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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By kendallina
Could you ask Mom to bring a few of the...

Could you ask Mom to bring a few of the children's toys from home?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By kendallina
I do a sliding scale based on pick up time and...

I do a sliding scale based on pick up time and just charge $5/hr for any extra time. It doesn't bother me since I'm working anyway.

$10/hr if it's outside my normal hours, which I only offer to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By kendallina
We live in a pretty 'naturey' area anyways, but I...

We live in a pretty 'naturey' area anyways, but I did add in several logs and stumps several years ago and the children LOVE them! They build campfires with them, set them up as an obstacle course,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kendallina
This is very similar to my policy. I cannot...

This is very similar to my policy. I cannot imagine sending a child home who needs help wiping his nose. So, yes, unless child is excusable for above reasons OE if they 'cannot participate in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By kendallina
I have a regular vacuum and just got a room at...

I have a regular vacuum and just got a room at for Christmas- I looooooove it! Set it at 5:00 while I'm making dinner and I no longer have to vacuum in the morning before everyone gets here. Also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By kendallina
Don't know what you're missing unless we see your...

Don't know what you're missing unless we see your numbers. :)

In my town, a small center will not be profitable. A large center may not get enough business, as we live in a small town. I've run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By kendallina
I would give 2 weeks (or 30 days if that's in...

I would give 2 weeks (or 30 days if that's in your contact) notice and close on Fridays! Especially since she's a SAHM AND they're not an awesome family to work with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By kendallina
As for families pulling out early and not paying...

As for families pulling out early and not paying the full month of May.. I don't have any issues here but I'm pretty lucky and have great parents. If someone asked about it or said they were going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By kendallina
September is due Sept 1st. But again, I do have...

September is due Sept 1st. But again, I do have a unique clientele. Pretty much the whole town gets paid monthly on the 1st.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By kendallina
I run a preschool with a similar schedule and...

I run a preschool with a similar schedule and monthly tuition. In August I charge a pro-rated tuition. It's not due until the first day of school, but I have really great, easy clientele (mostly...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kendallina
For the past ten years I've done my own with the...

For the past ten years I've done my own with the help of Tom's books-they are a lifesaver! He breaks everything down so it's simple to understand. I didn't use a program, just created my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By kendallina
Nope. I've worked through some nasty sinus...

Nope. I've worked through some nasty sinus infections but never vomiting/flu/strep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By kendallina
Definitely got the word out before I started but...

Definitely got the word out before I started but I had a unique situation. I was a stay at home mom with my two year old who was very active in the stay at home mom thing in town-attended all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By kendallina
I find that nobody in my area (small, educated...

I find that nobody in my area (small, educated college town) even has a clue about licensed/unlicensed/whether there are any rules/etc. :). Word of mouth is much more important here and how I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By kendallina
Hi! I'm legally unlicensed in Southern Ohio. I...

Hi! I'm legally unlicensed in Southern Ohio. I worked for several years in centers and have no desire to deal with the paperwork and home visits to become licensed. In my area, no in-homes are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By kendallina
Perhaps a time for change in your routine?? Go...

Perhaps a time for change in your routine?? Go outside first? Switch up snack? Free play then your activities?

Or a change in environment? My kids are usually super focused when I rotate new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By kendallina
Does it help if you direct them to certain toys? ...

Does it help if you direct them to certain toys? Sometimes when I have a kids that have a hard time making choices I'll ask them to go play certain things and that works for a bit.

Earlier all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By kendallina
I agree... Random toys need a center. My...

I agree... Random toys need a center.

My current centers are:

Art (markers, pencils, playdough, watercolors, paint, scissors, recyclables, etc etc).

Pretend (currently a hot chocolate stand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By kendallina
How old are your kids and how many do you have? ...

How old are your kids and how many do you have?

Do you have any pictures of your space? How our environment is set up is very important, maybe some people can give feedback.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kendallina
For the last several weeks it was scarves,...

For the last several weeks it was scarves, princess dresses, kitty dresses (most popular item ever!), shoes and baby dolls. I usually have "boy" dress up stuff too-king crown and cape, magician hat,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By kendallina
In this situation I will ask the two playing kids...

In this situation I will ask the two playing kids how we can include the third in what they're doing. Maybe that's by giving #3 some action figures. Or by asking #3 to build the castle for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By kendallina
I stay open. Most parents have to work still. ...

I stay open. Most parents have to work still.
BUT, if it's in your policies to close for snow days, then there it is. I would make sure that you're clear with families about it when they sign up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By kendallina
My 9 year old daughter is like this. We suspect...

My 9 year old daughter is like this. We suspect ADHD but she also has definite sensory issues. She's like this even at 9 years old.

We've tried all kinds of 'discipline'. It's very difficult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By kendallina
I do this face to face as well and I find it...

I do this face to face as well and I find it works with my families. I have often told parents, "this is Johnny's year of learning to do it all himself!". Then I tell them a big long list and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By kendallina
We go out for almost an hour in the morning and...

We go out for almost an hour in the morning and often go out for 30-60 minutes in the afternoon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By kendallina
It's a requirement in my contract that children...

It's a requirement in my contract that children bring a pair of rain boots on the first day to keep here all school year.

I used to just go outside and not worry about their shoes getting muddy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By kendallina
I have in the past. But only for a short amount...

I have in the past. But only for a short amount of time do I separate them. I also combine it with being very specific about their behavior and will even pull each child aside and explain what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By kendallina
I try to remind in some way-we all need a little...

I try to remind in some way-we all need a little help sometimes. I either send an email or post it on my parent wall a few days beforehand. I don't always remember, though. I've never had anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By kendallina
If you prefer a phone conversation with the...

If you prefer a phone conversation with the parents then maybe you should have called them?

Personally I would be put off if my provider sent a text over something that clearly warranted a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By kendallina
2 weeks at Christmas paid 1 week spring break...

2 weeks at Christmas paid
1 week spring break paid
1 week vacation summer NOT paid
Random other holidays and school closure days paid
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By kendallina
He sounds like he has a lot of sensory needs. ...

He sounds like he has a lot of sensory needs. If you are at a point of wanting to term, totally understand!

If not, I would give him a sensory area. Pintetest would have a lot of ideas. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By kendallina
I have centers set up-dramatic play, books,...

I have centers set up-dramatic play, books, blocks, art, sensory table and two centers that rotate (i.e. writing center, discovery table, etc).

During free play, an hour in the morning and from...
Forum: Curriculum 09-19-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,874
Posted By kendallina
14 toddlers in one room sounds crazy!! Agh... No...

14 toddlers in one room sounds crazy!! Agh... No advice.....just Agh!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By kendallina
Yes!! My little guy is a bit coddled too. He...

Yes!! My little guy is a bit coddled too. He has two much older siblings who babysit him a LOT. And for the first 6 months he was here I thought a lot of his behavior was mostly due to him being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By kendallina
He's behind developmentally? In my...

He's behind developmentally?

In my experience there are two reasons why a child doesn't play. The first is because parents do EVERYTHING for them at home, including playing for and with them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By kendallina
I would cut the tv time completely if possible. ...

I would cut the tv time completely if possible. At my preschool we nap in the same room that the children eat in so while they're eating I'm turning down lights, closing curtains, etc. They clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By kendallina
Yes, this! Contact your local foster care...

Yes, this! Contact your local foster care agency, you should qualify for this, let them help if the father won't or can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By kendallina
Some days I'm more relaxed even if everyone is...

Some days I'm more relaxed even if everyone is here. Today, for example I had 4 plus my 2 and we still did activities but I called it child's choice day- so we made volcanoes and acted out Mouse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By kendallina
I don't 'share' until I'm done with the toy. I...

I don't 'share' until I'm done with the toy. I teach the children to ask for a toy they want. The child playing with the toy is then to say either, "Yes" or "You can have it when I'm done". I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,606
Posted By kendallina
All day. 6 kids. Why?

All day. 6 kids. Why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,606
Posted By kendallina
Ages 3-5 full time all year.

Ages 3-5 full time all year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,606
Posted By kendallina
That's why you wouldn't enroll your child in my...

That's why you wouldn't enroll your child in my care and I wouldn't enroll my child in yours Nannyde. ;) That's okay
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,606
Posted By kendallina
I would not be comfortable with an in- home...

I would not be comfortable with an in- home provider that wouldn't allow me access to the playroom. My preschool is at the of my house so parents see my space and other kids daily. They see my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By kendallina
40 is a lot! I don't limit paper but I often cut...

40 is a lot! I don't limit paper but I often cut it smaller ( would cutting into thirds help?) and I always have them use both sides.

Chalkboards, dry erase boards are good too.

Another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By kendallina
A farm we visit every fall has a corn box for the...

A farm we visit every fall has a corn box for the kid to play in and they always love it! They have a roof over it and it's fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By kendallina
I ask my parents to give a little knock then walk...

I ask my parents to give a little knock then walk right in. Those that stay at the door often wait a long time before I can get there to open it.

I do have one family this year that often waits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By kendallina
I don't know what PMO is, but when I first opened...

I don't know what PMO is, but when I first opened my preschool I allowed ages 2 and up ( even though I really wanted to work with 3 and up). It worked great, my 2-year olds stayed on with me until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By kendallina
No, I don't. I like time and space to recover...

No, I don't. I like time and space to recover when I'm sick and I'd like to give my parents the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By kendallina
I run a preschool and my outdoor area has...

I run a preschool and my outdoor area has different zones. Nothing fancy....mud kitchen, climbing area, pineneedle area with trucks/shovels/etc. They also have access to our screened in porch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By kendallina
I would prorate. They are giving more than a two...

I would prorate. They are giving more than a two week notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By kendallina
A friend put dye on a tray shaving cream and the...

A friend put dye on a tray shaving cream and the young ones rolled the egg in that. Turned out super cute and a great idea for littles! Not sure if other ingredients were involved but I'm sure you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By kendallina
I do an Easter egg hunt (and other activities)...

I do an Easter egg hunt (and other activities) because it's fun and the kids love it. I don't feel providers should feel obligated to do it though.

I do agree that holidays are too much. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By kendallina
My DS sleeps at night similarly to this little...

My DS sleeps at night similarly to this little one. He's 2. Whenever we lay him down after 1230/100, he doesn't nap. He lays in his crib, talking, sometimes whining, but mostly talking. When we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By kendallina
I typically respond to texts (not always, though...

I typically respond to texts (not always, though because sometimes my phone is dead and I don't realize it!). But, I don't get crazy texts like those either. I get the, "Johnny will be late for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By kendallina
Yes, this. I was thinking of this the other...

Yes, this. I was thinking of this the other night when I was waiting for my daughter at dance and almost 1/2 of the very limited seating was taken up by children. Most of them were on devices...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By kendallina
Yes, it was a neighbor several houses away. I...

Yes, it was a neighbor several houses away. I didn't know them prior. I politely and professionally handed them my card and they contacted me later for a tour. They enrolled and were a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By kendallina
I start opening the curtains and turn down the...

I start opening the curtains and turn down the music. Several minutes later I open curtains all the way. A few minutes after that I turn music and fan off. Whoevers awake usually plays for 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By kendallina
Welcome!! $15/day is super cheap, but...

Welcome!!

$15/day is super cheap, but perhaps realistic for some areas. See if you can get quotes from a few well-regarded licensed daycares before deciding your rates. You will regret it if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By kendallina
I do an annual Valentines Party for the families...

I do an annual Valentines Party for the families because I don't do anything at Christmas, I find that everyone's just too busy at Christmas. I keep it simple, potluck. I make chili. And we do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By kendallina
I generally charge $5 per half hour for early...

I generally charge $5 per half hour for early morning drop offs. I hate late pick ups, I'd be tempted to charge more for that...lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By kendallina
I only offer full time, which I consider at least...

I only offer full time, which I consider at least 6 hours a day for 5 days/week. 6 hours/day is significantly cheaper than 8 hours/day, though. I like having lower numbers in the afternoon,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By kendallina
I've had these same thoughts over the years and...

I've had these same thoughts over the years and every time I run the numbers it wouldn't be worth it until I had at least 40 kids. Running a center with 40 plus kids is soooo much more work and such...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-22-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By kendallina
Thank you so much Tom!

Thank you so much Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By kendallina
That's idiotic. My dd is in 3rd grade and these...

That's idiotic. My dd is in 3rd grade and these words are closer to what she's learning. Seems nonsensical to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By kendallina
If I have a child who is in therapy or has a...

If I have a child who is in therapy or has a medical condition related to poor core strength then I will correct it when I see it(if I know parents are correcting at home). I don't correct every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By kendallina
8:30-5:15. I'm super lucky

8:30-5:15. I'm super lucky
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By kendallina
I have a dome climber ($160 on amazon) that I...

I have a dome climber ($160 on amazon) that I leave out all year and it's what they play with much of the year. I also have tons of balls, flying discs, buckets ( for all that mud), shovels,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By kendallina
What's your relationship like when him? Do you...

What's your relationship like when him? Do you ever play with him? Try to have fun with him? Joke with him, be silly? Does he respond to that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,247
Posted By kendallina
I have a birthday book basket that the children...

I have a birthday book basket that the children can choose a book from. I write a little personalized note in it. We read the book and sing happy birthday. I also have a ridiculously huge birthday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,794
Posted By kendallina
When a child first starts here, it's one thing...

When a child first starts here, it's one thing that I work with them on. "Make sure when I say STOP, you STOP" (especially for walks). "When I tell you to come see me, you need to come see me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By kendallina
Blackcat, do you do your "center time" in the...

Blackcat, do you do your "center time" in the same room as your "free play time"? What do you call each of those times of day? How much time do you spend in Center time and Free play time each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By kendallina
I let them intermix as well. For me, the key to...

I let them intermix as well. For me, the key to allowing it is to make sure that I don't have too many toys in each center. Also, the children need to clean their items when they're finished.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By kendallina
If possible, I would walk outside when he does it...

If possible, I would walk outside when he does it and tell him to move before he even had a chance to go inside.

Sounds like he's doing it because he's successful at it. I wouldn't even let him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,356
Posted By kendallina
THIS! My DD never had a lovie but my 18 month...

THIS! My DD never had a lovie but my 18 month old has a blankie that is super soft and he LOVES. It stays in the crib. We bought two extras for washing, etc and he recently found one in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By kendallina
I'd send a reminder email or post on the door. ...

I'd send a reminder email or post on the door. If it continued, I'd just tell them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By kendallina
As you probably know, the staff you have is 90%...

As you probably know, the staff you have is 90% of the quality of your center. It really is. It's everything.

Taking over can be tough, especially if you're already seeing things that need major...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By kendallina
I do monthly payments, due on the first of the...

I do monthly payments, due on the first of the month. All of my families are paid monthly (university employees.) I've never specified what to do if it falls on a weekend and I don't mind accepting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By kendallina
Yes, it is OK to say that she has to be there by...

Yes, it is OK to say that she has to be there by 9:00am (or whatever time you decide) or he cannot come that day.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-28-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By kendallina
I run legally unlicensed. In my state you can...

I run legally unlicensed. In my state you can have 6 kids. You can still deduct things the same on your taxes. My insurance ( state farm) added a daycare rider to my plan which covers me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By kendallina
You handled it great!

You handled it great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By kendallina
Ugh...what a strange situation. I would likely...

Ugh...what a strange situation. I would likely still say something and just preface by saying that you feel really awkward mentioning it but because it's a safety issue, you feel it's important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By kendallina
I do a fall family event where we go a farm for a...

I do a fall family event where we go a farm for a couple of hours in the morning. I ask families to me know of mornings that are good our not good and i to schedule around that. I pretty much that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By kendallina
Yup, my son threw bowls to the floor until about...

Yup, my son threw bowls to the floor until about 15 months. Now he's 18 months and rarely, if ever, does it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By kendallina
I'm sure it's nothing personal. I would continue...

I'm sure it's nothing personal. I would continue to say a friendly hi and move on with your day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By kendallina
I would disenroll. You said a policy was...

I would disenroll. You said a policy was recently put in place, were consequences put in writing??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By kendallina
Hi Jennifer, First issue- I would be...

Hi Jennifer,

First issue- I would be concerned about partnering with her. Off it happens again could be a liability.

Second issue- that, I don't know. Maybe ask a licensor?

Are you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By kendallina
I'm legally unlicensed and have 6 kids. I have a...

I'm legally unlicensed and have 6 kids. I have a website and get a few calls a year from it. Its Weebly Pro site ($47/year), I don't pay for my own domain name.

Those that find me through my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-18-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By kendallina
On Tom Copelands website there is a good...

On Tom Copelands website there is a good explanation regarding what you need to do for federally for employees, including federal tax stuff, paperwork to complete when hiring, etc.

However, each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By kendallina
Early evenings with no one here, which I don't...

Early evenings with no one here, which I don't love because that cuts into family time. But, I typically only do 2-3 tours a year so it's not really a biggie.

Kids are wild animals whenever we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By kendallina
My 16 month old is ready for bed by 630 at night...

My 16 month old is ready for bed by 630 at night and typically sleeps through until 6am. He's done with two naps but prefers to fall asleep around 11am and isn't ready to stretch it until12 or 1. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By kendallina
Would they prefer if you called them during the...

Would they prefer if you called them during the day so they could come and change their own child into their suits? Silly parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By kendallina
You said it yourself. She's your mother and she...

You said it yourself. She's your mother and she cannot accept criticism well. If I were you, I'd maintain your relationship with your mom but cut business ties with her. I can't imagine doing this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By kendallina
That's great! Calling references is definitely a...

That's great! Calling references is definitely a good sign!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By kendallina
You'll be fine! Be confident, have fun and don't...

You'll be fine! Be confident, have fun and don't worry about being perfect. I've been observed and have been the observer enough to know that 1. they don't expect perfection and 2. they can tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By kendallina
I always have families submit paperwork when they...

I always have families submit paperwork when they ask to hold a spot. Typically I do this in March for an August start (preschool).

Like you, I add them to my facebook page and I tell them that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By kendallina
I don't unless I'm good friends with the family...

I don't unless I'm good friends with the family and would have been invited anyways. I just say I have plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By kendallina
I charge $5 to make a pb and j and my parents...

I charge $5 to make a pb and j and my parents never forget. I do have really good, respectful parents, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By kendallina
I run a preschool, so I always know that I'll...

I run a preschool, so I always know that I'll have several spaces available in August. I start enrolling for those in March.

I do have families pay a non-refundable deposit and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By kendallina
I definitely agree with the others that you...

I definitely agree with the others that you shouldn't all make the same amount if it's in your house. You WILL have the brunt of the workload. Your house, yard, furniture, etc will have wear and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By kendallina
Phone calls Facebook messenger Contact form...

Phone calls
Facebook messenger
Contact form on website
Email
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