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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By originalkat
Im in the process of redoing my play area too!...

Im in the process of redoing my play area too! Pinterest Natural Playgrounds for some awesome ideas! Not sure what to do about the mud/dirt though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By originalkat
I created my website on Wix using Windows with no...

I created my website on Wix using Windows with no problems. I found it to be very user friendly. So im thinking your issues with it may be because it is not as compatible with Macs. I have gotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By originalkat
Childcare Management Software

Hi Everyone,
I recently came across a site called Kindertales.com
It is a cloud based childcare management system that includes billing, parent communication (daily activities), and even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By originalkat
So so cool. What a blessing to have a family like...

So so cool. What a blessing to have a family like that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By originalkat
I have 5 Paid personal/sick days per year.I...

I have 5 Paid personal/sick days per year.I rarely use them, but I am glad I have them! No one ever says anything about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By originalkat
Thank you for the sample schedule. That helps. :)

Thank you for the sample schedule. That helps. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By originalkat
New Baby Starting Tomorrow

I am getting nervous... I have a baby starting tomorrow. It is a 4 mo old sibling of 2 of my other kiddos. So, I will have 10 kids including the baby.

I typically don't take babies, and I haven't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By originalkat
likethisI totally agree with this!

likethisI totally agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By originalkat
Second graders aren't really that old :) I would...

Second graders aren't really that old :) I would adjust a little from how I talk to preschoolers, but overall I think classroom management would not be that different. They are little kids all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By originalkat
We say the pledge every day as well. We just use...

We say the pledge every day as well. We just use a small flag that the kids take turns holding. I just start saying it and they all eventually catch on.

Here is one of my kiddos saying it at 3 yrs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By originalkat
lovethisMy Dream!lovethis Do you have any pics...

lovethisMy Dream!lovethis
Do you have any pics or a website? I would love to see it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By originalkat
Exactly. I have paid holidays but unpaid...

Exactly. I have paid holidays but unpaid vacation. So they can see in their contract that they do not pay for my vacation, but I still get paid the same each month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By originalkat
Awesome! Im gonna check out the magnet tot locks....

Awesome! Im gonna check out the magnet tot locks. That sounds awesome!

The best thing I have done for my daycare is implement a monthly tuition, rather than weekly.

I average the tuition for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By originalkat
Okay, great. This is some good info. An...

Okay, great. This is some good info. An exer-saucer would be good for when Im in the kitchen making meals etc... I hadnt thought of that. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By originalkat
Glad its not just me! Ill check that out. Thanks!

Glad its not just me! Ill check that out. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,207
Posted By originalkat
You guys this is totally creeping me out!...

You guys this is totally creeping me out! YUCK!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By originalkat
Ticks

Oh My! I have never had an issue with ticks, but this week three kids had ticks burrowed in their skin. One of them with multiple ticks! We get our lawn treated/sprayed three times per season every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By originalkat
Setting up a safe Infant Area for New Baby

I usually only take 2-5 yr olds, but I have a current family who will be bringing their baby starting next month.

I do not have any baby stuff and dont want to invest much because I dont plan to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By originalkat
I have a Business Checking through Bank of...

I have a Business Checking through Bank of America. There is a fee of 12.95 per month if you do not have any direct deposits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By originalkat
In my state you have to have 4 yr degree in...

In my state you have to have 4 yr degree in nursing or early childhood. They recently had a job opening and it paid $22 per hour and you use a city vehicle and city benefits. Im sure that varies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By originalkat
We do this every year as well. Good Stuff!

We do this every year as well. Good Stuff!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,026
Posted By originalkat
Children must arrive by 8:30 each day. If there...

Children must arrive by 8:30 each day. If there is an occasional need for them to drop off later than this then I expect them to let me know prior. No drop offs past noon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,067
Posted By originalkat
I was asked if I would let my dog lick their...

I was asked if I would let my dog lick their baby's face. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By originalkat
I bill monthly and it is the same amount each...

I bill monthly and it is the same amount each month so there really is no need to send out invoices. I do not regularly give out receipts unless someone requests it. I do create invoices on my minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By originalkat
Thank you everyone for the well wishes! Sorry I...

Thank you everyone for the well wishes! Sorry I did not respond sooner. Time got away from me.:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By originalkat
Thanks for the advice! We do have 2 kids. They...

Thanks for the advice! We do have 2 kids. They are 8 and 10 yrs old. We have been homeschooling, but they are going to go to a small Christian school next school year because it has become too much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,378
Posted By originalkat
Here is the simple card we are making to go along...

Here is the simple card we are making to go along with the treats.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9b/cc/fc/9bccfc6fe5fe4a5282ab963ce05b7280.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,378
Posted By originalkat
We are keeping it simple and making this cute...

We are keeping it simple and making this cute treat along with a hand-made card.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4a/cd/da/4acdda7d85c0f23abac84013f5cbeb03.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By originalkat
I agree with what the others said regarding...

I agree with what the others said regarding confronting family and friends...
I have had to do my fair share of that, and I will say that it gets a little easier over time. I never enjoy confronting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By originalkat
My Hubby got into MEDICAL SCHOOL!

I am so excited I just had to share the news... My husband got into medical school! He is 39 and this will be his second career after the military. He worked his tail off in undergrad these last four...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,087
Posted By originalkat
Me too. As much as I would want to count it as...

Me too. As much as I would want to count it as the holiday, I dont think it would be legit. Use a vacation day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By originalkat
Pros:Overall, it has been a good experience for...

Pros:Overall, it has been a good experience for my own children. I started when mine were 3 and 1 yrs old. Now they are 10 and 8 yrs. They had playmates when they were little and have also learned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By originalkat
I never closed... even when my kids were young...

I never closed... even when my kids were young (They are 8 and 10 now). I always stayed open and let parents know. They ALWAYS brought them anyway. I kept them in a separate area from the DCK's. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By originalkat
happyfacehappyfacehappyface YAY! Hope your family...

happyfacehappyfacehappyface YAY! Hope your family had an awesome time!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By originalkat
I also think "playschool" it kind of cute so it...

I also think "playschool" it kind of cute so it wouldn't bother me. It does erk me when they make some side comment like, "I told them I needed to leave work so I can pick my kids up at the sitters."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By originalkat
This is what I would do as well.

This is what I would do as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,453
Posted By originalkat
likethislikethislikethisYEP. This is exactly it....

likethislikethislikethisYEP. This is exactly it. I'm sorry, but people are so stupid sometimes.:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By originalkat
Personally, I would not over think this one. Use...

Personally, I would not over think this one. Use the personal days for the kids who are in attendance on those days. I would still use the days later in the year. No biggie IMO as long as a family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By originalkat
I dont put up political signs in my yard... just...

I dont put up political signs in my yard... just a personal preference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By originalkat
:hug: My husband used to be a truck driver so I...

:hug: My husband used to be a truck driver so I know what that is like. Hang in there girl. Glad you found some great things for the daycare for cheep though!!:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By originalkat
Here is my policy Regarding #1: I request that...

Here is my policy Regarding #1:
I request that children arrive by 8:30 AM in order to take full advantage of the entire morning program. If you will be arriving later than this due to an appointment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By originalkat
Me too. I like to stick by my rules tightly...

Me too. I like to stick by my rules tightly especially when I first get a new family so they do not try to push things when they get more comfortable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By originalkat
I don't get kids on the swings and don't push...

I don't get kids on the swings and don't push either. The littles can swing on their tummies. If they haven't learned to pump their legs to swing, they learn quickly or sucker a friend into helping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,151
Posted By originalkat
Engineer/Librarian Fire Dept/ Owns Construction...

Engineer/Librarian
Fire Dept/ Owns Construction Company
Accountant/Electrician
Teacher/Sales
Adoption Agency/Sales
Teacher/Construction
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By originalkat
I keep things completely separate. I am friendly...

I keep things completely separate. I am friendly and often they tell me what goes on in their own lives, but that is where it ends.:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By originalkat
I have thought about setting up a Book Buddy Bag...

I have thought about setting up a Book Buddy Bag with a book, little stuffed animal to go along, and maybe a literacy activity. The kids could check out one at a time and bring it back a week later....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,798
Posted By originalkat
I had a little girl who was running outside and...

I had a little girl who was running outside and tripped, breaking her arm. I did not offer to pay for anything. It was a accident. The parents did not expect me to either. Several months later their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By originalkat
I reach out in different ways. 1)Monthly...

I reach out in different ways.
1)Monthly Newsletter
2)Notes on the door
3)Little Reminder Notes home
4)Text Message Reminders
5)Facebook Reminders
6)Telling in person if it is out of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By originalkat
I lovethis this question!!!! I would love either...

I lovethis this question!!!! I would love either one, but since my kids are school age I think I would pick summers off.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,261
Posted By originalkat
It has been 10 years or so since I did my CDA,...

It has been 10 years or so since I did my CDA, but from what I remember the process was pretty easy going. The test was not difficult and the interview was straight forward. The most time consuming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,090
Posted By originalkat
That was an awesome place! I get nervous around...

That was an awesome place! I get nervous around so much clutter (even if it is enriching) so I would love to expand on this but in a little more organized or simplistic way. But I do LOVE it. Thanks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By originalkat
My policy is 1 hr.

My policy is 1 hr.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By originalkat
I already have a logo etc...My brother and his...

I already have a logo etc...My brother and his company designed it for me, but I just wanted to say that this is very kind of you to offer this!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By originalkat
Parents can bring treats if they want to. We sing...

Parents can bring treats if they want to. We sing Happy Birthday at snack time and I send them home with a birthday certificate with a little piece of candy attached. That is all we do and it seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By originalkat
We did a couple of fun things. Here is the...

We did a couple of fun things. Here is the Facebook post with pictures.
https://www.facebook.com/GreenGateEarlyLearning
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,425
Posted By originalkat
Please do not feel guilty. If there is one thing...

Please do not feel guilty. If there is one thing I have realized, I MUST take the time I need in order to be happy with my career. That is why I am a business owner. To make you feel better, Here are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By originalkat
That is adorable!

That is adorable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By originalkat
likethisYes! I agree with you and have changed...

likethisYes! I agree with you and have changed things over the years so that I am happy doing what I do. Many of these things have been policy issues or time off etc... But sometimes it is just how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By originalkat
I like the Something's Fishy just because it...

I like the Something's Fishy just because it would lighten up the room. But white might not be the best choice for a daycare bathroom. Both are cute.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By originalkat
I love how it is in the middle of the week.......

I love how it is in the middle of the week.... Not even a Saturday? Am I looking at that right? I would love to go, but I can't use my vacation time to go to a conference :(
I do plan to attend our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By originalkat
We did try the virtual school for about half a...

We did try the virtual school for about half a year. It took a LOT of work from the parent and lots of busy work.Just remember if you do choose this option it is not really homeschooling. You are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By originalkat
likethis I agree. This is what we had to do. I...

likethis I agree. This is what we had to do. I called us "relaxed homeschoolers".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By originalkat
Thanks for sharing!likethis

Thanks for sharing!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By originalkat
Sounds awesome! Have fun!:Sunny:

Sounds awesome! Have fun!:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By originalkat
We have been homeschooling for the last 4 years....

We have been homeschooling for the last 4 years. My kids are in 2nd and 4th grade. I have 8 preschoolers enrolled full time. I have done my best to be diligent in both. But honestly it is very hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,374
Posted By originalkat
I have had a child with ODD (Oppositional Defiant...

I have had a child with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). She was not diagnosed until after she left my program. She was a VERY difficult child and I should have termed LONG before she left for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,289
Posted By originalkat
In KS church nurseries are exempt from licensing...

In KS church nurseries are exempt from licensing regs.
It seems silly what the church is doing, but if you are getting paid then what is the problem?:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,615
Posted By originalkat
My hours of operation are 7-5:30.

My hours of operation are 7-5:30.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By originalkat
I kind of think people make this a bigger deal...

I kind of think people make this a bigger deal than necessary. I would not have let parents know, and I would not have thought twice about it.:confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By originalkat
I would notify all of the parents in Mid June....

I would notify all of the parents in Mid June. This will get you close enough to your end date and give the parents enough time to find alternate care.

I would give parents their tax statements...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By originalkat
I have 8 kiddos and have a tiny playroom. I think...

I have 8 kiddos and have a tiny playroom. I think the main thing is being a minimalist. At least that is what works for me. BUT you do need to have some separate storage space if possible. I am VERY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By originalkat
I think this job does have a learning curve. I...

I think this job does have a learning curve. I can see how different I do things now compared to my first few years. Once you get a good groove, it really is a pretty sweet gig for those of us who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,039
Posted By originalkat
likethis Me Too.

likethis Me Too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By originalkat
likethis This is me too.

likethis This is me too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By originalkat
I always bring mine outside (cell).

I always bring mine outside (cell).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By originalkat
I have everyone wear green, give them a green...

I have everyone wear green, give them a green necklace when they arrive, play St. Pattys day games and read stories, and follow a green trail that the leprechaun left us. At the end of the trail are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By originalkat
I expect 2's to do all of the same things as...

I expect 2's to do all of the same things as older kids but at an appropriate level and with assistance as needed (except I expect to need to give them gentle reminders on a regular basis). For the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By originalkat
I have them come during daycare hours. Honestly,...

I have them come during daycare hours. Honestly, it never crossed my mind to let the parents know. In fact, on the few occasions I need someone to come out it isn't even pre-scheduled. Now if I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By originalkat
I just switched over to Wix. It is SUPER easy to...

I just switched over to Wix. It is SUPER easy to use. I pm'd you my website.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,740
Posted By originalkat
I am usually ALWAYS on the side of, "Mind your...

I am usually ALWAYS on the side of, "Mind your own business, and stay out of it." But with this situation- NO. From the moment I read the post I was fearful of what could happen here. I would report...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By originalkat
I make about $220 per day GROSS. This does not...

I make about $220 per day GROSS. This does not include any expenses. It also includes an average CACFP reimbursement for the month. This is the max I could make because I am full with 8 kids. At...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By originalkat
I have my BA in Child Development and Human...

I have my BA in Child Development and Human Services and have been in this field for over 18 years. I worked in center based programs up until about 8 years ago and then switched to family childcare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By originalkat
Art Journals sound like a fun idea! I will need...

Art Journals sound like a fun idea! I will need to look on Pinterest now for more ideas too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By originalkat
YES. It is important to correct speech errors...

YES. It is important to correct speech errors very early and consistently. A speech pathologist who used to come to my program twice a week to work with a child told me to do this because bad habits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,310
Posted By originalkat
Kansas also does not have any legally unlicensed...

Kansas also does not have any legally unlicensed unless the kids are only from one family or related (I am pretty sure). I don't know how they would ever enforce legally unlicensed care????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,656
Posted By originalkat
My hubby is a veteran (special forces Marine) and...

My hubby is a veteran (special forces Marine) and still does sport shooting. So we are a gun-loving family as well. But my kiddos are going into public schools where gun play is NOT allowed in any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By originalkat
LOVE IT! When I was at my daughters gymnastics...

LOVE IT! When I was at my daughters gymnastics class this week I was thinking how great it would be to have the space to create an area like that for the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 06:12 AM
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Views: 1,264
Posted By originalkat
I agree with the others.

I agree with the others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,900
Posted By originalkat
Are these universal preschools full-day programs?

Are these universal preschools full-day programs?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By originalkat
Wow, that is weird. I would not like people doing...

Wow, that is weird. I would not like people doing that. That is MY mail. I do not want someone else touching it. What if you were waiting for a check or something and she had accidentally dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By originalkat
lovethis:hug:lovethis Its time to take care of...

lovethis:hug:lovethis
Its time to take care of you now. I'm so glad you are okay! God bless!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By originalkat
likethis This is what we do too. We get...

likethis This is what we do too. We get everything picked up at 4:45 pm and then do one activity together.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By originalkat
likethis Yes, you should do this.

likethis Yes, you should do this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
Posted By originalkat
likethis Me too!! After that nap comment I think...

likethis Me too!! After that nap comment I think I would have to say something like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,109
Posted By originalkat
Now that is very true.

Now that is very true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,109
Posted By originalkat
I always do my hair and make-up (but including my...

I always do my hair and make-up (but including my shower it only takes 30 minutes). It just makes me feel better about myself all day long.
I usually wear jeans and some sort of top (t-shirt and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By originalkat
As a Kansas provider...It is news to me. I did...

As a Kansas provider...It is news to me. I did not know anything about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By originalkat
lovethisI'm stealing this one too! Thanks!

lovethisI'm stealing this one too! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By originalkat
We are going a Valentine card exchange. In...

We are going a Valentine card exchange. In addition, I always read, "The Day it Rained Hearts" and the kids throw foam hearts or fake rose petals into the air at the end.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,664
Posted By originalkat
Glad she is gone... she is more trouble than...

Glad she is gone... she is more trouble than she's worth. Count your blessings!
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