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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Country Kids
Yes, she is an emergency room nurse. He was...

Yes, she is an emergency room nurse.

He was ok thankfully!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Country Kids
Stories are conflicting then, as the one I posted...

Stories are conflicting then, as the one I posted said 10 years and the one you posted says 10 months. I'm thinking 10 years is more likely but no jail time leaves me speechless!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Country Kids
Daycare Provider Given 10 Years’ Probation After Trying To Hang Toddler

A Minneapolis daycare owner was Sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him!!!

http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=38658875&catId=112032
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
No wouldn't be by county so not sure why she has...

No wouldn't be by county so not sure why she has had to do it since 2010?

They are rolling it out Sept. 31, 2018 according to everything I have read in emails, classes and then the training I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
Yes, it is just now becoming mandatory for us to...

Yes, it is just now becoming mandatory for us to have these plans. They probably had it on there for who knows what as it's actually documents for Louisiana childcares and centers.

I will look it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you!!! I will check it out a bit more...

Thank you!!!

I will check it out a bit more during rest time.

We have to have a plan for each type of emergency that has a med - high possibility in our area.

This weekend we worked on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
Our own county has no emergency preparedness plan...

Our own county has no emergency preparedness plan that we can even pull from. We may have to have a committee of providers to work with them to help plan for emergencies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
That isn't even for childcare as it hasn't been...

That isn't even for childcare as it hasn't been released yet so imagine what our lusts will look like-Sept is when we have to have everything ready to go. We are just now putting together the lists...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Country Kids
It is frustrating! I sometimes feel just...

It is frustrating!

I sometimes feel just making the lunch and turning around and throw it away in the garbage.

Also, if parents make lunches they have to meet the USDA guidelines or you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By Country Kids
Emergency Supply List

Took the emergency procedure class and now starting to put together the supply lists, procedures, etc. By the end of this they said our binders will likely be 5 inches big so buy a huge binder.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,226
Posted By Country Kids
Another child was left in a car about 2 hours...

Another child was left in a car about 2 hours north of me. Dad went into the courthouse to pay a fine and forgot child was in the back of the car.

Thankfully a passerbyer saw the child and broke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 508
Posted By Country Kids
I loved riding in the rear window of the car...

I loved riding in the rear window of the car growing up!! Also my friends parents had a VW bug and rode a lot in the little back area of it on the way to and back from California as a teenager.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,226
Posted By Country Kids
Since the death we had here in our town, I know...

Since the death we had here in our town, I know of three more cases of children left in the car in our town but it didn't result in a death (Thankfully)!

One the dad had no idea as when he came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Country Kids
I'm up to four and if I get anymore kids that...

I'm up to four and if I get anymore kids that need "special" milk I will literally need to buy another refrigerator.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
Now we do not need to give parents a copy of our...

Now we do not need to give parents a copy of our license.

The state will be sending us paperwork stating the parent has seen the license and is signing off the paperwork to confirm this. It then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Country Kids
So the parents bring all the milk for the...

So the parents bring all the milk for the childcare but they rotate when to bring?

Honestly, I would just buy the milk. Not a headache I would want to deal with on a weekly basis.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Country Kids
Depends on your state and the rules listed. ...

Depends on your state and the rules listed.

Usually if they are staying over 14 days you will need to have them complete a background check and have their fingerprints put on file.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Country Kids
I think where the confusion started is you saying...

I think where the confusion started is you saying to the op something about interviewing others for the spot and from her post it doesn't look as if she was going to be interviewing others for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
I guess now after they sent out a email last week...

I guess now after they sent out a email last week stating we need to start handing them out starting July 1, they are taking a vote on it.

WHY THEN SEND AN EMAIL SAYING WE HAVE TO DO THIS IF IT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
No, where we live can get extremely cold and...

No, where we live can get extremely cold and snowy depending on where you live in the state but where I live it is more a damp, rainy cold. Kids still wear pretty big jackets, raincoats or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Country Kids
If you do have more interviews, than let them...

If you do have more interviews, than let them know and interview the others. If you don't then why lie? That is what I don't understand. People are given a lot of no's in life and the more it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Country Kids
Tom you answered straight to the point and this...

Tom you answered straight to the point and this is excellent business practice.

If a provider doesn't think it is a good fit, no reason to beat around the bush, especially if the family is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Country Kids
This little boy is 8 years old and his dad is...

This little boy is 8 years old and his dad is going to be in the hospital all summer and then released to a nursing home and his mom also died three years ago.

I wouldn't be worried about money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
Most people still keep the children in coats I...

Most people still keep the children in coats I believe. Most of mine pop out with theirs still on. Maybe this is why we don't read about children dying in the cars in the winter because they are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
My preschool toilet clogged first time in 21...

My preschool toilet clogged first time in 21 years. Plumber came out and unpluggled-10 min work for 95 dollars. Had to have it done though as I wasn't about to clean out my entire private bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
Ah, I see what you mean. I was very...

Ah, I see what you mean.

I was very pregnant during the holidays with three of my children and between working 11 hour days, running after the others, trying to get ready for the baby/holidays,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
I think though in a child, hypothermia would set...

I think though in a child, hypothermia would set in much quicker. Especially sitting all day in a car all day without a coat on.

Yes, all states don't get cold enough but there are states that do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
These children usually are found till after work...

These children usually are found till after work if left in the car or are left all day before parents go back to the car.

It seems after 8-10 hours the child would have hypothermia setting in or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
The thing is though, these children can be quite...

The thing is though, these children can be quite older-I think up to 4 I have seen, so it is not entirely little newborns being left. The one in our community was 2.

It also seems the holiday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 318
Posted By Country Kids
Children's Car Deaths in the Summer versus Winter

Since last week when we had a child left in car and passed away, there have been numerous articles being posted about hot car deaths, don't leave your child in the car when it's hot, etc.

I began...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
This is what I'm thinking-why daycare providers...

This is what I'm thinking-why daycare providers and not everyone who holds a license to work in their profession.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
Nail/Hair Stylist-many run these out of their...

Nail/Hair Stylist-many run these out of their homes and how would I know if they are licensed through my state to do hair/nails and if they have a license to run out of their home
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
Lots of other professions need a license but do...

Lots of other professions need a license but do not need to hand them out, they just post on their walls for clients to see.

Doctors, Dentist, Nail Techs, Plumbers, Electrician's, Car Mechanics,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
My husband said to put it into my handbook but...

My husband said to put it into my handbook but this starts July 1 and I'm not redoing handbooks for everyone.

I have never asked another profession who has to be licensed to have a copy.

It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By Country Kids
Parents Having A Copy of Your License

So just received an email from the licensing dept. As of July 1 all parents need to be provided a copy of our license for the childcare.

We all ready have to have one hanging on our wall-that to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,226
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you Cat Herder! This family has been on my...

Thank you Cat Herder! This family has been on my mind all day long.

Mom is being charged with Manslaughter from what I have read. The look on her face in the mugshot is of distraught and so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,226
Posted By Country Kids
Last evening we had a 2 year old found in her...

Last evening we had a 2 year old found in her mothers car. It sounds as if mom forgot the little one and didn't drop off at childcare. I'm not totally sure as the story is still being put together. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Country Kids
Your Too Big!!!!

Had a schoolager cram into one of the preschool riding toys and bust off the steering wheel :mad:

Ugh-just got it earlier last month, late April and now broke.

$$$$ down the tubes

If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Country Kids
Ours has to be under childproof lock, so once...

Ours has to be under childproof lock, so once applied it has to go back into the cabinet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Country Kids
I am changing my policies in January. My rates...

I am changing my policies in January. My rates are going to be year round no matter what your career is and if it is a teacher and they want to hold their spot for the summer than they will need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Country Kids
Well I did some checking yesterday for sunscreen...

Well I did some checking yesterday for sunscreen for our state.

1. I don't have to log when I put it on.
2. Parents can request you not to put it on-all mine want it on though.
3. It does have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Country Kids
Here are some ideas I thought of real quick! ...

Here are some ideas I thought of real quick!

Art/puzzle time: Do at the kitchen table and put the 21 month old in a high chair. This way she can do what the big kids are doing and not run away...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Country Kids
Sunscreen

What is everyone's policy's on sunscreen?

I was wanting parents to put it on before arrival but then all my parents put it on at 6:00 AM and we don't go out till 9:00. So I guess by that time the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
Can you link me to what milks aren't approved? ...

Can you link me to what milks aren't approved?

I looked on the CACFP site but not finding a list of approved non approved milks and I would like to have one so I can put with my food program...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
Not sure, but was told ONLY if it is a parent...

Not sure, but was told ONLY if it is a parent choice can they provide it.

If the child has a disability from dairy the parent cannot supply it but we have to supply it and there has to be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
The thing is though, even after having thorough...

The thing is though, even after having thorough inspections from different agencies there have been horror stories from some childcare's. We have one in our area and for some reason there was no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
Funny how each food sponsor is different in their...

Funny how each food sponsor is different in their rules.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
Talking to my food program just now here is what...

Talking to my food program just now here is what I found out:

If it is the parents choice to have them on a different milk, they may supply it and you can still claim the meal.

If needing a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
For those who have the parents supply the milk...

For those who have the parents supply the milk how are you reimbursed on the food program?

We can't claim if the parents are supplying items.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By Country Kids
How Many Different Kinds Of Milk Do You Buy?

As of last nights newest client I'm up to buying four different kinds of milk and it isn't cheap!!!!

1%-5 Gallons
Almond-1 Gallon
Goat Milk-1 Gallon
Soy-1 Gallon

Is there any other type of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
Since I'm in the STARS program, my parents are...

Since I'm in the STARS program, my parents are encouraged to come in and participate in my program. Parties, story time, sharing family culture, meals, etc. Parent involvement is very encouraged.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,244
Posted By Country Kids
When you ask parents to make sure to bring a...

When you ask parents to make sure to bring a water bottle that I can keep here since weather is turning hot and also make sure to apply sunscreen to child before dropping off in the mornings.

5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
Has nothing to do with the baby napping-they do...

Has nothing to do with the baby napping-they do not want them in a stroller for longer than 20 min (awake or not).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Country Kids
Yes and because of their fail, we providers are...

Yes and because of their fail, we providers are being put under a microscope. Good thing yes, but now providers that have done this for years are being not written up but "noted" on things that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
So what happens if you go on a walk that last...

So what happens if you go on a walk that last longer than 20 min? Our walks are generally 30 min-45.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Country Kids
I don't believe DHS was involved-we are through...

I don't believe DHS was involved-we are through the Dept. of Education. Licensing and DHS are two strictly different areas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
My parents come in, drop off and at pick up come...

My parents come in, drop off and at pick up come into the preschool room, kids get shoes, coats, etc and then out the door-total time 10 min if that?

This way I'm always present with the kiddo's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you for posting this-I don't know how to...

Thank you for posting this-I don't know how to link stories. This is a very, very scary situation and our state is implementing tons of new rules and we think because of this story is why.

Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
No-different state

No-different state
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Country Kids
Childcare Shut Down In My State-State Licensing Fail

Last week a childcare was shut down in my state and quite the licensing fail.

She had been shut down in two other states and then moved here.

Was the "perfect" childcare till the story broke!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,452
Posted By Country Kids
Huge news story from my state broke just last...

Huge news story from my state broke just last week about an in home childcare that wasn't allowing parents in the home.

She talked smooth, had all the credentials, beautiful home, assistants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you everyone for your responses! We go to...

Thank you everyone for your responses! We go to Church Sunday mornings and try to just have a quiet afternoon that day. Saturday's like I said I just want one day I'm not rushed to be up and having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Country Kids
Our state is talking about making it a felony if...

Our state is talking about making it a felony if you are caught doing childcare illegally.

We can only watch 3 children without a license here.

Our own children count in our numbers until they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Country Kids
When Do You Do Grocery Shopping?

This is something I have been wrestling for awhile and decided to seek out and see when everyone else does there shopping.

We usually go Friday night right after I close but it's starting to wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Country Kids
Private Messages about Childcare

Is anyone else on here receiving private messages for childcare?

I have received two in the past couple weeks, appears to be members asking for care. One was for care for a school age child and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Country Kids
I had one that just recently had an allergic...

I had one that just recently had an allergic reaction but just on the hands mainly and a little on the arms but no where else.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Country Kids
In the morning yes, afternoon no as we are...

In the morning yes, afternoon no as we are usually busy with a project or something is going on.

In the morning I can find out how their night was, anything else may have happened, etc.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you!!! I'll message him real quick!

Thank you!!!

I'll message him real quick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Country Kids
Can An Admin Message Me Please?

I need to ask a question but not sure who admins are besides BC and not wanting to bother her today.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Country Kids
Should say one class a term-wouldn't let me edit.

Should say one class a term-wouldn't let me edit.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Country Kids
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Country Kids
I have no degree of any kind (except high...

I have no degree of any kind (except high school). Not sure if I will receive my degree as I will more than likely take only one class a year so at that rate, it would be ten years before receiving a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Country Kids
What Write-Offs Can We Do For College

Spin off from City Gardens question.

I am taking ECE classes in the evenings and wondering what I can write off for those?

I did earn a scholarship for the class I am taking but there is $88...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Country Kids
There is a proposal here from what I have heard...

There is a proposal here from what I have heard and I guess a letter showing the new proposed law that if you are caught doing illegal childcare is will be considered a felony.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Country Kids
I think it is nation wide they are trying to...

I think it is nation wide they are trying to slowly phase out in home childcare.

A provider was saying when they were having a sanitation inspection, the guy was even saying he feels there has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Country Kids
Minnesota Losing Childcare Providers at an Alarming Rate

BC, not sure if you have seen this but pretty interesting.

Since 2013 Minnesota has lost 380 Center based Providers and 6,474 Family Child Care Providers

Providers are being written up for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Country Kids
Right now 30 and with proposed changes going up...

Right now 30 and with proposed changes going up to 65 I believe-Registered Family
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Country Kids
The state is looking for a License Specialist. I...

The state is looking for a License Specialist. I looked into job requirements and everything that was entailed. Under work conditions it was listed:Contact with hostile, frustrated people.

Nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Country Kids
The biggest issues we have here...

The biggest issues we have here are=interpretation of rules and getting the rules confused.

In our state there are 3 main types of childcare. Registered Familly, Certified Family and Center. Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Country Kids
Whoops-sorry! No just a requirement for our...

Whoops-sorry! No just a requirement for our licensors to have some background in early childhood education when they come for our inspections on our childcares. They have no requirements at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Country Kids
We have a petition in our state right now asking...

We have a petition in our state right now asking for licensor specialists to have some sort of background in childcare besides all the other qualifications. As of now, there is no requirement to have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Country Kids
Some of that has nothing to even do with the...

Some of that has nothing to even do with the STARS program at least in my state. I would see them almost more of a state rule type thing. Interesting how it changes from state to state.

My mentor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 859
Posted By Country Kids
A friend of mine that works at a center told me...

A friend of mine that works at a center told me the same thing-lots of car seats brought in and out each day. They have a special room for them to go into or something but not out of the norm for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 859
Posted By Country Kids
Homebody, if you have quite a few in car seats...

Homebody, if you have quite a few in car seats maybe hold a car seat class in your home. The local fire dept may be willing to come out and have one for you.

If you don't have a lot, you could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 859
Posted By Country Kids
This car seat wasn't even buckled into the car-it...

This car seat wasn't even buckled into the car-it was wedged between the front seats on the console. I don't see how the parent wouldn't be totally responsible for this. Not sure how a provider would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 859
Posted By Country Kids
I don't think you could be held liable at all...

I don't think you could be held liable at all because any store, restaurant, church, school, etc that a parent takes a car seat into and leaves with wouldn't be held liable if something were to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Country Kids
I was thinking the same thing. I had seen where...

I was thinking the same thing. I had seen where others had received lots of goodies but must have been from years gone by.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Country Kids
Yes-received a ton of toothbrushes, a big book,...

Yes-received a ton of toothbrushes, a big book, poster and a CD of some kind it looks like. No activity sheets or anything but maybe they ran out of them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Country Kids
Free Toothbrushes

Received the free toothbrushes I ordered back in Jan/Feb yesterday. Only received toothbrushes and a book. Was thinking there was to be more but maybe not. Happy to have received it though and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Country Kids
Right now I'm battling something and have been...

Right now I'm battling something and have been sick since last week. No one has been sick but a couple parents, all the kids are fine. I tried to rest over the weekend but it didn't help and now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,244
Posted By Country Kids
I had to drink that gallon of stuff-took me from...

I had to drink that gallon of stuff-took me from 6 in the evening till 2 in the morning. When I started to throw it up because my stomach was so full, I quit drinking it but had almost the whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,244
Posted By Country Kids
Both kiddo's are totally fine when the other one...

Both kiddo's are totally fine when the other one isn't here. One of them wasn't here for one full week and I couldn't believe the change in the other child. Totally different kiddo, more mature,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,244
Posted By Country Kids
By the time he starts kindergarten he will be 6...

By the time he starts kindergarten he will be 6 and four months. They want him to be able to go when a good friend goes so they can be in the same class. We only have two kindergarten classes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,581
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 441,244
Posted By Country Kids
I have one that needs to go to school, totally...

I have one that needs to go to school, totally ready but parents want to hold back. Not totally sure still why, well I am but it's not academic reasoning. So this child will be a year older than...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 853
Posted By Country Kids
We have owed the past two years and I claim...

We have owed the past two years and I claim everything under the sun :Sunny:

My tax person actually said don't run out and buy a ton because it really doesn't help in deductions.

We are losing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Country Kids
New Proposed Rules

Lovely! Our state is in the process of passing new rules. Right now they are proposed so not set in stone as of yet.

Registered Family went up to 65 pages
Certified Family went up to 92 pages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Country Kids
I feel you did the right thing in texting...

I feel you did the right thing in texting immediately. That way you could get the rest through the night without having to worry about getting up to text the family. I do have it in my sickness...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-03-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Country Kids
Hmmm, I have never heard of being able to deduct...

Hmmm, I have never heard of being able to deduct camps off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Country Kids
Childcare Family Activities At Your Home

For our STARS program we are to have childcare family activities several times a year. I literally could do something each month (many ideas in my head) but by the end of the week I'm tired and done....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 525
Posted By Country Kids
I always wonder if the parents have all this...

I always wonder if the parents have all this stuff locked up? How do their children go into the bathroom at home if everything is out and unlocked? :confused:

Everything I have locked up, my...
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