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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,701
Posted By dolores
After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me...

After sitting, a precocious 4yo dcg said to me matter-of-factly in her English accent:

'I know why you did not sit on the kids' chair, its because your butt is too big'.

Ouch:ouch::eek:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dolores
COVID Proofing

Besides the daily health screenings, parents not entering, PPE, hand hygiene and sanitizing/disinfecting your daycare/home- what else are you doing to minimize risk in your daycare space? Especially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?

Hold up...have the Russians invaded here too...!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
Luckily the majority survives. However, in...

Luckily the majority survives. However, in addition to lives lost and an impacted economy, something to consider would be the lingering effects covid.

To mention a few, many who survive continue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By dolores
News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews,...

News about spikes, school shut downs, curfews, and my clients asking if I will be closing are ramping up my anxiety for sure!

I've sent my clients the CDC's recommendations for Thanksgiving &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By dolores
I've been doing interviews/tours by video only-...

I've been doing interviews/tours by video only- FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom- 15 minutes.

If they want to enroll I email them the paperwork and we have another video or audio call to go it over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dolores
EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough...

EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is thorough likethis.

CH thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing :hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
The control is everything! Good to know and...

The control is everything! Good to know and thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dolores
Hah! There is feedback and then there is...

Hah! There is feedback and then there is feedback:lol:.

I've actually gotten them (informally and unsolicited) over the years. Some with good suggestions that were easy to incorporate which, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By dolores
You are in an unfortunate situation. Can...

You are in an unfortunate situation.

Can you find a Starbucks, Cafe, library etc to work at? A friend's or family's place? Or, even though closed, go to your office to work? Some employers allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By dolores
Parent/Client Survey

Does anyone do surveys to parents to get their feedback for improvement?

If so how often, and what do you do with feedback?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
Revisiting this. Takes me a while to make a...

Revisiting this.

Takes me a while to make a decision when there are sooooo many choices: daily connect, brightwheel, procare, hi-mama etc.

I need to get off the potty now!

Immediately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By dolores
Are you requiring a doctor's note for any...

Are you requiring a doctor's note for any symptoms, even let's say a runny nose, for them to return to you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By dolores
I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy. ...

I don't have a holiday/anti-bias policy.

However, parents complete a questionnaire at enrollment that asks for their holidays, traditions and how they celebrate. This feedback guides us on what we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,701
Posted By dolores
A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time...

A spirited 3 yo asks: why haven't I been on time out today?
Assistant: because you've been behaving well today.

3yo slowly grows a big grin on his face.
He runs to me and says: No timeout today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By dolores
Hardwood Floor: Bissell Crosswave, Wet/Dry Mop, Swiffer (which one?)

So many choices :confused:! I've been using a regular mop with murphy's soap oil.

It's time to replace mop and using the opportunity to switch to something easier, more efficient, quick, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By dolores
Thank you all so much for sharing :hug:! Will def...

Thank you all so much for sharing :hug:! Will def incorporate a lot of what was mentioned likethis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By dolores
Hmmm...are those moms aware of their resentment...

Hmmm...are those moms aware of their resentment and why they are?

And are they aware of their aggressive behaviour towards caregivers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By dolores
If you don't mind me asking- what are the other...

If you don't mind me asking- what are the other businesses you started and how are they going?

And what made you start this forum?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By dolores
Wish I had your discernment and wit for the BS....

Wish I had your discernment and wit for the BS. It takes me awhile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By dolores
How Are You Containing Cleaning Costs?

My cleaning cost has gone up SIGNIFICANTLY due to increased sanitizing and disinfecting.

-daycare-friendly commercial disinfectant as bleach is an issue
-a minimum of 6 large rolls of paper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By dolores
Informing parents of bruises instead of them...

Informing parents of bruises instead of them discovering it themselves, in my experience, makes it a nonissue.

I complete an incident/injury report anytime something happens to a child in my care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
Where I'm from we would say "you're asking...

Where I'm from we would say "you're asking answers".:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By dolores
I've been using QuickBooks online for many years...

I've been using QuickBooks online for many years to invoice and receive ACH bank payments from my parents.The subscription cost is $375/yr plus taxes which is pricey.

You can sync your bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but...

New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but became chatty, playful and engaged once he settled in. Normal- and told parents it will take a few weeks to transition.

Day 3, a Monday, DCM and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By dolores
I currently don't let parents in due to pandemic...

I currently don't let parents in due to pandemic but am having this issue too at pickup when I'm handing children off to parents. I want the kids to be close to me during those times but I have an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By dolores
I will add lawyers to your list...what a headache!

I will add lawyers to your list...what a headache!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you...

I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you coordinate that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,246
Posted By dolores
To hear that your nurse got back after your...

To hear that your nurse got back after your quarantine underscores how poorly things are being handled.

We remain vulnerable even if precautions are being taken. And the lack of timely response...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,246
Posted By dolores
Thanks for asking, and I read your story...oooph...

Thanks for asking, and I read your story...oooph :hug:! At least your licensor and DOH got involved which makes a huge difference as it removes the onus from you to interpret and communicate their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,246
Posted By dolores
Nope. DOH has not returned my call yet...

Nope. DOH has not returned my call yet :rolleyes:.
DCM and family tested negative with nose swab and are awaiting results from 'standard tests'. She was told she can return to the classroom on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,246
Posted By dolores
DCM who is a teacher called me today to say a...

DCM who is a teacher called me today to say a student in her class tested positive :eek: and she was on her way to pick up her son to go get tested. She and son have no symptoms but we know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By dolores
3 months later and he still has not gone on the...

3 months later and he still has not gone on the potty here. He is scared of it. I don't press him, just change his pullup while telling him all his friends use it and remain safe etc. Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By dolores
He is in pullup at home. When he needs to poop he...

He is in pullup at home. When he needs to poop he goes into his bedroom, closes door and poops in pullup.
Oh he understands what is going on and uses all sorts of clever excuses to get out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By dolores
Potty Averse

I have an almost 4yo boy who is potty averse which mom told me 2 months ago before he started. He refuses to go on the potty, both at home and at school, and is ok remaining in wet pullups which he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,097
Posted By dolores
Over the years I've found the strength and...

Over the years I've found the strength and quality of art materials deteriorate. Things don't stick like they used to, nor look and last like they used to.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-09-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By dolores
What yogurt do you serve and is it in the cup,...

What yogurt do you serve and is it in the cup, tube?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By dolores
Birthday Celebration Policy During COVID-19

Precovid my birthday celebration policy was the child's parents' would provide cupcakes for everyone and a candle for the birthday child's cupcake. In light of covid, what is your birthday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By dolores
Ok, I was thinking a sign as well. Random is a...

Ok, I was thinking a sign as well.
Random is a person who should not be on premises.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By dolores
Gate Security Suggestions Needed

I have a metal gate with a latch at the side of my house which leads to backyard. It is the 2nd fire egress so it has to remain unlocked plus parents enter to leave strollers, scooters etc in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By dolores
Fogger machines are hard to come by and costly...

Fogger machines are hard to come by and costly now because of demand. We found an affordable one on Amazon-link is below. Very easy to use and provides thorough application in a short space of time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By dolores
Yes Michael- specifically the daily members of...

Yes Michael- specifically the daily members of this forum like you, BlackCat, Cat Herder and everyone really. The information shared here is relatable, relevant, resourceful and supportive to our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By dolores
Thank You So Much For Your Wisdom!

A BIG THANK YOU :hug: for sharing how you have been operating your business during the pandemic. You have been so helpful and a huge resource in these scary times!
We closed in March and finally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By dolores
Smile Oh, never mind. Just reread DOL letter that...

Oh, never mind. Just reread DOL letter that starts with THIS IS NOT A BILL which clearly I scrolled past and went to payments made to employee :lol:. Well, those payments were charged to our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By dolores
Got an Invoice from Department of Labor

An employee claimed and received unemployment for several months because we were closed during the pandemic. I received an invoice from the Dept of Labor for a portion of unemployment they paid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By dolores
Cleaning & Disinfecting Log

New York State licensing agency wants providers to complete this form daily: https://ocfs.ny.gov/forms/ocfs/OCFS-6041.pdf . I feel dyslexic looking at it. Anyone has a simpler form or can suggest how...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-09-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By dolores
Question for Tom Copeland

I received a PPP loan/grant in March. Can I apply for another one for same business?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
This is very helpful! Thank you again :hug:

This is very helpful! Thank you again :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
Awesome- I need that! You are so organized!

Awesome- I need that! You are so organized!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
Got it likethis! Its great when you can automate...

Got it likethis! Its great when you can automate administrative tasks at an affordable price :cool:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
Thank you for this information! :hug: Might I...

Thank you for this information! :hug:
Might I ask why you use KidKare instead of Daily Connect for billing?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
They all seem to have the same features but this...

They all seem to have the same features but this is what I am most interested in-customizing it to suit program. Do you use it to sign kids in/out and to invoice?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By dolores
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/download...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID-19-Quarantine-vs-Isolation.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
Thank you CH. I will look into that.

Thank you CH. I will look into that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By dolores
I closed since March and reopened yesterday....

I closed since March and reopened yesterday. Unlike before I do not let parents and nonessential visitors past the porch so they no longer enter our program.
I do FaceTime interviews and tours with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By dolores
HiMama

Anyone using HiMama? How much does it cost you? Any issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 667
Posted By dolores
Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting Schedule

DOH now requires all child care programs to complete a daily cleaning/disinfecting log. We are to 'regularly clean and disinfect toys, furniture and equipment'. What is your cleaning schedule? What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By dolores
In my state kids are not required to wear masks...

In my state kids are not required to wear masks while indoors or in private backyard. If we leave premises (which we won't do until this is over) they have to wear masks. Providers have to wear masks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By dolores
Bleach Solution or Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

Which do you prefer and why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By dolores
It is all so discouraging, especially when...

It is all so discouraging, especially when listening to others' experiences, but it is worth a try. I applied for the PPP loan/grant and was not hopeful so I was pleasantly surprised when I got it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By dolores
Hah! I would be sure to remember to be careful of...

Hah! I would be sure to remember to be careful of the dress code (should we decide to implement one) communication:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By dolores
Smocks, Scrubs, Uniforms?

Anyone wears smocks, scrubs, or some kind of uniform or requires their staff to? Learning this is a thing and considering for staff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By dolores
Child Care Grant for Illinois Providers

https://www.ilgateways.com/financial-opportunities/restoration-grants
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By dolores
Cleaning expenses have definitely gone up :ouch:!...

Cleaning expenses have definitely gone up :ouch:! Passing the cost on makes sense likethis. We ask parents to donate papertowels (never have enough) every month and a bottle of handwashing soap every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By dolores
You're right. A lot of it makes no sense. If...

You're right. A lot of it makes no sense. If only the people who are making these rules can spend a day in the life of a provider they'll see the rules aren't helpful at all.
Did you apply for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By dolores
Electrostatic Disinfection Spraying

Does anyone electrostatic spray? Looking for recommendation for a portable and reasonably priced machine and feedback on its use ie does spray dry right away, does it leave things wet? etc. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By dolores
He is easy on the eyes though:cool:, at least for...

He is easy on the eyes though:cool:, at least for me and mom:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By dolores
I would suggest you move on and offer the spot to...

I would suggest you move on and offer the spot to the next person who makes a deposit for it. Do not hold spot w/o payment, do not hang your hat on what they say to you and do not pursue them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By dolores
Smile :D I understand the perception that NYS comes off...

:D I understand the perception that NYS comes off dramatic, especially if that is based on media. As we know they sensationalize so as bad as it is, and it is, they make it look even worse.
My issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By dolores
I Have a Stupid Question

I've always had an employee however it might be just me for a while when I reopen because I will have only a few kids ages 2yo-4yo. What do you do with the kids when you need to use the potty and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By dolores
A NYS safety training I completed yesterday said...

A NYS safety training I completed yesterday said staff has to wear mask all day but not kids which would make it difficult for kids to see your facial expressions but we could draw those, i.e. smile...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By dolores
I could've stayed open but have been closed since...

I could've stayed open but have been closed since 3/16 as it took off like wildfire in my city and it's still bad here. And contrary to before, children have begun to contract and die from it. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By dolores
I am group and was full before we closed. Not...

I am group and was full before we closed. Not sure how many will return but anticipating less than half. Thank you for your reply!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By dolores
Re-Opening Advice Needed

I've been closed since March 16th and want to be prepared when we reopen. The CDC provides guidance for child care programs that remained open but what does that look like throughout the day to day? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By dolores
Employees can be a headache. Besides pay and...

Employees can be a headache. Besides pay and other things, they want constant praise for (drum roll) doing their job:rolleyes:. And as far as behavior, some do not understand that developmentally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By dolores
happyfaceGood for you CHhappyface! Have you...

happyfaceGood for you CHhappyface! Have you thought of expanding?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-05-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,694
Posted By dolores
Applied for PPP through my bank last month and...

Applied for PPP through my bank last month and (surprise!) funds were deposited into business account yesterdayhappyface. At least 75% must be spent on payroll and the rest on specified overhead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By dolores
Include the confidentiality policy in your parent...

Include the confidentiality policy in your parent handbook and point them back to that whenever it comes up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,963
Posted By dolores
The financial fallout is real and will get worse...

The financial fallout is real and will get worse for families the longer the economy is closed. New York City is densely populated where people (literally) live on top of each other and crowded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By dolores
So sorry! No words, just hugs:hug::hug::hug:

So sorry! No words, just hugs:hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By dolores
We have been closed since last week and thus far...

We have been closed since last week and thus far did two 30 minute Zoom classes- a music and a yoga class with our families/kids. We are planning to continue that weekly until we reopen and are also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,124
Posted By dolores
Yep :ouch:.

Yep :ouch:.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,124
Posted By dolores
The Mayor announced yesterday that nonessential...

The Mayor announced yesterday that nonessential businesses are required to close- grocery stores, gas stations can remain open. Interestingly, the State has not mandated family daycares to close and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,124
Posted By dolores
I was informed today by one of my families that...

I was informed today by one of my families that mom has the coronavirus and dcb has sniffles :eek:. We have been closed since Monday however the CDC says the virus is contagious 2-14 days after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By dolores
Smile We closed this week because public schools and my...

We closed this week because public schools and my parents' jobs have been shut down. Now they're talking about shelter in place:eek:.
A positive- this morning, we did a Zoom videoconference where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By dolores
Our licensing agency recommended we put this on...

Our licensing agency recommended we put this on our front door:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/letterstoproviders/2020/Dear-Provider-2020Mar11-facility-signs.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 02:47 PM
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Views: 66,124
Posted By dolores
Lol..you are funny :lol:! Appreciate the laugh as...

Lol..you are funny :lol:! Appreciate the laugh as the anxiety in the air is thick!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-10-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,627
Posted By dolores
I agree with you about becoming knowledgeable...

I agree with you about becoming knowledgeable about our business from all angles including taxes. Interestingly, I read Tom's books many, many years ago when I started my business and they were very...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-10-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,627
Posted By dolores
Thank you Tom likethis. Will bring this up with...

Thank you Tom likethis. Will bring this up with my accountant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By dolores
Exactly, and that is an opportunity to increase...

Exactly, and that is an opportunity to increase your revenue should you want to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By dolores
I would not refuse full-time family as all days...

I would not refuse full-time family as all days belong to them regardless of how they use it. I would instead cancel the drop in kid if it puts me over capacity.
I offer drop in care when my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By dolores
If I could not/did not want to do it I would say...

If I could not/did not want to do it I would say no. If I chose to do it, I would charge a daily rate for extended day and give her an amended contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By dolores
Thanks to all who replied! How many diapers does...

Thanks to all who replied! How many diapers does the diaper gennie hold at a time and does smell get out (from diapers already in there) when you open it to deposit diapers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By dolores
How Do You Dispose of Diapers?

We would put diaper in plastic bag, tie it tightly and place in sealed garbage can. We found this contained odors. However, plastic bags have been banned, for good reason, and whatever supply I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By dolores
You are a superwoman CH.

You are a superwoman CH.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By dolores
My contract that they sign states regular payment...

My contract that they sign states regular payment is due for absences which includes sick, vacation, late drop offs, early pickups and weather emergencies to hold spot. My bills do not change due to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,627
Posted By dolores
LLC offers some level of protection for personal...

LLC offers some level of protection for personal assets but not 100%. As far as taxes, every year I complain to my accountant about the taxes and every year he tells me to switch to an s-corp, like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By dolores
Not sure if they are fresh but our kids like the...

Not sure if they are fresh but our kids like the following:

Covering table with butcher paper, everyone sits at table and paints with their hands, toys, tools, squirt bottles etc. Shaving cream is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,122
Posted By dolores
I let parents know up front that they will see my...

I let parents know up front that they will see my husband and kids from time to time. They are all background cleared and are subs. The kids love having them around, especially my husband.
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