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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By MARSTELAC
Yes, party for one!

Love all of your comments. So to update...one of the moms asked again on her way out yesterday....so have I planned anything? I said no and I don't know if I am. I think they are done now. My dd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By MARSTELAC
No wonder I love you all!

Such great ideas! I was a little taken aback when the one asked what I had planned. I asked one of my old providers (for my kids) what she did and she said nothing....we gave her gifts. This was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By MARSTELAC
Question Last Day Of Daycare...

Good a.m. all. Parents are asking me if I am doing anything for the last day of daycare since I am closing. I hadn't given it a thought only because honestly I am burnt out on parties. I have had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By MARSTELAC
I'll buy one tonight even though I won't need it...

I'll buy one tonight even though I won't need it much longer! After many children of my own, why didn't I think of that? I guess I don't recall mine doing that!!!
Thank you....excellent idea!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By MARSTELAC
Infant Standing In Crib....Then Cannot Get Down...

Anyone have this problem? I put infant to bed. She stands up in crib. (cannot get out yet). Then screams because she cannot put herself back down. I go put her back down, say nighty-night. Walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By MARSTELAC
Closing My Doors...

....I did it. I am closing up shop. That was one of the hardest things I have ever done and I am not regretting it for one moment. I really need to thank you all and BLACKCAT for all of you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By MARSTELAC
MN Infant question

Silly question....I have an infant (8 mos) in my care. Can be in a room in a crib out of my sight? It is 10 feet away from me. There is just too much stimulation in the main dc room and baby is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By MARSTELAC
Shapes & numbers! We use a felt board...

Shapes & numbers!

We use a felt board frequently here. I got it from FUNSHINE. I also got several packets of nursery rhyme-related felts and bought the corresponding books (books from dollar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By MARSTELAC
This is awesome! I will use it next time. Cause...

This is awesome! I will use it next time. Cause I'm sure it will happen again LOL!
Thanks guys, for allowing me my vent time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By MARSTELAC
I should change my NAME to pushover. Or...

I should change my NAME to pushover. Or Ye-without-backbone. Or just have SCHMUCK tattooed on my forehead.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By MARSTELAC
How Long To Do You Wait For DCP To Arrive?

I got the first batch on the bus today. Everyone else called off but one. She is off and hasn't decided if the kids are coming over. Well, she finally just called and said sometime after 10:30 but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,896
Posted By MARSTELAC
You poor girl!

I am so sorry this happened to you.

I was scheduled to work and gave out my schedule around two months ago for 2012.

On Friday, ALL of my families told me they had the day off and didn't need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By MARSTELAC
Baby Wipes

Anyone know what the new directive is on baby wipes?
My licensor just e-mailed and indicated she would be letting providers know about this new directive regarding baby wipes but not until after the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,367
Posted By MARSTELAC
Ringtones/alarms

I have "Twilight Zone" and "Halloween" tones for my daycare parents.
I have a different nice or funny tone for everyone else I know.

I have to share. We use our cell phones for our alarms. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,952
Posted By MARSTELAC
Congrats to you!

So happy for you! Better check-in here once in a while just for kicks & giggles!
Good luck happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,481
Posted By MARSTELAC
from a musician-wanna be....

Dear Mr. Sugar Magnolia:

You must play.

@laundrymom....I had goosebumps and was in tears reading your post.

Two of my three children are musically-inclined. They are young and play at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,471
Posted By MARSTELAC
...and the good news is....

Girls: This is their last day with me. I cannot tolerate the nonsense any longer. Yeah for mehappyfacelovethishappyfacelovethis

This will never, never happen again in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,471
Posted By MARSTELAC
Summer clothes in winter here too!

Yes, I share this family with you Zoe! I'm in MN and the two kids in this one family are allowed to wear t-shirts OUTSIDE when it is 19 degrees outside. AND, the kicker is, if they don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,322
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 561,654
Posted By MARSTELAC
Venting and way off daycare topic....

...anyone know of a forum where we can "chat" about our in-law issues? Pretty please? happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By MARSTELAC
Color Coded Vitamin Stuff????

what in the world is the vitamin stuff? I'm super scared!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By MARSTELAC
MarinaVanessa: how do I know if my phone will...

MarinaVanessa: how do I know if my phone will use a card reader and can you tell me where to get one? Is it something that attaches and you swipe a card or check? I'm sorry I am not very savvy in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,939
Posted By MARSTELAC
I have 7 families. Only two of those are anxious...

I have 7 families. Only two of those are anxious to get to the kids at the end of the day (or drop them off at the last minute). The other 5 families leave those kids here at the first minute the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By MARSTELAC
Sorry he did that to you. I am so proud of you. ...

Sorry he did that to you. I am so proud of you. It is such a hard thing to do for some reason...us to stand our ground. It really is! Don't let it ruin your weekend. Hugs to you ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By MARSTELAC
I know they won't replace it but I will mention...

I know they won't replace it but I will mention it. You all are right, there is no respect. I thought they had to be on a cot, mat, sleeping bag, or bed in all states?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By MARSTELAC
Count me in! I only have four right now. Two...

Count me in! I only have four right now. Two are reading and then there is the mat ripper and the screamer. So glad when my food program lady just called me that the screamer stopped screaming. 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By MARSTELAC
Nap Mats

...just went to check on the 3.5 year old who has been in nap for maybe 10 minutes tops....nap mat torn up and one pad out. Not a happy camper right now. Any suggestions for how to prevent this in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By MARSTELAC
Yes, do keep the faith. Hopefully you'll pull...

Yes, do keep the faith. Hopefully you'll pull some great new families in!
About the husband....can't live with them, can't live without them. Hugs to you for all that you deal with. I know people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,417
Posted By MARSTELAC
I bite my tongue because....this family and other...

I bite my tongue because....this family and other have caused damage to the home or property and I am told "they will grow out of the destructive state" or "we'll just fix it" (and they never do) or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,417
Posted By MARSTELAC
Gum

It bothers me to no end. Yes, I chew it. ALOT! (but not in front of the dcks) BUUUUTTTTT, when you have a big sign that reads "NO GUM" and a parent who has been here for years comes in and splits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By MARSTELAC
Homeschool

We started doing this in September (a week into the school year). We go the virtual route in our state (many states offer this option). I wish we would have done it sooner. The key is to stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By MARSTELAC
I would keep the deadline. I have found if I...

I would keep the deadline. I have found if I give an inch, they take a yard (or a mile!). My deadline is fast approaching and I have only received one contract back. Should be an interesting next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By MARSTELAC
I am taking 10 paid days this year (some regular...

I am taking 10 paid days this year (some regular and some holidays) and 10 unpaid. I sent a list home of almost all of those days...I will need to add some to total the 20 but not sure what the rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By MARSTELAC
Visitors To The Daycare Home While You Are Working...

I have a large family daycare that I run out of my home. I am at full capacity.
you all know how busy we are when there are children to care for, especially if full.

Most everyone knows I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By MARSTELAC
They leave for school just when it will wear off...

They leave for school just when it will wear off then they come back to me for almost 2 more hours....so a fun afternoon for all. I want so badly to call the parent on it but I KNOW they will deny,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By MARSTELAC
Dope & Drop

I know there is a thread on this but I'll be darned if I can find it...

Had two kids show up this a.m. and tell me dcp took their temps and gave them some yummy clear medicine that tasted like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By MARSTELAC
It does work! I tried it yesterday and today and...

It does work! I tried it yesterday and today and it is AMAZING!!!! You are the best!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By MARSTELAC
I'm gonna pm you this afternoon :-) Thanks!!!!

I'm gonna pm you this afternoon :-) Thanks!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By MARSTELAC
inspections....

....I don't even mind inspections and my lady is super easy to get along with....it was just such a bad time of day for me and then parents started arriving and kids had to get snacks (which I didn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By MARSTELAC
Spare Clothes

I hope someone can guide me here... (I know NannyDe has the perfect solution but my families would never go for it)..
I have issues with the spare clothes people bring for their kids. I require 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By MARSTELAC
Joyce (or anyone) one more question....so I...

Joyce (or anyone) one more question....so I currently have both of those parents having their own contract with me but I think the issue is going to become one of pick-up. They both have different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By MARSTELAC
Joyce! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! Well, your ideas. I...

Joyce! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! Well, your ideas. I have been struggling with this and you have just simplified my life!!!! I am in the middle of nastiness here no matter what I use from this board...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By MARSTELAC
Inspection At Inopportune Time..

So...(BIG Vent HERE)...
Had an unnannounced inspection today that lasted close to 1.5 hours. No problem. I never (usually) mind any inspections. The problem was...I had 4 kids here at the time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By MARSTELAC
i like that idea too but hate to make the others...

i like that idea too but hate to make the others suffer ?????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By MARSTELAC
On-time pick-up

I know this topic has been visited many, many times....but.....I've lost my backbone and need your advice.

I had a parent pick-up late this week...on a day they knew they had to be on time because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By MARSTELAC
We should've taken today off! I've got two...

We should've taken today off! I've got two criers today. It is horrible. I just sat down to take my first break since 7 just to get a glass of water and they cannot stop crying! What is going on?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,875
Posted By MARSTELAC
My hours

......Mine are 7:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. M-F
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By MARSTELAC
thanks... i want to start with a 5 moth...

thanks... i want to start with a 5 moth old....too young? i cant find anything on the web
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By MARSTELAC
Cio

At what age can you start CIO? Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By MARSTELAC
T.G.I.F.....but why does it feel like a Monday morning?

Hope you all have a great weekend. Today started off crappy but I am hoping it will be a great (and short) day. I am hoping all of our parents pick up early today and all of the kids and parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By MARSTELAC
I had one of those days as well (not as bad as...

I had one of those days as well (not as bad as yours though!!!) So happy today is Saturday and I don't have to deal with it. I am also rethinking this career (which is tough at my age!). Have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By MARSTELAC
Joyce: I'm just reading this now, with tears...

Joyce: I'm just reading this now, with tears running down my face. How are you doing? I cannot imagine how hard this summer has been for you. Remember the good times and cherish those memories. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By MARSTELAC
Vacation Days for Families....

....I offer many of these per year per family (after 3 months enrollment...and they do not carry-over to the next year...use it or lose it type of thing).
I give up to 10 days for them to use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,004
Posted By MARSTELAC
Fire extinguisher check....

My local fire department will stop over and do it for ten bucks. I don't know what they "Do" lol...I get a new tag!

Sometimes when that guy isn't available, my hubby takes it to a place that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By MARSTELAC
Warts....

....or maybe something else....Have a kid with these all over both hands. I think that is what they are. I cannot find out if they are contagious or if the child should be eliminated from daycare. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,307
Posted By MARSTELAC
p.s.....

I know many of you suggested contracted hours. I don't know how to do that. I have families that parents have two different work schedules and some parents who are not together and alternate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,307
Posted By MARSTELAC
I too don't want pick-ups after my end-time any...

I too don't want pick-ups after my end-time any longer. I have just sent home a revision to my contract indicating that families must be departed from daycare no later than 5:15 as I need to leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By MARSTELAC
MN CCAP Question

Can parents get assistance to pay for daycare if they are not working?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,632
Posted By MARSTELAC
I filled out a form for a variance (in MN) and...

I filled out a form for a variance (in MN) and this was months ago. My licensor told me via e-mail to "plan on it". I have accepted the child into care and he starts soon....I still don't have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
I did it....

(MARSTELAC here) I sent home the note that my hours are changing......the phone calls have started. I am not responding until Monday. Thanks for helping me out fellow providers......will let you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By MARSTELAC
is that what you have on your policy? I have...

is that what you have on your policy? I have used that insurance line for other things but not for the closing time. I will try it though. Thank you so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By MARSTELAC
So how did you word the earlier close?

My ds has a great opportunity to be on a sports team in another town. I will need to close at 5:15 instead of 5:30. I am going to send home a letter today changing my hours to be open 10.25 hours per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Changing hours

I am looking for the thread on this (I was sure there WAS one) but cannot find it....so now, my ds has a great opportunity to be on a sports team in another town. I will need to close at 5:15...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By MARSTELAC
Laundry & WD....I did it! I met the families...

Laundry & WD....I did it! I met the families outside and had the kids immediately say goodbye....x dad and x dad need to get to going so they are not late for work. I could tell the dcd's were a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By MARSTELAC
You too PitterPatter! We need "bouncers"!!!!! ...

You too PitterPatter! We need "bouncers"!!!!! When my kids were in daycare I dropped them at the very last minute and picked up as soon as I could after work. I wanted to spend time with my kids! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Yeah, go figure. I did get paid the 40 last...

Yeah, go figure. I did get paid the 40 last night (with a little pissiness attached...is that a word?) and then got apology phone call from the ex spouse (even though they both lied)..these two dcps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By MARSTELAC
Not pathetic....sounds like something I would do....

Not pathetic....sounds like something I would do. Today I will have two dcds that will stay as long as freaking possible! I am going to try to be waiting outside and just tell the dcds that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,877
Posted By MARSTELAC
My Vacation Schedule

I take one week (7 days paid). I take one week (7 days unpaid).
I take up to 6 paid holidays. I think I have a few sick/funeral days (unpaid as well).

I try to give my schedule for the upcoming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By MARSTELAC
Oh, wish me luck! I am going to do this. It...

Oh, wish me luck! I am going to do this. It will be hard the first time but I'm sure it will get easier. I will let you know how I do tomorrow! Thank you! If they can stay that long in the a.m.,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
will do this!

I will have to start. I just found another that overpaid by almost 20.00 bucks. My invoices are printed right from MMK.....very clear and easy to read.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,906
Posted By MARSTELAC
I got rid of my cubbies.....caused too much drama...

I got rid of my cubbies.....caused too much drama with my dcps. I was using large two-drawer plastic things that stacked and were opaque so I could see in them. I was able to stack 4 then another 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,790
Posted By MARSTELAC
menu & pros/cons

I plan my menu a week ahead. I had been giving the menu out to the parents for the following week. Then I stopped and just posted the daily menu at the front door. Today I didn't and you would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By MARSTELAC
What about morning? I have one scheduled to drop...

What about morning? I have one scheduled to drop off at 7 everyday and the parents end up staying here forever....today dcp stayed 27 minutes! They just don't leave! I am really having a bad few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
I don't look at the checks...

I just take the checks and go set them on the counter. I enter them and do receipts after the parents are gone. I was so disgusted that this one was thirty bucks short! I just want to cry at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
I'm bbaaaaaacccckkkkk... :-( So, I billed the...

I'm bbaaaaaacccckkkkk... :-( So, I billed the parent my overtime fee and they came today with a normal check disregarding the overtime fee. Now my check is short. I just wrote up another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By MARSTELAC
Daycare Provider Meet-Up

When is the daycare lady (or man) cruise? or trip to vegas? or a meet-up somewhere for some group therapy???? We should plan simultaneous meetings around the country.....just a thought.....:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Oh thanks guys. I do have that I am open 7-5:30...

Oh thanks guys. I do have that I am open 7-5:30 and you may come to daycare for 10 of those hours. Everyday I get different schedules. My one family that is divorced, one parent drops at 7 and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By MARSTELAC
I did this! Told them it would be 5 bucks per...

I did this! Told them it would be 5 bucks per kid and a paragraph a day on each, time permitting. I have had no response! Must've thought twice about it lol!!! Now, what to do when one parent is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,413
Posted By MARSTELAC
I stop as soon as they are fully potty trained. ...

I stop as soon as they are fully potty trained. :-) I too found notes in bags the next day, in my yard, and sometimes trampled on the floors of their vehicles...if I happened to walk the kids out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Unhappy Having a bad Monday so far....

UGH!!!!!! I want to go back to bed. SOOOOOOO....this same family.....asked me to open 40 minutes early today and was a no show. 10 minutes after I opened for them, they texted and said someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,163
Posted By MARSTELAC
That's exactly what I say every Monday morning! ...

That's exactly what I say every Monday morning! We should get double pay for Mondays!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,722
Posted By MARSTELAC
Food program payments in MN

Has anyone heard if we are going to get paid this month? My business is enrolled in the food program (to help with grocery bills and nutritious menu planning). I count on this money each month as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By MARSTELAC
Hope you are all okay!

Just caught the news and hope you are all safe and sound MG&Lsmom... let us know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By MARSTELAC
I SOOO want to do this....do you think licensing...

I SOOO want to do this....do you think licensing would have an issue with it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By MARSTELAC
Missing the toilet....

Does anyone else have this problem? Kids go in to the bathroom and by the time they are done in there, there is urine all over the toilet and floor?

It is mostly the older boys (like 7 to 10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,617
Posted By MARSTELAC
Cubbies

for back-up change of clothes...do you require just of infants/toddlers (in diapers or training)? I really don't think we need extras here for school-agers and those who are fully potty trained.......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,617
Posted By MARSTELAC
Does Anyone NOT Use Cubbies at the Entryway?

I want to do away with my cubbies. I want to reclaim my front closet (where the cubbies are) for my own family items. I have room elsewhere in the home (off limits to daycare parents) where I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,472
Posted By MARSTELAC
Do you write a note home to parent or tell them? ...

Do you write a note home to parent or tell them? I had an issue today and the consequence for the naughty child is playing alone while others are enjoying an activity for about an hour or so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
I worried for nothing....

....I sent a note home telling everyone what I wanted and told them to talk to me if it was an issue...everyone said no problem. Major shocker! I feel so much better. Thank you everyone! I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
You guys are awesome.

Thanks so much for all of the ideas. I get so worked up about stuff. I never take any time off (only one sick day in the last 3.5 years and I wouldn't have even taken that if I could've stayed out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Nope, only 8 days total from first week in July...

Nope, only 8 days total from first week in July to last week in August and all on Thursdays so at least it is consistent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,167
Posted By MARSTELAC
Wanting To Close A Little Early (Help With Wording) PLEASE!!!

So, my dd wants to take lessons in her sport during the summer and the nearest place is about 45 minutes away. I don't mind driving her there at all (I have no one else to help out with this) but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,532
Posted By MARSTELAC
That's so funny! And true!!!! I hang a sign on...

That's so funny! And true!!!! I hang a sign on my front door that says kids are resting/napping, please don't ring the bell. And yes, the UPS/FedEx guy/Mailman, always arrive during nap. I ended...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By MARSTELAC
I am a worry wort :-) Plus, they are a...

I am a worry wort :-) Plus, they are a high-maintenance family, question everything I do. The kids tell me they get their "colomb" (love it!) everyday, I just have never noticed it before I guess! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By MARSTELAC
Cologne on boy

DCK sibs came to dc today reeking of Axe or something similar. I have asthma, started wheezing. I have lots of little ones. Why would a parent douse their child in cologne? I had them remove...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
Posted By MARSTELAC
I got those books (the hardback big ones) and had...

I got those books (the hardback big ones) and had the daycare kids stamp their thumbprint in the inside and sign their names (those that could, I signed the rest). Thank you for the graduation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
Posted By MARSTELAC
Daycare Children Moving On

I cannot find anything on this so I am starting this thread (sorry if it is already out there)....my very first family (after 3.5 years) is leaving, moving away.
I am having a going-away party but...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-03-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,503
Posted By MARSTELAC
We had these last year at our local library...the...

We had these last year at our local library...the kids LOVED them! Thanks for the reminder about them and the recipe (which I had managed to lose)!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By MARSTELAC
Last Day Of Care....Do You Throw Party?

Do any of you do a little going away party for children who are leaving your care? Just wondering. I cannot find any threads on this unless I am not looking in the right place....:D
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,449
Posted By MARSTELAC
Daycare Association Meetings....

Daycare Association Meetings....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,589
Posted By MARSTELAC
Sick (no pun intended) and tired of people...

Sick (no pun intended) and tired of people bringing their sick kids here! Then I call to have them picked up and parents tell me they were fine since they got home. What the heck....
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