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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 252,411
Posted By Golden Rule
I have tears in my eyes, stilll...... I just...

I have tears in my eyes, stilll......

I just had this conversation with my exiting 4 year old dcg...

She: " I am going to the Big Girls school tomorrow."
Me: " I know, you are such a big girl...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,507
Posted By Golden Rule
If the tables are small enough, you could use...

If the tables are small enough, you could use those plastic trays, with raised edges, that are intended to go under washing machines to prevent floor damage for hardwoods.

I bought several before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,549
Posted By Golden Rule
:( I have so many of her responses printed........

:( I have so many of her responses printed..... She (and a few others;)) called me out on my problem areas and made me see my mistakes. I have been researching things I had not even heard about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By Golden Rule
I have such limited understanding of the...

I have such limited understanding of the "whole/organic foods issue"..... I still flavor my green beans with bacon grease :o. To me it all still seems like a "fad"... so please don't think I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,842
Posted By Golden Rule
I have offered discounted rates depending on my...

I have offered discounted rates depending on my financial ability at the time and specific parental situations.

I also tend to have one of two here for "no-pay" due to extreme medical...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By Golden Rule
From my limited understanding of this issue, it...

From my limited understanding of this issue, it is because of the elevated risk of hormone related cancers....

I was told by my ped that the risks far outweight the benefits of this product.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,549
Posted By Golden Rule
I think this forum adequately represents any room...

I think this forum adequately represents any room filled with women :lol:


Sorry, could not resist. I really enjoy coming here....and will continue for a long time to come.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,806
Posted By Golden Rule
I use "The Timeless Sea" by John St. John ...

I use "The Timeless Sea" by John St. John

It has ocean sounds, flute and violin music, and the occassional sea gull in the background. I have been using it for years set on "repeat"... Love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,012
Posted By Golden Rule
I want a seperate, stand alone, two-car, garage...

I want a seperate, stand alone, two-car, garage with an efficiency apartment over it. That way I could set up the active playroom downstairs and the sleeping quarters/kitchen upstairs.

In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,859
Posted By Golden Rule
Kind of, but I am in/around Atlanta and nobody...

Kind of, but I am in/around Atlanta and nobody has ever asked me if I intended to take the kids to the "P i m p s and H o ' s Parade".... It just seemed so "out there" to me, I guess.

I wish OP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,360
Posted By Golden Rule
Could not agree more. Right now I am dealing with...

Could not agree more. Right now I am dealing with a 3 year old version of this...screams/kicks (unprovoked) up to 4 hours at a time some days.:eek: We are making progress, but I have only 12 months...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-10-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,056
Posted By Golden Rule
Thanks, Michael! Those are great. I printed the...

Thanks, Michael! Those are great. I printed the first one for my exiting four year olds Mothers. I think that will help them pick a pre-k.... They are so nervous :( I can't get them to go...lol!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,056
Posted By Golden Rule
It never occured to me that parents would want a...

It never occured to me that parents would want a "no time out" policy.... Those are exactly the kinds of things I want to know. Thank you!

( Sidenote for you: I am actually required to have a time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,648
Posted By Golden Rule
I move mine to mats at 12 months (once they can...

I move mine to mats at 12 months (once they can walk and climb, it is more dangerous than helpful to have them in a crib IMHO).

I keep my youngest on one side of the room and sit in the floor...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-09-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,056
Posted By Golden Rule
Most Important Aspects to Consider for Picking Childcare Provider?

I have been a childcare provider for many years and from time to time I wonder if I am out of date with current trends.

I wonder if maybe I can learn/offer something new... or if I should just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,091
Posted By Golden Rule
I can relate. ;) Especially this week when all...

I can relate. ;) Especially this week when all the adults are in "Take, Take, Take mode".....

Everytime I start dreaming about applying for a job as a Wal-Mart greeter I make a list of the pros...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,496
Posted By Golden Rule
I cannot afford to "hold" spots. I explain this...

I cannot afford to "hold" spots. I explain this to parents in the interview. I have a strict "Vacation Policy. I can give up to two weeks, unpaid vacation, per family, per year with a 30 day notice....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By Golden Rule
I actually use vinyl bean bag chairs for spoon...

I actually use vinyl bean bag chairs for spoon feeding infants. Sits them up perfectly, while supporting their heads and allows me to feed all three (while sitting in the floor) at the same time......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By Golden Rule
Yep, it is monday....

It must be in the water....:lol: I had two show up 30 minutes early without warning.

One that I thought started pre-k last week, came in as well..... (Have not seen her in over two weeks.)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,859
Posted By Golden Rule
Nowhere is it listed that the daycare was having...

Nowhere is it listed that the daycare was having a gay pride event. I feel the post was prompted by the recent decision on Proposition 8.....:rolleyes: and not a daycares activities.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,859
Posted By Golden Rule
Oh, wow!! I was wondering why you did that... It...

Oh, wow!! I was wondering why you did that... It never occurred to me the site did it. Too weird?



Thank you!!!! I needed that laugh today!!! :lol: I have had the worst two weeks:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,859
Posted By Golden Rule
Could not agree more...... I got that...

Could not agree more......

I got that "warning flag" from her as well.....;)


Added : (My concern would be the tone of the conversation. The post says the provider stated that she felt the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,859
Posted By Golden Rule
They can break the agreement, as stated in the...

They can break the agreement, as stated in the contract, at any time and for any reaon, just as you could.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,533
Posted By Golden Rule
I am restraint-trained (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,...

I am restraint-trained (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Drug Withdrawal, Aspergers, Developmental Disorder, PTSD/Rage etc.).

To find a home provider that offers this you may want to inquire into local...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
:o Sorry...... A few of your quotes just...

:o Sorry......

A few of your quotes just seemed, to me, to paraphrase what I had said out of context.

I love this forum and am a new member. I will get the flow of it, eventually, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By Golden Rule
Lol!! All three of mine spit up quite a bit (all...

Lol!! All three of mine spit up quite a bit (all preterm 4-5 lbs).... They are all on breast milk so I would not expect that, typically.

The last set of twins I had rarely ever spit up but were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
I am glad that makes you happy and a better...

I am glad that makes you happy and a better mother. Please don't take that as sarcastic. I mean it. Both of my younger sisters and my SIL feel the same as you.

I, personally, just feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By Golden Rule
I also wanted to tell you, unsolicited :lol:,...

I also wanted to tell you, unsolicited :lol:, that puppy training pads have made my life so much better....while caring for multiples...

The amount of laundry was becoming atrocious (power bill...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-08-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,054
Posted By Golden Rule
Wow!!! That sounds amazing....is that even in...

Wow!!! That sounds amazing....is that even in concentrate form?

I know ours has warnings, but once mixed with 128 parts water, risk is minimal.....but yours sounds wonderful!!

Looks like we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
Posted By Golden Rule
I use Oriental Trading Company's "hands on fun"...

I use Oriental Trading Company's "hands on fun" site for ideas all the time.....:D

They are very cheap, I order once a year in bulk.... Even if you don't order, most are easy to do, with things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,433
Posted By Golden Rule
Dead on..... I wish I could do the separate room,...

Dead on..... I wish I could do the separate room, thing....:( That sure would help the ringing in my ears. I have a bean bag next to my desk that is deamed the screaming corner. The view is the side...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By Golden Rule
I do the same. I even have little toys around...

I do the same. I even have little toys around (out of date McDonalds toys from the 80's) that they cannot break, but are supposed to leave alone. I look at it as part of their civics lessons...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
I fully agree with you. I know people come in...

I fully agree with you. I know people come in here and read our rants and think we are being judgemental and mean, but truly it is more about us wearing our hearts on our shoulders. We understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By Golden Rule
I currently have 3 newborns, well 4 months now,...

I currently have 3 newborns, well 4 months now, and I love it!!! They love to watch and babble to each other and it makes my day so much easier...:D

The 3 toddlers sing and "read" to them... It...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-07-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,054
Posted By Golden Rule
I prefer Q-128 by Franklin. It is what we...

I prefer Q-128 by Franklin.

It is what we used in the ER, Ambulances, Fire Station and Helicopter. I have been using it for years, very gentle, smells nice, does not stain and no chaffed hands. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
Me, too... :) Thank you! These are the last...

Me, too... :) Thank you! These are the last photos I have....

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Golden Rule
I use my moms advice. "Pick your battles. As long...

I use my moms advice. "Pick your battles. As long as they are doing what they were asked to do (cleaning up toys, putting on shoes, finishing up an art project etc.), let them run their mouths all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
Thank you for the support!! I was afraid it might...

Thank you for the support!! I was afraid it might not be a popular opinion as it is a hard one to hear. I was a very difficult lesson for me and sharing it is what heals my heart the most.

My son...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
Posted By Golden Rule
Me, too :D... With colored tabs/binders for...

Me, too :D... With colored tabs/binders for training, state forms, child records with current photos, pet records, water/sewage records, roster/attendance/statements, annual receipts, etc....

...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By Golden Rule
Hand, foot, mouth disease is very, very common....

Hand, foot, mouth disease is very, very common. It incubates from 3-6 days and can be infectious from surfaces for weeks.

Wipe all surfaces Bleach/water , soak toys in same (air dry), launder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
Thanks, Crystal :) I love what I do.... I know...

Thanks, Crystal :) I love what I do.... I know you do, too.;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,665
Posted By Golden Rule
I hesitated responding because my story has made...

I hesitated responding because my story has made a few moms decide not to return to work over the years. I still tell it to all my prospective parents since, in my view, that is not a bad outcome....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By Golden Rule
Typically, here, it is once a year, unannounced.

Typically, here, it is once a year, unannounced.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By Golden Rule
Exactly!!!!!

Exactly!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By Golden Rule
I tried to figure out the Child Care Lounge site...

I tried to figure out the Child Care Lounge site today......ugh!!! Is it just me, or is it really hard to navigate? Not one link worked, could not find any info on how to do the online courses with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,557
Posted By Golden Rule
Taking up a spot 5 days a week is full-time.

Taking up a spot 5 days a week is full-time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,804
Posted By Golden Rule
One has only been here one day a week, since the...

One has only been here one day a week, since the "switch"....she tries very hard. The other has offered milk, juice, groceries, etc. but if I take it I can 'get caught", again and face fines or jail....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,804
Posted By Golden Rule
Yep, enough to make you want to cry isn't...

Yep, enough to make you want to cry isn't it?:cool:

They have been here since they were newborns, their moms are teachers/hospital employees/fire/ems whom both had alot of furloughs/unpaid time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,804
Posted By Golden Rule
I just went through this... I had two exiting 4...

I just went through this... I had two exiting 4 year olds. I filled their slots with kids from my waiting list, then both parents backed out of leaving and got summer jobs. (I never have trouble...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By Golden Rule
Wow!! I missed this completely....sorry. Yes, my...

Wow!! I missed this completely....sorry. Yes, my contract states that a temper tantrum lasting more than 4 hours (wth great detail as to what constitutes a tantrum ie. no tears, no other cause than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By Golden Rule
The dog bark birdhouse....intended for neighbors...

The dog bark birdhouse....intended for neighbors dogs;). At Doctors Foster & Smith. Been sleeping good for a while, now (neighbors put their dog pen on property line, next to my bedrom window...ugh....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,607
Posted By Golden Rule
Going out of State, so am closed :D Mine is...

Going out of State, so am closed :D

Mine is an unpaid holiday, though.....so I will be losing $120.00 next week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,361
Posted By Golden Rule
I have had something similar and the felt the way...

I have had something similar and the felt the way you do. The difference was I was the one being a pill :eek:. I did not know, I swear.

I am from the deep south, we wink, smile, say hello to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,114
Posted By Golden Rule
I feel strongly that preparing a child for...

I feel strongly that preparing a child for daycare is a parental responsibility. THEY have chosen to put their child into daycare and should have done the work prior to the childs start date. I,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By Golden Rule
No. You can then fill your Tuesday & Thursday...

No. You can then fill your Tuesday & Thursday slot. The goal is a complete income.

See, I am learning from this site....:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By Golden Rule
My cubby cabinet is pretty standard I guess (got...

My cubby cabinet is pretty standard I guess (got the cheapo cabinet at goodwill for $35 years ago.) the doors close and lock. For a table I just use a folding/locking banquett table from Walmart with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Golden Rule
Honestly, I would seperate them and get the...

Honestly, I would seperate them and get the parents involved asap. They are going to need set boundaries and consistant repercutions for their actions, and fast.

If one really hurts another you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By Golden Rule
That sounds wonderful!!!!! My "Screaming...

That sounds wonderful!!!!!

My "Screaming Princess" finally conked out after 3.75 hours of tantrum and every one slept until 3:00.....:D

Come on Friday!!!!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,687
Posted By Golden Rule
Yay!!!!! This is awesome news!!!!! :D

Yay!!!!! This is awesome news!!!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By Golden Rule
I am so sorry your day is going that way.....:(...

I am so sorry your day is going that way.....:( Some days just make us question our sanity.

I am having one a bit similar......I have been in this forum a good bit today to keep from running...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By Golden Rule
LOL! I know.... now, it was in good fun, and I...

LOL! I know.... now, it was in good fun, and I don't believe they are horrible parents or uninterested in their chidren. They just take my word and really do not worry. The kids are happy, thriving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Golden Rule
I love that you take binkys at 6 months, too... I...

I love that you take binkys at 6 months, too... I catch a bit of drama over that one.... It really is the worst thing ever brought into daycare in my mind...like asking for them to get sick (toddlers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Golden Rule
No bottles here past 12 months..... Substitute...

No bottles here past 12 months..... Substitute for a sleep buddy (small personal teddy) if really necessary. Just keep them in the cubby the rest of the time....huge cootie factory if passed around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,057
Posted By Golden Rule
Like any spoiled/pampered child, when I am sick I...

Like any spoiled/pampered child, when I am sick I want my mommy :lol:

She has always come to run the daycare in events such as these.... I have the Greatest Mom in the world!!!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By Golden Rule
I did them daily for years, in great detail, some...

I did them daily for years, in great detail, some even with diagrams of exactly every bump and scrape and how they occurred :lol:.

I no longer do them since I re-stained my decks and had to remove...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,156
Posted By Golden Rule
If the parents, typically, have to give a 2 week...

If the parents, typically, have to give a 2 week notice, a 4 week notice should be acceptable for you. Fair is fair.....unless your contract states otherwise.


As a mom whom had a child in care,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,677
Posted By Golden Rule
I don't think I could get away with it either....

I don't think I could get away with it either. Even the big centers here can't...
I did check around, though, as I really could use it since taking in these sibling groups:o. I just have to decide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By Golden Rule
I wish I had read your posts years ago....:D I am...

I wish I had read your posts years ago....:D I am giving away a full-time spot for free with two sibling groups (each with 1/2 discount for 2nd child)....:( I wish my head worked like yours!!!! So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,458
Posted By Golden Rule
Please don't think I have been avoiding...

Please don't think I have been avoiding answering.... I just have read, re-read and am frustrated in trying to understand it all. I simply don't know the answers....
At our training classes we get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,233
Posted By Golden Rule
Wanted to add the newst one in this line that I...

Wanted to add the newst one in this line that I switched to...just found the picture:D
53

I always rub it in, just better safe than sorry. (If I had a large group I would probably re-evaluate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
Posted By Golden Rule
This site is a good one (VERY resonably priced I...

This site is a good one (VERY resonably priced I might add), also check to see if your area has a Childcare Referral Service. I get alot of calls from mine..it is a "service" of the state.

Most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,821
Posted By Golden Rule
LOL!!! Love it!!:lol: So glad to hear I was not...

LOL!!! Love it!!:lol: So glad to hear I was not the only little sneak.... I was trying to get to the bridge...someone told me about the barnacles on the pylons when the tide was out and I wanted to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,821
Posted By Golden Rule
My response is three-fold. 1. As a...

My response is three-fold.


1. As a provider I never seem to have issues with my families until their children turn 3-4 (most here since birth). They become so curious and independant, it is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,233
Posted By Golden Rule
I used to have each parent supply their own...

I used to have each parent supply their own sunscreen year-round, but no longer do that. I still require them bring Tylenol/Motrin/Bug spray/Swim diapers for their own child.
Once I found a product...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By Golden Rule
It is like you read my mind... I have been...

It is like you read my mind... I have been searching old threads all day (there is a good one from '09, but was afraid it would be rude to bump it up?).:p

Eagerly following this thread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,818
Posted By Golden Rule
Anytime....:p I am just excited when I know the...

Anytime....:p I am just excited when I know the answer when it comes to computer stuff... My kids usually have to show me.:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
Thank you.....

Thank you.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
I had to update as I am just so dissappointed and...

I had to update as I am just so dissappointed and hurt right now.....

All but one of my DCP asked for a "closure" discount because I had to close one day for the funeral....with a 4 day notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By Golden Rule
You do not need to feel bad about it, either.... ...

You do not need to feel bad about it, either....

1. We are limited in the number of kids we can keep for pay. Our bills stay constant, so we know how many kids we have to keep to stay in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By Golden Rule
You can tell her that your financial and family...

You can tell her that your financial and family needs have changed and you will be filling all available slots with full-timers only. You will also be incorporating a set schedule of __am to __pm,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,687
Posted By Golden Rule
I am so sorry. I would think you would definately...

I am so sorry. I would think you would definately qualify for assistance.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By Golden Rule
Isn't it funny how you can tell that each picked...

Isn't it funny how you can tell that each picked a "side" of the "canvas"? Notice "E" likes messy scribble (L) and "M" (R) likes form? :lol: (that was how they were seated, also...)

They are now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By Golden Rule
I am feeling your pain......:lol: These are 4yr...

I am feeling your pain......:lol: These are 4yr old girls.....:eek:

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That was the sharpee that I use to label 3 infant boys clothing that is too easily mixed up in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,130
Posted By Golden Rule
I have been deliberating this in my head... I...

I have been deliberating this in my head... I wish you could just tell them to go, but not paying your bills does not sound like it would work for you...:(

I hear what you are saying, completely....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,467
Posted By Golden Rule
Could not agree more.....;)

Could not agree more.....;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,818
Posted By Golden Rule
Just hit the quote and delete the parts of their...

Just hit the quote and delete the parts of their statement you dont want in there. It does not protect whet they have typed...you can actually edit it to say anything you want...:p I would not risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By Golden Rule
"Because You Are The Mommy....."

A bit of Friday fun.... But, somedays I would really like a shirt logo that says this...:lol:

Join me in posting your FAQ'S that can only be fittingly and honestly answered with "Because you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By Golden Rule
"Because you are the Mommy......."

Sorry...thought I went out of this thread......so embarrassed.... Was supposed to be a new topic.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,458
Posted By Golden Rule
I have several friends that have already...

I have several friends that have already closed....a lot have just decided not to re-register. If we could afford more education, most of us would be in another field to begin with :lol:...but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,458
Posted By Golden Rule
I dont know how to add links, but will try. ...

I dont know how to add links, but will try.

It says we must posess a CDA, TCC in Early Childhood, Associates Degree in Early Childhood, or a Para-Pro certification...

It keeps saying invalid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,458
Posted By Golden Rule
This too shall pass :lol: Time to break out the...

This too shall pass :lol: Time to break out the bleach and water to disinfect everything, yet again..... Never a dull moment is there?
Sending good vibes for a better day tomorrow!!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By Golden Rule
Georgia publishes a guide that includes a...

Georgia publishes a guide that includes a detailed checklist.... Maybe your state does? I know it was very helpful....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,458
Posted By Golden Rule
When I was frustrated about the wear and tear on...

When I was frustrated about the wear and tear on my home last summer, I asked around a bit....

As a lead teacher I was offered $7.50hr (that was the highest offer out of 6 offers), then when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,630
Posted By Golden Rule
We converted a double car garage into a rec room...

We converted a double car garage into a rec room then seperated areas with pre-fab deck railing. Simple and reversible. (Georgia requires 35 square feet of usable floor space per child for home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,870
Posted By Golden Rule
I agree....completely. Your new employer may ask...

I agree....completely. Your new employer may ask you to work more at some point if a co-worker needs off, or leaves early. It would be nice to be able to get more hours when offered without having to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and...

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. The Memorial Service is tomorrow and the parents have all made arrangements.

I did end up with a few coming early today, one extra sibling, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
I called everyone and they were all very...

I called everyone and they were all very understanding and supportive.:)

One even offered to keep others in her home for moms whom could not find a back-up. I just told her she was welcomed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
Thank you! I will start making the calls, now....

Thank you! I will start making the calls, now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,634
Posted By Golden Rule
I use a box fan during naptime for "white noise"...

I use a box fan during naptime for "white noise" (part of our sleep routine). It is located behind the baby gate in front of the stairs. They love it...

To wake them up, all I have to do is turn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Golden Rule
Death in the Family....

I have just had a death in the family, it was expected.The parents are aware we have been caring for him on the weekends, when Hospice is unavailable, as he quickly became "full care" (alzheimers). ...
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