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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By Annalee
Yep it is and it's even sadder I didn't choose...

Yep it is and it's even sadder I didn't choose the "psychology field" for a job:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By Annalee
Alot of these delays, in my opinion, are from the...

Alot of these delays, in my opinion, are from the child's home environment.

In the past, the child care environment with a good provider could make changes in a child's life quickly and we still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 130
Posted By Annalee
The State requires infants be 6 weeks before...

The State requires infants be 6 weeks before beginning daycare in my state. I only take infant siblings at this time. Just too many restrictions when it comes to infants for me. BC has an awesome...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Annalee
Respecting each other's space and choices is my...

Respecting each other's space and choices is my biggie right now
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Annalee
I have more busy/stem boxes than I ever have...

I have more busy/stem boxes than I ever have during my child care career. This works better for the kids I have now. Some have little building materials (little legos, bolts and nuts from tractor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Annalee
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 221,056
Posted By Annalee
This past Saturday, I planned a "unwind, regroup"...

This past Saturday, I planned a "unwind, regroup" day for myself and stayed in my pajamas all day. I was folding clothes when my son come in about noon and he said, "mom, is somebody here", and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Annalee
:lol:That is so funny! When we do exercises...

:lol:That is so funny!

When we do exercises or dancing with music, I find they do what I do, even if I scratch my arm or face. Almost like "follow the leader". I have lots of fun with this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Annalee
I have dcb11mos. He began here at age 6 months...

I have dcb11mos. He began here at age 6 months and a sibling of one I have in care already. He weighs 25-30lbs and is a very large child. Anyway, he started not sleeping at normal nap time so I cut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
I don't know how many of these are able to get up...

I don't know how many of these are able to get up and put on their own clothes....anything beyond that really amazes me:rolleyes::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Annalee
I take alot of days off and I get paid 52 weeks a...

I take alot of days off and I get paid 52 weeks a year. When you add them up, it looks like alot but it's really no different than if I worked at another job....i.e. state holidays, extra days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Annalee
I am finding parents today need "boundaries" more...

I am finding parents today need "boundaries" more than the kids do. :lol: If I was open 6-6, I would have the same kids 6-6. Did that years ago! Have now went to 6-4:30 with a 9.5 hour limit not to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Annalee
You just made me laugh out loud and my babies...

You just made me laugh out loud and my babies just went to sleep:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Annalee
I wish I had done city name child care and...

I wish I had done city name child care and preschool due to "preschool" being the name of the game now. "preschool" is a "draw" here. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Annalee
My door is locked at 8. Only takes once and they...

My door is locked at 8. Only takes once and they get it :D:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Annalee
If I had it to do over, I would have named my...

If I had it to do over, I would have named my child care program after my city or street in my community. PR reasons as when people google the daycare in the area it always picks up the center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Annalee
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV...

I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV their kid watched to say "he don't watch TV, only Netflix":eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Annalee
There is a metal sign at the dollar store that...

There is a metal sign at the dollar store that says “no stupid people beyond this point” so if I hang it on my door no one should ever come in, right?:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Annalee
Booyah!!!!!:D

Booyah!!!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Annalee
^^^ and legislators just listen to "appease"...

^^^ and legislators just listen to "appease" providers for the time-being. Just like state entities. Each specific dept (QRIS, Licensing, Food Program, Health dept, Fire, etc.) can't even get on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Annalee
Yep, Yep and Yep. Pretty much sums it up with...

Yep, Yep and Yep. Pretty much sums it up with child care across the U.S. :confused::rolleyes::eek::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Annalee
I use Pinterest as well to compliment my Funshine...

I use Pinterest as well to compliment my Funshine and also use a piece of Zoo Phonics. So all curriculum can use "tweeking". :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Annalee
I do funshine digital and added Scholastic "My...

I do funshine digital and added Scholastic "My Big World"
https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Annalee
Good for you! :)

Good for you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Annalee
You will reach a point in this business (I'm on...

You will reach a point in this business (I'm on my 27th year) where you simply set up your contract like you want it or you will be miserable facing some obstacle every day. This board along with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
Absolutely a power play! The reason I have so...

Absolutely a power play! The reason I have so many "closed" days is because I tried the "please come early" thing. Just isn't gonna happen! :eek::confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Last week, when we began preschool, uhmmm, not so...

Last week, when we began preschool, uhmmm, not so good with participation!

But this week, two days in, and we are on a roll. It was fun! So maybe we are back in the groove! happyface
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Annalee
I love my kids in care as well, but this is a...

I love my kids in care as well, but this is a business.. we offer a safe/nurturing service but we aren't their parents. As much as I love my job, if I inherited a bunch of money, I would quit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Annalee
I agree, I think screen time of any kind has...

I agree, I think screen time of any kind has little to do with it. In the old days, families sat together for at least one meal a day. I think we can start there for this issue. And then things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
I've had to train myself to stop listening to...

I've had to train myself to stop listening to what some parents say and some parents I don't even look at....just get the kids and walk away:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
Parents today don't know what to do with their...

Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.:rolleyes::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 514
Posted By Annalee
This thread interests me from a psychology...

This thread interests me from a psychology standpoint. Children's environment, generally, dictates how a child reacts to anything, including play. While I offer a "BROAD" range of activities,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
If it makes you feel better, you just cost me...

If it makes you feel better, you just cost me $75.:lol:

Thanks for the free shipping code. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,637
Posted By Annalee
I know this is an old thread, but sharing my...

I know this is an old thread, but sharing my ideas for wall decorations. :D I have put most bulletin board materials on science boards so I can take down, put up as a I want and avoid conflict with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,555
Posted By Annalee
DCB3 here is being evaluated as he is on the...

DCB3 here is being evaluated as he is on the autism spectrum. He has been here since mid-June and had only had one haircut since birth when he enrolled because the family couldn't keep him calm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By Annalee
I agree with this, for now:lol: Those within our...

I agree with this, for now:lol: Those within our age-range are the ones "hanging with it". But, there have been three new FCC programs to open over the past two years within my county and opening a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Well, my company has left! Time to get my new...

Well, my company has left! Time to get my new "preschool"
year up and going. I open back up Wednesday! Usually I'm on top of everything but have to admit I have procrastinated this year:o Some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Annalee
Same here, I don't care if they bring the kids or...

Same here, I don't care if they bring the kids or not, just pay me on Monday Morning and we are good! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
Right or wrong, I take pride in those moments,...

Right or wrong, I take pride in those moments, too. :ouch::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Annalee
We now have to post our state ratio licensing...

We now have to post our state ratio licensing info now. Not sure if the parents even notice it or count the kids in care, but this is a new thing here as well. I printed it straight from the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Annalee
The only thing "waitlist" have done here is...

The only thing "waitlist" have done here is helped the state to declare "desert daycare counties". Those counties now receive higher subsidy pay and even more pay if non-traditional hours are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Annalee
Same here

Same here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Annalee
My take on "pushing kids to read" is this. Both ...

My take on "pushing kids to read" is this. Both my sons, now 10th and 12th grade, did not "like" to read. A second grade teacher told me my oldest could "sing it" but couldn't tell her a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Annalee
Every time I have termed, I immediately felt...

Every time I have termed, I immediately felt "RELIEF" because it is usually something I took many steps to avoid and I finally reach that point where it is TIME TO GO. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Annalee
In the beginning, I wanted to stay up with this...

In the beginning, I wanted to stay up with this thread just because it interested me but now I'm thouroughly:confused:and going:eek:.

"What does any of this have to do with the price of beans in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Annalee
Some years I lose kids to pre k sometimes not. ...

Some years I lose kids to pre k sometimes not. Last year I had three that stayed with me until Kindy. Pre-k are income eligible here unless there are extra spaces, then become available for all. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Annalee
[/B] I disagree with this theory. There...

[/B]


I disagree with this theory. There are tons of unlicensed legal and illegal offering services in my state for rock bottom prices, but this doesn't change what I charge nor how I run my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Annalee
Love the “redshirting” terminology. College...

Love the “redshirting” terminology. College football is upon us!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Annalee
I have doorknobs like BC's picture and my fire...

I have doorknobs like BC's picture and my fire marshall allows me to lock them daily. But I have met providers across the state who have been told differently. Not sure what doorknobs they have but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
That is AWESOME! I have noticed alot of "doing...

That is AWESOME! I have noticed alot of "doing things together as family" commercials on TV lately. I was raised in the "family-time" generation but I am afraid my own sons only see family-time as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
I think I've posted many of the latest post on...

I think I've posted many of the latest post on "what is good" lately, but trying to re-group myself and control some things I can control. As I stated in other threads, it's not just Daycare issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Annalee
yes, it is lame! A little off-topic but my niece...

yes, it is lame! A little off-topic but my niece went to the doctor for her first "pregnancy" appt and on the form where you check the box for hispanic, not hispanic, white, etc., her dh said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Annalee
Generally, I don't offer an explanation. I have...

Generally, I don't offer an explanation. I have also raised for incoming enrollees and gradually weed out. Or I have raised for incoming enrollees throughout the year and raised for ALL in Jan 1. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
It is good to know that my nephews and niece from...

It is good to know that my nephews and niece from my brother and their divorced mother are doing so wonderful. I find it refreshing for young adults to become responsible persons despite their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
I'm sure this was frustrating:hug: Not sure...

I'm sure this was frustrating:hug:

Not sure what state you are in, but in my county, people are always trying to give other family-members' addresses to get in a certain school zone. Plus...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Annalee
i don't know what would top Dave but I did have a...

i don't know what would top Dave but I did have a call yesterday with a someone asking if I would discount the second child alot because they had two children but couldn't afford but one child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Annalee
Oh my goodness!:eek::mad:

Oh my goodness!:eek::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Annalee
True! Wasn't it Natasha Richardson that had a...

True! Wasn't it Natasha Richardson that had a fall then felt fine then later died from her fall hitting her head. You just never know....better be safe than sorry for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Annalee
My son didn't fall, he bumped heads full-force...

My son didn't fall, he bumped heads full-force running with another basketball player and they run a CT scan. He had slurred speech for days afterwards.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Annalee
Yep, no lanyards, clips or anything else. Just...

Yep, no lanyards, clips or anything else. Just leave me one paci here and be done. Then I work the child off of the paci while they are here.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Annalee
same here except they don't measure the mat when...

same here except they don't measure the mat when laid upon. I have purchased cots, though, because now that kindy doesn't take naps, I can't find the two-inch mats.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Annalee
My own son had a concussion from a collision...

My own son had a concussion from a collision playing basketball in sixth grade. While he was allowed to attend school after a couple days, he wasn't allowed to do any PE or ball playing for 14 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Annalee
This is happening in Tennessee, too. Prek...

This is happening in Tennessee, too. Prek classes bring federal funding to schools and they don't want to turn it down. No matter how overcrowded the school becomes nor how certain classes are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Me, too!:) Enjoy your time offhappyface

Me, too!:) Enjoy your time offhappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Today is my Friday!happyface

Today is my Friday!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,331
Posted By Annalee
I agree that jail may not be the answer but who...

I agree that jail may not be the answer but who forgets their kids, not for a minute, but for an entire day. Why should their be a device made for "someone not to forget their kid". Listen to how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Got my school shopping finished today. Only a...

Got my school shopping finished today. Only a three day work week next week for a long weekend before school starts the following week. So thankful for my sons' gracious attitudes. I found some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Annalee
I feel like telling the state “and we are...

I feel like telling the state “and we are supposed to watch the kids when??” :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Annalee
Our conferences are listed separate from the...

Our conferences are listed separate from the monthly parent involvement. We have to offer a milestone chart three times a year. They give us some tools to choose from. What I do for that is say i am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Annalee
We have to offer an opportunity for parents to...

We have to offer an opportunity for parents to participate monthly per the new re-vamped report card for the parent engagement component. So it takes some craftiness due to the issues posted in this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Annalee
If my parents attend a party or other event they...

If my parents attend a party or other event they must take their kid with them when they leave. That’s why I do all events in The morning :lol: usually no one come this way :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By Annalee
I will be following this for future use as well! ...

I will be following this for future use as well! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
The summer is good in that I am more lax with the...

The summer is good in that I am more lax with the exception of meals/nap but it is more chaotic in that kids are in and out on vacation, always sleepy/tired because they get no structure while they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
It's all about money and the hours of care not...

It's all about money and the hours of care not the quality, professionalism nor legally-licensed way to too many clients. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
I had a previous parent text me yesterday with a...

I had a previous parent text me yesterday with a copy of a "friend that wants to keep kids at home" contract and asked if she needed to add anything else. I replied with "I would be happy to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Annalee
likethisi have a few tables with one chair to it...

likethisi have a few tables with one chair to it and do this. I have also taken science boards and cut them in half making small cubicles with them for the larger tables with more chairs. I call it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By Annalee
Good for you, BC! happyface I could use a 10-day...

Good for you, BC! happyface I could use a 10-day hiatus from the daily grind. :D For once, we stayed home during the July 4th week and it was nice just to not HAVE to do anything. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By Annalee
I take many days throughout the year...

I take many days throughout the year (professional, personal, vacation, holidays, etc.) but charge 52 weeks a year. So much easier for me that way! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Today is my last day for the week! No vacation...

Today is my last day for the week! No vacation persay but I do plan on getting some things done. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Annalee
I noticed you have Tennessee listed as your...

I noticed you have Tennessee listed as your state. I don't know of any place in Tennessee that offers "registered" child care. The "registered" program ended many years ago.??? I know of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By Annalee
I find it funny that parents allow their 1-2 year...

I find it funny that parents allow their 1-2 year old kids to walk in but when they begin to grow up turning 3 and we brag about them being a "big girl/boy" then the mom starts carrying them again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Annalee
Educators, providers or whatever the state wants...

Educators, providers or whatever the state wants to call us:lol: provide services but are a BUSINESS. Not sure if my state has a number of hours per day for subsidy care, however, they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
:hug:I hear ya! My brother has given me tons of...

:hug:I hear ya! My brother has given me tons of boxes of laminate to redo my floors and rip up carpet that is 25 years old (since we built it) but I'm afraid to begin afraid I will have some floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Annalee
I don't do any invoicing, I just hang my hand out...

I don't do any invoicing, I just hang my hand out with a receipt in it and get the cash or check every Monday morning. When I put the receipt in my hand, they will always say, "oh, it's pay day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Annalee
I only use KidKare for the food program but it...

I only use KidKare for the food program but it has been a struggle this week with that. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Annalee
I hear ya!:lol: Some positive changes are about...

I hear ya!:lol: Some positive changes are about to happen here for FCC but I think education/specific training are going to be tied in with it.....so glad I went on to get my degree back when! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Annalee
While I do work with my mom, FCC can be...

While I do work with my mom, FCC can be isolating. Absolutely NO ONE understands it unless they do it every day. I agree with Rosie Teddy, providers (or should I say educators as that is what the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
I attended a a conference in my state this past...

I attended a a conference in my state this past weekend and got this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,116
Posted By Annalee
My last day was Wednesday last week so my kids...

My last day was Wednesday last week so my kids are exhausted today. We laid down thirty minute early today and pushed to make it that long. I had a couple with runny noses as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Annalee
We get an hour in between 9:00-10:00 in the...

We get an hour in between 9:00-10:00 in the morning during the summer and an hour between 2:30-3:30 in the fall/winter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Annalee
I like the "less is more" concept. Too much can...

I like the "less is more" concept. Too much can be overwhelming for kids. i.e. many of my things count in many areas for multiple ages in the FCCERS-R book. I like having all things be accessible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Annalee
This sounds like the child I recently gave notice...

This sounds like the child I recently gave notice to. After many conferences and offering resources, I give them notice as they were not interested in "helping" the issue. I agree with previous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 221,056
Posted By Annalee
Dcg5 told me her brother got his drivers license,...

Dcg5 told me her brother got his drivers license, so I asked if he drove to school today....she said no, he isn't allowed to drive the school bus but he can drive our Tahoe:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,383
Posted By Annalee
Conducted two interviews for a set of twins and a...

Conducted two interviews for a set of twins and a dcg2 yesterday evening consecutively....have to say it was refreshing....sometimes getting a new outlook is what a daycare provider needs. Filled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,638
Posted By Annalee
Have any of you noticed how some parents make...

Have any of you noticed how some parents make their kids walk in on their own at age 1-2 but at age 3-4 start carrying them in again....like they regress or something. Every day, I tell my mom, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Annalee
I can see that happening here! :rolleyes:

I can see that happening here! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Annalee
Yes, I am in your state; they recently raised...

Yes, I am in your state; they recently raised those subsidy rates but that still doesn't mean they pay you on time. It also still doesn't mean they pay you when you close. So I stick to private...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Annalee
QRIS is a game here and the provider decides how...

QRIS is a game here and the provider decides how far they want to play it. Rumor is "unannounced" assessments are in the works. There have been many Q & A sessions in the past month for input how...
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