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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,667
Posted By Bugsworthy
Ok...so my ds had what started out as spots near...

Ok...so my ds had what started out as spots near his mouth, arms and legs. Initially we thought it was an excema outbreak until a rash showed up on his feet and later his hands. So, I self diagnosed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,548
Posted By Bugsworthy
I had a parent who complained about cost. Then...

I had a parent who complained about cost. Then she enrolled her child in a pre-school that required a $1000.00 deposit. The monthly tuition equals her mortgage!!!! I spoke with her once about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bugsworthy
Awww! What a great idea. I have not suffered a...

Awww! What a great idea. I have not suffered a loss like this, but I once heard a woman say that as time passed it felt as if everyone forgot about her dh who had passed because no one would speak of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bugsworthy
I have a parent that is like this. "Why isn't so...

I have a parent that is like this. "Why isn't so and so here?" "oh, dcb (not her child) is still here. Why didn't he get picked up yet?" etc...etc...etc... It's so annoying and frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bugsworthy
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By Bugsworthy
I also feel it is dangerous. My son just turned a...

I also feel it is dangerous. My son just turned a year. At 11 months, they are pulling up, standing, walking, climbing. My concern is when the toddler wakes up, I can't imagine he would be still for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,376
Posted By Bugsworthy
I love Pinterest!!! ...

I love Pinterest!!!

http://pinterest.com/mommydetres/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bugsworthy
Sarasota. So, that's approx. $58 per week. Then...

Sarasota. So, that's approx. $58 per week. Then you would charge the parent for wrap around care, if they wanted the child to stay past noon?

Some of the Head Start programs offer a scholarship to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bugsworthy
VPK Florida

Does anyone know how much the Provider is paid per child for VPK in Florida?

We are considering applying for the VPK program for our facility. The facility already has all of the qualifications...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,869
Posted By Bugsworthy
Hate to say it, but I've done it. We were in...

Hate to say it, but I've done it. We were in Pizza Hut recently...no changing table. We were in the corner, and my hubby shielded the view. I changed the diaper in two minutes right in the booth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bugsworthy
We saw the documentary also. It made me...

We saw the documentary also. It made me sick...the greed. We prefer to shop elsewhere also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By Bugsworthy
MarinaVanessa, I love that idea of letting the...

MarinaVanessa, I love that idea of letting the kids discover the "fire"!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Bugsworthy
Hilarious!!!:D

Hilarious!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bugsworthy
Okay, so mom talked to auntie the next morning,...

Okay, so mom talked to auntie the next morning, and found out son wasn't there.....but she didn't talk to daycare until the afternoon????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,969
Posted By Bugsworthy
That makes me sick to my stomach!

That makes me sick to my stomach!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,942
Posted By Bugsworthy
I didn't read all of the replies. I work at a...

I didn't read all of the replies. I work at a private school here in Florida that accepts a Parent Choice Scholarship. It sounds like what you are referring to, but it is paid mostly through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bugsworthy
I had a similar parent. Any time there was a...

I had a similar parent. Any time there was a change, she made comments. If a child joined on, she made the same comments you posted. If a child left, she made comments about her dd not having enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bugsworthy
I have 9mo of my own. It is 4:45, and he is...

I have 9mo of my own. It is 4:45, and he is drinking a 7 oz bottle. He will eat dinner with us about 6-6:30. It is normally a Stage two jar of baby food mixed with cereal. He will have another bottle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By Bugsworthy
I wouldn't address the lie, because you can not...

I wouldn't address the lie, because you can not prove it. It's going to be a "he said, she said".

My issue would be the blatant disrespect at the door. I think you handled it very well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bugsworthy
Just had a parent bring one in yesterday. I had...

Just had a parent bring one in yesterday. I had never seen one! They are too cool! Wish I had a grown up one!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bugsworthy
Croup is not always contagious, depending on...

Croup is not always contagious, depending on whether it came from the bacterial or viral strand. I always require a doctors note to return.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bugsworthy
Thank you. She has decided to go for her AA, and...

Thank you. She has decided to go for her AA, and along the way she will earn her CDA!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bugsworthy
Thanks Black Cat!

Thanks Black Cat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bugsworthy
Okay..I think I found part of the answer...if she...

Okay..I think I found part of the answer...if she has 6 credits or higher in early education field, then she will be exempt from 45 dcf hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bugsworthy
Cda???

Okay. My niece just graduated hs, and wants to work with children. Florida requires 45 dcf hours (nutrition, rules & reg, abuse & neglect.......) within the first year of working in childcare. If she...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,956
Posted By Bugsworthy
I love you forever by Rbert Munsch. I still read...

I love you forever by Rbert Munsch. I still read it to my 9yo and 6 yo. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,121
Posted By Bugsworthy
:ouch: Sorry...LOL...not 37 pounds. I asked my...

:ouch: Sorry...LOL...not 37 pounds. I asked my husband how much Ds weighed, but he was half asleep when he answered. He weighs 21 pounds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By Bugsworthy
Thanks for all the input! likethis I think we...

Thanks for all the input! likethis I think we will stick to the fish for now. My friend was giving away her cockatiel, but I don't think I am ready for it! :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,121
Posted By Bugsworthy
He is about 24" tall, and 37 pounds.

He is about 24" tall, and 37 pounds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,121
Posted By Bugsworthy
My ds is 7mo. At 5 a.m. He drinks 6 oz. of...

My ds is 7mo. At 5 a.m. He drinks 6 oz. of formula. At 9 am, He eats a full, stage 2 jar of fruit w/about 2oz of cereal and formula. Followed by a 3 or 4 oz bottle. Around 12/1:00, he eats a full jar...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,156
Posted By Bugsworthy
Saved4always...you can have 5 infants per...

Saved4always...you can have 5 infants per teacher? Our ratio is 1:4 in Florida. I couldn't imagine five infants!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,775
Posted By Bugsworthy
Name of the child...weekly date...parent has to...

Name of the child...weekly date...parent has to Write arrival and departure Time and initial both. If a parent forgets, I make them complete it next time they come. I use a new sheet ech week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,479
Posted By Bugsworthy
Two weeks ago, we had the same situation with a...

Two weeks ago, we had the same situation with a dcg. Dcm never did find anything wrong. It went away just as mysteriously as it came. Dcg was fine in a.m., but after nap had a fever. Dcm picked her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bugsworthy
Taught a girl in Kindy who did this. She had...

Taught a girl in Kindy who did this. She had trouble with concepts such as before and after. I would say, "Go stand in front of...." Then I would have to show her exactly what I meant because she...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bugsworthy
Our kids also don't get drinks after snack time....

Our kids also don't get drinks after snack time. There is one dcb that the mom supplies juice or milk with the sole purpose of him taking a full sippy home each evening. She even returns the sippy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,467
Posted By Bugsworthy
Similar things have happened here, but not to...

Similar things have happened here, but not to that extreme. After the child gets dropped off, I put dcb into our socks, and shirt because mom is neurotic. Before pickup, I change him back. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bugsworthy
We do not let parents hold the other children. I...

We do not let parents hold the other children. I blame it on insurance. It only happened once, and the dcm received it fairly well. I chose not to allow it, because (if I Didn't work there) I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By Bugsworthy
We had a child with what looked like a couple...

We had a child with what looked like a couple little bites. After a few days, they did not clear up. In fact, they started to look worse. Turns out, they were staph. She was put on antibiotics...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-26-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,292
Posted By Bugsworthy
Yes, the emergency medical form needs to be...

Yes, the emergency medical form needs to be notorized in Florida.
Forum: Curriculum 08-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,059
Posted By Bugsworthy
Have you looked into Wee Learn? They have a Bible...

Have you looked into Wee Learn? They have a Bible based theme, and activities to re-in force it. For ex...one theme is "I grow". Then there are activities having to do with growth, etc
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,337
Posted By Bugsworthy
Mom is trying to slip it past you. Our policy is...

Mom is trying to slip it past you. Our policy is a "No Nit" Policy. We've only had to deal with it once. It felt like we were the child's advocate, because dcm wasn't taking care of it. When we...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,472
Posted By Bugsworthy
I e-mailed you. Thanks so much!

I e-mailed you. Thanks so much!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 07-31-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,472
Posted By Bugsworthy
Lesson plan form

Does anyone use a standard form for their lesson plans? If so, I would loveto see them. Thank you.
Forum: Curriculum 07-28-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,069
Posted By Bugsworthy
I just posted a reply, but I forgot to log in.

I just posted a reply, but I forgot to log in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By Bugsworthy
My niece asked her mom, "can you take your cell...

My niece asked her mom, "can you take your cell phone to heaven with you when you die, so you can text me what it looks like?"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,695
Posted By Bugsworthy
My husband was raised by a single mom who worked...

My husband was raised by a single mom who worked two jobs to provide for her two children. She refused to go on welfare, and always taught him to work for what you get. To this day, I am grateful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By Bugsworthy
One of our dcks used them last year. They were...

One of our dcks used them last year. They were very easy! I liked them more than I thought I would. We put a separate hands free trash bin by the table specifically for him. All the inserts went in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,002
Posted By Bugsworthy
I like this idea!! I've pretty much done...

I like this idea!! I've pretty much done everything else you mentioned. I've purchased two curricula for them to work from, Provided multiple books with ideas in them, Directed them to fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,540
Posted By Bugsworthy
I do the same. (I only included the part of your...

I do the same. (I only included the part of your quote that we do. We don't have to use test strips.) I do like the idea of using the dishwasher for some items. I've never thought of that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,002
Posted By Bugsworthy
Lesson Plans

I need input regarding lesson plans. This is for the 1 yo class and 2 yo class.

1. Do you require them of your teachers?
2. What is your format? Is it divided topically by play center or domain...
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