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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By LK5kids
I'd take this family in a heartbeat. I...

I'd take this family in a heartbeat.

I love the idea of training them to use a chewy necklace even though I'm Leary of that rubber/plastic they are made of.

If I see a child mouthing a toy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By LK5kids
When I used mats I never had a covering for them...

When I used mats I never had a covering for them either. I also never thought about it being uncomfortable. Each child did have a pillow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By LK5kids
Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for...

Kids bring a sleeping bag. Years ago ( and for many years) I used tri-fold mats. They were fine but they still needed a blanket. I think it's nice for them to have their own sleeping bag to use. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By LK5kids
During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd...

During the summer things are more relaxed but I'd still stick to a routine with three kids. Now if I only had one I'd probably let the schedule go.

I need to plan activities and follow a routine...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By LK5kids
I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut...

I've seen kids go crazy over celery when it's cut Into very thin strips and served with ranch.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 889
Posted By LK5kids
Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Me too!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could...

Years ago when I was in Iowa doing FCC I could have 6 under school age and 5 school age. Before and after school for two hours I could just be by myself with that many.

Usually after school I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LK5kids
A side note.....you can take a % of your...

A side note.....you can take a % of your husband's SS if it's higher than yours. It does not reduce his SS. Maybe you know that, but I thought I'd mention it. But yes, it still makes a difference...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By LK5kids
I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of...

I left my husband when I was 40 after 18 yrs of marriage (21 together). I had been doing in-home ch. care for 10 years. Best thing I ever did! It was a VERY amicable divorce but still stressful.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By LK5kids
No kids on the couch ever!

No kids on the couch ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By LK5kids
I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never...

I've always liked my DCK's a lot.....but never have been emotionally attached.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By LK5kids
Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a...

Oops! I guess I wasn't supposed to post a picture of kids. I thought I had the faces cropped off.. I wanted to just show their hands painting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By LK5kids
I do process creative art about three times per...

I do process creative art about three times per week with a mixed age group.

More what I consider Crafty I do maybe 3-4 x per year. I love providing a simple, easy going curriculum. Short circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By LK5kids
I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. ...

I follow Danita on FB and read her posts often. I think she does an amazing job, I get where she is coming from. That said, I'm not interested in going that far with open ended play. Just too way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By LK5kids
Triangle Santa

Triangle Santa
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By LK5kids
Pom pon prints!

Pom pon prints!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By LK5kids
Here's another!

Here's another!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By LK5kids
I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even...

I don't often do a bunch of pieces art. Even with older kids. I tend to cut out a shape ( or they cut if they can) that matches the theme and have them do a collage, add stickers, watercolor paint,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By LK5kids
I love Janet L but what's the difference with...

I love Janet L but what's the difference with laying baby on tummy or back? Is back felt to be more natural? Either way they learn to roll over the other direction.

What's interesting is back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By LK5kids
This photo has schedule - to the right and left...

This photo has schedule - to the right and left of bulletin board. I got that at the dollar store five years ago and haven't seen one since. License & menu are also required.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By LK5kids
An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems...

An hour a day seems like a lot. That seems generous. I do have some screen time available and it's 7:30-8:00. Still the kids have table toys as an option.

I've never been able to handle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By LK5kids
I've never given parents a gift. Same as others...

I've never given parents a gift. Same as others I have kids make a gift. It can feel like it's from me because I purchase extra items for the kids to make it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By LK5kids
What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did...

What the ???? I taught kindergarten and we did not have spelling tests! Those look like 3rd grade words or higher! My daughter teaches 2nd. I'm going to see what she thinks of these words!

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By LK5kids
Every morning upon arrival I'd set up...

Every morning upon arrival I'd set up expectations and let her know what will happen. Two/three expectations such as you are not allowed to touch baby, hands to yourself.

Get down at her level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By LK5kids
These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr...

These are my thoughts too. I even help 2 1/2 yr olds. Self - help quickly comes enough and I don't worry about it. Just not a problem for me. Now if the child is three I uncourage a whole lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,183
Posted By LK5kids
Right! Many apples are much harder than...

Right! Many apples are much harder than watermelon! What the???? If honey dew and canteloupe are ripe they are also very soft!

Raspberries are soft. I suppose it's because they are small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By LK5kids
Generally I don't tell parents unless it's...

Generally I don't tell parents unless it's extreme enough I may terminate for. That rarely happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By LK5kids
It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find...

It's called " Celebrate The Day" and I can't find it on you tube. Thought it would be there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By LK5kids
I have always had a birthday box. I have it...

I have always had a birthday box. I have it filled with items from $ Tree. The box and lid are wrapped with birthday paper (computer paper box).

The kids love that big box of little gifts. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By LK5kids
One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for...

One and up. I'm not a big fan of caring for infants. I will do 9 mo. & up. I love 1 -2's! Really like 3-5 best!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By LK5kids
Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when...

Vista print magnetic car sign. About $12.00 when I bought mine.

Vista print business cards-cheap & cute

FB

Sign in my front porch window

I've gotten calls from classified ads in our small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, never!

Nope, never!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By LK5kids
Your kids are young and are learning a lot...

Your kids are young and are learning a lot including academics. They just can't keep cramming more and more in! When I taught kindergarten and the kids began to read they started forgetting pre-k...
Forum: Curriculum 10-29-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,874
Posted By LK5kids
I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who...

I'm the former pre-k, kindergarten teacher who wrote the long, long post! Couldn't log in for awhile as I'd forgotten my password and didn't get around to changing it.....anyway I just noticed an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By LK5kids
I agree! A calm down corner with comforting...

I agree! A calm down corner with comforting items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By LK5kids
Time ran out to edit! Hold up each sheet,...

Time ran out to edit!

Hold up each sheet, recite and everyone does the action!

I happen to have colored card stock because I worked at an agency that had all these colors. It would be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By LK5kids
Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that...

Buy 2 each of window stickies on the sheets that lend themselves to matching. Like 6 different Jack-o-lanterns. Cut around each picture-leaving the tag board backing on. Buy some sticky back felt....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By LK5kids
I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and...

I don't have a sandbox either. I have a sand and water table too. They start using those as soon as they can reach.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By LK5kids
Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go...

Lunch has always been at noon. About 12:20 I go in and set out sleeping bags, turn off light, pull closed the curtains and start the quiet time music.

There were two years when I had almost all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By LK5kids
I have the water table available most days all...

I have the water table available most days all summer long.

Along with the water table I may also have available large bubble wands and bubbles, the baby bath - my husband built a low table and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By LK5kids
How about children's or boughten (or both)...

How about children's or boughten (or both) artwork hung in each rectangle? I know it wouldn't cover the metal mechanics of the door but that would look cute!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By LK5kids
Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's...

Yes! It's too early to learn to share! It's even hard for two year olds!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By LK5kids
Photo album!

Photo album!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By LK5kids
Best idea ever!

Best idea ever!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By LK5kids
7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available ...

7:00-8:00 arrival, table toys available

8:00-Breakfast

8:30-9:30 free play with creative art option 2 - 3 days per week

9:30 clean up

9:45-9:55 circle time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By LK5kids
This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if...

This is my philosophy too. I just feel better if I'm a bit pulled together. About once a month I wear a pair of exercise pants (nice quality) but by the end of the day I feel like I've been in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By LK5kids
Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton...

Summer-Khaki shorts from Old Navy and cotton tops, T's or dress casual tops I've gotten from the Loft. They wash up well, many are sleeveless and look great and are very comfortable.

Winter-jeans...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,959
Posted By LK5kids
My thoughts too!

My thoughts too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By LK5kids
Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect...

Nope, I don't trust Monsanto and I suspect glyphosate for a lot of health issues. Hadn't heard it might be in vaccines! I can't bear to read that article!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By LK5kids
My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black...

My first thoughts were exactly the same as Black Cats.

He's only 2.25. I've had many 18 month olds that loved to paint but this kiddo isn't ready and and it is developmentally appropriate. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By LK5kids
I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we...

I worked for Birth to Three for awhile and we would refer children often for an evaluation who were nearing age two with only 3-5 words that a stranger could understand.

Also part of the component...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. ...

Years ago I did and it didn't bother me at all. I did what I had to do to make enough $. I had a large separate two-room child care area.

For awhile two families needed Sat. Morning and I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By LK5kids
I figured it had been around. I was glad to see...

I figured it had been around. I was glad to see it on our craigslist. No other explanation, just the list. Not that it needed an explanation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By LK5kids
Just Found This On My Local Craigslist!

Maybe it's going around other places, or maybe it's just one crusading provider in my area! It was Interesting to find it there tonight.


12 Things Daycare Providers wished parents knew hide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,383
Posted By LK5kids
I love your colors on the main page! Love the...

I love your colors on the main page! Love the purple, orange and green. Love the crayons against the dark background.

I also really like the font on the main page. It's all really inviting.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By LK5kids
String some twinkling lights!

String some twinkling lights!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By LK5kids
I have laminate in the smaller room where we eat,...

I have laminate in the smaller room where we eat, paint, have the sensory table, etc. and carpet in the big room. While I love the look of hardwood I'm one of the few that still likes carpet.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By LK5kids
I was going going to say kid's room wall decals...

I was going going to say kid's room wall decals too. There are some with nice muted tones. I love the woodland one I've seen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By LK5kids
I don't have too much trouble with SA but I have...

I don't have too much trouble with SA but I have have two separate DC rooms and during nap they are in the room we eat in.

I've had great success with Perler beads. The kind you iron. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 744
Posted By LK5kids
This time of year We go out 10:00-11:30 and...

This time of year We go out 10:00-11:30 and 3:15-4:30/5:00 in the afternoon.

Sometimes we eat lunch outside too. We always have afternoon snack outside.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By LK5kids
I have this older version! I love it, the kids...

I have this older version! I love it, the kids love it! I never knew it could fit in a door frame. Hahaha! Mine is free standing but I think it's the same! Mine only has the bottom door and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By LK5kids
I sent you a long PM! Almost all my math games...

I sent you a long PM! Almost all my math games focus on either sorting by size, color, shape, making patterns, one-to-correspondence, simple counting games like moving a game piece two yellow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By LK5kids
Breakfast I ready while they play. I also...

Breakfast I ready while they play.

I also make most meals from scratch and I am about 90% organic.

Kids choose from the math/language shelf while I make lunch. These are homemade games and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By LK5kids
Families are looking June, July, Aug. here. ...

Families are looking June, July, Aug. here. Sept. Hits and it may take months and months. I do have a waiting list but generally they have found care they are happy with by the time I call them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By LK5kids
This explanation still does sound like no more...

This explanation still does sound like no more than 3 kids Under 7 yrs. I always understood it being 3 unrelated plus 3 related for a total of 6. The chart specifically says you can have three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By LK5kids
This explanation still does sound like no more...

This explanation still does sound like no more than 3 kids Under 7 yrs. I always understood it being 3 unrelated plus 3 related for a total of 6. The chart specifically says you can have three...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By LK5kids
I just found a chart ( it wouldn't copy and paste...

I just found a chart ( it wouldn't copy and paste correctly or I would have included it) that states 3 of your own children or related children and three unrelated for certified homes (or four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By LK5kids
Certified Family Child Care A program regulated...

Certified Family Child Care
A program regulated under DCF 202 where a person provides care and supervision for less than 24 hours per day for no more than 3 children under age 7 with a maximum group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By LK5kids
Diapers, wipes, bottles & Formula Change of...

Diapers, wipes, bottles & Formula

Change of clothes

Winter-mittens, hat, boots-I don't do snow pants!

2 yrs and up in August they bring school supplies-washable markers, crayons, bottle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By LK5kids
Mine has a lid. I open it during am free play but...

Mine has a lid. I open it during am free play but do not keep it open all day. I have 2 little dust brooms and 2 small dust pans. Kids keep it fairly cleaned up.

It was a different story when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By LK5kids
Also, for years I've bought fall corn (Indian...

Also, for years I've bought fall corn (Indian corn) and the kids have a great time peeling it off the cob into the lentils. Wonderful small motor activity!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By LK5kids
I'm so doing this! I just love it! But maybe...

I'm so doing this! I just love it! But maybe you are looking for non-food ideas. I also dye bow pasta in fall colors and add orange lentils but again that's food. I also get a lot of awsome stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By LK5kids
Is it pool noodles and soda bottles? I'm on my...

Is it pool noodles and soda bottles? I'm on my iPad and enlarging blurs it a bit! Awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By LK5kids
Lunch Clean up (Outside when I had all 3-5's...

Lunch
Clean up
(Outside when I had all 3-5's
Now they are younger so we go right to :
Getting out sleeping bags
Diaper changes/potty
Soft music or book on CD
Lights out

I do story time in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,664
Posted By LK5kids
Then she will find a new provider and baby will...

Then she will find a new provider and baby will get a smudge on both socks!:eek: and, oh no...the sky is falling, the sky is falling!

You are better off if she leaves, but I know it can be hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,202
Posted By LK5kids
Isolation and loneliness!

Isolation and loneliness!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By LK5kids
Snow right now!! Two play houses, play...

Snow right now!! Two play houses, play dishes/food, small climber, big climber, balls, water table and a sand table, cozy coupes, ride on toys-no pedals, three picnic tables, small Fisher Price...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By LK5kids
Breakfast skillet served at lunch Baked or...

Breakfast skillet served at lunch

Baked or microwaved potatoes-sliced or cut up
Shredded cheese
Eggs
Sauté potatoes in a skillet, add beaten eggs, cook and stir, add cheese..serve.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By LK5kids
Years ago I was full before I opened. We were...

Years ago I was full before I opened. We were building a childcare addition on our home and people called before I even advertised.

Fast forward 14 years and I reopened in a different home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By LK5kids
I'm not an infant provider either. I did decide...

I'm not an infant provider either. I did decide to take an infant to help fill spots when I first opened and YIKES! Just not for me! They Must be one or older. I just know myself and I just can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By LK5kids
For many years I had a crib mattress on the floor...

For many years I had a crib mattress on the floor with a crib sheet on it and pillows in my book corner. The kids never jumped or walked on it. Always sat. Can you just put the mattress on the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,839
Posted By LK5kids
If your "gut" says something is wrong, it...

If your "gut" says something is wrong, it probably is. I cringe when you say it's dirty, gets noses not wipe, a really wet diaper. I'm not a clean freak, but centers (in-home & group need to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By LK5kids
I'd hang it low!!!!

I'd hang it low!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By LK5kids
Parents provided them. I found the nice pop-up...

Parents provided them. I found the nice pop-up mesh hampers at walmart for $2.99. My states requires that the sleeping bags do not touch each other. This was just so easy. They slide right in. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,679
Posted By LK5kids
When I owned a center you had to be non-profit to...

When I owned a center you had to be non-profit to get the food program.. I'm not sure if that has changed. My state required we supply lunch and snack. I really wanted to just have the kids bring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,142
Posted By LK5kids
I got back into fcc for only 8 months and...

I got back into fcc for only 8 months and couldn't handle the isolation! I've been done since Nov. 2013. I still get texts or facebook messages that my families miss me....so sweet. We got VERY...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 01-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,572
Posted By LK5kids
I live about 20 miles from this Waldorf school...

I live about 20 miles from this Waldorf school and recently contacted them about subbing or volunteering....this sounds wonderful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,123
Posted By LK5kids
I got your's the other day also! Thanks....this...

I got your's the other day also! Thanks....this is fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By LK5kids
When I was a kid we ran all around the...

When I was a kid we ran all around the neighborhood...went to friend's houses, rode bikes around for blocks....SA kids have to stay in the yard. I think that is part of the difference.
When I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By LK5kids
Weekly. I would hate to be paid only once a...

Weekly. I would hate to be paid only once a month!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By LK5kids
Good luck and hooray!happyface

Good luck and hooray!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By LK5kids
I have seen ads on Craigslist for drop-in care. ...

I have seen ads on Craigslist for drop-in care. I have considered part-time MTW. I am closing down. This is my last week, but I may offer part-time in another location than I am now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,275
Posted By LK5kids
I like a shaggy look or a few curls in the back.

I like a shaggy look or a few curls in the back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By LK5kids
Nutty, crazy, rude parent!

Nutty, crazy, rude parent!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By LK5kids
:hug:Hugs to you.....hope your day improved!:hug:

:hug:Hugs to you.....hope your day improved!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By LK5kids
Awesome, perfect idea!!!!

Awesome, perfect idea!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,756
Posted By LK5kids
Here in SW WI many years it rains on Halloween...

Here in SW WI many years it rains on Halloween and is cold. We just trudge on thru the wet and cold ;-). Today has started warm and wet. Not sure what it will be like by tonight!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By LK5kids
Local hospital or vocational tech school.

Local hospital or vocational tech school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,918
Posted By LK5kids
I was on the verge of "grinch-Dom" but caved at...

I was on the verge of "grinch-Dom" but caved at the last minute! Ended up doing costumes....your activities sound awesome. Have fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By LK5kids
Awesome advice! You got a really tough group...

Awesome advice!

You got a really tough group right out of the starting gate! Hope things start to turn around soon!:hug:
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