5yrs)-- his...

I have one non-napper.... DS (2.5yrs)-- his choice. It makes bedtimes so much easier. Up until recently, I would put him in his crib with a few books and toys and he would play, sing, talk the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By gelbesonn
Nannyde- He is new to me this year. He started...

Nannyde- He is new to me this year. He started with me in Sept when school started. I'm not sure if he has an IEP. I know the parents had a meeting with the teachers at school last month regarding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By gelbesonn
KDG With Potty Accidents

I have this afterschool kid. He is with my M-F, turns 6 this month and is still having #1 and 2 accidents at my house. It also has been a bit of a problem at school. His parents pack him extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,229
Posted By gelbesonn
I am pg too. Due end of April. I just had my 12...

I am pg too. Due end of April. I just had my 12 wk ultrasound. I am just about to tell the parents, but I still have some things to figure out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,495
Posted By gelbesonn
ALL Federal Holidays (if on a w/e I take the...

ALL Federal Holidays (if on a w/e I take the Fri/Mon depending on when it falls) and also the Friday after Thanksgiving.
No one complains about it. That's just the way it is and they know if up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,696
Posted By gelbesonn
Ugh, I had a kid like this too. His parents...

Ugh, I had a kid like this too. His parents didn't like him crying. They would try staying until he became involved in play. He would still cry when they left. Even though I told them many times it...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 10-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,872
Posted By gelbesonn
I haven't taken the time to switch, but a few...

I haven't taken the time to switch, but a few providers in my area network use this insurance: Adults and Children's Alliance- (http://www.acainc.org/)
It is specifically for providers. The premium...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By gelbesonn
I get pregnant people looking for infant care in...

I get pregnant people looking for infant care in 6 months. Infant care is in high demand around here. Spots are super limited (I can only have 2 out 6 kids be infant).

I'm starting to realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By gelbesonn
This all sounds perfect! It sounds like he wasn't...

This all sounds perfect! It sounds like he wasn't happy there either. It's always good when you term on a good note (meaning, people aren't going to NOT refer people to you). I think giving her other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,805
Posted By gelbesonn
The no underpants thing doesn't bother me....

The no underpants thing doesn't bother me. Sometimes that is how they best potty train. No socks also don't bother me- weather permitting. If it's cold and he needs to wear close-toed shoes, then he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By gelbesonn
I had a mom call me looking to see my place........

I had a mom call me looking to see my place..... on her way to my house!
I happened to be out running errands at the time. Since I was really wanting more clients (I was new and jumped at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,942
Posted By gelbesonn
I was talking to a kindergarten teacher about...

I was talking to a kindergarten teacher about this, and she and other teachers had these ideas:
1. have a tattle phone (a real, but not working phone). The kids can use the phone and tell the tattle...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 10-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,753
Posted By gelbesonn
There are many health benefits to raw milk (goat...

There are many health benefits to raw milk (goat or cow)- assuming it's organic and grass-fed/pasture raised. Many kids with cow milk intolerance can handle goat's milk really well. Since it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,373
Posted By gelbesonn
I know. However, BabyWise and Babywisperer use...

I know. However, BabyWise and Babywisperer use the same pattern. (eat, play, sleep).

Side note: I know there is a lot of controversy around BW. I'm not here to hijack this post with them. Of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By gelbesonn
I've done it, but without great success. I...

I've done it, but without great success. I charged $25/child. Since my DCKs are under 3yrs, I have done it on a Saturday from 4-8pm. I don't ask for immunizations, but i have them fill out a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,373
Posted By gelbesonn
I've done this with DS (I read it first in...

I've done this with DS (I read it first in BabyWise) and it worked well. I have started it with the baby I have too. He wasn't on any schedule when he started, and now it's getting better. I've told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,457
Posted By gelbesonn
I had a DCG start and she lasted 4 days. I have a...

I had a DCG start and she lasted 4 days. I have a 2 week trial period in my contract. The kid made me hate my job. I was so stressed out after the first 2 days. I termed on a Thursday at pick-up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By gelbesonn
I had a girl like this who wouldn't sleep. She...

I had a girl like this who wouldn't sleep. She was 2.5. I put her in the pnp and it actually worked better for her. There was less stimulation and she quickly went to sleep (in the same room with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,130
Posted By gelbesonn
I didn't read all the discussion, but I just...

I didn't read all the discussion, but I just wanted to say that in Vermont, we have STARS system too. I am in the process of applying and as far as I know you don't need to have any sort of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,951
Posted By gelbesonn
I saw this on Nannyde and it definitely...

I saw this on Nannyde and it definitely interested me.
What time do you open?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,154
Posted By gelbesonn
This was me last year (and this year). We got so...

This was me last year (and this year). We got so much snow here that I spent all the time picking up falling toddlers. I finally figured out that if I move my car halfway down my driveway, the house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,287
Posted By gelbesonn
I've been in this situation, except it was my son...

I've been in this situation, except it was my son that was the biter.:( You need to figure out WHY he is doing it. My son would do it out of frustration. He would start screaming and then bite down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By gelbesonn
In my area you can make anonymous (or not if you...

In my area you can make anonymous (or not if you want) reports to the licensing agency. If you have this option I would suggest reporting. They way I see it is, the ratios are made to protect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,243
Posted By gelbesonn
Thanks! Although it's hard for me to keep a...

Thanks!
Although it's hard for me to keep a secret like this, I am starting to think that I will wait a little bit. We still haven't told my ILs and since we'd like to do it in person, it won't be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,243
Posted By gelbesonn
Announcing My Pregnancy to DCP

We are announcing my pg to DH's family this weekend (my family has known for a while) and I want to announce it to my DCPs soon after. I am going to include my plan for mat.leave and thereafter. But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By gelbesonn
Hi have a 6 month old that i have trouble getting...

Hi have a 6 month old that i have trouble getting to sleep too. The first 2 weeks he was here, I spent 40+ min trying to get him to sleep only to have him wake up when I put him in the packnplay. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,038
Posted By gelbesonn
I am pretty sure that you have to have a paid...

I am pretty sure that you have to have a paid subsciption to MMK in order to use childcarepay. Childcarepay is a subset of the MMK websites (they are all run by the same group of people).
I use MMK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By gelbesonn
Thanks for the suggestion. This is what I did...

Thanks for the suggestion. This is what I did with my son. E-A-S-Y (eat, awake, sleep, you). It was wonderful and it worked (and he was breastfed too). With the EASY way, I knew what my son needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By gelbesonn
Bit Off More Than I Can Chew?

I have a new 6 mo DCB who is here 3 PM days/week (MWTh). Who is somewhat high maintenance (he cries/screams if I am not holding him and when I hold him he tries to wiggle out of my hands.) He started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,227
Posted By gelbesonn
I am sort of in the same boat. I have a 6 mo DCB...

I am sort of in the same boat. I have a 6 mo DCB and he nurses to sleep at home. I want to let him CIO, but I have other kids who are light sleepers. My house just isn't big enough. :-(

FWIW-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By gelbesonn
This happened to me last week. I never bothered...

This happened to me last week. I never bothered calling her. Boo!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By gelbesonn
yup I agree with pp. He is paying for the days he...

yup I agree with pp. He is paying for the days he uses. If those days vary week to week, then unfortunately (for him) he needs to pay FT.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,935
Posted By gelbesonn
My handbook is in my google docs, so I will email...

My handbook is in my google docs, so I will email it to them once we set up an interview time. It lists all my vacation policies and such, so I think it's important for them to read over before we...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-23-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,562
Posted By gelbesonn
Newbie Here!

Hi
I am a home DCP in Vermont. I've been open for about 1.5 yrs. I am a high school teacher by training, but never found a FT teaching job. Once my son was born, I decided to stay home and open a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,047
Posted By gelbesonn
You can PM me too, I don't mind sharing!

You can PM me too, I don't mind sharing!
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