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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Ac114
I would essentially be opening to provide 8 more...

I would essentially be opening to provide 8 more weeks of care and then close indefinitely. My MILís property is about an hour away from where we currently live.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Ac114
Really Need Advice

I have been closed since March 23rd and and reopening June 1st. However, we went into contract last night on our home. We were not planning to sell and actually had someone approach us with a cash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Ac114
I was just going to say that I had a friend whoís...

I was just going to say that I had a friend whoís husband had it written in their divorce decree that she couldnít even move out of the county.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,966
Posted By Ac114
Our gov. Made the announcement on Monday that the...

Our gov. Made the announcement on Monday that the first business to open is dental offices starting on Friday. But In the same sentence says we donít have enough PPE for our medical staff. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Ac114
Iím in Ohio. Iím sure the stay put order will be...

Iím in Ohio. Iím sure the stay put order will be extended past May 1st. This is the only family working outside of the home. Everyone else is working from home or on some kind of pandemic leave.
My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Ac114
Parent Works in Prison with High Covid Cases

Hi ladies! Iíve been closed since March 23rd when our state issued a stay put order and you must operate under a specific pandemic license. It was originally for 2 weeks only. At the end of the 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,466
Posted By Ac114
I am one of those providers! Canít claim...

I am one of those providers! Canít claim unemployment, been closed for 2 weeks and have 4 more to go...for now. I am the only one working in my family. My MIL is kindly helping us with groceries and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-01-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Ac114
He updated the blog stating that you can claim...

He updated the blog stating that you can claim unemployment if you choose to voluntarily close and will provide more info soon so thatís what I wanted clarification on. I donít plan on applying for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-01-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Ac114
Unemployment vs Stimulus Bill

Hi Tom,

Iíve been checking you blog out the last few days to see any new updates on unemployment benefits for in home providers. Iím a little confused and wanted to clarification. You stated that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,512
Posted By Ac114
I just came dropped by to say hi! Weíre in a...

I just came dropped by to say hi! Weíre in a shelter in place order here in Ohio. Any and all
Daycares, in home; licensed and licensed must apply for a pandemic license which allows children of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Ac114
Reducing Hours and Explanation

I am wanting to reduce my hours for the next few weeks while school is out of session and parents are off work. Right now my hours are 7:00am-5:30pm. Everyone who is actually working is gone by 4:15....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ac114
Our state is just closed all restaurants and bars...

Our state is just closed all restaurants and bars and said daycare is next. Everyone is complete panic mode, including myself at this point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ac114
Income Loss Due to Virus

So now that everyone is in full panic mode due to the virus and schools being closed for the next 3 weeks, Iíve already had my first message of dropping a day of care and possibly more because their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,512
Posted By Ac114
Well they just announced 3 students from our...

Well they just announced 3 students from our local schools have been in contact with someone that has a confirmed case of the virus. They are under self quarantine at the moment. They are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,512
Posted By Ac114
Correction: it is ALL schools, public, private...

Correction: it is ALL schools, public, private and charter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,512
Posted By Ac114
Ohio has just announced a mandatory closing of...

Ohio has just announced a mandatory closing of all public schools for the next 3 weeks, effective Monday. LET THE CHAOS BEGIN!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ac114
I was just having this convo with the husband. I...

I was just having this convo with the husband. I donít know what the right call is. I canít go weeks without pay either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Ac114
I would personally exclude the child because my...

I would personally exclude the child because my son has asthma and my husband has an autoimmune disease so they are at a greater risk. My hubs was hospitalized with the flu just 2 years ago and my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,512
Posted By Ac114
Iím starting to get a little nervous. We have 4...

Iím starting to get a little nervous. We have 4 confirmed cases here in Ohio. The Ohio university has closed their campus until the end of March with several other universities following suit. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Ac114
7:15-5:30 although mom works from home, not even...

7:15-5:30 although mom works from home, not even 5 minutes from my house and is off by 4. I think Iím just feeling annoyed that this is their parenting style and Iím about to get an infant for over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Ac114
20 Month Old With New Baby Sibling

What would you do about a 20 month old child that is not handling the transition to having a baby brother very well? Mom and dad are both in their second week of maternity leave. I have had the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Ac114
Who Is Your Sub?

I know many of you ladies use your husband as your sub and donít have any issues. How is this worded in your handbook? Iím going on 3 years now and every time I have an appt or just need to run a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Ac114
Does anyone actually post in there? Iíve had over...

Does anyone actually post in there? Iíve had over 500 post but never tried logging in. Am I supposed to receive an invitation password of some sort?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Ac114
I updated my contract for the new year in Jan. My...

I updated my contract for the new year in Jan. My main issues that I touched on were:

-my hours of operation
-late fees for late pick ups or early drop offs
-payment
-late payment fees...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Ac114
Cash app and Venmo. Mainly Venmo though. Zelle is...

Cash app and Venmo. Mainly Venmo though. Zelle is another one but I have not used it yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Ac114
Iím the same as CH. Iím one of the only few...

Iím the same as CH. Iím one of the only few daycares that close at 5:30. Most inhome and centers around here close at 6 and open at 6am. I get up at 4:30 to go to the grocery store, get my childrenís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Ac114
I would just say those are personal matters that...

I would just say those are personal matters that youíre not affiliated with and if they have any questions to speak to your director.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 116,080
Posted By Ac114
We actually have a strip club called house of...

We actually have a strip club called house of babes about 30 minutes north of here 🤣🤣 so I would not entertain that name at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Ac114
Thank you! This sounds great! I was having...

Thank you! This sounds great! I was having trouble formulating my thoughts and this sounds perfect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Ac114
Thatís kind of how I feel. The other parents were...

Thatís kind of how I feel. The other parents were obviously not happy and today it was my own child that was the victim.
I guess Iím looking for the words to say this is a serious matter and youíre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Ac114
4 Year Old Hitting, Kicking and Knocking Over

I have a 4 year old in care that started in September. He goes to preschool Monday through Thursday and only have him 1-4 and then a full day in Fridayís. I cant afford to term him but at the same...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ac114
I feel tour pain. I have a mom literally due next...

I feel tour pain. I have a mom literally due next week and still carries in her 4.5 year old. Itís ridiculous. I donít partake in any of it and usually cleaning or getting breakfast together. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,174
Posted By Ac114
Just had a parent block the doorway from letting...

Just had a parent block the doorway from letting another parent enter my daycare area. We built a 10x5 foot enclosure that’s about 4 feet tall. The point was to hand the parents their kids and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Ac114
My kids just got over being sick with the flu....

My kids just got over being sick with the flu. Itís hit our whole city pretty hard with several schools closing because teachers are out, half the school is out etc. however, my husband had to take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
I notice this too! Especially when they post...

I notice this too! Especially when they post videos or pictures with their toddlers diapers sagging to the ground. Makes me cringe!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Ac114
This is why I switched all my payments over to...

This is why I switched all my payments over to Venmo or cash app so now there isnít a excuse to not pay me. Itís by bank transfer and with a click of a button, itís sent.

However I would still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Ac114
Iíve been starting my car a few minutes before...

Iíve been starting my car a few minutes before the last one gets picked up for this reason. Takes forever for them to get out of the door and I have my coat and shoes on. Sometimes I have places to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
2 out of 3 of my kids have the flu. Had to close...

2 out of 3 of my kids have the flu. Had to close today and will be closed tomorrow. One parent said I guess we will make alternate arrangements.
Hmm I guess you will. Would you like to come over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Ac114
Say ok and then donít. Watch the bedtime problems...

Say ok and then donít. Watch the bedtime problems magically disappear. I donít shorten nap times for parents that want to have an easier night. I am with them 11 hrs a day. Nap time is set for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Ac114
Ok, I charged 2 late fees then second guessed...

Ok, I charged 2 late fees then second guessed myself. So just wanted to see how everyone else did it. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Ac114
Thatís the only illness I will exclude a sibling...

Thatís the only illness I will exclude a sibling for because my husband is immunocompromised and the last time he had the flu he was hospitalized.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Ac114
Yes!! My 2 older boys were breastfed for the...

Yes!! My 2 older boys were breastfed for the first 6 weeks then switched to formula. Both had to have soy. Then my last I exclusively breastfed but could not eat dairy. It made her reflux really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Ac114
Late Fees

So I was really bad about enforcing my late fees up until this point with late pickups and late payments. I sent out a nice, Iím done being walked all over, letter after Christmas break with an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
I am so sorry you are dealing with unappreciative...

I am so sorry you are dealing with unappreciative parents. My New Years resolution was to not feel guilt for taking time off, for appts, for my children, for a mental health day. Whatever I needed a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Ac114
Parent Leaves Child in Care Longer than stated in interview

So I know I should have said something within the first week or so that child started (the week before thanksgiving) and now Iím kicking myself in the behind for not speaking up but would like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By Ac114
Oh sunchimes, I am so sorry for your lost. I...

Oh sunchimes, I am so sorry for your lost. I would honestly take the week off. I know you said you need the money but you need this time to grieve and to grieve without having to deal with small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Ac114
I learned this same lesson about 2 months ago....

I learned this same lesson about 2 months ago. What was supposed to be an occasional late pickup turned into 2 day, then 3 and then all 5 days. A whole 30 minutes after I closed for at no extra cost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
DCG (5) had tonsils, adnoids and tubes replaced...

DCG (5) had tonsils, adnoids and tubes replaced in her ears on Jan 3rd. Was out all week and returned today on a soft food only diet but mom didnít bring any foods for her to eat. I only found out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Ac114
Personally, I would term. Or if you are...

Personally, I would term. Or if you are comfortable with reevaluating your illness policy and tightening up in certain areas. I have a family who is just like the one you describe. Brought children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
DCM types up a long messages about the days she...

DCM types up a long messages about the days she has off during Christmas break and how much she owes and wants to make sure itís correct, of course leaving out my paid holidays. This is her 3rd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By Ac114
Weíre all stressed to the max. Working moms, stay...

Weíre all stressed to the max. Working moms, stay at home moms, work from home moms. You canít win. It doesnít matter. Have I said something similar in a moment of weakness when dealing with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ac114
Yup!!! Made cinnamon dough ornaments yesterday...

Yup!!! Made cinnamon dough ornaments yesterday with the kids. Took everything in me to even do them because no one appreciates it. One parent let her 14 month old break it in half as soon as I gave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 36,727
Posted By Ac114
I am open 7am-5:30 pm. I have 3 children and a...

I am open 7am-5:30 pm. I have 3 children and a husband with 3 autoimmune diseases which has made him disabled. Why should I have sympathy for this so called single mom working 2 jobs or a widow. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Ac114
Thank you ladies for the responses! I was still...

Thank you ladies for the responses! I was still kind and gave her a week to figure things out. She said she would and was thankful I could help her out in the meantime. This was a tough lesson and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Ac114
Help Me With a Response Please

A little backstory first: single mom to 5 yr old DCG was getting dropped off by family members in the morning right at 7am. My hours are 7am-5:30pm. Family member that was helping moved to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Ac114
I would inform her and just tell her itís...

I would inform her and just tell her itís confidential news right now because you are still in negotiations and not all your families will have the opportunity to follow you. If you trust this mom to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Ac114
I breastfed my youngest until 2, we still co...

I breastfed my youngest until 2, we still co sleep and she would wake several times a night to nurse even at the age of 2. Itís a comfort thing. However, I donít send her to daycare and wouldnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Ac114
Iíve never had anyone ask for a copy of my ID,...

Iíve never had anyone ask for a copy of my ID, and thatís not something I would provide either.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Ac114
This is not a parent Iím willing to work with?...

This is not a parent Iím willing to work with? First, RSV is a serious illness and he needs to stay home until he is well. Many children are hospitalized every year for this virus. Second, why would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Iíve only heard of babywise from this forum but...

Iíve only heard of babywise from this forum but it sounds like an awful concept. Infants make their own schedules, like it or not mom. And I will not do anything that causes more stress and loss of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Time for bye bye outside!

Time for bye bye outside!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Ac114
Thank you guys!

Thank you guys!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Ac114
Illness Policy

Would anyone care to share their illness policy with me? I am revising my handbook for jan 2020 and I need to crack down on my illness policy. Please and thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Ac114
I donít think you are admitting fault by...

I donít think you are admitting fault by refunding the 2 weeks notice. Just wash your hands of her and waive the 2 weeks and end care immediately. I think if you require the 2 weeks payment SHE IS...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-14-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,612
Posted By Ac114
Actually in my state you can have up to 6...

Actually in my state you can have up to 6 children under the age of 6, no more than 2 being under the age of 2 before needing a license. But rarely do they even look into. Our state is flooded with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Definitely sounds like ADHD. My oldest has ADHD...

Definitely sounds like ADHD. My oldest has ADHD and over the years I have learned that giving him tasks help with the behavior. You could give him a job and reward him with a few minutes of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Ac114
I was stressed reading this. I would term just...

I was stressed reading this. I would term just because I refuse to do business with a parent that obviously knows her daughter is a bully to your child and refuses to do anything about it and coddles...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Ac114
I would make sure your husband is present or at...

I would make sure your husband is present or at least another adult. Just hand him the letter and say today is DCBís last day and here are his belongings. Then shut the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Ahhh ok this makes sense but still very very sad....

Ahhh ok this makes sense but still very very sad. I couldnít fathom ever doing that to any of my nieces or nephews, beck even if a daycare parent came to me and just said we are no longer able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Just because they are taking care of a family...

Just because they are taking care of a family members child still doesnít excuse them not taking care of their biological child. Thatís not ok and a sorry excuse for parents. 🤷🏼*♀️
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Ac114
Iím getting to this point now blackcat! Me...

Iím getting to this point now blackcat! Me bending over backwards bit me in the butt so many times I am finally learning my lesson and setting boundaries. This job can make you miserable if you donít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Ac114
This is exactly how I feel. If you want to leave...

This is exactly how I feel. If you want to leave over me closing early to take care of an appointment then good bye because you clearly donít respect me as a person. All of my parents have some sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By Ac114
Gosh I wish we could. My own kids and daycare...

Gosh I wish we could. My own kids and daycare kids are so out of whack. Weíre laying down a while 45 minutes early for nap because of the non stop whining and crying today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Iím feeling much better today!!! Yesterday I...

Iím feeling much better today!!! Yesterday I still felt a little ick but not as bad as the day before. Iím just happy that itís Friday! I have a mother son dance to attend with my 2 boys and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Woke up with a really bad headache but still...

Woke up with a really bad headache but still decided to stay open. Started throwing up around 11 with diarrhea to start soon after. Texted all the parents that children will need picked up. Mom shows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Ac114
Iím thinking of implanting the same policy except...

Iím thinking of implanting the same policy except our area has so many providers and most of them donít even have contracts. This last week was the 2nd person to leave without a notice and also not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
This is awful and just downright mean to do to...

This is awful and just downright mean to do to your child. I cherish my mommy/child dates. I honestly donít think I would have been nice in my response to that text.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,926
Posted By Ac114
Yesss! I hate pouches! I have a 4 year old that...

Yesss! I hate pouches! I have a 4 year old that still lives off of these. And my 18 month old twins have reverted in their feeding skills because they ONLY get pouches at home. Like I give up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ac114
Monday I was off to take care of some...

Monday I was off to take care of some appointments. Still had a parent show up despite my reminder 3 weeks ago, a sign on my door all last week and another reminder on friday. Then had another parent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By Ac114
Their whole process sounds like a chaotic mess....

Their whole process sounds like a chaotic mess. How many children are you responsible for walking across the street? Why is there not 1 person in front of the line and 1 person in the back? Why is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ac114
Iím closing at 4pm for Halloween. My normal close...

Iím closing at 4pm for Halloween. My normal close time is 5:30 and In the past I have closed at 5:00. I literally have that one parent that still doesnít get here until 5:30. It happens every year....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Ac114
Field Trip

Itís extremely rare that I get the opportunity to take the daycare kids on a field trip or really ever leave my house with the daycare kids. The twins I watch will be on vacation the 3rd week of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Ac114
Iím still trying to figure that out myself but I...

Iím still trying to figure that out myself but I can tell you that NOT taking time off for yourself is a bad idea. My very first year I was petrified of upsetting parents that I worked myself to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Ac114
I agree with this. Anytime Iíve closed early I...

I agree with this. Anytime Iíve closed early I ALWAYS have that one family that picks up late. Just in August I closed an hour early 2 days in a row for my kids school open house. Each day I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Ac114
My naptime is from 1-3. Most of my kids sleep...

My naptime is from 1-3. Most of my kids sleep until 3:30. I only wake the children who are 2 and older up if they are still asleep by 4 and thatís usually the ones who are getting picked up anyways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 01:23 PM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
I completely agree with this!

I completely agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ac114
Ok thatís ridiculous. I would tell her you either...

Ok thatís ridiculous. I would tell her you either trust me or you donít but the constant calls is disruptive and I am no longer taking your calls during the day. If that doesnít work for you, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:13 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ac114
I would not “ask” for payment. You either pay me...

I would not “ask” for payment. You either pay me for my holidays or go somewhere else. You are the boss. You decide the rules. I would give her notice after that incident. And btw, she will have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ac114
So I informed all the families and no one seemed...

So I informed all the families and no one seemed upset and if they did oh well. I was able to schedule 3 appts that day! Yay! I usually give as much notice as possible for appts or days off but my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Ac114
Iíve never heard of baby wise but a 2 month old...

Iíve never heard of baby wise but a 2 month old creates their own schedule. You can make tweaks here and there but I would not wake a sleeping baby either. And quite frankly, I do what works for me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Ac114
I have this child. At 4 years old, he still can...

I have this child. At 4 years old, he still can not answer simple questions. Iíll ask things like ďAre you finished eating?Ē And he will respond with ďdogĒ or ďcatĒ. I honestly think he has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ac114
Taking Time Off

Does anyone else feel guilty or struggle with taking time off and having parents upset. I know this sounds so silly but I have the hardest time making, keeping or attending important appointments for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2019, 09:14 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
I had this happen just last Friday. We were going...

I had this happen just last Friday. We were going on vacation and I took a week off. I close at 5:30, guess who shows up at 6pm? Not a single word to me. Letís see how this Monday goes when I give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Ac114
I agree with you blackcat. I have a girlfriend...

I agree with you blackcat. I have a girlfriend whoís sister has DS. She lives unassisted in her own apartment and gets herself to and from work etc. there is a wide range on severity of the Down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Ac114
All of my advertising is done on Facebook. Itís...

All of my advertising is done on Facebook. Itís the new age and this is how most people look for child care as well. You can make a Facebook thatís just for your daycare and advertise when you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Required by whom? The daycare does not own...

Required by whom? The daycare does not own people. Does it look bad, yes. Is it wrong, depends. But you can not legally force someone to give a 2 weeks notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:07 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
I have a parent like this. Checks his child...

I have a parent like this. Checks his child bookbag and home folder. Then checks both his hands to see if he for his stamps. Then makes him say good bye to every child by name and wants all the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Ac114
They do bring them in earlier to get a break from...

They do bring them in earlier to get a break from the screaming. When mom drops off, she comes in frantic and half dressed and half hair and make up done like she just stopped in the middle of what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5,819
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 652,017
Posted By Ac114
Iím so over daycare lately. Kids going off to...

Iím so over daycare lately. Kids going off to school seems to make everyone forget that I also have kids and things to do. I had to close an hour early 2 days in a row for open house and meet the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Ac114
I know they put their house on the market a few...

I know they put their house on the market a few weeks ago and purchased another home so I donít know if thatís what is causing the added stress. I charge by the day but I donít have any families that...
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