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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,209
Posted By Crazy Baby
The boy is 3.5 years old. His mother is...

The boy is 3.5 years old.

His mother is having trouble just leaving him quickly. It really troubles her.

I have a fun activity out every morning for this boy's arrival. More often than not he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Crazy Baby
Air Quality and Outdoor Time

I live in a city that has the worst air quality in the nation during the winter months due to inversion.

The air quality is suppose to be terrible for at least the rest of this week, into next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,209
Posted By Crazy Baby
Physically Violent Towards Me DCK

How should I handle the situation?

DCB does not want to come to daycare most mornings. It is a struggle to get him in here and get his mom out the door. She hangs around and then I have to hold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By Crazy Baby
You are probably right. Is it normal for a...

You are probably right.

Is it normal for a DCK to cry upon arrival for 2 months?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By Crazy Baby
Walking on Eggshells so DCF Won't Pull Kid Out

I have a DCB that has been with me for a couple of months now. His mother works with another mother and so they chat sometimes. She is always saying that she just doesn't know about my place and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,089
Posted By Crazy Baby
I do charge a late drop off fee. Everyone has...

I do charge a late drop off fee. Everyone has contracted arrival and pick up times, if someone is going to be over 15 minutes late, then they are suppose to contact me to let me know. I charge $10...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,768
Posted By Crazy Baby
Parents Need To Get It Together, Am I Right?

Iíve got a new daycare boy about a month ago. He is 3. His mom is a mess. She has never been on time, shows up an hour and a half late one day like itís no big thing. She also always asks me to feed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By Crazy Baby
Advice on Bully Son Please!

My son, who will be 4 in 2 months has been getting so angry and bullying my other dcks. I just got a new 3 year old boy who he is hurting everyday. The first day the boy came, he wasn't even here 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Crazy Baby
If I am sick and they stay away, they don't pay....

If I am sick and they stay away, they don't pay. If they are sick and stay home, they do still pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Crazy Baby
Do DCKs Still Come When You Are Sick?

I have been super sick for a few days now. If I feel that I can still function, I will give the option for the parents to still bring the kids as long as they know that I am ill (or same if my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Crazy Baby
Very cool! I am taking that Monday off of work...

Very cool! I am taking that Monday off of work and doing a camping weekend in Idaho to view the eclipse. It's suppose to be crazy busy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By Crazy Baby
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By Crazy Baby
One Slipped Out in Front of DCM

Thought someone might get a laugh out of my embarrassment.

I was chatting with daycare mom and my 3.5 year old was running around being crazy. I went to grab him up and a fart slipped out. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Crazy Baby
I never thought to use parchment paper. That's a...

I never thought to use parchment paper. That's a good idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Crazy Baby
What Liner Do You Use For Diaper Changes?

In my state, you have to use a waterproof barrier with every diaper change. I am just curious as to what everyone is using.

I have the munchkin reusable cloth liners with the waterproof bottom....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks all for the advice! I am going to do it,...

Thanks all for the advice! I am going to do it, at least through the summer. We'll see how it goes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By Crazy Baby
Might I suggest using Paypal invoices. This way,...

Might I suggest using Paypal invoices. This way, you can send an invoice several days before it is due and specify the due date. Also, if they accumulate any late fees, you can edit the invoice to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,315
Posted By Crazy Baby
I am not into the co sleeping thing. My son slept...

I am not into the co sleeping thing. My son slept in a pack n play in our room until he was 6 months, but after that it has always been his own bed.

I have friends who have slept with their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Crazy Baby
Yeah, it is $15 extra per day, not $50. It would...

Yeah, it is $15 extra per day, not $50. It would be $50 total for one day.

Right now, it wouldn't affect anything that I am doing too much. It is mostly the physical and emotional toll of working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Crazy Baby
Daycare Mom Wants To Pay $50 Per Day For Me To Stay Open Late

My hours are currently 7AM-4PM. I have a daycare mom who is trying to talk me into staying open an extra hour to an hour and a half for her. She said that she will pay me $50 per day to do it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,116
Posted By Crazy Baby
No younger siblings

No younger siblings
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,116
Posted By Crazy Baby
5 Year Old Is Bored At Daycare

I have a small in home daycare. I have children ages 1 and 3 and then an almost 5 year old. The 5 year old started going to preschool part time, but he will be returning to my care full time next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
I just watched it and I too recommend this...

I just watched it and I too recommend this documentary. The story is incredible. One of the things that stuck with me, was how Dee Dee's father was talking about her. They said that when she died,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,467
Posted By Crazy Baby
Do You Allow Unannounced Visits and/or Pick Up?

I was just reading through some of your FAQS on that recent thread and wondering what are some of your answers to those questions.

Of course you can't hold someone's child hostage, but do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
You are exactly right. Also, yes we do have...

You are exactly right.

Also, yes we do have contracted hours, but my circumstances have changed and I no longer want to work 10.5 hour long days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
Yes, good advice from you all. My hours are...

Yes, good advice from you all. My hours are changing for sure. Thanks. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
I've had the boy for a while and they are...

I've had the boy for a while and they are somewhat annoying to deal with. They are late all of the time and he is just a really wound up guy. We are friend and neighbors, so I never wanted any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
It isn't that they need a day that long, it is...

It isn't that they need a day that long, it is because I start my day at 7 AM and would like it to end before 5:30PM. They are asking for a reasonable amount of time, but they are the only family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Crazy Baby
Seeking Advice, Mom Wants To Put DCB Back In Care Full Days

I have been caring for a DCB for around 3 years now. About 6 months ago, his parents put him in half day preschool. He went from being in my care for 4 full days to being in my care 2 half days and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,460
Posted By Crazy Baby
My daycare is not open on Fridays and I love it....

My daycare is not open on Fridays and I love it. I got lucky to begin with and found families that didn't need care on Fridays. Now I just advertise that I am not open on Fridays and still get kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,789
Posted By Crazy Baby
Congrats on you pregnancy! I am curious as...

Congrats on you pregnancy!

I am curious as to how maternity leave works for daycare providers. Do you take any time off after the baby arrives? Do you have your helpers cover for you? If you don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
Posted By Crazy Baby
Kitchen Inspection Person Not Showing Up!

I am so annoyed right now. I have been waiting all morning for this lady to show up. She called me 30 minutes after she was suppose to be here and said that her computer died and she had to go back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thank you for all of the responses. You are...

Thank you for all of the responses.

You are right, I shouldn't wait for them to go on a walk or do an activity. Also, I like the 15 minute increment fee instead of half an hour.

So I have been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By Crazy Baby
Forever Late

Hey guys, so I have this client who is always late for drop off. More days than not I get a phone call saying they will be 30 minutes late. Sometimes I will get multiple phone calls with increasing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By Crazy Baby
I have been caring for my neighbors' child for...

I have been caring for my neighbors' child for over two years now. We are good friends and hang out after daycare hours a couple of times a week.

They are really bad at being on time. This irked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By Crazy Baby
That's been the main issue with her waking, she...

That's been the main issue with her waking, she shares a room with another child and I am unable to have her by herself. Some days when the other child is not at daycare, I have tried to leave her in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By Crazy Baby
Advice on How to Get 18 Mo. Old to Sleep Longer

I have an 18 month old DCK who has just recently started napping for around 30-40 minutes. She used to be a fine napper. She is totally exhausted in the mornings and I usually get her to hold out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,817
Posted By Crazy Baby
I got an app on my phone called Tiny Scanner and...

I got an app on my phone called Tiny Scanner and as soon as I get a receipt or a document that I need to keep, I scan it with my phone and upload it to Google Drive. It has really helped me to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By Crazy Baby
I have a DCB that will do everything that he...

I have a DCB that will do everything that he knows is against the rules as soon as his parent comes through the door. For example, he'll run into my bedroom and starts taking things out of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,172
Posted By Crazy Baby
No way would I deal with that. My parents...

No way would I deal with that.

My parents have to give me 24 hour notice of schedule changes.

If they are going to be 15 or more minutes late for drop-off, then they have to call and let me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By Crazy Baby
I've had some major issues with parents who are...

I've had some major issues with parents who are hours late to drop off. I feel that it is very inconvenient and disrespectful to the kids and me. I recently implemented a policy that says they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,073
Posted By Crazy Baby
I take 3 weeks unpaid vacation per year. I also...

I take 3 weeks unpaid vacation per year. I also take all state and federal holidays off with pay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By Crazy Baby
My favorite is the Flip system. I think they are...

My favorite is the Flip system. I think they are made by the same company who makes Bum Genius.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,685
Posted By Crazy Baby
I have to agree with Blackcat. If it happened off...

I have to agree with Blackcat. If it happened off of your clock then it is out of your control. I agree that the mother should be more careful and hold the child's hand, but it is not your place to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By Crazy Baby
I recently had a DCM get snippy with me because I...

I recently had a DCM get snippy with me because I told her that I am taking the observed holiday of Jan. 2nd off. My contract states that I will give them 2 week notice for time off including...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Crazy Baby
How Do You Deal When Your Own Child Is Sick?

What do you do when your child is sick and you are the only one that can care for them? Do you call/text all of your families and give them the option to still come in at their own risk?

I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Crazy Baby
There are some good points made here! Thanks...

There are some good points made here! Thanks again! I talked to my neighbor and she said that there will only be one drop off and one pick up, so that's good. I think that it is going to work out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks so much for your words of wisdom. ...

Thanks so much for your words of wisdom.

The situation is a tad delicate because these people are my friends and neighbors. Their kid has been in my care for 2 years now. We have a close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Crazy Baby
How would you word the pickup and drop offs...

How would you word the pickup and drop offs should be fast and drama free without offending them? I feel I will sound like I am dogging on their kid if I say anything about the chaotic pickups and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Crazy Baby
also....

What should I charge? How much money would you take off of the initial rate?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By Crazy Baby
Multiple Pick Up and Drops Offs? Half Day Preschool?

I have a family who is going to start sending their child to half day preschool. It would be in the afternoons from like noon-3 pm.

This is going to require me to serve an extra meal solely for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Crazy Baby
I've had this baby since she was 3 months old and...

I've had this baby since she was 3 months old and she has always been fussy. I thought that she would grow out of it by now. I can't believe I've put up with it for this long! Her parents look so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Crazy Baby
Crying All Day!

I know this is probably a common issue among providers, but I've just gotta vent.

The 12 month old that I watch cries all day long. It is too much. I want to pull my hair out most days. Sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Crazy Baby
So is this why your screen name is laundry mom?...

So is this why your screen name is laundry mom? lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By Crazy Baby
Maybe DCM is Trying to Control What We Do Here

I feel like one of my daycare moms is trying to dictate what I am doing with the kids. Every time she drops off she has to make some comment like "so you all are going outside now, right?" or will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By Crazy Baby
Kids Are Too Funny

I asked DCK what he did this weekend and he said "oh, just showered and farted at my home." :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,483
Posted By Crazy Baby
I don't know why it is played off as not a big...

I don't know why it is played off as not a big deal. I would never wish this on any child. It can stick around for a while and parents cannot have their kids out of childcare for that long. It is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,114
Posted By Crazy Baby
I care for 3.5 year old twin girls who are not...

I care for 3.5 year old twin girls who are not really even close to being trained yet. I only have them one day per week though, so am not sure what their parents are doing at home with them.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Crazy Baby
I actually ended up having my husband come home...

I actually ended up having my husband come home and cover for me. It ended up being too much for me. First time he has covered and he did a good job. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Crazy Baby
Had Tooth Pulled, Painfully Long Day Ahead

I had to have a tooth pulled yesterday. I am in so much pain, my face is huge, and I must take the pain meds. It is going to be a long day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By Crazy Baby
My contract states that I will give two weeks...

My contract states that I will give two weeks written notice, but I usually try and tell them as soon as possible.

If you don't know yet, then you don't know. She will just have to wait. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
I am going to stick it out a while longer. I...

I am going to stick it out a while longer. I really like the parents and the schedule goes so well with mine. I am hoping that the baby will come around eventually.

But yeah, I cannot even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
Never mind, she woke up.

Never mind, she woke up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks everyone for your advice. I spoke...

Thanks everyone for your advice.

I spoke with the mom recently and she says that she is no longer nursing to sleep and that they just lay her down when she seems tired.

I finally got her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks for your advice :)

Thanks for your advice :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
I know that mom breastfeeds her to sleep at home....

I know that mom breastfeeds her to sleep at home.

I have actually tried CIO with her, she does not stop crying. I let her cry for longer than I should have and she never stops.

I had success...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By Crazy Baby
HELP Please! 6 Month Old DCK Will Not Sleep and Cries Constantly!

I started a baby in my daycare 2 months ago who is now 6 months old. In that 2 months, I have only gotten her to take one good nap. She will not sleep in the pack n play. She cries most of the day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,874
Posted By Crazy Baby
I just posted something similar to this on...

I just posted something similar to this on another thread. I have been taking the toy and putting it out of the childrens' reach as soon as the parent leaves. Sometimes I even throw the food directly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Crazy Baby
I have something in my contract stating that...

I have something in my contract stating that breakfast is at 9 am and if the child arrives later than 9:15 than they are expected to have already eaten at home.

I have a parent who arrives late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,207
Posted By Crazy Baby
DCD showed up late everyday. I told him to start...

DCD showed up late everyday. I told him to start texting me to let me know that he will be late and what time I should expect him. He texts me "will be late, be there by 11:30." Seriously though?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By Crazy Baby
One of my DCMs wipes her kid's boogers on his...

One of my DCMs wipes her kid's boogers on his shirt so he just has a bunch of boogers all over him. That's not as gross as eating it though!

Another mom will never use a changing pad when changing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,100
Posted By Crazy Baby
Yeah I might have to start doing the absent after...

Yeah I might have to start doing the absent after a certain time thing.

It is absolutely ridiculous that this parent thinks it is OK to say "oh well we will be here anytime between 9:30 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,100
Posted By Crazy Baby
Parents Always Late To Drop Off

Always late dropping off! I may have complained about this before but it is still a huge issue. This DCD is always late. He will text me and say we are going to be late, I have to ask him what time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 72,721
Posted By Crazy Baby
"To the unregistered guest who made that comment...

"To the unregistered guest who made that comment about how we are trying to break these parents so they can't pay there other bills. We are just trying to make a living. I actually figured out what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,104
Posted By Crazy Baby
Yes I do. I haven't put him in one yet today and...

Yes I do. I haven't put him in one yet today and he has not had an accident. I am open to trying the underwear out, but as soon as he has an accident he is going back in pull ups.

I guess what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,104
Posted By Crazy Baby
Still Bringing Toddler to DC in Underwear

Even though my rules state that the child must be able to go a full 2 weeks without an accident, the parents are still bringing him in underwear. They say "oh we ran out of pull-ups." I am fed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By Crazy Baby
Actually the issue isn't being late for pick up,...

Actually the issue isn't being late for pick up, it is being late for dropping off every single morning.

I was new at doing daycare when I signed them on. I will try to avoid doing business with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By Crazy Baby
We do have contracted drop off times. It just...

We do have contracted drop off times. It just seems like the parents have a problem getting their stuff in order to be on time. Every single day they are 15-45 minutes late. I have mentioned it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By Crazy Baby
I have somewhat of a similar schedule going. I...

I have somewhat of a similar schedule going. I guess the biggest hurdle for me is having a couple of parents who are NEVER on time. Because I have such a small group, they feel a huge benefit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,148
Posted By Crazy Baby
How Many Kids Do You Care For At Once And What Ages?

Today I had 5 toddlers at once. One just turned 3, two are 2.5 yrs, a 2 year old, and a 22 month old. It was crazy. Nap time was nearly nonexistent and I couldn't get them to actually focus on any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By Crazy Baby
I am quite impressed with your document. Thank...

I am quite impressed with your document. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to view it. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By Crazy Baby
likethis :lol:

likethis :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By Crazy Baby
Potty-Training at Home Daycare

What are your policies on potty-training in your home daycare?

I say no underwear until the child can go 2 weeks without an accident. It seems like that is pretty typical policy.

How do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By Crazy Baby
Good for you! Happy you got rid of them. I...

Good for you! Happy you got rid of them.

I have been doing home daycare for 2 years now and am starting to think that most parents SUCK! I can deal with the children, it's the parents' constant BS...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By Crazy Baby
My Feelings were Hurt by DCD

Dad made a comment to me implying that my job is easy and that is isn't really a job. That really rubbed me the wrong way. Now I know how he really feels about my purpose.

Do you all every get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By Crazy Baby
I started off doing Monday-Thursdays because it...

I started off doing Monday-Thursdays because it just worked out with the parents. My husband is off on Fridays and I would prefer to be off too. About a year ago, I took on a full timer who was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By Crazy Baby
Anytime I say anything about their child that...

Anytime I say anything about their child that isn't completely positive, the parents totally shut down. They don't want to hear it. I don't want to push buttons too much, ya know. Personally, I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By Crazy Baby
Two weeks without an accident before they can...

Two weeks without an accident before they can come to my house in anything but a diaper or pull ups. At that point they are pretty well potty trained. Also, take them to the potty once an hour or so....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By Crazy Baby
worried about dck, parents don't seem to care

I have been watching this dck for almost 2 years now and she has always been exhausted since day one. Since she has gotten older I can see even more signs of exhaustion. Every day she is yawning,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Crazy Baby
The child will be 3 in a couple of months. He...

The child will be 3 in a couple of months. He tends to do things that he normally wouldn't do here while his mom is here. I have had him for almost a year now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By Crazy Baby
Parent Tells DCK That I Don't Like It, So That's Why We Don't Do It

I know this may sound nit picky, but I am having a tough time lately with everything it seems and I need to vent.

This kid is always running crazily throughout the house or he will kick my front...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks you all, some nice responses here! :Sunny:

Thanks you all, some nice responses here! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By Crazy Baby
What Does It Take To Be A Licensing Specialist?

Does anyone know what sort of skill set you must have to become a licensing specialist or to work in state child care licensing at all?

I've just been kicking some ideas around in my head about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,641
Posted By Crazy Baby
I think it is a good thing that she is not...

I think it is a good thing that she is not wearing shoes. I would love it if the parents that come into my house would not walk on my carpet with their dirty shoes. Pick your battles with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Crazy Baby
Not too far. I have an almost 3 year old who...

Not too far. I have an almost 3 year old who walks 1.5-1.75 miles with me most days. He has a good time and gets needed exercise. I just always make sure that he stays hydrated and keep at a pace he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Crazy Baby
I give a 10 minute grace period for pick up time...

I give a 10 minute grace period for pick up time but do charge $10 per half hour late fee. As I said, I am newish at this so that policy might change.

Pick up time should really not be flexible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Crazy Baby
Thanks for the advice you all! They were...

Thanks for the advice you all!

They were actually on time today! I think it is because I said something about it yesterday. I wasn't trying, but I may have put off a little bit of animosity in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Crazy Baby
I've got 5 kids total, but only 4 at one time....

I've got 5 kids total, but only 4 at one time. Since it is a small operation, I think that the parents expect me to bend to their every want and need. I do try and do this as much as is reasonable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Crazy Baby
DCP Driving Me A Little Nuts

I've got these parents who bring their kid either late or early constantly. They bring the kid in with open food after we've already had breakfast and want him to sit and eat. I don't like this,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By Crazy Baby
Is it worth it to ask them not to bring gum and...

Is it worth it to ask them not to bring gum and open food or should I just not say anything and take it away from the child after the parents leave?
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