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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By gumdrops
Manners!

What manners do you enforce?

My big ones are during lunch:
Chew with your mouth closed...this one drives me CRAZY! How do parents not correct 4-5 yr olds of this?

Ask don't tell..."May I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By gumdrops
So when she asks, do I just say "In a little...

So when she asks, do I just say "In a little bit"? I feel bad telling a kid "no" when they ask to go to the bathroom.

Side note: My post reminded me of when I was on a class trip with my daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By gumdrops
Potty Training

I know there are a million threads out there on potty training. My questions is slightly different than the standard.

I have a 2.3 y/o and she's very interested in asking to go potty, but she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By gumdrops
How Do You Handle This?

I have a DCG almost 5. I have posted about her before because she is a handful. It is obvious that there is no discipline at home. I do what I can here to survive the day. She will be going to K in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By gumdrops
That's something only you can know. In my area,...

That's something only you can know. In my area, it's pretty easy to fill spots, so I would take Friday's off. If spots were hard to fill and I really like the family, I'd work with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By gumdrops
We had to put up reflector poles too. Our...

We had to put up reflector poles too. Our driveway has a curve in it and it's gravel at that point, so the curve kept getting cut shorter and shorter. My husband was not happy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
I just "tried" stepping over a toy that's about...

I just "tried" stepping over a toy that's about knee high to get to a child who was pushing. Tripped, bent my toe nail back (have tennis shoes on), and I think I sprained my big toe. Luckily no kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By gumdrops
I would absolutely close. I did it when my...

I would absolutely close. I did it when my daughter was in sports. I always offered that if it didn't work out for them, they were welcome to use a back-up for the day and I wouldn't charge them....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By gumdrops
Also, how long do 6 month olds normally nap? She...

Also, how long do 6 month olds normally nap? She naps for 2 hrs in the morning and I usually have to wake her up, and I always have to wake her after 2.5 hrs in the afternoon, I think she would sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By gumdrops
Sleep Training

At what age do you think a baby can be trained? I have an almost 6 month old. She always falls asleep with a bottle in her mouth. I want to break her of this habit. Do you think it's OK to feed her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By gumdrops
I'm funny about my personal space, and my...

I'm funny about my personal space, and my changing table isn't near the entry, so I do it. I had a parent offer a few weeks ago, but I said I would do it. Then mom followed me and stood over my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
I think it's OK for the parents to see what your...

I think it's OK for the parents to see what your day really looks like. Maybe they will realize our job is more than sitting around all day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By gumdrops
Put the Toilet Seat Down!

Do you enforce that boys put the toilet seat back down when finished?

I have 1 boy and 3 girls who are potty trained. My boy CONNOT remember to put the seat down. I always have him go back in, put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By gumdrops
Awesome Deal on Magnetic Blocks!

I hope this link works right. With the coupon, I got this set for $10.21!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By gumdrops
Dramatic 4 yr old

I have an almost 4 yr old who has been very dramatic the last few weeks. If she gets the slightest scratch, bump, something doesn't go her way, she forces a very dramatic cry. You would think she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
This morning at 7:00, I asked DCM when baby ate...

This morning at 7:00, I asked DCM when baby ate last...ummm… 2:00am :mad:

The fact that she had to think about it tells me she knows she was in the wrong for not feeding her before drop off!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By gumdrops
I have been tossing around the idea of opening a...

I have been tossing around the idea of opening a center for a year now. Ohio's ratio for infants is 1:5 or 2:12. I have wondered if that's realistic.

I guess 2-4 month olds still sleep a lot and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By gumdrops
I love my Roomba, but would not have that as my...

I love my Roomba, but would not have that as my only vacuum. I like my regular vacuum for spot cleaning, getting under furniture and a real quick sweep over before company comes.

I have a Dyson,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By gumdrops
Today she was all about taking everyone's toys. ...

Today she was all about taking everyone's toys.

Did I mention SHE'S 4.5!

If anyone was not physically touching what they were playing with, she would take it and claim "they put it down!"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By gumdrops
That's what I try to do, but then I feel guilty...

That's what I try to do, but then I feel guilty that this DCG always has to play by herself. I worry that her parents will get upset. When I replay it in my head to tell her parents at the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By gumdrops
Can you sit her down for a fun activity or little...

Can you sit her down for a fun activity or little snack so she's not focused on big sis? Maybe get big sis on board and make it a game for her to be sneaky and not let little sis see her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By gumdrops
My daycare is in my basement so I keep the garage...

My daycare is in my basement so I keep the garage door unlocked and parents can enter through my garage. I have a magnetic strip type of alarm on that door and it rings like a doorbell in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By gumdrops
Kids Who Don't Get Along

I've posted about this DCG before. I have a lot of part-timers who come 2-4 days/week. Whenever there is conflict, this DCG4 is almost always involved. Today she and another DCG4 can't even look at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By gumdrops
Looks like I need to look into grocery delivery! ...

Looks like I need to look into grocery delivery!

It still doesn't make sense why she can't keep her kid home some when she's off!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By gumdrops
Jealous

DCM works 3 long days/week and some weekends. She pays for a full time spot and DCG usually comes 4-5 days/week. I realized last week that they have a cleaning lady. My "cleaning lady" is a Roomba...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,410
Posted By gumdrops
Basically what everyone else has said about...

Basically what everyone else has said about parents...they can be so disrespectful! It's no wonder kids act the way they do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By gumdrops
Show Parents How Their Kids Act

Do you ever want to record kids just to show their parents how they act? I would never do it, but some days just suck! I just want to record their little "angel" completely terrorizing everyone who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By gumdrops
By 1 yr I have them eating what everyone else...

By 1 yr I have them eating what everyone else does. I give them utensils, but don't expect them to use them.

At what age do you all expect them to use utensils consistently?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By gumdrops
I'm impressed with "mess free". I have a 4 yr old...

I'm impressed with "mess free". I have a 4 yr old who can't leave the table without being a complete disaster. She uses utensils, but uses her extra hand to help scoop the food onto her spoon (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By gumdrops
Non-Stop Coughing

DCG4 gets a nasty dry cough every 2-3 months and it lasts a few weeks every time. Mom is in denial that it could be allergies. Today she is coughing and gagging while crying because she's tired of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By gumdrops
2 Story Daycare

I'm still exploring my options of opening a new Daycare Center. One option is to put up a barn/detached garage on our property. It would be 2 stories.

It would make more sense in my opinion to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By gumdrops
Do you have a sound machine? I have a 2 yr old...

Do you have a sound machine? I have a 2 yr old who would take short naps and once she was awake, there was no falling back to sleep. When I was ready to move her to the "big kid room" I put her mat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By gumdrops
I have an almost 2 yr old DCG who stills nurses...

I have an almost 2 yr old DCG who stills nurses at home. That doesn't bother me, but the fact that DCM encourages her to call it "boobie" does. DCM will bribe her to get her coat on faster by saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By gumdrops
I use these too. I like having their cups labeled...

I use these too. I like having their cups labeled for the moments that I blank stare at a cup wondering who it belongs to. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,003
Posted By gumdrops
My husband visits with us everyday during lunch....

My husband visits with us everyday during lunch. A few days ago DCG2 kept saying "my mom, my mom, my mom". My husband said "Is crazy?" She actually has a very good mom who respects my rules, etc. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By gumdrops
Parents Who "Corrupt" Their Kids

OK, maybe not as bad as the title sounds, but grrr… I started a DCG when she was 4 months old, she's now 8 months old. When she started, DCM said she NEVER napped. I had her napping by day 2. It took...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By gumdrops
I had one like that about a month ago, and I...

I had one like that about a month ago, and I didn't have the backbone to tell DCM she couldn't be here. She was acting fine, just had nasty diapers. Well, 2 days after she started with the diarrhea,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By gumdrops
Yes! I have a little one who goes to preschool 2...

Yes! I have a little one who goes to preschool 2 afternoons/week. She returns when there is still 30 min of quiet time left. The first day, Dad knocked and opened the door and yelled "She's back". So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By gumdrops
I'm on team "school agers must be fed before...

I'm on team "school agers must be fed before arrival"! There is no reason why children who come after 7:30 can't be fed at home. I also don't have a problem allowing my own children to eat in front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By gumdrops
Should I "make them" play together

DCB4 and DCG3 are playing with action figures. I have approx. 10 of them, so there's plenty to play with. DCG4, who does not get along with DCG3, asks them if she can play with them. DCG3 says "Nope"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By gumdrops
Do you wonder/hope that they just don't like to...

Do you wonder/hope that they just don't like to discipline in front of you because that may make them look like a bad parent (in their eyes, not mine)? I tell my husband often that I wish parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By gumdrops
I am loving all these questions/suggestions for...

I am loving all these questions/suggestions for centers. My kids are the exact same way with not being able to stay content with one item for longer than a few minutes.

Today my 7 mo had a major...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By gumdrops
Spitting Milk Out

I have a DCG 17 mo and she spits her milk out down her chin. She has been playing with her cup and making a mess, so I now limit her to a drink, then I take her cup back until her next drink. Today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By gumdrops
Not sure about rate, but make it worth your...

Not sure about rate, but make it worth your while. If you only have 1 or 2 families take your offer, will you eventually resent them for coming early? Maybe list it as "If there is enough interest, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By gumdrops
Personally I would split up by age and M/W and...

Personally I would split up by age and M/W and T/TH. If you are willing to provide early care, I think that would be a huge benefit for some families. Maybe even have pick up from 12-12:30 to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
The kids were playing dress-up and it was getting...

The kids were playing dress-up and it was getting close to pick up time. I reminded them if they get picked up, they still have to put away the outfit they are wearing before they can leave. Well,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By gumdrops
Morning Nap

At what age do you do away with morning naps? I realize it depends on the child, but approximately what age? I have a 17 mo who still needs a morning nap in my opinion. Mom was complaining that 1-2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By gumdrops
Thank you for the responses. I love all of your...

Thank you for the responses. I love all of your wisdom!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By gumdrops
OMG! I ignored and DCG3 stopped crying and DCG4...

OMG! I ignored and DCG3 stopped crying and DCG4 moved on. Now DCG4 picked up a toy that she knows DCG3 always wants to play with. She goes up to DCG3 and says "look what I have", very sassy and in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By gumdrops
Dumb Question

Sorry, I feel like I always have the dumb, obvious answer, questions. Right now DCG4 is sing spelling DCG3's name...J.O.S.I.E, J.O.S.I.E, over and over again. Not obnoxiously, just quietly because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By gumdrops
I'm so happy to see this post and to realize I'm...

I'm so happy to see this post and to realize I'm not the only one who has kids like this! Some days it's the little things that make me happy! :lol: I have a few with selective hearing over here....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
Parents today are just "so busy" with their kids...

Parents today are just "so busy" with their kids and we just sit around all day, so our time really doesn't matter, right?? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
So happy today is over! DCB21 mo bites DCG2 in...

So happy today is over! DCB21 mo bites DCG2 in the 30 sec it takes me to go to the bathroom. They were the only 2 in the room so I know it was him. Dad is obviously not happy when he picks up. Worst...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By gumdrops
Keeping Kids Off the Couch

How do you keep 1-2 yr olds off your couch? I would not have a problem with it if they climbed up and sat down, but I have an 18 mo who stands up, tries to slide off head first, etc. The way my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By gumdrops
New Center

If you could build a center, what would your must-haves be? Cubbies inside of rooms or in hallway or in entry? Indoor gym? Entry big enough to hold car seats? Cafeteria or eat in classrooms?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By gumdrops
She has actually adjusted very well! She is now...

She has actually adjusted very well! She is now taking a bottle every 2-3 hours and naps for 1 hr in the morning and 2-3 hrs in the afternoon. I wish all babies figured it out as fast as she has!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By gumdrops
I would charge your new rate for the new baby. ...

I would charge your new rate for the new baby.

I have a family who has 2 kids in school now and a 2 yr old. They started with me 5 years ago. Last year I decided to require all kids who are here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By gumdrops
Hate My Job

I hate my job today. Every one of my kids are irritating me.

DCG3, DCG3, DCG4 fight ALL.DAY.EVERY.DAY. Most of them are only here 3-4 days/week.

DCG2 starts shoving DCB1. For no reason at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
Not a vent, more of an annoyance. Since DCG was...

Not a vent, more of an annoyance. Since DCG was 1, she has been sticking her hand in her moms shirt at pick up. I get it, she's BF and she hasn't seen mom all day. She is now 18 months old, still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By gumdrops
Usually it's while I'm making lunch, so as soon...

Usually it's while I'm making lunch, so as soon as I turn my back everyone stops. Maybe I just need to have clean up time before I make lunch so I can "monitor" them and be meaner :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By gumdrops
Picking Up Toys

My 3 and 4 year olds are terrible with picking up. When I catch one picking up I will point out "Great Job K! I'm so proud of you for following directions and picking up toys!" I then get the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By gumdrops
I think if you tell her you she has to stick to...

I think if you tell her you she has to stick to the schedule she gives you, she's just going to tell you the kids will be there all 3 days. When they don't show up, it will feel like a bonus day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gumdrops
Sounds like what we have to hold our camper door...

Sounds like what we have to hold our camper door open. Maybe check those out online.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By gumdrops
For those who do this, do you have anyone...

For those who do this, do you have anyone complain about the brand you use or have to buy certain brands for sensitive bums?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By gumdrops
Getting Baby on a Schedule

I started a 4 month old 3 weeks ago. She is not on any kind of schedule. She is BF, but takes the bottle great. DCM said "she never naps during the day". I had her napping the first day and DCM has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By gumdrops
You're Not My Friend

Do you stop kids when they say this? I have 2 kids who DO NOT GET ALONG. One is going to PreK next week so they won't be together much longer. Yesterday DCB4 told DCG4 "you're not my friend". I paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By gumdrops
I've always said I would open a center if I won...

I've always said I would open a center if I won the lottery. If I was actually sitting on millions though, it might be hard to take on more responsibilities versus less. So I wouldn't know until it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By gumdrops
Child with Anxiety?

DCB will be 6 yo in 3 weeks. He starts K the day before his birthday. He has been coming to me since he was 5 months old. Last week he had an off day of crying for no reason and being extra...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By gumdrops
I agree with most of these! Shoes that don't fit...

I agree with most of these! Shoes that don't fit drive me bonkers. Right now I have a sibling set. DCB7 shoes are too big and he's always tripping or his shoe will literally fall off when he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By gumdrops
So her getting up during quiet time to run across...

So her getting up during quiet time to run across the room to hit a friend and lay back down to pretend she's sleeping isn't normal? :eek: Or later crying to tell me her friend, who is sound asleep,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By gumdrops
New Toddler

I have a new DCG3, almost 4. I feel like ALL DAY LONG I'm saying, don't do that, stay across the line, we don't sit on shelves, your cup stays in the kitchen, don't touch the baby, keep your hands to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By gumdrops
Indoor Camera

I saw the post on outdoor cameras, I'm looking for an indoor camera. I just want something "cheap" to sit on a shelf that is motion activated and alerts my phone. I'm in the basement with the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
I HATE cheap diapers and "sensitive" wet wipes!...

I HATE cheap diapers and "sensitive" wet wipes! Considering charging a fee and supplying them myself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By gumdrops
Did she ask you about a refund? I would say...

Did she ask you about a refund?

I would say no refunds! They probably already know that, but figure it's worth a shot.

My last teacher family aged out last month and I am no longer taking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By gumdrops
Love this!!! I have a family who comes...

Love this!!!

I have a family who comes grumpy every Monday because they have their own backyard pool and they swim all weekend. Mom commented, "it's too bad the kids don't get to sleep in in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,214
Posted By gumdrops
My 16 yr old DD just told me "Sometimes I wish...

My 16 yr old DD just told me "Sometimes I wish you still worked outside of the home so you wouldn't be here all summer (when she's off work). But, I guess it's good that you can get the laundry done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By gumdrops
Problem is, he's been walking for 7-8 months! He...

Problem is, he's been walking for 7-8 months! He does this as a game, but does not want to follow directions when told "lets go change your diaper" or "come on, it's nap time!" So the only way to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:40 AM
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Posted By gumdrops
It's just to get him to the bathroom to change...

It's just to get him to the bathroom to change his diaper or to his bed for nap. If I don't take him by the hand or carry him, he won't go where I need him to. Or it will take us 20 min to get 20...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By gumdrops
Not a Fun Game

DCB, 18 months, will not let me lead him by holding his hand. As soon as I hold his hand, he pulls away and loses his balance on purpose. He's not trying to pull his hand away, he'll hold my hand,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 05:53 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
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You may bring breakfast to my home if it's before...

You may bring breakfast to my home if it's before 8:00 and it's healthy. Mom of DCG brings her a hard boiled egg. So, I peel the egg that wasn't boiled correctly because the shell is not coming off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By gumdrops
I have this group too! And I have no advice! I...

I have this group too! And I have no advice! I seriously don't think they understand what I'm talking about when I ask them to quiet down. One DCB almost 4 is the worst! He always has to be louder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 07:26 AM
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Posted By gumdrops
Started a new DCG yesterday. She cried when she...

Started a new DCG yesterday. She cried when she woke up from nap. The positive of it is, I was reminded that all my other nappers stay quiet until I get them up. I forgot how frustrating it was to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By gumdrops
After I posted and reread, I thought I sounded...

After I posted and reread, I thought I sounded pretty snotty...not my intent!:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By gumdrops
Why Do You Stand Out?

For those of you who think/know that you are the highly recommended or sought out program. What do you do to stand out? Is it your rates, preschool program, food/meal plan, etc?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:50 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
And when I do correct someone, everyone else has...

And when I do correct someone, everyone else has to come look at who's "getting in trouble" and why. They all want to one-up each other. The joys of school-agers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
It has been a day full of tattling. After...

It has been a day full of tattling. After numerous reminders, they are now "reminding" their friends what they are doing wrong VERY loudly, multiple times in a row, while looking at me. I guess it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
22 mo has been crying/screaming for 20 min...

22 mo has been crying/screaming for 20 min because I won't let her tear down the preschoolers block tower. DCB3 told me his feelings hurt because she keeps screaming, as he's covering his ears. Thank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By gumdrops
Conscious Discipline

What is it? I've seen teachers/providers comment about it on fb groups and was curious what it is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By gumdrops
I would be careful with promising the FT spots...

I would be careful with promising the FT spots before you talk to your PT parents first. They may want to upgrade to FT then you'll have 2 families expecting the spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By gumdrops
I have a few that I'm attached to more than...

I have a few that I'm attached to more than others and I miss them when they aren't here for a few days, but even those kids I don't feel overly emotional about. Most of my kids could walk out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By gumdrops
Sounds like we have very similar set-ups. It...

Sounds like we have very similar set-ups. It drives my husband crazy! He finally put up some reflectors around the curve to make them aware that they shouldn't be driving there. So far, 1 of the 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By gumdrops
Preschool Curriculum

My in-home daycare is currently just kids playing all day. I'm considering starting to focus more on preschool type of material to get that figured out before I move forward with purchasing a Daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By gumdrops
Center Hours/Rate

I'm in the process of possibly purchasing a local Daycare Center. Those of you who work in centers, how do you charge? By the hour, day or week? I would like to charge by the week, but then I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By gumdrops
DCG 22 months insisted on wearing flip flops...

DCG 22 months insisted on wearing flip flops today. It's 30 degrees out. Mom let her wear them but took them off when they got here and left shoes for later. My thoughts:

1) Do you know that your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,332
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 563,894
Posted By gumdrops
More of an annoyance than a vent, but why does...

More of an annoyance than a vent, but why does DCM always tell me how sweet, cute, lovable, etc. her DCG is. I spend 10 hours/day with her, I know she's sweet, but she's no different than any other 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By gumdrops
Right now I open 15 min earlier than I wanted to....

Right now I open 15 min earlier than I wanted to. It's only 15 min, right? I HATE it! Now I have another family who has asked to drop off earlier, just that 15 min, so I might as well let them since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By gumdrops
I'm in Ohio

I'm in Ohio
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By gumdrops
Am I understanding correctly that "For-Profit...

Am I understanding correctly that "For-Profit centers" are only eligible if a certain percentage of families are considered low income? The area I live in is average to high income and I doubt I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By gumdrops
Thank you for all your input!

Thank you for all your input!
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