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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2020, 11:56 AM
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Posted By littlefriends
Anyone else out there or is it just me??

I love my own kids. I really, really do! But omg, you guys!!! My own kids make dc so much harder. Especially now that school is so messed up. I want to scream and cry! And to make matters worse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,529
Posted By littlefriends
THIS!...

THIS! Yaaaaaaaas!happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By littlefriends
And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had...

And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had handed him to clean with :mad: I went ahead and emailed both he and mom the copy of my illness policy anyway-just to be a brat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By littlefriends
Funny Story Of The Day! Dcd pulls up this...

Funny Story Of The Day!
Dcd pulls up this morning and runs up to my front door in a panic. Says dc kiddo barfed in the car and can he have some things to clean him up and some clothes from cubby. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By littlefriends
I have several 3 to almost 5 year olds right now...

I have several 3 to almost 5 year olds right now that I'm dealing with like that too. I don't usually keep kiddos once they are old enough for kindergarten for reasons like this! What's working for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,000
Posted By littlefriends
"Donít you think theyíd rather cuddle their kids...

"Donít you think theyíd rather cuddle their kids and watch a show midday??"

Sadly no, no I do not. I have seen the exact opposite actually. Too many times to count. It's usually these parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By littlefriends
Tell her you just don't have time for that and...

Tell her you just don't have time for that and then stop answering. Say it nicely (or text it if you have trouble saying things like that face to face) but once it's said then stick to it. She will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By littlefriends
I close at 6 so tell them to be here by 5:30 and...

I close at 6 so tell them to be here by 5:30 and then give them 45 min for questions and tour. That allows them to kind of see the daycare "in action" a little bit for the ones that think they need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By littlefriends
OH. MY. GOD. Yes!!!! happyface

OH. MY. GOD. Yes!!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By littlefriends
Yes!!! So annoying! Just wanting to make it...

Yes!!! So annoying! Just wanting to make it easiest for themselves so they can get out of there without a fuss from kiddo. I had one that was coming alone for a bit during the stay at home and his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By littlefriends
I'm with you I have most of my daycare back to...

I'm with you
I have most of my daycare back to normal ratio now and it's been so nice. I need structure and normalcy; when things aren't "right" for me my anxiety hits the roof. This whole thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By littlefriends
I'd go this route if I wasn't able to afford to...

I'd go this route if I wasn't able to afford to term but I would definitely be actively looking and advertising to replace her asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By littlefriends
This. If you have talked to the parents then...

This.
If you have talked to the parents then they won't be surprised to receive their termination of daycare services letter. It's not fair to the other kids or their parents or you because she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By littlefriends
I have that exact thing in my contract! Kiddos...

I have that exact thing in my contract! Kiddos need to be dressed in clothes that support independent pottying habits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By littlefriends
We had freezing temps at the beginning of the...

We had freezing temps at the beginning of the week and had to bring in our plants and flowers and today it's going to be 78!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By littlefriends
Me too. I have a baby gate in the hall way so if...

Me too. I have a baby gate in the hall way so if I were to have a baby in care I would put it over the gate so no one could get to it. I also leave the door open so I can still hear. I pee like I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By littlefriends
Can You ask them to drop off earlier than that?...

Can You ask them to drop off earlier than that? Just explain that because of all this it just won't be workable for 11 am and you need it to be 10:30 (or whatever time you need).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By littlefriends
Mine bring kiddo to front porch, I unlock the...

Mine bring kiddo to front porch, I unlock the door (all glass screen door; I keep actual front door open so I can see if someone is there) and let kiddo in. I take temp and then wave parent off. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
I never, ever, NEVER answer phone calls from...

I never, ever, NEVER answer phone calls from families outside of daycare hours. If they leave a message that sounds like I truly need to answer I might call back but even then I usually would text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By littlefriends
They asked me for mine when my time was up to re...

They asked me for mine when my time was up to re enroll too. It was last month. Not sure but I don't remember seeing anything about having to or not being able to be a member.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By littlefriends
Agreed. Nothing good can come of telling her. ...

Agreed. Nothing good can come of telling her. All she truly needs to know is you weren't fired-you left voluntarily and have proof of so-and that's that. Too much could go wrong going any further...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By littlefriends
Duh! :lol::p This never even occurred to me but...

Duh! :lol::p This never even occurred to me but now I'm setting up a system! Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By littlefriends
This is my thinking as well but my checking...

This is my thinking as well but my checking account says I need to reopen. This week most of mine are coming back so I am seriously upping my cleaning routine, staying crazy vigilant about watching...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By littlefriends
Wish I had read this thread yesterday, lol! I...

Wish I had read this thread yesterday, lol! I posted practically the same question. Most of mine are returning next week and I took away all soft/wooden/unwashable things and decided to remove books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By littlefriends
Thanks for that link, Michael! I put away all...

Thanks for that link, Michael! I put away all soft toys last night and will be keeping only my dunkable toys out. I even put books away. I will admit this bug has gotten me paranoid. I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By littlefriends
Re-Opening and Toy Cleaning/Disinfecting

I have just 1-2 kids here right now since everyone else decided to keep their kids home during the stay at home order. So I've just been letting them play with a few things that are very easy to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,134
Posted By littlefriends
It takes a lot to freak me out, so no. I had the...

It takes a lot to freak me out, so no. I had the flu this year and felt terrible but got over it in a week. I donít care for infants and my kids arenít very young.

My mom yelled at me once (I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,122
Posted By littlefriends
WHAT?!:eek::eek::eek:

WHAT?!:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By littlefriends
I already have 2 that have discovered that itís...

I already have 2 that have discovered that itís way super fun to try to use up all the paper in the stack to have 40 pictures to show/tell me about! :lol:I should have seen that coming. I actually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By littlefriends
How Many Times a Day Do You Say...

How many times a day do you guys think you say ďGo playĒ or ďTalk to your friendsĒ?? I have nearly all 3.5-5 years right now and all of them want to talk to me all day! :rolleyes:
Guess I could put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By littlefriends
I take cash, check, or zelle. I just started...

I take cash, check, or zelle. I just started taking zelle a few months ago and like it so far.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6,102
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Posted By littlefriends
I have a dcm that likes to put her two cents in...

I have a dcm that likes to put her two cents in whenever she sees the chance so as sheís bringing dcg in this am she hears me fussing at 2 in the kitchen around the corner (one had pushed the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By littlefriends
This is what I was thinking too. Can you just...

This is what I was thinking too. Can you just tell her you arenít going to offer part time anymore? Would she take you up on a full time slot? If so then you would at least not have the money end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By littlefriends
Okay, thanks ladies!! I am a gabber by...

Okay, thanks ladies!!

I am a gabber by nature; I talk way too much...:rolleyes:
Getting fed up with some behaviors from parents AND kiddos lately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By littlefriends
ďThey're very frustrating people. The Dad once...

ďThey're very frustrating people. The Dad once told me that if I was open on the weekends that he would bring the kids.Ē

So sad...:confused::(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By littlefriends
Does This Sound Professional...or B*^*’y?

Dear Families, This is just a friendly reminder that all pick ups and drop offs need to be as quick and easy as possible. If you need to discuss anything regarding your child with me please send me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By littlefriends
A rock solid handbook and contract! When I first...

A rock solid handbook and contract! When I first started I didít have any real rules and learned super quick to get a parent handbook and contract. I was traveling 100 mph on burn out road but once I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By littlefriends
I always make sure Iíve got enough bright orange...

I always make sure Iíve got enough bright orange t shirts for everybody each spring and have them wear them anytime we walk anywhere outside of my fence. Super easy to keep count, see where all are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By littlefriends
I should knock on wood before saying this but...

I should knock on wood before saying this but right now not a single one of my 9 is sick! (Knock, knock!) Now, at the end of January flu, strep, and a tummy bug raged through and I had to close for 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
The parents divorced 5 years ago and they moved...

The parents divorced 5 years ago and they moved in with dcmís parents. Dad has not been in the picture since. Dcb has grown up at that house. Thereís definitely no trauma situation going on. Sheís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By littlefriends
This is how I do it too

This is how I do it too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 08:59 AM
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Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
oh. My. Word.

oh. My. Word.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
I have 2 dc parents that constantly complain...

I have 2 dc parents that constantly complain about not getting any sleep due to co sleeping-their kids are 3.5 and 4!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
I texted her this morning asking if she could...

I texted her this morning asking if she could come a little early to pick up today because I needed to have a quick chat and her response was ďsure, anything I need to be worried about?Ē
:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,112
Posted By littlefriends
I thought this too-drives them bonkers if you...

I thought this too-drives them bonkers if you just happily go on about your business as if you couldn't possibly care less!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
Ha ha ha, Catherder, I'm dying laughing at those...

Ha ha ha, Catherder, I'm dying laughing at those pictures! I should post them on my parent board :cool:

I think calling her to a meeting will be a good approach. It would be a good way to explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By littlefriends
Parent Carrying 4 and Half Year Old into Daycare

Dcb is 4.5 years old and he's been coming here for just over a year. I also "kind of" keep his brother but he's in kindergarten and mom has stopped working so she mostly drives him back and forth for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,112
Posted By littlefriends
THIS!!!! Ugh, I hate it.

THIS!!!! Ugh, I hate it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
Oh man, that would make my blood boil...:mad:

Oh man, that would make my blood boil...:mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By littlefriends
Her only saving grace is she put in her 2 weeks...

Her only saving grace is she put in her 2 weeks on Monday because ďshe canít afford my pricesĒ anymore. Donít let the door hit you in the a$$, ugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By littlefriends
Iíve had this lately too :confused:

Iíve had this lately too :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By littlefriends
Had talk with dcm about not bringing kiddo (2...

Had talk with dcm about not bringing kiddo (2 years old) inside with food anymore at drop off (They have option to eat bkfst at home or cereal and toast here if theyíre here before 8). Had ANOTHER...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By littlefriends
I like to have my me time too (especially my...

I like to have my me time too (especially my morning coffee time before I open up) and so Iím super stingy with it and itís extremely rare for me to allow families outside of my operating hours. In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,705
Posted By littlefriends
Exactly. I have 3 that are here7:30-6 and get put...

Exactly. I have 3 that are here7:30-6 and get put in bed by 7. Parents all say they like a little time to themselves before bed. :confused:Why did you have kids?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,705
Posted By littlefriends
Ugh, I hate that. My go to phrase anytime...

Ugh, I hate that.
My go to phrase anytime anyone questions: Iím so sorry but absolutely none of my policies are negotiable. Thatís why I tell everyone at interview that itís super important to read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
Omfg how hard is it to get?! 100 or higher =Iím...

Omfg how hard is it to get?! 100 or higher =Iím not letting your kid in the door! Dcm texts that kiddo is having trouble breathing (has happened before and is not a major problem) but then goes on to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By littlefriends
I ended up in the hospital with kidney problems...

I ended up in the hospital with kidney problems and sepsis awhile back and refunded for the 3 days for the rest of the week (Wed Th Fri) and then didnít ask for payment for the following week that I...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 11-26-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By littlefriends
Policy and procedures handbook Enrollment...

Policy and procedures handbook
Enrollment forms
State required forms
Magnet with my info on it (vista print)
References
Potty Training policy (if applicable)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By littlefriends
Thanks guys! I called for pick up and she got...

Thanks guys! I called for pick up and she got here in 20 min but still. I looked it up and oye...looks like he would have already spread it. Iím hoping itís contained. Cleaning like crazy right now....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By littlefriends
Hand foot n mouth

So Iíve got a kiddo (4 yrs) just got dropped off that has sores around his mouth. He missed yesterday with a fever. Mom says he had fever over the weekend but itís been 24 hours. Iíve never seen hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By littlefriends
My policy specifically states no drainage as...

My policy specifically states no drainage as well. Pink eye is so contagious-you donít want that for yourself let alone the other kiddos and their families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By littlefriends
:lol::lol: Iím just glad I didnít end up with...

:lol::lol:
Iím just glad I didnít end up with craziness...the thought of that gives me the barfies. Iím a worrier and I always envision the worst when I have to give someone a ďnoĒ.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By littlefriends
I use mine to clean toys, hats, shoes, etc. put...

I use mine to clean toys, hats, shoes, etc. put some vinegar in there-works great! Iíve never tested to see the heat/sanitizer situation but everything is sparkly clean when it comes out. If itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By littlefriends
She was supposed to show up on Friday at 10:30...

She was supposed to show up on Friday at 10:30 but didnít. Sheíd called me that am saying sheíd be late dropping off because she needed to figure out how to get my payment to me before 6pm (whatever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By littlefriends
Similar with me. I just tell the repeater that...

Similar with me. I just tell the repeater that it's not their job to worry about the other kiddos, it's mine since I'm the grown up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By littlefriends
Okay, Thank You Black Cat!

Okay, Thank You Black Cat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By littlefriends
What do I do?

I accepted a new family this week (boy, barely 2 years) and itís been nothing but headaches all week. Was supposed to start Monday but couldnít because she didnít have payment (I donít accept into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By littlefriends
This. It’s not going to get any better. I had a...

This. It’s not going to get any better. I had a school age girl the same age as my daughter and it only lasted one year. Ours were older-4th grade. But it was similar. Dcg was very possessive of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By littlefriends
I havenít had that yet but totally would if it...

I havenít had that yet but totally would if it happened and wasnít being addressed. Not going to be smacked by a kiddo, no way!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By littlefriends
I loved this so much and today the opportunity...

I loved this so much and today the opportunity presented itself for me to use this. The look on her face made my week!! :lol:
At first she thought I was joking but after I assured her I wasnít and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,882
Posted By littlefriends
I donít know that sassiness is really needed for...

I donít know that sassiness is really needed for this. I donít think sheís saying that reminding is the problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By littlefriends
Thanks everyone! I did tell her sheís welcome to...

Thanks everyone! I did tell her sheís welcome to come here and put it in herself. I just gave her the ďI just donít feel comfortableĒ 10x until she gave up. She ended up just picking him up early for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By littlefriends
Don't Want to Give Medications

For those of you that donít give medicine of any kind how do you explain your reasoning to parents? I changed my illness policy that I wonít administer medication of any kind. (of course because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By littlefriends
I have one but it’s for my Boston terrier so it’s...

I have one but it’s for my Boston terrier so it’s on the smaller side. It goes out to a separately fenced area in the backyard. I’m actually not sure about official rules for it but my licensor has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By littlefriends
The decision to let a couple kids go last year...

The decision to let a couple kids go last year made all the difference for my sanity. It was like a light switch got flipped. I was able to be so much happier!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By littlefriends
Iím like this too. It reeeeallllyyy burns me up...

Iím like this too. It reeeeallllyyy burns me up when people are late to pick up! I terminate after 3 offenses-no matter the excuses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By littlefriends
Anytime I have something Iím kind of afraid to...

Anytime I have something Iím kind of afraid to say to a parent that deals with rules I just take a picture of the handbook page it pertains to and text it with a short blurb like ďper page (#) of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By littlefriends
This! Read everything you can on here; itís...

This!
Read everything you can on here; itís super helpful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By littlefriends
I donít refund unless I have to call in sick.

I donít refund unless I have to call in sick.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By littlefriends
I wouldnít say I feel guilty about it but...

I wouldnít say I feel guilty about it but definitely nervous that someone will get mad about it. But I agree with others that say itís a home daycare and they know Iím the only worker. Iím a human...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,329
Posted By littlefriends
Iíve been asked. I just explain that nothing in...

Iíve been asked. I just explain that nothing in my handbook is negotiable and that everyone gets rest time. Iím like Blackcat-if my policies donít work for you then my daycare wonít be a good fit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By littlefriends
I ended up putting a sign on my door that says I...

I ended up putting a sign on my door that says I open at 7 and do not knock in big red letters. I tell parents at interview when Iím touring the sign in/out area that they need to take that sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:11 AM
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Views: 796
Posted By littlefriends
What do you say to potential families if they...

What do you say to potential families if they ask? Just say something about them not being allowed around the daycare kiddos?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By littlefriends
This!!!likethis

This!!!likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By littlefriends
So far Iíve just done a little bag from the...

So far Iíve just done a little bag from the dollar store with some stickers, note pads, and pack of markers. Mine leave me for kindergarten.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By littlefriends
I can definitely see a parent being concerned...

I can definitely see a parent being concerned about unfamiliar pets, especially dogs, being around their kids. And any animal can be a potential risk with anyone, especially small children. Iím just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By littlefriends
Josie-I think thatís where they were coming from...

Josie-I think thatís where they were coming from (dog lovers)and genuinely wanted to see her because they wanted to pet her, etc. I donít think they were trying to see if sheís aggressive or terribly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By littlefriends
Pets??

I have 4 cats (2 inside only and 2 outside only) and a 18lb Boston terrier (sheís 9 mo old). My dckís are not allowed to touch any of my pets without asking first. Our dog is well trained (doesnít ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By littlefriends
Also good to note, there are a lot of things that...

Also good to note, there are a lot of things that can be spread with diarrhea so you do want to take it seriously to prevent the spread of infection. A kiddo doesnít have to be acting sick to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By littlefriends
My illness policy states ďchild will be sent home...

My illness policy states ďchild will be sent home after 2 consecutive loose stools while at daycareĒ and then later in the policy it says ďif your child is sent home from daycare...will not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By littlefriends
Thatís a terrible answer!! Thatís just sweeping...

Thatís a terrible answer!! Thatís just sweeping it under the rug, too. Theyíre just trying to make you believe theyíre listening to you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By littlefriends
Me as well. I have a small house so no place to...

Me as well. I have a small house so no place to keep cots and I keep one full size pack n play put away out in the garage just in case I should ever happen to need it. Mine all have one ďcozyĒ fluffy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By littlefriends
Haha!!!! No. Just no. :eek::lol:

Haha!!!! No. Just no. :eek::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
Spent 2 hours cleaning (on top of my usual Sunday...

Spent 2 hours cleaning (on top of my usual Sunday daycare work) to get ready for my interview and they no showed. Iíve never had a no show! So I got on here to research (of course! Because you guys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By littlefriends
Mine says 100 or higher but I donít always call....

Mine says 100 or higher but I donít always call. I have one kid that just runs a little hot naturally.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By littlefriends
I advertised on some online childcare finder...

I advertised on some online childcare finder websites and posted flyers at both community parks/library/and at our indoor play place. I also walked my entire neighborhood putting cards in mailboxes....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By littlefriends
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
I put a fan out now during nap because one of my...

I put a fan out now during nap because one of my neighbors absolutely loves to do yard work :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,191
Posted By littlefriends
Blocked a former dcp today-Iím finally fed up...

Blocked a former dcp today-Iím finally fed up with her enough! I let her kid go back in January and she asked at the time if ďwe could stay friendsĒ um NO. I definitely donít need anymore ďfriendsĒ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By littlefriends
Wake her! Only infants sleep when they want to at...

Wake her! Only infants sleep when they want to at my house. Once theyíre out of the pnp then they nap during nap time. Once nap is over everyone is up and itís snack time.
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