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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By butterfly
I don't provide everything, but I do have a few...

I don't provide everything, but I do have a few extras on hand for the occasional "forgot to bring" items. I typically dress the kids in the opposite gender items. My reasoning for this is two fold. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By butterfly
OK, I'm old. It MUST be time for me to retire......

OK, I'm old. It MUST be time for me to retire... I thought you were talking about hair rollers. :lol: "how do you handle your rollers?" Well, I usually just throw them in a drawer in the bathroom......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By butterfly
I crochet blankets and give one to each expectant...

I crochet blankets and give one to each expectant momma. I pray for that family as I crochet so I always let the family know that this blanket represents many hours of prayer devoted to just their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By butterfly
Yes, definitely feel the guilt... :o Dh and...

Yes, definitely feel the guilt... :o

Dh and I started this conversation again last night but got interrupted by some unexpected company. I think we are going to pray about it for a couple weeks....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By butterfly
Typing through tears.... This decision is...

Typing through tears....

This decision is so hard for me. I honestly feel like most of these families ARE my family. I am so ready for the next chapter, but so sad to leave this one behind.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By butterfly
likethis If mom asked, I would refund her...

likethis

If mom asked, I would refund her for the days she kept the child home. Since your contract did say you would close at no cost. To me, it wouldn't be worth the waves not refunding her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By butterfly
Closing: Help Me Pick a Date

I've been really emotional over the decision to close my daycare. My DH got promoted at work. His salary increased enough to cover my income so my income is not so vital.

We have decided that...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-08-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By butterfly
I asked the same question several months ago and...

I asked the same question several months ago and got no reply... I wound up just deleting the previous invoice and making note that a refund was issued. I'm not sure if that is the correct way to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By butterfly
I take a couple sa on snow days ( kids who were...

I take a couple sa on snow days ( kids who were previously in my care) and I hate it!! It's difficult to keep them busy. I buy extra items to keep them busy: necklace making materials, bracelets,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By butterfly
One that we do is Operation Christmas Child...

One that we do is Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's purse.

We fill a shoebox size box with toys, school supplies, etc for children.

The kids could each bring one small item to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By butterfly
WOW!!! What amazing people!!! I've been praying...

WOW!!! What amazing people!!! I've been praying for all of you!

You all are such an inspiration in this tragic situation!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By butterfly
I might offer a discount if they keep her home so...

I might offer a discount if they keep her home so I could have a day off - 4 day weekend- or get approval to take her on outings and go do my errands and maybe something a little extra fun.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By butterfly
Thanks so much for the help, BC. You are the...

Thanks so much for the help, BC. You are the best!!

I finally found the info I was looking for: http://tomcopelandblog.com/going-out-of-business-checklist-tax-issues
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By butterfly
Thank you, BC. Those were helpful but not exactly...

Thank you, BC. Those were helpful but not exactly what I was looking for. I thought Tom Copeland had a blog post about closing procedures in a previous thread. I couldn't find it in the threads or on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By butterfly
Daycare Closing

The search function doesn't work on my phone. Can someone post a link to closing threads? Specifically looking at what I need to do in terms of taxes and items being depreciated, etc. Also wondering...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By butterfly
There have been daycares that walk in our town's...

There have been daycares that walk in our town's parades. They have handed out candy while wearing shirts with their logo on them. Sometimes there littles walk too. Some have handed out frisbees or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By butterfly
Congrats on the movehappyface. I agree with...

Congrats on the movehappyface.

I agree with Aunt Tami. What made you the most happy about doing daycare? I would fill the next few weeks with the funnest activities. Personally, I'd do what I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-29-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By butterfly
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By butterfly
Cost? Hours? How many kids you care for? ...

Cost?
Hours?
How many kids you care for?
What you provide? Meals, preschool, outdoor time, field trips, transportation, diapers, wipes...
When you go outside? Time, temp
When do the kids have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By butterfly
ugh, I can totally relate today!!! Feel like I've...

ugh, I can totally relate today!!! Feel like I've been using my "teacher" voice all morning. I'm not a huge fan of time out, but I've used it repeatedly today. I've needed to separate kids who just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 857
Posted By butterfly
Minute Menu Question

How do I record a refund in minute menu? I have my parents set up on automatic payments. I need to refund a partial payment, but I'm not sure how to record this in Minute Menu so that their end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By butterfly
I think it's a great sign that you are scared....

I think it's a great sign that you are scared. It'll give you the drive to make your business successful. You'll make some mistakes along the way. The mistakes will grow you and mold your business. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By butterfly
so sorry! :hug:

so sorry! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By butterfly
what would you do...

If you didn't need to do daycare? If you had enough financial stability to not have to work?

There is a slight possibility that my husband's career will be changing before the end of the year. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By butterfly
I don't do sensory tables. But a friend of mine...

I don't do sensory tables. But a friend of mine does coffee beans or ground coffee. I would think the ground coffee would work like a fertilizer for your grass. :) maybe wouldn't be so good if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By butterfly
:lol: I did get a really nice card/gift card...

:lol:

I did get a really nice card/gift card from my newest family. And one family gave me flowers. Not even a thank you from the other 7 families I have. But I know not to expect anything from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By butterfly
Gardening!!! I love gardening!!! :) And gardening...

Gardening!!! I love gardening!!! :) And gardening with kids can be so much fun!

We just did a gardening unit. We grew "chia" pets. You can get chia seeds in the baking aisle in Walmart. There are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By butterfly
Thanks for the info. That was very helpful. I...

Thanks for the info. That was very helpful. I know there are a few climbing type flowers, but some are poisonous to children. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know which are safe. I'm really excited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By butterfly
That's beautiful, BC! Wishing you all a great...

That's beautiful, BC! Wishing you all a great day!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By butterfly
Great ideas! I never would have thought of doing...

Great ideas! I never would have thought of doing balloons. I always worry about the choking hazard if they pop... But I know the kids would LOVE them.

I like to crochet and thought about making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By butterfly
Thank you for the reply. Do you know how...

Thank you for the reply. Do you know how long/tall your poles are? Where did you get the poles? How big do you think their inside play area is?

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By butterfly
Bean Pole Teepee

Has anyone made one? Any pointers? My wooden playhouse is getting rickety and needs to be replaced. I thought it would be fun to make a natural playhouse instead. Are there any climbing flowers that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By butterfly
Gifts for Daycare Kids

I'm sorry for a repetitive type thread. I know this has been discussed in the past, I just can not get the search function to work for me to find what I'm looking for. Anyway...

I do a school year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By butterfly
I like the way you think. ;) I've thought of...

I like the way you think. ;)

I've thought of cutting out this stuff too. But I feel its an expectation of my profession. I did simplify things this year though. I did not purchase anything. I went...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By butterfly
This spring, I bought some butterfly attracting...

This spring, I bought some butterfly attracting perennials. They come back every year and attract loads of butterflies. The kids absolutely loved observing the butterflies. They got to see them drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By butterfly
I got rid of my swing set last spring. Best thing...

I got rid of my swing set last spring. Best thing I ever did!! I was tired of the fight over the swings, me doing all the work pushing them, kids walking into the swinging kids and getting hurt....
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By butterfly
I would charge a full time rate. Every....

I would charge a full time rate.

Every. Single. Time. I've lowered my rates for supposedly less hours, I have gotten burned. The kid always wound up coming earlier or staying later than was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By butterfly
likethis. I was going to ask the same thing. I...

likethis. I was going to ask the same thing. I leave the sheet, blanket, and pillows on when I stack the cots. Love my cots. Never want to go back to mats or something similar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By butterfly
Congrats!! I'm feeling envious today. Its been...

Congrats!! I'm feeling envious today. Its been one of those days.... I'm so excited for you!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By butterfly
oooohhhh.... great idea. Following. :)

oooohhhh.... great idea. Following. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By butterfly
You sound exactly like me when I started doing...

You sound exactly like me when I started doing daycare. :hug: I started out very structured. With a set schedule with every hour of the day scheduled. I found out that once I took on babies. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By butterfly
If your vacation time is unpaid, I wouldn't put a...

If your vacation time is unpaid, I wouldn't put a limit on the number of days in your contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,703
Posted By butterfly
My first thought was Jehovah Witness. They...

My first thought was Jehovah Witness. They usually come in pairs around here at all sorts of different times of day.

Don't stress over it. They'll be back if it was serious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By butterfly
I don't take mine out. I return calls after hours.

I don't take mine out. I return calls after hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,792
Posted By butterfly
:hug: I can totally relate to your post!! I have...

:hug: I can totally relate to your post!! I have the same rules as you. I'm pretty strict in anything that involves developing manners and being kind to others.

I expect the same as you, as far...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By butterfly
Yes, it's very easy to remove and reinstall!!! It...

Yes, it's very easy to remove and reinstall!!! It comes with peg like things that you stick into the ground and then the panels go over top of them. The pegs look a lot like miniature electric fence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By butterfly
:hug: to you and :hug: to that poor little sweetie

:hug: to you and :hug: to that poor little sweetie
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By butterfly
If putting up a type of fence is an option, you...

If putting up a type of fence is an option, you may want to check out something like this:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By butterfly
I'd be interested in this. Not sure I'd be...

I'd be interested in this. Not sure I'd be willing to pay much for it though, considering I can typically find children's books for a quarter a piece on a rummage sale.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By butterfly
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By butterfly
I don't think I could pull the trigger on that...

I don't think I could pull the trigger on that deal. This business is too unpredictable. I wouldn't count on always having your spots full. Even my most reliable clients have left me due to a job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By butterfly
My go to is "use your words". Even my nonverbal...

My go to is "use your words". Even my nonverbal kids will sign please when they are throwing a fit and I say "use your words". It's funny how quickly the whining will shut off here when I say "use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By butterfly
I would work it, personally. Especially with it...

I would work it, personally. Especially with it being their first week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By butterfly
Any changes at home? As in parent working longer...

Any changes at home? As in parent working longer hours, bedtime change? Anything?

I had the very same situation with a 5 year old. Constantly going to the bathroom, if I had them wait a bit, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,226
Posted By butterfly
jeans, tshirt, socks - no shoes....

jeans, tshirt, socks - no shoes. Every.single.day. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By butterfly
I wouldn't exclude unless the child was bothered...

I wouldn't exclude unless the child was bothered by it and complaining of pain.

I worked in the optical industry for many years before daycare. If a client called and asked us, we'd instruct them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By butterfly
I get annoyed by this sometimes too. What really...

I get annoyed by this sometimes too. What really bothers me is when the parent comes in and tells me all about how great their day off was and proceeds to go into detail about the wonderful spa day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By butterfly
I love your kids! :) Great tip, I'm going...

I love your kids! :)

Great tip, I'm going to give that a try. Never thought of using them as a free play item. I do different learning activities with them. (matching games, memory games - hide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By butterfly
I had a high school mom a few years ago. She was...

I had a high school mom a few years ago. She was actually the one of the best parents that I've had. She was well organized, because she had to be. She had a lot on her plate with a little one and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By butterfly
We use softner salt to salt our sidewalks. -...

We use softner salt to salt our sidewalks. - Mainly because I am cheap, and it was less expensive than the traditional ice melt. I still vacuum all the time because I worry about kids eating it too,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By butterfly
I also require that they are sleeping in a crib...

I also require that they are sleeping in a crib at home (or something similar). I've had numerous infants come to me that are only slept in a swing or bouncy chair. They have to have movement to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By butterfly
Update:made my light box. Can't say it was a...

Update:made my light box. Can't say it was a total fail, but I was a little disappointed with the results. The light wasn't very bright. I didn't have enough tin foil and maybe that helps reflect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By butterfly
All my supplies are in the closet of the room...

All my supplies are in the closet of the room kids are napping in, so I'll have to wait until they awake. But I believe I have all the supplies to make the following.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By butterfly
i don't have a light box. that one looks...

i don't have a light box. that one looks awesome!! you inspired me!! i'm DIYing one after nap today. The weather here is yucky today. Great project for us today!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By butterfly
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By butterfly
run!!!!!!!

run!!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By butterfly
likethis hahaha!!! That was me too! "Hells no"!...

likethis hahaha!!! That was me too! "Hells no"! So thankful for all the awesome replies!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By butterfly
Absolutely love it!!! I'm so glad I asked about...

Absolutely love it!!! I'm so glad I asked about show and tell. ;) I never even thought to allow the kids to do the spelling/writing/story telling. That's awesome!! Great job! Thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By butterfly
Interesting! I really like this approach. I like...

Interesting! I really like this approach. I like that they have a bag to keep them from bringing huge items and writing the letter on the bag helps the parents to know which letter we are working on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By butterfly
oh, well, then, I change my answer! :lol: Term...

oh, well, then, I change my answer! :lol: Term effective immediately and I don't think I would even give them a reason. I would just say I could no longer provide care for your child.

The minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By butterfly
Thank you for the replies! I need to give...

Thank you for the replies!

I need to give it a little more thought, but I think it would be fun for the kids to be a little more involved in our lessons.

I like the idea of items staying in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-28-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By butterfly
I write down the very minute they come and go. It...

I write down the very minute they come and go. It doesn't feel honest to do it any other way to me. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By butterfly
As long as I didn't have any issues with the...

As long as I didn't have any issues with the family, I would continue to collect their payments and ride it out as usual. They may find that your rates and services are the best around and they'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By butterfly
My weekly pay day is on friday, so if a family...

My weekly pay day is on friday, so if a family chooses to pay monthly. I have them count the number of fridays in that month and multiply it by my weekly rate. That seems to be the easiest way for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By butterfly
Show and Tell

Who does show and tell in their daycare? How does it work?

I did it in the past, but discontinued it due to inappropriate items coming in and the fights over items.

I am currently doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By butterfly
And its at the exact moment that I finish that...

And its at the exact moment that I finish that sentence that someone walks through the door.and its always the one family that already had the day off.:D

Hoping you get a restful day off!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By butterfly
How is his circulation? I have a 4 year old...

How is his circulation?

I have a 4 year old that has been with me since he was 1. He screams every time we go outside but his circulation is terrible. I have to put on multiple pairs of gloves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By butterfly
likethis me too! I write the thank you the same...

likethis me too! I write the thank you the same evening as the gift was received so that it doesn't get put off and forgotten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By butterfly
likethis I have them do all the paperwork...

likethis

I have them do all the paperwork too. There are countless times that I would do just drop in/back up care and then that client ended up becoming fulltime with me when I had a fulltime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By butterfly
What was the deposit for? Usually it covers their...

What was the deposit for? Usually it covers their last 2 weeks, so if they fail to give notice the deposit ensures you get paid. I don't see that they are due a refund. What does your contract say?
Forum: Daycare Insurance 01-13-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,600
Posted By butterfly
I agree with all PP. Snow removal should occur...

I agree with all PP. Snow removal should occur before the first arrival. Once children arrive it's difficult to do the snow removal with children present. It becomes a huge safety issue bringing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By butterfly
likethislovethis

likethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By butterfly
I did have one lady say her daycare was closing...

I did have one lady say her daycare was closing at the end of the month, but I got the impression it was a home daycare. Several are returning to work after being a sahm for a few months/years....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By butterfly
likethis:lol: you could be right!!!

likethis:lol: you could be right!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By butterfly
Holy Daycare Calls, Batman!

Anyone else getting flooded with daycare calls this week? I've lost track of how many calls have come in. At least 6 calls per day. I am not advertising, don't have a website or facebook.... Only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By butterfly
likethis my thoughts exactly

likethis my thoughts exactly
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By butterfly
I would just say "thank you, goodbye" I...

I would just say "thank you, goodbye"

I wouldn't get into any other conversation, unless they initiate it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By butterfly
and welcome to the forum! likethis

and welcome to the forum! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:54 AM
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Views: 762
Posted By butterfly
I've done lots of different things. When I...

I've done lots of different things. When I started, I thought everyone had to have their own room. :lol: Now, all the bigger kids (usually 18mths and up) sleep on cots in our family room. I do have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,323
Posted By butterfly
1. all my kids participate in our activities if...

1. all my kids participate in our activities if they choose to. (ages 0-6) If your DS really wants to participate, than I would let him. I may put him in a booster with straps (if that is allowed in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By butterfly
Glue Crayons Paint Construction paper ...

Glue
Crayons
Paint
Construction paper
Google eyes
Markers

I keep a lot of recycle junk that most people would throw out for craft use.
Peanut butter jars
Yogurt containers and similar...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By butterfly
I do. Working dad. Sahm. Bring 4 yr old kid here...

I do. Working dad. Sahm. Bring 4 yr old kid here to pick up verbal skills. 3 other children at home do not attend daycare. They only come part time. Typically 2 days/week. Good kid for the most part,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By butterfly
I have experience with this. I used to be a...

I have experience with this. I used to be a foster parent. I could claim foster kids and my own children ONLY when I had other dcks present. If I didn't have dcks here for breakfast, I could not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By butterfly
Does it have to be toys? I'm addicted to arts and...

Does it have to be toys? I'm addicted to arts and craft supplies. That's what I'd spend it on. Maybe put it towards a new playhouse? I need a new one. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By butterfly
prayers to them

prayers to them
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By butterfly
Thanks BC.

Thanks BC.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 10:26 AM
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Views: 1,102
Posted By butterfly
I googled cake and just got hungry. :lol: do you...

I googled cake and just got hungry. :lol: do you have a link? I'm curious to learn more.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By butterfly
I agree with all previous posters. :) As...

I agree with all previous posters. :)

As far as the shoe/sock rule. I would probably just buy new cute slippers for everyone after Christmas when they are on clearance. I would just tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By butterfly
likethisI love your page! I love the activities...

likethisI love your page! I love the activities you do with the kids! I wish I could have sent my kids there when they were that age!! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By butterfly
I just did book parties and I wound up buying way...

I just did book parties and I wound up buying way more stuff than I needed.:o I quit after 6 months or so.
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