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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By flying_babyb
We have stackable big blue cots and some angels...

We have stackable big blue cots and some angels brand grey ones. Im in love with the short greys! they are up off the floor a bit and fit a crib sheet. The only gripe i have is they are shorter,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By flying_babyb
SO to piggyback, what do you do with the child...

SO to piggyback, what do you do with the child who wakes up after 30 mins and no matter how you try to soothe, SHREAKS, like loud enough that he wakes the rest of the class unless you pick him up....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By flying_babyb
OH WOW! i saw so many cool light table sets! our...

OH WOW! i saw so many cool light table sets! our boss shops lakeshore, but Im gonna show her these
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By flying_babyb
We love our light table. Weve used it to look at...

We love our light table. Weve used it to look at stuff under paper and guess what it is. The bigs play hockey on it, and my littles love to put random things on it and see if they can see the light...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By flying_babyb
#3! Music soothes the savage beast. Know what...

#3! Music soothes the savage beast. Know what songs are "popular" for kids dancing. Stick to your policies, and remember some days will suck!
#1
cars. My kids are hooked on the magnetic ones that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By flying_babyb
In our center the parents cant enter the child...

In our center the parents cant enter the child care area with there child till they hang up there coat and wash there hands. They also dont leave untill the child has washed there hands. Seems to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By flying_babyb
Dance Songs

Im so sick of super siah, gummy bears and baby shark. What songs make your children drop everything and dance?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By flying_babyb
Parents bottles from home, rinse and return....

Parents bottles from home, rinse and return. Daycare bottles go though the dishwasher. Most parents bring one back and forth, we give um a quick rinse and toss in the bag.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,502
Posted By flying_babyb
My job! the whole thing. So we have to get our...

My job! the whole thing. So we have to get our own day off coverage, I didnt find it in time cause there too short staffed. I said ok, ill take the punishment. They call at 6am to help me find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By flying_babyb
20-30 degrees here in chicago, Snowing. 100% of...

20-30 degrees here in chicago, Snowing. 100% of my kids have runny nasty noses, two have attuide issues and one bit me in the tata today! Been a real fun week!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By flying_babyb
Really? thats kinda differnent. I think every...

Really? thats kinda differnent. I think every daycare ive worked at had staff whos kids atteneded on assistance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By flying_babyb
For feild trips and outings yes- any other time?...

For feild trips and outings yes- any other time? seems like overkill. If they come in somthing you dont approve of you can just change them out. For feild trips, we did all yellow shirts and then we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,925
Posted By flying_babyb
two thirds of my parents wont even care if I do...

two thirds of my parents wont even care if I do somthing. Pretty sure ill do a footprint on a doily that says something cute or a handprint. We didnt even plan a party this year
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By flying_babyb
just toss a little antifungal on there to be...

just toss a little antifungal on there to be safe. It wont hurt anything. I did this when the kitten had it and had a suspicios spot.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,502
Posted By flying_babyb
Yep and i swear people totally ignore that rule....

Yep and i swear people totally ignore that rule. drives me batty! We have shoe covers directly outside the door, the teachers all have house slippers on.. How hard is it to understand?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,502
Posted By flying_babyb
Today? Parents with NO respect and staff too....

Today? Parents with NO respect and staff too. Theres a HUGE sign on our door that says shoe free classroom, please stay in the box outlined on the floor. We basically have a large box taped out on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,502
Posted By flying_babyb
One kids 30 min naps, the other whos clingy and...

One kids 30 min naps, the other whos clingy and whiney since mom annoced shes preggers, the ever changing rues ( I work in a center) and my co teachers inabilty to remember the garbage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By flying_babyb
Well if you can get your current parents to leave...

Well if you can get your current parents to leave good feedback that would be a start
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By flying_babyb
None of our parents were told when we had a...

None of our parents were told when we had a teacher fired for causing harm to children (she was caught ON CAMERA pinching children, squeezing ect. Her coteacher didnt even know. This teacher had one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By flying_babyb
They can take time from there responsibilties....

They can take time from there responsibilties. When my best freinds grandma was sick and didnt want to be alone at the hospital we (best freind, me, her mom) worked it out to take shifts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,546
Posted By flying_babyb
THIS!! my coworkers kid had rotten breath (like...

THIS!! my coworkers kid had rotten breath (like rancid meat) for two weeks. I suggested she take her in (she was also doing the open mouth thing). Doc tells mom she has to see a speclist. They put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By flying_babyb
ours wears slutty tight tops (shes a BIG gal)...

ours wears slutty tight tops (shes a BIG gal) with designer jackets and shoes. Then we ask for supplies (soy milk, diapers, changing paper) and were told we have to wait till easter seals approves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By flying_babyb
THIS is the director at the center I work at. She...

THIS is the director at the center I work at. She expects 1 year olds to stay 4 kids in an area and the teachers to keep them there. She also expects us to feed 4 kids at a time, "its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By flying_babyb
Im from wisconsin orginally. Ours look like these...

Im from wisconsin orginally. Ours look like these
(examples in link)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By flying_babyb
Great idea!!! we have a big orange band on the...

Great idea!!! we have a big orange band on the stroller that says "Emergency information in basket" then have laminated emergency cards in there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By flying_babyb
Parents walk them in (if they have multiples,...

Parents walk them in (if they have multiples, they learn to deal, though If I see them comming and CAN help I will). They take off the kids things and hang them up. We talk breifly about the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By flying_babyb
I like that there looking into grain based...

I like that there looking into grain based deserts! We used to make this crusty pastry (flour, water, butter) and take whole peaches (tossed in the blender to make a filling) and put in a cupcake tin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By flying_babyb
Hugs! been there. I actully work at one of the...

Hugs! been there. I actully work at one of the worst centers in my area (we've been shot at 3 times last year). I have people tell me "Im sorry" when I say where I work. I love the kids, which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By flying_babyb
when I used to nanny for 4 kids, I would take a...

when I used to nanny for 4 kids, I would take a phone with me everywere. I taught the oldest two how to dail 911. I also taught them to read a paper out of my pocket. It said "I am at ____ st in any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By flying_babyb
seat buckle chair? I know it sounds odd, but its...

seat buckle chair? I know it sounds odd, but its worked for me. Well at least untill they figure out how to flip themselves and wear the chair as a "turtle shell" and crawl. I do this every diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By flying_babyb
after having a ton of issues with this, I started...

after having a ton of issues with this, I started taking a picture of the thermometer held next to the clock and sending it to the parents. This gives me a visual for the parents to see, a time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By flying_babyb
We do a parent teacher conference. I sit down...

We do a parent teacher conference. I sit down and go over the questions with the parents, which gives me time to share any concerns i have or that they have. we then talk about a goal or two for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By flying_babyb
I work in a center in a mostly African American...

I work in a center in a mostly African American area. Our schools are closed and so is the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By flying_babyb
I would do a memory activity. Planting a tree is...

I would do a memory activity. Planting a tree is a nice one, the kids can watch it grow. We did this when the beloved neighbor (who would come to the fence and chat with the kids) passed. Even when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By flying_babyb
If you want you could google: You are my sunshine...

If you want you could google: You are my sunshine Allouz daycare. The owner Keegan started out in a tiny home center and is now a beautiful center. worth a look.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By flying_babyb
Center here: Our schedule is as fallows ...

Center here: Our schedule is as fallows
Breakfast 9
diapers 10
On a good day we may be able to sneak in some art
outside 1030
lunch 11
1130-1150 diaper check, going down for that well needed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By flying_babyb
Last job search, I went on 14 interviews, was...

Last job search, I went on 14 interviews, was offered 4 positions, and spent forever deciding which one was right. I refused to work in a few cause they were horrible. I would say if its your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By flying_babyb
books, lots of books! Go with a book theme. Like...

books, lots of books! Go with a book theme. Like Lamma lamma red pajamas. Some lamma lamma books, a stuffed lamma, some lamma socks, ect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By flying_babyb
Oh a little birdy told me that not only will...

Oh a little birdy told me that not only will licencing be out soon but so will the food program. A teacher dropped a lil birdy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,923
Posted By flying_babyb
We use rubber bracelets, each kid has a color and...

We use rubber bracelets, each kid has a color and the chart is hanging on the wall. 8 kids, 8 colors, works pretty well. After awile you learn there colors too. Makes it so much eaiser on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By flying_babyb
I feel ya! Im in the same boat with my center....

I feel ya! Im in the same boat with my center. The director likes to make up new rules weekly. This time its "it is not developmentally appropriate for 1 year olds to be forced to eat at the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By flying_babyb
If you dont show in a hour, you pay $2 a minute...

If you dont show in a hour, you pay $2 a minute sick kid pay, till you show up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By flying_babyb
Try looking around locally, there may be a artist...

Try looking around locally, there may be a artist that would do it cheap! My old centers sign was created by a local artist who did it really cheap (under $30)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By flying_babyb
Not all kids forget! I was a everything teacher...

Not all kids forget! I was a everything teacher in a center when my aunts kids were little. I attended my cousins graduation and was amazed that 4 or 5 kids ran up to me saying your jenny! you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By flying_babyb
SO a odd sleep sack trick- I tuck there little...

SO a odd sleep sack trick- I tuck there little arms inside. It feels swaddly to them, but is still ok with regs (at least here).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By flying_babyb
We have a simlar program. Ours is Iters and...

We have a simlar program. Ours is Iters and echers, early head start. Our lady showed up today, 5 mins after I promised my 1-2 year olds they could paint (SIGH). So 6 kids cram around a table made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By flying_babyb
Nope, we have a struggling family that are new to...

Nope, we have a struggling family that are new to the country. They came with very little. The youngest boy wheres his sisters hand me downs (think pink dora the explorer shirts and cheetah print...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By flying_babyb
We have 4 of the dollar tree ones, they seem...

We have 4 of the dollar tree ones, they seem pretty accurate! Most of the time why say the same thing the er doc says when the parents take the kids in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By flying_babyb
They could, if the provider sits down and shows...

They could, if the provider sits down and shows the child the correct way to use books
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By flying_babyb
Play with the red thing... Give him a red square...

Play with the red thing... Give him a red square to sit on when hes feeling sad, a red a car. Point out to him "i have a red car to drive. would u like the red car?" May help him adjust. Mine was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,733
Posted By flying_babyb
YEP!! I feel ya! Same thing at our center with a...

YEP!! I feel ya! Same thing at our center with a few kids. funny thing is the teacher that competes alot with others over kids, is the one that most of the kids hate unless shes got food. She thinks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By flying_babyb
"its ok! I'm a daycare teacher" I swear my...

"its ok! I'm a daycare teacher"
I swear my sister thinks I need this for any outing we take the class "pet" on. We have a stuffed monkey named bongo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By flying_babyb
well crud! we dont have a note on file for our 1...

well crud! we dont have a note on file for our 1 year old on Elecare jr. Guess I should talk to mom. shes under weight so they want her on it for another year!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By flying_babyb
"oh you dont like it here? that cool. What do you...

"oh you dont like it here? that cool. What do you like? You gonna be here with me anyways mabey we can find a solution" rinse and repete
"Ok you dont like it here, what do you like?"
"Oh, what do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By flying_babyb
The sack! Ive had troubled sleepers before and I...

The sack! Ive had troubled sleepers before and I seem to have good success with sleep sacks. Swaddling is banned in our state so i put them in the sack with their arms inside. Snuggle close, rock a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By flying_babyb
To me it looks like a halloween carver. Possibly...

To me it looks like a halloween carver. Possibly picked it up off a table or something?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By flying_babyb
6 Month Old Eating

how much should a 6 month old eat and drink in a day?
We have a child who is here from 7 am to 4pm. Mom brings us two 4 ounce breast milk bottles. Mom wants her to eat 1/2 a jar of stage one (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By flying_babyb
ah the dog door! we had one at the first daycare...

ah the dog door! we had one at the first daycare I worked at (it was a home daycare and I was n assistant). Was really aswome for the dog, and the toddlers who frequently crawled out them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By flying_babyb
"shut the $uck up #igger!" From the only white...

"shut the $uck up #igger!"
From the only white child in our center. Needless to say i was shocked
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By flying_babyb
I worked at a daycare that was built into a...

I worked at a daycare that was built into a three story Victorian. It was a 3 room center with a apartment on top. Worked at another center that was a house. two stories of classrooms, 4 upstairs, 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By flying_babyb
Ok ill share: Two year old classroom, big loft....

Ok ill share:
Two year old classroom, big loft. Two sets of stairs. 4 kids on the loft. Im standing right there. Kids brother shoves her and she goes flying... RIGHT OVER my arm. There's teeth on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By flying_babyb
daycare teacher here. 8 kids. 3 babies (6 months,...

daycare teacher here. 8 kids. 3 babies (6 months, 8 months, 9 months), three one year olds, 3 two year olds. Most of the kids have been with us awhile. 8 month old one only screams when hungry, 8...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By flying_babyb
Two Year Old Head Smasher

Im lost here. I have a two year old who when told no intentionally runs around the room and trips, then cries. If shes close enough to a hard object she will intentionally hit her head, and cry. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By flying_babyb
ok from a bit larger center but I had 10...

ok from a bit larger center but I had 10 preschoolers. Each had a banana tag with there name on it (I love monkeys). Each center had 2-4 spots for a banana. If the velcro was full they had to go pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By flying_babyb
Getting to Know You

Anyone got a nice getting to know you printable? Seeking something with sibling names, pets, people who are important, likes, dislikes Ect. Anyone got a nice printable?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By flying_babyb
I start with a brief letter about myself. I do a...

I start with a brief letter about myself. I do a bit about me, a little bit about my education, a bit about my family,ect. Then I add what there child will learn and things they need to know.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By flying_babyb
Ah the "early morning box" works well if free...

Ah the "early morning box" works well if free play dosent! We have a small box of quiet toys and games that only are used in the early hours. a coloring book, smaller blocks, velcro matching ect. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By flying_babyb
some of the best teachers I have met are male!...

some of the best teachers I have met are male! dont let anyone tell you you cant! go for it and try.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By flying_babyb
Pastas with sauces Beans and weenies toasted...

Pastas with sauces
Beans and weenies
toasted cheese
pizza
Nuggets
two tortillas with cheese and meat in between melted.

Those are the popular ones here. We eat alot of pasta in various...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,742
Posted By flying_babyb
Well I have tried, never works. I did share a tip...

Well I have tried, never works. I did share a tip to my parents who were having weaning difficulty. Stab a hole in it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By flying_babyb
I wish you luck! I have this child. He will toss...

I wish you luck! I have this child. He will toss the toy, run up to me and bite me right in the thigh with a smiles on his face. I told mom, mom laughed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By flying_babyb
Can I ask how this is happening? What have you...

Can I ask how this is happening? What have you tried to prevent it? I know we have a biter and its gotten to the point where shes NOT allowed more than arms length from the teacher, ever. Its hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By flying_babyb
ours was: 6pm dinner 630-7 quiet play...

ours was:
6pm dinner
630-7 quiet play (usually table or fine motor. School kids did homework)
7-715 snack
715-745 PJs and teeth
745-8pm getting in bed, story
8pm lights out, quiet music, back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By flying_babyb
I had this child. Drove me nuts, cause he was...

I had this child. Drove me nuts, cause he was tired, the kids were tired and so was I. I got a tiny sleep sack. I tucked him in with his arms on his chest (we cant use swaddlers in daycare in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By flying_babyb
Orange Food=Vomit?

So we have a little girl in our center, she will be one next month. Mom started her on baby food a couple months ago. Recently anything orange, Squash,carrots, peaches cause her to vomit. Not a whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By flying_babyb
Other than the basics I used to set out paint...

Other than the basics I used to set out paint once a week. We had group in the morning and would talk about how to use the "new" stations. I would hover nearby at the beginning of the year but the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By flying_babyb
TOO vauge! Tell her you need a meeting, then set...

TOO vauge! Tell her you need a meeting, then set out a plan with measurable goals and a time limit.
example
Nap-
X will sit quietly on her cot at nap and look at books. This goal will be reached...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By flying_babyb
I work in early head start, with all black kids,...

I work in early head start, with all black kids, WE were told to treat our parents like they had a 5th grade education... Im also the "token white girl" (as my coworkers call me). I am the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By flying_babyb
Congrats!! we do itters and eccers here in...

Congrats!! we do itters and eccers here in Illinois. Our rater came out today and we did good. She hated our large motor area but told us she would help us re-arrange it (thank god!)and told us we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By flying_babyb
YEP! I did a county a week. Each day was a...

YEP! I did a county a week. Each day was a different lesson. I made a passport and they had to complete activities each day and got a stamp at the end of the week. I did a prize at the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,697
Posted By flying_babyb
We had a similar issue with a hamster. I said the...

We had a similar issue with a hamster. I said the hamster was sick and needed to be alone to heal. The kids would ask daily about the hammy. They wanted to throw the hamster a party when he came back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By flying_babyb
AH! the registry! I love them! They have the best...

AH! the registry! I love them! They have the best training's. I also use carecourses.com for mine. I recommend the Active or Hyperactive course. I learned so much that I am still using years later. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By flying_babyb
Those see through divided plastic tackle boxes....

Those see through divided plastic tackle boxes. Each kid get a section. You drill a few holes in each section to facilitate drying. Also works well cause these are dishwasher safe, so we throw them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By flying_babyb
practice, practice, practice! I took my 5 2 year...

practice, practice, practice! I took my 5 2 year olds less than 200 ft to our playground, had them walk along the daycare wall. STILL had two try to take off into the busy parking lot. After that, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,417
Posted By flying_babyb
they are saying that the straps would prevent a...

they are saying that the straps would prevent a baby from rolling over.

We had one in the daycare. This isnt true. I had a baby in one of these, strapped in, and she managed to squirm and roll....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By flying_babyb
Off to go down the rabbit hole

Off to go down the rabbit hole
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By flying_babyb
What Can I Do with These?

Saved wipe lids. I see a game or learning activity. I have 1 year olds. Ideas?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By flying_babyb
Im off Thursday and Friday. I was at Walmart last...

Im off Thursday and Friday. I was at Walmart last night and splurged on a bag of Easter grass (the paper stuff cause it can be tossed in the composter) and two of those magic towels. So we will have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By flying_babyb
One of my favorite daycares was in a 2 story...

One of my favorite daycares was in a 2 story converted Victorian. The nail salon was on the bottom us on top! Front opened to a huge playground....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By flying_babyb
Transition to a New Teacher?

I know most of you are home daycares. I work in a center. My co teacher who has had most of these kids from 4-5 months (most are almost 2) is transitioning over to the classroom next door. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By flying_babyb
Equally funny: I work in a center right now. MY...

Equally funny: I work in a center right now. MY coworker had a clogged sink. Shes whinning and saying how they will have to find he a new room... Whine, whine whine. I went to the art center, grabbed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,362
Posted By flying_babyb
wonder what she would say about using flour? We...

wonder what she would say about using flour? We do lots of stuff with flour. Im early head start so no food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By flying_babyb
I wish we could change kids standing up! I...

I wish we could change kids standing up!

I excel at that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,274
Posted By flying_babyb
we have a set of these...

we have a set of these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By flying_babyb
I do this daily with a few kids. One mom does it...

I do this daily with a few kids. One mom does it daily but she truly waits for the kid to answer (he babbles at her) then she will look up and ask me directly how his day was
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By flying_babyb
print a state feeding guidelines chart? like...

print a state feeding guidelines chart?
like this
https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/childnutrition/cacfp/Documents/Meal%20Pattern%20Chart-Infant%20English.pdf
Then tell her that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By flying_babyb
No clothes no stay! On the getting clothes...

No clothes no stay!
On the getting clothes back, either send them home in somthing horrid (think ruffly pants on boys ect) or take the route I used. I got cheap tee shirts and wrote with a laundry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By flying_babyb
make it special. "Hey little x! I got this cool...

make it special. "Hey little x! I got this cool spot for you to rest today! Why dont you check it out? If you can lay quiet till this timer beeps, you can do X"
I had a child that was rotten at nap,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By flying_babyb
Our policy was we would tell the parents when...

Our policy was we would tell the parents when they were low and have them sign a low diaper notice (prevents the "YOU DIDNT TELL ME THAT!" whines!).

Parents,
_________is low on diapers. She/he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By flying_babyb
gram crackers and milk are something our kids...

gram crackers and milk are something our kids love. We do fruit (apples, bananas ect) for snack alot with crackers. Another hit? Apples and bananas in the blender w ice (or milk) for smoothies. ...
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