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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By KDC
How Much Notice?

I have a before/after 3 days a week for DCB-7 and sibling DCG-5 comes 1/2 day 3 days a week. These are my neighbors and we've had an ups and downs relationship (complain the most and want the pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,884
Posted By KDC
My own dd swallowed a piece to the toy story...

My own dd swallowed a piece to the toy story kerplunk game. It was presidents day and all the daycare kids parents were teachers and we didn't have any DCK's here (thank goodness). She was playing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By KDC
The first few months were so scary. It gave me...

The first few months were so scary. It gave me so much courage to walk up to neighbors that were pregnant and 'plead my case'... I'm a new home daycare and I'd love to watch your little one. Either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By KDC
Tummy bug

I had a week vacation, returned to daycare February 16th. Both baby Moms mentioned I missed the right week because they're babies were sick. One had a miserable cold, the other a tummy bug. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By KDC
Vacation Notice

I had a new family join in September and notified them then of my February vacation plans. I reminded via e-mail in December, sent an e-mail & text reminder in January to which DCP's said, "sounds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KDC
He's acting completely non-normal. Now it makes...

He's acting completely non-normal. Now it makes me wonder if he hurt it more than I think. He's happy to have his eyes closed. They don't look different (red, tearing, or bruised). It happened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By KDC
Ouchie advice

So... This morning my DCB3 decided to do a random twirl with his arms out and whacked my other DCBalmost2 in the eye. I grabbed a wet paper towel and held it up to his eye, and he stopped crying and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,061
Posted By KDC
My neighbors have countlessly told me about the...

My neighbors have countlessly told me about the financial decisions they make. She has no problems buying 'quality' stuff for her home & wardrobe (pottery barn, banana republic, anything high end). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,289
Posted By KDC
Yep... I made pizza, the frozen kind. There's NO...

Yep... I made pizza, the frozen kind. There's NO way I'd go through all the hassle to make bbq pork or stew for a lunch. 1. my kids would look at me like I had 5 heads and not touch it (can't cook...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,675
Posted By KDC
I invested some time to make a ledger that can be...

I invested some time to make a ledger that can be copy and pasted into end of year statements, with totals & EIN#. Each family has their own tab in excel. I can also copy and paste it into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By KDC
My new neighbor nannied for a family that...

My new neighbor nannied for a family that inquired about my services. My new neighbor and I became friends and she would tell me horror stories about her latest family. Well, this new family came...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-08-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,921
Posted By KDC
I did not read the book, but went to see the...

I did not read the book, but went to see the movie and really liked it. I'm sure the book is way better, I'd have to see it after the book though. Seriously, I balled and couldn't blame my dry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By KDC
Mine looked like 8-9:30 sleep, 11-12:30/1:00 and...

Mine looked like 8-9:30 sleep, 11-12:30/1:00 and a sneaky nap at 3:30. Eventually the morning would go longer till 9-11 and the afternoon nap would be more like 1-3 and they would drop the third nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,362
Posted By KDC
This whole thread is so stinkin' adorable!! ...

This whole thread is so stinkin' adorable!! Thanks for sharing, made my day =)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By KDC
I'm in a similar situation. They paid me for 1...

I'm in a similar situation. They paid me for 1 week, but they took a vacation to TN for 2 weeks. So they paid me on 12/19 for the week of 12/22-12/26. A check was due the 26th (for this week) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By KDC
I wrote her telling her I would meet with her,...

I wrote her telling her I would meet with her, gave her my daily rate, asked when she was available to meet and she sent a note back saying she still wasn't sure what decision she was making, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By KDC
Would You?

I received this request from someone in my neighborhood, although I do not know them... I'm wondering if it's worth going through the interview process and introducing a new kid into my daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By KDC
Could you partner him up? I know a lot of my...

Could you partner him up? I know a lot of my older kids would love to be a 'special helper' to help him find his way? Just an idea... 1 person helping him could change the dynamic of the group...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,106
Posted By KDC
Here's my policy, hope it helps! Vacation,...

Here's my policy, hope it helps!

Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Policy
Your child’s space is held while you are on vacation, therefore full tuition is expected. I will notify you of my vacation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,707
Posted By KDC
Update

**update** So the Mom actually came over last night for pick-up to discuss. She has NO concept that she's paying for the spot and not hourly care. She's been here 7 years, but just thinks because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,707
Posted By KDC
This guys is a class 'A' jerk. I made a DVD of...

This guys is a class 'A' jerk. I made a DVD of all the pics throughout the year set to music, with video outtakes of his children and he hands it back to me and says... we don't do DVD's anymore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,707
Posted By KDC
Payment Advice Needed - DCF Wants Special Treatment

Background... sorry if long! I have a DCF that has been with me for 7 years now. They are neighbors that live across the street. Since I had just started and didn't have you ladies helping me out, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By KDC
In the bag it goes, the whole messy business... ...

In the bag it goes, the whole messy business... It's very unsanitary and as much as I'd hate for them to have stains on their clothing, I leave it for the parents. I quote 'state licensing' rules...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By KDC
I don't like making these decisions either. If I...

I don't like making these decisions either. If I had a light day and could keep the kids separated for the most part, and the kid is borderline then I typically try to make it work. However, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By KDC
DCB is Fine for Daycare...

So, yesterday I had Mr. cranka-boogie-teary-eyed DCB. He would cry at the drop of a hat and was just overall sick. He needed his parents since his nose was non stop all day long. He wasn't running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By KDC
If the baby was sick enough to keep them home for...

If the baby was sick enough to keep them home for that many days, they were probably 'babying' him quite a bit. In this instance (even though it sucks), he's old enough to retrain to self soothe. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By KDC
Case of the Mondays... Anyone else?

So... Sickness season has begun in my daycare and everyone has boogies. Some more than others, oh... and it's 'teething', not a cold - even though I must also be 'teething' because I've been sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By KDC
I would also let the parent handle it with the...

I would also let the parent handle it with the transportation department. I have a 9 yr. old and I would want to be the one to call, or speak with my daughter to see what she would prefer. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By KDC
Taking a personal day... feeling guilty.

I've decided to take Halloween off. I have three children (Kindi, 2nd & 4th grade) I've missed every holiday party, the parade, and always have that 1 parent that doesn't pick up their kid until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By KDC
Very Active 8 Month Old DCG

I have an 8 month old DCG that is pulling herself up on everything, fast crawler, interested in discovering all the toys. Issue is I also have a 15 month old DCB that wants his own toys and nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By KDC
3 days only... i know it'll be an adjustment. ...

3 days only... i know it'll be an adjustment. The 8 month started the same day, so it's been a little crazier than normal I have a stupid cold and my 10 yr. old lab has bad timing with being sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By KDC
What was I thinking... vent

I took on 2 new infants (4-1/2 months and 8 months). Both girls. The 8 month old is pretty well adjusted and doing well... but the 4 month DCG is a first child and was rocked and held her entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By KDC
I would interview to find a better fit, and if...

I would interview to find a better fit, and if one became available and the situation hasn't improved then I would give a 2 weeks notice and accept the new child. Nobody likes taking the time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By KDC
Fever - Gray Area?

I have a 14 month DCB that came in Thursday of last week and had a fever of 101.2. I exclude for anything over 101. I just had him and one other DCB that was napping (separate areas), so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By KDC
I know what a release it is when they walk out...

I know what a release it is when they walk out the door and all is good!! Congratulations!!

I had my first surprise visit in 8 years this past May, and I was shocked to see her at the door and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By KDC
Decisions, Decisions...

I had a couple of interviews over the weekend and they were for the infant spot I have available. I do not have as many older kids as they've aged out of my program, so technically I can have 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By KDC
Let it rip... need me some good reading material...

Let it rip... need me some good reading material ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,986
Posted By KDC
Good for you!! She should be sorry she put you...

Good for you!! She should be sorry she put you in that position! It's cute the way your Tigger mimics the mood of this post ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By KDC
Interview: Need Advice on How to...

I am currently interviewing for a spot this fall. I have a rare infant spot available and three people interested. I have an interview tonight after closing, tomorrow morning and Sunday afternoon. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By KDC
Good deals...

Zulily has some great deals on classroom supplies. I love the 'stoplight' timer! They have lots of supplies too! Just thought I'd pass the info along;). Happy shopping!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,036
Posted By KDC
My 'daycare lady senses' start buzzing when I see...

My 'daycare lady senses' start buzzing when I see kids at someone else's house jumping on the couch with sippy cups (rules are no sippy's outside the kitchen and NO JUMPING ON THE COUCH!) I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By KDC
Duct Tape to Nap Mats - Vent

Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a quick search and didn't see anything...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/22/texas-day-care-investigation-duct-tape-child-photo_n_5518431.html
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By KDC
Do I Charge?

I have a teacher family that I care for. I require a 2 day minimum to hold spot during the summer. They can pay (or attend the 2 days agreed upon). This Mom chose Wednesday's and Friday's. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,868
Posted By KDC
We watch Disney Jr. while people are arriving in...

We watch Disney Jr. while people are arriving in the morning, as I was flipping to get there I went past the cooking channel. Bobby Flay was making brunch and my DCK4 says, "Boys don't cook...that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,227
Posted By KDC
I lived next to the offender and did a daycare...

I lived next to the offender and did a daycare for 6 years. I kept an eye and felt I could and would keep the kids safe. He was a hermit for most of those years and stayed in his house (so much so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,227
Posted By KDC
I faced this issue a couple of years ago. I...

I faced this issue a couple of years ago. I bought new construction (800 new houses, upper middle class neighborhood and the sex offender moved in RIGHT NEXT DOOR, maybe 20 feet away. It was not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By KDC
She said she found out Friday night at 5pm. DCD...

She said she found out Friday night at 5pm. DCD called me Saturday night around 7ish, but I was not home. I called back on Sunday around 4 and we played phone tag for awhile. I talked to them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By KDC
New Family Quits Before 1st Day...Fair?

Anyone out here on a Sunday night?

I just had a family that was supposed to start tomorrow call and say she lost her job. I signed her up a month ago, and she dropped all the paperwork off and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,094
Posted By KDC
I just had 2 families leave. It was really hard...

I just had 2 families leave. It was really hard for one, the other one not so much -- but she's VERY connected to our community and is great word of mouth, so I made a photo book (found coupons and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By KDC
@Cheerfuldom - I asked when they're last day of...

@Cheerfuldom - I asked when they're last day of the school year is. That would be the point in which they are done with my daycare until August. In this case they said the Thursday, June 12th would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By KDC
WWYD? Payment Issue

I have a DCF that started early with me. I was new, they lived across the street (cul-de-sac). I've been doing daycare for about 8 years, and they've been part of the daycare for 7 of those years. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By KDC
Balance bikes, helmets for each child and a...

Balance bikes, helmets for each child and a garage to hold them all. Sheds are against my associate rules and I have SO much stuff for my own 3 kids and daycare already in the garage... running out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By KDC
I have an ipad and an iphone, so all I had to do...

I have an ipad and an iphone, so all I had to do was put the app on both my ipad and iphone. I put the ipad in the playroom and click child unit, and set it up where I could see the the space. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By KDC
The baby monitor is called Cloud Baby Monitor. ...

The baby monitor is called Cloud Baby Monitor. You just put it on both phones, It's $3 -- and I downloaded it to my computer and put it on my other devices so it was only $3 total. The reach is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By KDC
Are you looking to give parents access to the...

Are you looking to give parents access to the cameras through their smart phones/computers, or are these purely for you? I have added an app through my ipad (baby monitor) where I can view my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By KDC
Sharing...

First surprise inspection from licensing in 9 years of doing home daycare. Happy to say I have NO VIOLATIONS!! happyfacehappyface

It was a 4pm, aka crazy kid time too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By KDC
Is it REALLY worth the hassle? What would you do...

Is it REALLY worth the hassle? What would you do with the extra income, would you splurge with it for the 1 day off, or would you use it to pay bills? I say you're really pretty full. If bills are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By KDC
Send Off Gift...

I have 2 clients leaving soon. One DCB-4 graduating out of my program and the other DCB's Mother has decided to become a SAHM. They're both vocal in the community, so I figure it couldn't hurt to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By KDC
Parties/Events

I'm always looking for some fun party ideas. I like to get them involved with the planning and decorating and it gives us something to 'look' forward to. Some of my favorites were hosting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By KDC
Spot Holding - $$$

I've never really 'held' a spot before. I've had this DCF for 2 years. They were full time, went part time (DCB-4). She had a baby Nov '13 and is currently on maternity leave. She's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By KDC
Does This Scare Anyone Else?

10 years ago, a daycare provider was found guilty of killing a baby due to shaken baby syndrome. She was given a 20 yr. sentence. She was just released due to new evidence that the baby had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,201
Posted By KDC
I do think it's wrong that he's **bb** your...

I do think it's wrong that he's **bb** your messages. I would be upset that they were making themselves unavailable.

If you tried the wife first and she said No, call Dad... I would have put it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By KDC
** Update - DCB is already showing signs...

** Update -

DCB is already showing signs that the arm is fine, he's using it more while in the cast now, DCM agree's. DCM let it slip that the Tuesday before this happened they saw him limiting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By KDC
but, but... you play with kids all day long,...

but, but... you play with kids all day long, watch soap operas, eat bon bons, and live in a fairy magic land of goodness and squishy babies... right? ;):rolleyes:

Friday is only 2 days away. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By KDC
I'm guessing it was the wrong year as well. I...

I'm guessing it was the wrong year as well. I just didn't know if there was a reason to hold off on cashing it. I will def. put in savings. Thanks for your advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By KDC
Deposit Cashing

When do you cash a deposit check? I have a new family that signed the contract and filled out all forms, and gave me a check for first and last week/holding. Do I wait until just before they start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,974
Posted By KDC
Speaking honestly, I'm not sure if I would have...

Speaking honestly, I'm not sure if I would have taken their family on knowing he was struggling in that area. We are outdoors a lot and like to take more field trips during the summer and I can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,974
Posted By KDC
Switch and Bait...

I had an interview with a family back in August '13. They seemed to be a good fit for their 8 month old. The loved my daycare, but had an issue with my hours, so they didn't enroll. They called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By KDC
I' did flower pots with handprints & a poem, with...

I' did flower pots with handprints & a poem, with petunia's in them. This year we will be making colorful pasta necklaces and paper flower's. I've done so many handprints/footprints & I just did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By KDC
***Update

So, I just got a text from this DCM, telling me that he is now developing a rash and they believe his tummy issues may be stemming from an allergy and have I fed him any new foods that he might not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,141
Posted By KDC
**** Update I did talk to them, they're my...

**** Update

I did talk to them, they're my neighbors and they live directly across the street from us. The Dad actually said , "ok" with an eye roll "I'm sure with a band aid she was fine". I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By KDC
Alright, just texted Mom and he's headed home. I...

Alright, just texted Mom and he's headed home. I feel bad because his mood is so much better than yesterday, but I'm not CLEANING up any more poop today. He's obviously got tummy issues and needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By KDC
I Need Validation... Help!

DCB-2 showed up here on Monday with runny poops. It happened 2 times, and I put him down for nap, if it happened a third time I would've sent him home. There were no more poops, and he woke up from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By KDC
I guess he's okay lifting his arm from the...

I guess he's okay lifting his arm from the shoulder, he's able to rotate his shoulder fine from what they've said, It appears to be the left elbow, forearm area? They said it's usually caused by an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By KDC
I disagree, I can see you're point about not...

I disagree, I can see you're point about not wanting to alert the parents for nothing, but the 5 yr. old knows enough about the situation (and it sounds like a pretty exciting part of the day), that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By KDC
You were honest and told them your child had a...

You were honest and told them your child had a fever, and it was a RISK they were willing to take by bringing their child to your house (regardless if you kept a safe distance). Chances are your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,141
Posted By KDC
There was one blister that was the problem. I...

There was one blister that was the problem. I used a large size band aid since slippage and coverage of the little normal size band aids don't always work. I gave her an extra pair of socks and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,141
Posted By KDC
Suck It Up Princess?

So... Dcg 5 shows up today in these bad boys (red glitter ballet flats) and shows me her blister. We all want to go to the park today and the 5 yr old princess can't possibly walk ALL THE WAY TO THE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By KDC
Too much candy...

So, I had a parent drop off today and the first thing she says is "DCB age 2 pretty much ate nothing but candy yesterday, he asked for it this morning and boycotted breakfast, but we didn't give him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By KDC
I have this DCB! I've learned that really nice...

I have this DCB! I've learned that really nice board books are kept out of reach for the whole group, and only used with my supervision. I also went to goodwill and bulked up on picture board books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By KDC
I would not be able to handle that group. State...

I would not be able to handle that group. State regulations restrict the ratio of littles to bigs you can care for at the same time. By myself, I can only have 2 children under 30 months if I go the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By KDC
I've had good experiences and a stinker. The...

I've had good experiences and a stinker. The stinker experience makes me not want to repeat having a close relationship with a client in the future.

When I first started, I was nervous I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,526
Posted By KDC
I have a family that uses them instead of those...

I have a family that uses them instead of those gerber plastic baby food containers, and I like that better. I can squeeze the contents into glass food jar to warm it up, and I hated removing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,271
Posted By KDC
Dino Nuggets... ice cube tray and toys that can...

Dino Nuggets... ice cube tray and toys that can be embedded in them, take them outside onto the sidewalk and let them try to get the fossils out. Now that Easter is approaching plastic eggs!! One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By KDC
hmm... Glass jar and an upset child. I do not...

hmm... Glass jar and an upset child. I do not see a happy ending:lol:

In theory, I can see what they're aiming for... And, if it was in a plastic 2 liter bottle, maybe. Maybe my DCK's are just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By KDC
Fib & Brag?

I have a DCB just turned 4 that is constantly trying to 'out-do' everyone else, and includes adding a fib into every story. If someone got a new pair of shoes, he got 2 (much better) new pairs of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,670
Posted By KDC
If you're like me, you're mind is probably still...

If you're like me, you're mind is probably still reeling with all the possibilities of things you could've/should've said. Thankfully, it's over and he showed his true colors BEFORE you accepted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,638
Posted By KDC
So glad you are okay!! How scary, thanks for...

So glad you are okay!! How scary, thanks for sharing your story. A little reminder that life is precious and delicate. It's a gift & it goes by so very fast. Find joy where you can.

You were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By KDC
Just Stopping By

Time to take my address off my website. I just had someone "stopping by to see my facility, and check for openings" :eek: During nap time no less!! I just explained it is against regulations for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By KDC
I'm just about to start my search. I have a few...

I'm just about to start my search. I have a few teacher parents that are required to keep a 2 day minimum throughout summer to keep their spot in August. And I have one other child coming 4 days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By KDC
This Mom has fancy bowls, but not moldy or gross....

This Mom has fancy bowls, but not moldy or gross. She makes her own organic puree's, but blueberry is a morning favorite for baby (not for me...the blueberry seeds and mush are EVERYWHERE!) He's in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By KDC
How Much Effort...

Do you put into cleaning the dishes the parents give you with baby food? I have a family that sends puree'd food every morning (blueberry pear) and it's in this funky container that has the puree in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By KDC
My two favorites; DCB age 3 - We went to the...

My two favorites;

DCB age 3 - We went to the "titty bar place".
me: What???
DCB - "The TITTY BAR PLACE"
me... thinking... Ahhh you went to Build-a-bear!

DCB... You have the new batman? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By KDC
Score!! YAY!!

My dollar store circle time calendar was pathetic. I tried?! I used velcro for the days and month and weather -- I've been researching different idea's. I saw this set at Lakeshore learning for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,982
Posted By KDC
WOW!! It takes guts to call and give this...

WOW!! It takes guts to call and give this information to licensing when your provider was doing everything she could to help you avoid watching YOUR OWN KID. However, it takes some major ba@@s to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By KDC
I completely see where you are coming from. This...

I completely see where you are coming from. This is the hard part of the job for me. I get emotionally invested in these children. I hug them, read them books, know their favorite color, know what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By KDC
I am already pretty full and would have to piece...

I am already pretty full and would have to piece together a plan to accept him, so I just told her the hours weren't what I could handle. I also charge one flat daily fee that would put her over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,576
Posted By KDC
My son is barely a 1 on the 'scale' (1-5) for...

My son is barely a 1 on the 'scale' (1-5) for peanut allergy. He is NOT allergic to any tree nuts, only peanuts. He has Honey Nut Cheerio's for breakfast every morning and is totally fine. He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By KDC
E-mail Inquiry ??

I received this e-mail yesterday;

"Hello! I need immediate care for my son. You look to be the perfect match! He needs structure and where he is currently at there is ZERO. He's a great kid but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By KDC
When I first started, I didn't know about this...

When I first started, I didn't know about this website and I was just happy with the clients I got (mostly teachers). We struggled every.single.summer. I have since changed my policy and contracts...
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